Research Group

Anthony Didlake, Jr.

Dr. Anthony Didlake, Jr. joined the faculty of the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University in January 2016. Prior to joining the Meteo department, Dr. Didlake completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the NASA Postdoctoral Program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He received his B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.


Chau Lam (Chris) Yu

Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Hong Kong. With a great interest in atmospheric science, he obtained his Master degrees in mathematics and atmospheric sciences from the University of Reading and University of Utah, where he gained theoretical understanding and modeling experience on various atmospheric phenomena, including gravity waves and tropical cyclones. His current research focuses on combining idealized simulations and observations to improve our understanding on hurricane rainband dynamics. 


Chelsey Laurencin

Chelsey is a Ph.D. student from Miami, FL and completed her B.S. with honors in Meteorology from Florida State University in May 2017. Her personal experience with tropical weather prompted her interest in tropical cyclones, particularly tropical cyclone track, intensity and rainband structure. During her undergraduate career, Chelsey’s research examined climatological variations in North Atlantic tropical cyclone motion. Currently, as an NSF Fellow and Dean of the Graduate School Fellow, she is studying the microphysical structures of rainbands and eyewalls using dual-polarimetric radar. 

Nicholas Barron

Nick received his B.S. with honors in physics from Cleveland State University. Here, he participated in atmospheric science research focusing on understanding the physics of shallow cumulus clouds. This experience inspired him to receive formal training in atmospheric science as a Ph.D. student at Penn State. His research now applies statistical concepts to further understanding of rainbands in tropical cyclones.


Former Students
Katharine Wunsch

M.S. thesis: Analyzing Tropical Cyclone Structures During Secondary Eyewall Formation Using Aircraft In-situ Observations
Current affiliation: Pattern Energy Group LP, Houston, TX

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