CIMMS at NSSL: Pengfei Zhang

Pengfei Zhang, Research Scientist (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1997 M.S. Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987 B.S. Atmospheric Physics, Peking University, P.R. China, 1984 Experience: Originally from China, Pengfei Zhang earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Atmospheric Physics in his native country. Upon completion of his […]

CIMMS at NSSL: David Schvartzman

David Schvartzman, Radar Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S. Radar Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2015 B.S. Electronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, 2011 Experience: As an engineering student in Paraguay, David connected with NSSL/CIMMS’ Sebastian Torres, who would become an invaluable mentor and advisor. Through this partnership, David was encouraged to make the move to Oklahoma, […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Patrick Skinner

Patrick Skinner, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: Ph.D., Wind Science and Engineering, Texas Tech, 2014 M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Texas Tech, 2009 B.S. Earth Sciences – Meteorology, U. of Northern Colorado, 2003 Experience: Patrick had an interesting journey to becoming a meteorologist, which included a few stints at Dominos pizza! From those experiences, he learned […]

CIMMS at NSSL: David Warde

David Warde, Scientist/Researcher (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: B.S., Dual Major: Management Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, Park University, 2003 A.S., Electronic/Instrument, Regents College, 1997 Experience: Originally from Nebraska, David served in the United States Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer Aviation Electronics Technician/Aircrewman. From 2003 to 2008, he worked as Radar Systems Engineer support contractor for the WSR-88D […]

CIMMS Contributors to MRMS Silver Medal

In July, Under Secretary of Commerce Kathryn D. Sullivan announced the award of a NOAA Silver Medal for engineering/science achievement to the team that worked on the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor program at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. While only Federal employees were named on the award, many CIMMS researchers were involved in this collaboration, and we […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Mark Weber

Mark Weber, Senior Research Physicist (IPA) Background: Ph.D. Geophysics, Rice University, 1979 B.A. Physics, Washington University Experience: Mark was with the Naval Research Center from 1981-1984, then joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory through 2014. At Lincoln Lab, he was Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division. Prior to holding this title, he […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Kiel Ortega

Kiel Ortega, Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S. University of Oklahoma, 2008 B.S. University of Oklahoma, 2005 Experience: Kiel was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He began his career in 2004 as an undergraduate assistant with OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. He became a graduate assistant in 2005, then research associate in 2008. […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Kim Elmore

Kim Elmore, Research Scientist (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S., Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma B.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma Experience: Kim worked for the National Center for Atmospheric Research before coming to NSSL in 1995. During his 20+ years as a research scientist here, he has developed new radar techniques, statistical verification and extraction methods, and performed […]

Gab at the Lab Celebration

CIMMS was proud to be a part of the first Gab at the Lab celebration, signfiying our partnership with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. The event was held at the National Weather Center on Friday, September 11, 2015. Gab at the Lab is a monthly meeting conducted by NSSL, which provides a platform for researchers […]