Who are we?

Louise Nuijens - group lead

I am an assistant professor in the Geoscience & Remote Sensing Department at TU Delft since Dec 2016. Before coming here, I worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences at MIT in Boston , and as a group leader of the Observations and Process Studies group in the Atmosphere Department of the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. I received my Masters degree in Meteorology from the Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands and my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). [full CV]

Kevin Helfer - PhD student

I am a PhD candidate at TU Delft since April 2017. I received my Masters degree in geophysics from M√ľnster University in Germany. Within the CloudBrake project, I focus on modeling of cumulus clouds and convective momentum transport within the tropics using Large-Eddy Simulation. Learn more about my activities on Researchgate or Twitter.

Beatrice Saggiorato - PhD student

I am a PhD candidate at TU Delft since May 2017. My project is about the relationship between convective momentum transport generated by shallow clouds and wind shear in the mid-latitudes. I am currently working on the role of convective momentum transport in cold air outbreaks. I got my Master degree in Mathematics at University of Trento in 2016 where I focused my studies on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing applied to biology. My thesis was about an exploration of various centred fluxes for the resolution of hyperbolic equations, in both the finite volumes and the discontinuous Galerkin framework. I received my Bachelor degree in Mathematics at the University of Padova in 2014 with a thesis on an Hamiltonian approach for surface waves in shallow waters.

Mariska Koning - PhD (former MSc) student

I started my PhD at TU Delft in December 2017, after finishing my Master's thesis also at TU Delft in the CloudBrake group, where I used a year-long of LES simulations over Cabauw (the Netherlands) to look at differences in momentum transport between days with clear skies and days with cumulus clouds. I decided I am not done yet learning about cumulus convection, and joined as a PhD student! During my PhD, I will work with ground-based and satellite observations to unravel relationships between clouds, momentum transport and wind.