Potential Supervisors

All PhD projects will be co-supervised by a mathematician (usually the primary supervisor) and a weather, oceans and climate scientist, with many projects supervised jointly across Imperial and Reading.

The 94 potential supervisors already committed to co-supervision within our CDT, and all contributing to the world class research across our two institutions, are listed below.

Starting from October 2017, supervisors can lead supervise a maximum of three MPECDT students (including MRes and PhD projects) and a maximum of one new student in any year.

Dr David Brayshaw

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/710
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Large-scale atmospheric circulation, interaction of weather and climate with human and environmental systems – particularly energy systems

Dr Helen E Brindley

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/h.brindley
Affiliations: Department of Physics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Direct impacts of aerosol on the Earth's radiation budget; The role of Saharan dust in the global climate system; Diagnosing climate impacts and feedbacks due to greenhouse gases and aerosol using spectrally resolved ground-based, in situ and satellite observations

Dr Philip Browne

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~vb904302/
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Nonlinear data assimilation, Adaptive mesh redistribution, Numerical linear algebra, Scientific computing, Optimization methods

Prof Andrew Charlton-Perez

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sws05ajc/
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Coupling between the Stratosphere and Troposphere on timescales between 10 days and many years

Dr Jean-François Chassagneux

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/j.chassagneux
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Mathematical Finance, Numerical Probabilities. Backward Stochastic Differential Equation (BSDE) with reflections, approximation, regularity. Proportional transaction costs model, American option, Game option.

Dr Davoud Cheraghi

http://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/~dcheragh/
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Dynamical systems and complex analysis.

Dr Omduth Coceal

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/54
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Turbulence and dispersion - theory, simulation and modelling

Dr Sarah Dance

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sws01sld/
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Data assimilation

Prof Pierre Degond

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/p.degond
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Applied analysis, self-organisation in complex systems applied to bio-diversity and sustainability, multiscale numerics

Dr Thomas Frame

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1200
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Diabatic influences on mesoscale structures in extratropical storms (DIAMET)

Dr Heather Graven

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/h.graven
Research interests: Interactions of biogeochemistry and climate; Sources and sinks of anthropogenic CO2; Radiocarbon in the global carbon cycle; Testing of atmospheric, oceanic and biospheric models with chemical tracers; Observational method development

Dr David Ham

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/david.ham
Affiliations: Department of Computing, Department of Mathematics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: High performance scientific computing, high level abstractions for simulation programming, automatic code generation, finite element methods

Dr Ed Hawkins

www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/870‎
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Quantification of uncertainty in projections and impacts

Prof Patrick Ilg

https://www.reading.ac.uk/maths-and-stats/about/Staff/p-ilg.aspx
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Structure, dynamics and transport in soft matter systems; Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and systematic coarse graining; Interfaces and boundary phenomena; ystems under study: polymers, liquid-crystals, colloids, glasses, etc.

Dr Nikolas Kantas

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/n.kantas
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: developing Monte Carlo methodology for inference and optimisation problems with emphasis to particle methods,

Dr Mirabelle Muûls

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/m.muuls
Affiliations: Business School
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: economics of climate change, seeking in particular to understand the impact of climate change policies and climate change on firms' emissions, energy efficiency, innovation, competitiveness and performance

Dr Matt Owens

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1513
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Statistical modeling of probability distribution functions of solar wind observations

Dr Tristan Qualfe

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1769
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Remote sensing of vegetation, Land surface modelling, Data Assimilation

Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/m.vanreeuwijk
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Simulation and mathematical modeling of problems in environmental fluid mechanics related to buoyancy-driven flows, turbulent boundary layers and free-surface flows

Prof. Ted Shepherd

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1773
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology, Grantham Institute for Climate Change
Institutions: University of Reading, Imperial College London
Research interests: Geophysical fluid dynamics, climate science

Dr Peter Sweby

http://www.reading.ac.uk/maths-and-stats/about/Staff/p-k-sweby.aspx
Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Numerical solution of hyperbolic conservation laws, total variation diminishing (TVD) schemes, dynamics of discretisations, grid generation and adaptation

Dr Remi Tailleux

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/896
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Rigorous coarse-graining methods, waves and mean flows, mesoscale and boundary layer meteorology

Prof. Ralf Toumi

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.toumi
Affiliations: Department of Physics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Regional Earth System modelling, extreme events, urban observations

Prof. Peter Jan van Leeuwen

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1333
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Data assimilation, particle filters in geophysical contexts

Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.voulgarakis
Affiliations: Department of Physics
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Composition-climate interactions; Short-lived climate pollutants; Emissions-radiative forcing-response relationships; Wildfire interactions with composition & climate; Tropospheric oxidizing capacity; Earth observation and Earth system modelling

Dr Nick Voulvoulis

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/n.voulvoulis
Affiliations: Centre for Environmental Policy
Institutions: Imperial College London
Research interests: Dr Voulvoulis current research is exploring the potential of systems thinking in water policy (GLOBAQUA), investigating the fate of nanomaterials during wastewater treatment (NANORISK), developing tools to address the conflicting demands of the water-energy-food nexus (Anglian Water research programme), and delivering options for “closing the loop” in resources management (Veolia research programme), to enable transition to a safer, circular and sustainable future.

Dr Chris Westbrook

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/897
Affiliations: Department of Meteorology
Institutions: University of Reading
Research interests: Electromagnetic scattering by ice particles, remote sensing of cloud microphysics