Professional summary

Research Interests

I perform hydrological modelling of river flows using the distributed Grid-to-Grid (G2G) rainfall-runoff model and the lumped Probability Distributed Model (PDM). I am also involved with modelling and analysing data from Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensors (CRNS) which are deployed to measure soil moisture. At UKCEH I have enjoyed working on a variety of projects, including:

  • Calibrating and assessing hydrological models.
  • Assessing X-band radar precipitation estimates using hydrological models.
  • Improving water routing in hydrological models.
  • Calculating and improving catchment descriptors (FARL, SAAR, URBEXT).
  • Supporting use of machine learning techniques to quality control environmental data.
  • Using data from Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensors (CRNS) to estimate snow water equivalent.
  • Using neutron transport modelling to understand and control the footprint of CRNS for soil moisture monitoring.
  • Assessing the suitability of CRNS from the COSMOS-UK network for detecting space weather events.

Before this I worked as theoretical physicist, employing a variety of analytical and numerical techniques to study two-dimensional materials and their heterostructrures.

Brief CV

Employment History

05/2018 - present: Mathematical Modeller: UKCEH, Wallingford and (now) Lancaster.

10-2015 - 05/2018: Research Associate: Theory of low dimensional materials and quantum nanostructures. National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester.

10/2013 - 09/2015: Research Associate: Theory of atomic two-dimensional crystals. Department of Physics, Lancaster University.

Education

10/2009 - 09/2013: PhD in Physics: Electronic Properties of Graphene with Hexagonal Crystals. Department of Physics, Lancaster University.

07/2005 - 07/2009: MMathsPhys Master’s Degree, 1st Class. University of Warwick

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