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Post-Docs, Research, and Visiting Scientists

The research staff and visiting scientists (including post doctoral scientists) of the department are listed alphabetically below.  Please follow links for detailed information including contact information, a description of current research, and recent publications.

Bricker, Eric  · Research Associate
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Dewes, Candida  · Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am working with Prof. Deborah Lawrence in the Food, Fuel and Forests Program of Distinction. I will be carrying out modeling experiments with NCAR’s Community Earth System Model (CESM) to assess how different policy-driven land use allocations can impact the global climate throughout the remainder of this century. For more information on my background, […]

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Duine, Gert-Jan  · Postdoctoral research associate · Atmospheric Sciences

My academic research focuses mainly on atmospheric boundary layers in complex terrains.

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Lapierre, Jeff  · Postdoctoral Research Associate · Atmospheric Science

My academic career began at Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, where I completed a BS in Physics. I then moved to New Mexico Tech, in New Mexico, USA, where I earned my PhD in Physics with a dissertation in Atmospheric Physics and Instrumentation. While at NMT, I probed the mysteries of lightning using multiple instruments […]

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Maben, John  · Senior Lab Specialist
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Maben, Susie  · Senior Lab Specialist
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McCormick-Ray, Jerry  · Senior Scientist · Ecology
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McGroddy, Megan  · Visiting Scientist
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Miller, Meg  · Lab Specialist
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Panday, Arnico  ·

Atmospheric chemistry, mountain meteorology, urban air pollution, regional haze, aerosol-climate interactions, sustainable development.

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Rao, Mahesh  · Visiting Scientist

In a broad sense, my research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of spatio-temporal dynamics of ecological processes within agricultural and forested ecosystems. Specifically, using an integrated approach involving remote sensing and GIS models, I am interested in land cover analysis and related change to characterize environmental impacts including climate change implications. Current research involves […]

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Riscassi, Ami  · Senior Research Scientist

I have been the projects coordinator/research scientist for the Shenandoah Watershed Study/Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study (SWAS/VTSSS) since 2014. My overarching goal as a scientist is to facilitate informed decisions by resource managers to keep our water resources healthy by answering fundamental questions related to watershed hydrology and contaminant transport. I received my B.S. in […]

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Stenger, Jerry  · Director of AASC Designated State Office of Climatology
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van den Bossche, Michael  · Postdoctoral Research Associate · Atmospheric Sciences

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Twente University (2005) Ph. D. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia (2010) Michael works in Dr. de Wekker’s boundary layer meteorology research group on a wide variety of projects, including: – Integrating Doppler wind lidar in a trailer and in aircraft for mobile measurements of winds and turbulent features (in collaboration with Dr. […]

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