Congratulations to Dr. Xubin Zeng who has been selected as the 2018 Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Outstanding Alumnus! Xubin received his doctoral degree from CSU in 1992. His dissertation research, Chaos Theory and Its Application in the Atmosphere, was completed under the supervision of Roger Pielke.
Xubin is currently UA Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and holds the Agnese N. Haury Endowed Chair in the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the UA Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center. He co-founded our department's graduate programs in hydrometeorology, the first such program in the U.S.
His research interests include land-atmosphere-ocean interface processes, climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and nonlinear dynamics. His research products--including computer models, algorithms, and value-added global datasets--have been used by major national and international research centers and numerous groups worldwide.
Xubin's work on chaos has advanced our understanding of this important field and is widely referenced even outside of atmospheric science. Xubin is Deputy PI of a newly-selected $30M NASA project on the understanding of aerosol-cloud-weather interactions through measurements using two aircraft in formation over the western North Atlantic. Among other recognitions, Xubin is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the recipient of a 2014 Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation.
Xubin's award will be presented in the Atmospheric Science/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere colloquium on December 7.
Congratulations, Xubin, on this well deserved recognition!