I work for the city of Linz (Austria) as urban climatologist. I’m a trained physicist and in the process of completing my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences.
A selection of projects I lead as urban climatologist of Linz:
- development of a climate adaption strategy for the city of Linz, Austria
- a research project that investigates how Linz could achieve climate neutrality by 2030
Main Research Interest
Coming from an academic background there are various research subjects that interest me.
- Urban climatology
- Atmospheric downscaling
- Numerical modelling
- Model evaluation and evaluation strategies
- Communication of climate change
My Curriculum Vitae (short)
- From June 2020 onward I work as urban climatologist for the city of Linz (Austria).
- In December 2015 I started my PhD in Atmospheric and Cryospheric sciences. I currently work with ICAR, an atmospheric model based on linear theory, to downscale atmospheric fields for data sparse regions
- Starting in 2013, I worked for two years at the Fraunhofer Ernst Mach Institute in Freiburg (Germany) investigating the interaction of high power CW lasers with iron and steel plates.
- Between 2012 and 2013 I finished my masters degree in physics at the University of Vienna. My thesis focused on Quantum Nanophysics, studying LIAD as a potential molecular beam source for matter wave interferometry.
- From 2008 to 2010 I was a project staff member at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. We developed a model calculating the cabin air temperature in vehicles based on only three meteorological input parameters (global radiation, two meter air temperature and wind speed) available at standard weather stations.
Additionally, we investigated drug storage and transport in passive, insulated boxes and presented some best practices on how to most efficiently do just that. The paper also describes a simple do-it-yourself experiment to determine the relevant thermal property of a box.
A more detailed CV may be downloaded here.
In my spare time I write a popular science blog called timaios where I explain things that pique my curiosity (german).
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