1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Max is a first year M.S. student in atmospheric sciences at UIUC. He is a recent graduate from Valparaiso University, graduating with a B.S. degree in meteorology and a minor in mathematics. In his undergraduate program, he worked on a couple different research projects. The first was developing a data workflow intended to be used to analyze microclimates and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This project involved working directly with the local USGS office at their Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station. Max also received a University Guild research grant which funded the development of a high performance computing cluster utilized by the department for running the Weather research and Forecasting model. This interdisciplinary project involved coordinating with the computer science program, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and faculty in the meteorology department.
His research interests include mesoscale dynamics, severe weather, and data visualization methods. He will be working with data collected from RELAMPAGO in addition to numerically modeling severe storm hazards in a future climate.
Valparaiso University (2019)
Bachelor of Science - Meterology Major - Mathematics Minor
Additional Campus Affiliations
SESE Research Review Co-Chair (2020)
Midwest Student Conference on Atmospheric Research (MSCAR) Co-Chair (2020)
Trapp, R. J., Kosiba, K. A., Marquis, J. N., Kumjian, M. R., Nesbitt, S. W., Wurman J., Salio P., Grover, M., Robinson P., and Hence D. A. (2020), Multiple-platform and multiple-Doppler radar observations of a supercell thunderstorm in South America during RELAMPAGO. Mon. Wea. Rev., 148, 3225–3241. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-20-0125.1
Arms, S., J. Chastang, M. Grover, J. Thielen, M. Wilson, and D. Dirks (2020), Introducing Students to Scientific Python for Atmospheric Science. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E1492–E1496. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0069.1