Faculty and Research Staff


 Dr. Craig Clements

Dr. Craig Clements

Dr. Craig Clements

Director and Associate Professor

Email: craig.clements[at]sjsu.edu

Office: DH801

Phone: 408-924-1677

CV [Link]


 Dr. Sen Chiao

Dr. Sen Chiao

Dr. Sen Chiao

Professor and Director of NASA CAARE and SJSU Super Computing Center

Email: sen.chiao[at]sjsu.edu

Office: DH620

Phone: 408-924-5204

Personal webpage



Graduate Students


 Carrie Bowers

Carrie Bowers

Carrie Bowers

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. Kinesiology/Athletic Training, Spanish Minor, San Diego State University.

Carrie joined the Fire Weather Research Lab after working as a wildland firefighter with the US Forest Service for 9 years. She is a marathon runner and plans to compete in triathlons this summer.


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Heather Kane

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. Earth System Science, UC Irvine, 2016.


Bruno Rodriguez

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S., Atmospheric Science, Georgia Tech, 2016. 

Currently analyzing airborne data obtained obtained during the 2016 Pioneer Fire to study plume dynamics. The data includes Doppler radar, lidar, radiation pyrometer, and a range of in-situ state parameter and cloud microphysics probes. 

 

          

 Jon on a climb of Mt. Dana, Yosemite.

Jon on a climb of Mt. Dana, Yosemite.


Dianne Hall

Dianne is a Masters student in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University. Her current area of research is to better understand fire-atmosphere interactions in complex terrain to improve firefighter safety. 

Dianne was awarded the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) best student paper Raleigh IAWF 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels conference 2013 and was awarded the 2012 IAWF Graduate Student Scholarship.

 Dianne Hall

Dianne Hall


Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Maritza Arreola Amaya


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Liliana Chicas


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Melissa Gonzalez-Fuentes

 

         


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Jackson Yip


 Alumni

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Chris Camacho, M.S. 2017

Now Research Meteorologist, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA. 

B.S., Meteorology, SJSU, 2015

Thesis: Mobile Doppler lidar observations of boundary layers over California. link


 Richard installing a 3-d sonic anemometer.

Richard installing a 3-d sonic anemometer.

Richard Bagley, M.S. 2017

Now: Meteorologist at PG&E.

B.S. Meteorology, San José State University, 2013

Thesis: Nocturnal drying events in Central California. link


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Matthew Lloyd, M.S. 2016

Now: Meteorologist at Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah

B.S. Meteorology, University of Utah, 2012


 Allison Charland

Allison Charland

Allison Charland, M.S. 2012

Now Meteorologist at PG&E. 

B.S. 2010, Meteorology, San José State University.

Thesis: Doppler lidar observations of wildland fire plumes link


 Daisuke Seto

Daisuke Seto

Daisuke Seto, M.S. 2012

Now at University of Canterbury, NZ Atmospheric Science PhD Program. 

Research Associate, 2012-2014. 

Thesis: Turbulence spectra observed during fire front passage. link


 Kevin Clifford

Kevin Clifford

Kevin Clifford, M.S. 2011

Meteorologist at Pacific Gas & Electric

Thesis: WRF modeling in complex terrain for wind energy applications


 Scott Strenfel

Scott Strenfel

Scott Strenfel, M.S. 2010

Meteorologist at Pacific Gas & Electric

Thesis: PM2.5 emissions from prescribed fires in the Southeast US


 Caroline Kiefer

Caroline Kiefer

Caroline Kiefer, M.S. 2010

Meteorologist at Weather Underground, Inc.

Thesis: Water Vapor Enhancement in Smoke Plumes