Director Meteorological Analysis and Modeling (Department FE1) at DWD/BMDV, Germany, [BMDV = Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, until 2021 BMVI] [FE1 = Research and Development Department 1, DWD German Weather Service] Full Professor for Applied Mathematics, University of Reading, UK
Our official duties include Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Development of Earth System Models (ESM) and Weather and Climate Models, in particular the ICON Model (global, regional, data assimilation).
Some Stations of my Vita:
Frankfurt/Offenbach and Reading (UK): Research and Operational Centre
since 10/2020 Director for NWP (Leitender Regierungsdirektor LRD 5/2021) at DWD/BMDV 2012 - 2021 Director and Professor for Data Assimilation (DirProf) at DWD/BMVI (Federal Ministery for Transport and digital Infrastructure, until 2014 named BMVBS) 2011 - 2012 Government Director (Regierungsdirektor RDir) at DWD/BMVBS 2010 - 2011 Senior Government Official (Oberregierungsrat ORR) at DWD/BMVBS 2010 - 2021 Head of Division "Data Assimilation", German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst DWD), BMVBS Federal Ministry of of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Offenbach, Germany.
Reading (UK) and Rennes (France): Research and Development
since 2010 Full Professor for Applied Mathematics, University of Reading, UK 2010 Offer of a W3 Professorship in Munich, Germany 2009 Visiting Professor at Research Center Jülich, Germany. 2008 - 2010 Reader (Assoc. Prof.), University of Reading, United Kingdom 2007 - 2009 Visiting Professor, Universite de Rennes, France 2006 - 2008 Lecturer (Assist. Prof., tenured), University of Reading, UK
Göttingen: Young Researchers Group, Professorship and Company
2004 - 2010 Apl. Professor in Mathematics, University of Göttingen 2005 - 2012 SIRO Technologies GbR, Göttingen, Director and Partner 2004 - 2007 TomoScience GbR, Wolfsburg, Partner 2001 - 2006 Leader of a Young Researchers Group, Faculty of Mathematics, Uni Göttingen, Germany
Cologne and London: Research and Industrial Work
2000 - 2001 Research Fellow Brunel University, United Kingdom 2000 - 2001 Professional Trainer on Networking Technology for SIEMENS, Munich/Berlin 1999 - 2000 Research and Development, Orgalogic GmbH, Cologne
Göttingen and Delaware: PhD, Postdoc, Habilitation
1999 Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Göttingen 1997 - 1999 Habilitation Grant DFG University of Delaware, USA and University of Göttingen, Germany 1995 - 1996 Post-Doc University of Delaware, USA 1993 - 1994 PhD in Mathematics, University of Göttingen, Germany 1986 - 1993 Study of Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy Göttingen, Germany 1974 - 1986 Elementary School and Gymnasium in Soest 1967 Born in Soest, Westfalia, Germany