Faculty & Scientists
Education: Ph.D., Meteorology, M.I.T, 1966 ; M.S., Meteorology, M.I.T, 1962; B.A., Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University, 1961.
Research Interests: Climate modeling, climate variability and change, aerosols, the hydrological cycle and droughts, land surface processes, the terrestrial carbon cycle, and the application of remote sensing data to modeling of land surface processes.
Bio: Dr. Robert Dickinson joined the Department of Geological Sciences in August of 2008. For the previous 9 years, he was Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and held the Georgia Power/ Georgia Research Alliance Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 9 years before that, was Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Regents Professor at the University of Arizona, and for the previous 22 years a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 1988, to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2002, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Research Scientist Associate III
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1996; M.S., University of Arizona, 1991; B.S., University of Engineering & Technology, 1978.
Research Interests: Shaikh comes from Toronto Canada and received his doctorate in the area of global climate modeling. His interest topics are high resolution modeling, land-atmospheric interactions, carbon-nitrogen cycles in climate models and climate data analysis. He is currently working on development of a three dimensional canopy radiation model.
Post Doctoral Fellows
Education: Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, 2011; M.S., Meteorology, Peking University, 2007; B.S., Information Management & Information System, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 2004.
Research Interests: Climate modeling, vegetation-climate interactions, carbon cycle, climate dynamics, regional climate change, and land surface processes.
Bio: Bing pursued her Master’s degree in Peking University and worked on climate variations over eastern China. She did her doctoral work on diagnostic and modeling studies of climate variations over West Africa and North America. Bing joined Professor Dickinson’s group in January 2011, and is now using the CESM (Community Earth System model) to investigate the effects of leaf physiological feedbacks on evapotranspiration and the consequence for climate.
Duties: Jamie is responsible for administrative support for Dr. Robert Dickinson.
Senior Systems Administrator
Education: ABD, Computer Engineer (High Performance Computing), University of Texas at Austin; M. S., Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 1998; B. S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1996.
Duties: David helps to develop and support high performance computing within the department, both distributed cluster computing and parallel computing.