Staff | Center Affiliates | Graduate Students

Staff

Fuqing Zhang (DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019)

Founding Director (2014-July 2019)

Distinguished professors at Penn State

Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Laureate of Fculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement

Distinguished Chair for Gothenburg Chair Programme for Advanced Studies(GoCAS)

Steven J. Greybush

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Meteorology
Fellow of the Institute for CyberScience

618 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)867-4926
Email: sjg213@psu.edu

John Harlim

Associate Director

Professor of Mathematics and Meteorology

214 McAllister Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)863-9024
Email: jharlim@psu.edu

Le Bao

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Statistics

514C Wartick Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-9443
Email: lebao@psu.edu

Alfonso Mejia

Associate Director

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: amejia@engr.psu.edu

Xingchao Chen

Assistant Director
Assistant Professor of Meteorology

601A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 441-6383
Email: xzc55@psu.edu

Yunji Zhang

Assistant Director
Assistant Research Professor

624A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yuz31@psu.edu

Yinghiu Lu

Assistant Research Professor

624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-1678
Email: yxl232@psu.edu

Atsushi Okazaki

Post Doctoral Scholar

601A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: apo5222@psu.edu

James Ruppert

Assistant Research Professor

624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: james.ruppert@psu.edu

Yan Wang

Post Doctoral Scholar

622 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: yxw5582@psu.edu

Zhifang Chen

ADAPT Center Assistant

624 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: zuc210@psu.edu



Center Affiliates (list by departments)

(* denotes science steering committee membership)

Richard Alley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-1700
Email: rba6@psu.edu

Elizabeth Boyer

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management

Phone: (814)865-8830
Email: ewb100@psu.edu

William H. Brune

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-3286
Email: whb2@psu.edu

*Guido Cervone

Associate Professor of Geography

Phone: (814)863-0179
Email: cervone@psu.edu

*Eugene E. Clothiaux

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-2915
Email: eec3@psu.edu

*Kenneth J. Davis

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-8601
Email: kjd10@psu.edu

Qiang Du

Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics

Phone: (814)865-3674
Email: dqu@psu.edu

*Christopher J. Duffy

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)863-4384
Email: cxd11@psu.edu

David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology

Phone: (814)863-3371
Email: dme9@psu.edu

Chris E. Forest

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-0710
Email: ceforest@psu.edu

Jose D. Fuentes

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1585
Email: jdfuentes@psu.edu

Murali Haran

Associate Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-8126
Email: mharan@stat.psu.edu

Jerry Y. Harrington

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1584
Email: jyh10@psu.edu

Amy K. Huff

Research Associate

Phone: (814)865-2951
Email: akh157@psu.edu

Tim Kane

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Phone: (814)863-8727
Email: tjk7@psu.edu

James F. Kasting

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)865-3207
Email: kasting@essc.psu.edu

Klaus Keller

Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)865-6718
Email: kzk10@psu.edu

Matthew R. Kumjian

Assistant Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-1581
Email: kumjian@psu.edu

*Jia Li

Professor of Statistics
Professor of CSE (by courtesy)

Phone: (814)863-3074
Email: jiali@psu.edu

Li Li

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)867-0151
Email: lili@engr.psu.edu

Qunhua Li

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-9468
Email: qunhua.li@psu.edu

Runze Li

Distinguished Professor of Statistics

Phone: (814)865-1555
Email: rzli@psu.edu

Dennis K. J. Lin

Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Supply Chain

Phone: (814)865-0377
Email: dkl5@psu.edu

Xiaofeng Liu

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (814)863-2940
Email: xliu@engr.psu.edu

Alan MacEachren

Professor of Geography

Phone: (814)865-7491
Email: maceachren@psu.edu

Michael E. Mann

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
Joint Appointment with the Department of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-4075
Email: mann@psu.edu

Paul Markowski

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)865-9736
Email: pmarkowski@psu.edu

Yvette Richardson

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-0791
Email: yrichardson@psu.edu

Ben Shaby

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Email: bshaby@psu.edu

Chaopeng Shen

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Phone: (814)863-5844
Email: cshen@engr.psu.edu

Erica Smithwick

Associate Professor of Ecology

Phone: (814)865-6693
Email: smithwick@psu.edu

David R. Stauffer

Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-3932
Email: drs8@psu.edu

David J. Stensrud

Department Head and Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814)863-7714
Email: david.stensrud@psu.edu

Davit W. Titley

Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology

Phone: (814)867-4750
Email: dwt12@psu.edu

Johannes Verlinde

Professor of Meteorology
Associate Head, Graduate Program in Meteorology

Email: jxv7@psu.edu

James Z. Wang

Professor of IST

Email: jwang@ist.psu.edu

Christelle Wauthier

Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Phone: (814)863-6649
Email: cuw25@psu.edu

Jinchao Xu

Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science

Phone: (814)865-1110
Email: xu@math.psu.edu

Tao Yao

Associate Professor of IME

Phone: (814)865-8040
Email: taoyao@psu.edu

John Yen

Professor of IST

Phone: (814)865-6174
Email: jyen@ist.psu.edu

*Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang

Associate Professor of IST

Phone: (814)863-9462
Email: lzhang@ist.psu.edu

Bu Zhong

Associate Professor of Communications

Phone: (814)865-1023
Email: bxz11@psu.edu

*Ludmil Zikatanov

Professor of Mathematics

Email: ltz@math.psu.edu



Graduate Students

Man Yau (Joseph) Chan
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Dynamics and predictability of convectively coupled equatorial waves
• Data assimilation

Keenan Eure
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Co-Advisor: Dr.David Stensrud, Dr.Fuqing Zhang )

• Data Assimilation
• Mesoscale Meteorology
• Numerical Weather Prediction

Da Fan
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

Hartzel Gillespie
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

Christopher Hartman
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

Maria Morales-Cáez
Master Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Xingchao Chen)

• Tropical cyclones

Robert Nystrom
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Tropical cyclones
•Data Assimilation and Predictability

Seth Saslo
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

Jon Seibert
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Steven Greybush)

Scott Sieron
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) coupling with WRF microphysics schemes
• Data assimilation of microwave observations for tropical cyclones

Zhu Yao
Ph.D. Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

Chau Lam (Chris) Yu
Master Graduate Student
(Advisor: Dr. Anthony Didlake, Co-Advisor: Dr. Fuqing Zhang)

• Tropical cyclone boundary layer theory and secondary eyewall formation;
• Tropical cyclone inner core dynamics