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

Webpage


Dr. Sen Chiao

Dr. Sen Chiao

Dr. Sen Chiao

Associate Professor

Email: sen.chiao[at]sjsu.edu

Office: DH620

Phone: 408-924-5204

Personal webpage


Neil Lareau

Neil Lareau

Dr. Neil Lareau

Assistant Professor


Bill O'Shaughnessy

Bill O'Shaughnessy

Bill O'Shaughnessy

Lecturer, Research Associate

Sensor Design, Electronics, Programmer

 


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.


Chris Camacho

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S., Meteorology, SJSU, 2015

Chris is studying the meteorological conditions during the 2014 King Fire in Tahoe.


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.


Richard installing a 3-d sonic anemometer.

Richard installing a 3-d sonic anemometer.

Richard Bagley

Graduate Research Assistant

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

Research interests: Nocturnal drying events in complex terrain



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


Maritza Arreola

Jackson Yip


 Alumni


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 Research Associate at Stanford University

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

Thesis: Doppler lidar observations of wildland fire plumes


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.


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