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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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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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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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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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