Welcome to Dr. Matthew Kumjian’s Research Group Website!

I’m Matt Kumjian, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State University.  My main interests are in using polarimetric radar observations and numerical models to understand microphysical processes in a variety of different storms. The insights gained by synthesizing radar measurements and simulations help us better understand the structure and behavior of storm systems. Additionally, this type of approach can be used to help constrain how we treat certain physical processes in the numerical models, ultimately improving simulations and forecasts.

My students have come up with a fitting name for the group:

Logo by Dana Tobin

If you are a student and you think you’d like to join our research group, feel free to contact me! For more information, check out the links above.

Also, here is a brief departmental video highlight where I discuss some of my research and its applications, courtesy of Ben Reppert: