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Postgraduate Students





Reza Amiri

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
M.Sc. Remote Sensing 2005, Tarbiat Modares University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 230, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4457
Email: Reza.Amiri@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Analysis of field-based, airborne and spaceborne LIDAR and hyperspectral sensor data for the quantification of the vegetation parameters in the savannas of northern Australia.
Supervisors:
Jason Beringer (Monash University), Peter Isaac (Monash University)
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Martin Bergemann

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
German Diplom (equiv. to M.Sc., Meteorology) 2012, Free University Berlin, Germany
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 112 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24205
Email: Martin.Bergemann@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
I am interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the role of clouds and convection within the earth climate system. Therefore I utilize a parametrisation approach of coastal tropical convection with stochastic driven Cellular Automata. Fields of interest are also Earth system modelling and nonlinear dynamics in general.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob
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Ashley Broadbent

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
B.Sc. Geography 2008, University of Otago
M.Sc. Geography 2010, University of Otago
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 225 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: ashley.broadbent@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Stormwater reintegration, irrigation, and urban climate.
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
Jason Beringer (Monash University)
Andrew Coutts (Monash University)
Matthias Demuzere (KU Leuven)
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Andrew Cullen

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 221 (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: andrew.cullen@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
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Michelle D'Amico

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons.) Atmospheric Science with Maths and Climatology 2009, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 216, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4475
Email: Michelle.D'Amico@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Mesoscale to synoptic scale cyclones over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Supervisors:
David Dunkerley (Monash University)
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
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Jingru Dai

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Applied Mathematics 2003, East China Normal University
M.Sc. Applied Statistics 2006, University of Queensland
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 225, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4458
Email: Jingru.Dai@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Quantitative precipitation forecasting in Snowy Mountain regions by statistical methods.
Supervisors:
Michael Manton (Monash University), Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Pallavi Govekar

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Mathematics 1998, Mumbai University
M.Sc. Mathematics 2000, Mumbai University
M.Sc. Atmospheric Science 2009, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 221, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4479
Email: Pallavi.Govekar@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Southern hemisphere and Australian cloud regimes and their relationship to circulation systems and climate variability.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University), Richard Wardle (Monash University)
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Luke Hande

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics 2007, University of Melbourne
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 216, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4475
Email: Luke.Hande@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Observations and analysis of shear over the Southern Ocean. Determining the nature of the shear, when it is observed and under what synoptic conditions.
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University), Michael Manton (Monash University)
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Laura Hattam

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
Bachelor of Science (Physics/Maths)- University of Melbourne
Honours (Maths)- University of Melbourne
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 221 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: Laura.Hattam@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Numerical and Theoretical Studies of the Korteweg-de Vries Equation
Supervisors:
Simon Clarke (Monash University)
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Lam Hoang

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
B.Sc. Meteorology - Hydrology and Oceanography 2004, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
M.Sc. Meteorology and Climatology 2006, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 225 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: Lam.Hoang@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The role of Breaking Rossby Waves in Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Asia-Pacific region
Supervisors:
Michael Reeder (Monash University)
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Stephanie Jacobs

 

PhD Student

Education:
B.Sc. Atmosphere and Ocean Science 2010, The University of Melbourne
M.Sc. Earth Sciences (with Distinction) 2012, The University of Melbourne
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 221, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4479
Email: Stephanie.Jacobs@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My primary interests are the impacts of weather and climate on humans. My current research involves trying to mitigate urban heat through the implementation of water sensitive infrastructure during dry heat waves and moist heat waves. I am also interested in studying the atmosphere on days when air pollution poses the greatest health impacts.
Supervisors:
Ailie Gallant (Monash University)
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
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David Kinniburgh

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 230 (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: David.Kinniburgh@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Supervisors:
Michael Reeder
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Kenichi Kurioka

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 224, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4489
Email: kenichi_k2@hotmail.com
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The effect of climate change and atmospheric CO2 concentration increase on the carbon cycle of Australian temperate (Eucalyptus regnans) forests
Supervisors:
Jason Beringer (Monash University), Lindsay Hutley (Charles Darwin University), David McGuire (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
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Cho Kwong Charlie Lam

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.A. (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science 2012, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 230 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 (0) 3 990 54457
Email: cklam10@student.monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Occupational heat exposure of workers in Melbourne
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
Margaret Loughnan (Monash University)
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Shannon Mason

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
B.Eng. (Hons) Aerospace Engineering 2008, University of Adelaide
B.A. (Hons) English Literature 2010, University of Adelaide
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 120 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: Shannon.Mason@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Southern Ocean clouds
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University), Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Caitlin Moore

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science, 2011, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 225 (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: Caitlin.Moore@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The interaction of trees and grass within the savanna earth system in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
Jason Beringer (Monash University)
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Adam Morgan

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Mathematics with Physics 2003, Monash University
B.A. Japanese and German 2004, Monash University
B.Sc. Hons. Atmospheric Science 2006, Monash University
Grad.Dip. Meteorology 2007, Bureau of Meteorology
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 224, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4424
Email: Adam.Morgan@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The dynamics of gravity wave emission from upper jets and extratropical cyclones.
Supervisors:
Michael Reeder (Monash University), Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Michael Murphy

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office:
Tel:
Email: michael.j.murphy@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Sugata Narsey

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
The University of Melbourne
B.Eng. Environmental (Honours)
B.Sc. Applied Mathematics
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 112, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24205
Email: Sugata.Narsey@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
I am interested in land-atmosphere interactions and how they influence the Australian monsoon. The representation as well as the projections of the Australian monsoon in climate models is highly variable. My project involves trying to understand these differences as well as the particular role that land-atmosphere coupling plays in the behaviour of the Australian monsoon.
Prior to studying at Monash, I worked in engineering hydrology, climate projections for the Pacific Islands, and satellite remote sensing of soil moisture.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University)
Aurel Moise (CAWCR, Bureau of Meteorology)
Huqiang Zhang (CAWCR, Bureau of Meteorolgy)
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Kerry Nice

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.A. 1990, University of Colorado, Boulder
MES 2011, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 232, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: Kerry.Nice@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Urban micro climate modelling. Effects of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) on urban climates.
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
Jason Beringer (Monash University)
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Luke Osburn

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 230 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: luke.osburn@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Darien Pardinas-Diaz

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office:
Tel:
Email:
 
 
 
Research Topic:
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Tess Parker

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons) Atmospheric Science, 2009, University of Melbourne
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 225, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4458
Email: Tess.Parker@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Rossby wave breaking, heat waves and severe fire weather
Supervisors:
Michael Reeder (Monash University)
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Byju Pookkandy

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
M.Sc. Oceanography (2008), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 112 (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 990 24205
Email: Byju.Pookkandy@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Seasonal Midlatitude Ocean Dynamics
Supervisors:
Dietmar Dommenget (Monash University)
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Andrew Prata

 

M.Sc. Student

Education:
B. Sc. Atmospheric Science (2009), University of Melbourne
B.Sc. Atmospheric Science (2010), University of California Los Angeles
B.Sc. (Hons) Atmospheric Science (2012), Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 224 (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: Andrew.Prata@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Quantification of volcanic ash cloud properties by use of A-Train observations. These involve retrievals from both passive and active satellite measurements, allowing for accurate spatio-temporal development of volcanic clouds. Quantification of volcanic ash clouds is especially important for the aviation industry.
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University)
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Cassandra Rogers

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Atmospheric Science/Mathematics 2011, Monash University
B.Sc. (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science 2012, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 221, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4479
Email: Cassandra.Rogers@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
My research interests include spatial and temporal changes of climatic variables. My honours project investigated rainfall and climate index relationships over a rainfall gradient in the Northern Territory. My PhD project examines if heatwaves exacerbate the urban heat island in multiple cities around Australia. Air mass characteristics at the sites will be compared to identify any similarities.
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University)
Ailie Gallant (Monash University)
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Suaydhi Suaydhi

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Astrophysics 1991, University of Manchester
M.S. Meteorology 2002, Monash University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 230, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4457
Email: ssua4@student.monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The hydrological cycle in Indonesia: I am trying to analyze the rainfall characteristics in Indonesia, how the rainfall relates to atmospheric dynamics especially in DJF, and how the rainfall will be under climate change condition.
Supervisors:
Nigel Tapper (Monash University), Christian Jakob (Monash University)
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Jackson Tan

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
B.Sc. Physics 2009, National University of Singapore
M.Sc. Earth Physics 2010, The Australian National University
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 216, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9905 4475
Email: Jackson.Tan@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Large-scale organisation of tropical convection.
Supervisors:
Christian Jakob (Monash University)
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Nicholas Tyrrell

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons) Atmospheric Science 2011
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 120 (Building 28)
Tel:
Email: nicholas.tyrrell@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
The Land-Ocean warming contrast in natural variability.
Supervisors:
Dietmar Dommenget (Monash University)
Michael Reeder (Monash University)
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Gang Wang

 

Ph.D Student

Education:
B.Sc. Marine Science 2008, Ocean University of China
M.Sc. Physical Oceanography 2011, Ocean University of China
 
 
Contact:
Office: Rm. 120, Maths (Bldg. 28)
Tel: +61 3 9902 4214
Email: Gang.Wang@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Decadal modes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Supervisors:
Dietmar Dommenget (Monash University) Christian Jakob (Monash University)
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Zhan Wang

 

Ph.D. Student

Education:
 
 
Contact:
Office: Room 224 (Bldg. 28)
Tel:
Email: zhan.wang@monash.edu
 
 
 
Research Topic:
Supervisors:
Steve Siems (Monash University)
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