Short Biography

I have an undergraduate degree and an MSc-equivalent in Geography (Science, with Chemistry and Meteorology) and a Doctorate in Meteorology from the University of Basel, Switzerland (2005, Advisors: Prof. Eberhard Parlow and Prof. Mathias W. Rotach). In my Doctorate I worked on atmospheric turbulence and surface energy exchange in urban environments as part of the BUBBLE campaign.

From 2005 to 2006 I was post-doctoral researcher in urban climatology in the group of Prof. Dieter Scherer at the Department of Ecology of the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) in Germany.

In 2006, I joined the Department of Geography and the Atmopsheric Science Program of the University of British Columbia as Assistant Professor where I established the Micrometeorology group working on interactions between land-surfaces and the atmosphere with a focus on cities, forests and complex terrain. In 2013, I was promoted to Associate Professor at UBC and became also additionally affiliated with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in the Soil Physics and Biometeorology Group at UBC.

From 2012 to 2013, I was Visiting Professor in the Laboratory of Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFLUM) of Marc B. Parlange at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland where I worked on turbulent flow in complex terrain using field measurements, thermal imaging and large eddy simulations.

I am serving as Editorial Board Member for Boundary Layer Meteorology (Springer) and Theoretical and Applied Climatology (Springer).

I am currently an elected Board Member on the International Associate for Urban Climate.

List of my publications.
Current and past research projects.
Courses I teach this year.