School of Meteorology Hires New Director
The School of Meteorology is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Jens Redemann, our new director! Dr. Redemann began his term as director on August 1, 2018.
Originally from Germany, Dr. Redemann earned an M.S. in Physics from Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany before moving to the United States and completing an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked as a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. His research has centered on aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, including recent observational efforts to address climate model deficiencies and assessments of future satellite observing systems for aerosols and clouds.
We spoke to Dr. Redemann a little about what attracted him to the position of director at the OU School of Meteorology:
“In my early days here, it is my goal to support the School’s core mission of teaching excellence in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. Regarding research, I hope to strengthen the School’s international excellence in its core areas of mesoscale meteorology, data assimilation, boundary layer studies, and radar meteorology, and to pursue excellence in additional areas, such as climate variability and change on multiple times scales, polar meteorology, atmospheric composition, aerosol/cloud physics and radiation; and remote sensing.”
We are thrilled to have Dr. Redemann join the School, and we look forward to continued excellence under his leadership.