CV of Gerard Kilroy

 

Work History

2021 - Now  Research scientist, MPI, Hamburg.

2014 - 2021 Research scientist, LMU, Munich.

2011 - 2013 Ph.D. candidate, LMU, Munich.

 

Education

2011 - 2013 Ph.D. of Meteorology, LMU (University of Munich), Faculty of Physics, Prof. Dr. Roger K. Smith. Thesis title: Numerical studies of tropical convection

2009 - 2011 M.Sc. Meteorology, UCD (University College Dublin, Ireland), Faculty of Physics, Prof. Dr. Peter Lynch. Thesis title: Performance of the WRF Model in Simulating Historical Irish Storms 2005 - 2009 B.Sc. Mathematical Science, UCD (University College Dublin, Ireland).

 

Recent Conferences, Lectures, Awards and Research Visits 

  • Invited as a guest speaker to give an oral presentation at the School of Mathematical Sciences, UCD, Dublin (March 2012).
  • 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (April 2012); Oral presentation: A numerical study of rotating convection during tropical cyclogenesis.
  • Attended the 4th ISAC Summer School, 2012 in Lecce, Italy. The topic was Severe Convective Weather: Theory and Applications.
  • Awarded the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) Rupert Ford Travel Award (2013) to visit the Tropical Regional Forecasting Centre, Darwin, Australia, for three weeks in early January 2014. Worked directly with the forecasters when a tropical cyclone warning was issued.
  • Presented a seminar on A numerical study of rotating convection during tropical cyclogenesis in The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California (March 2014) during a three week working visit.
  • 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego (April 2014); Oral presentation: Tropical Cyclone Convection: The Effect of Boundary Layer Wind Profiles.
  • Presented a seminar on A numerical study of rotating convection during tropical cyclogenesis for the Meteorology Colloquium in LMU Munich (May 2014).
  • Presented a seminar on A numerical study of rotating convection during tropical cyclogenesis for the Meteorology Colloquium in Mainz University (Jan 2015).
  • Attended NASA HS3 meeting in Mountain View, CA (April 2015)
  • Presented a seminar on A case study of a monsoon low that formed over the sea and intensified over land as seen in the ECMWF analyses during a visit to the Tropical Regional Forecasting Centre, Darwin, Australia
  • 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan (April 2016); Oral presentation: Tropical low formation and intensification over land and sea as seen in the ECMWF analyses
  • Presented a seminar on A numerical study of rotating convection during tropical cyclogenesis at UC Davis, California (September 2016).
  • Presented a seminar on The dynamics of tropical cyclogenesis and intensification for the Meteorology Colloquium in LMU Munich (May 2017).
  • Attended workshop on The Future of Cumulus Parametrisation in Delft, Holland (July 2017).
  • Attended the International Workshop on Monsoons in Singapore (November 2017).
  • Presented seminars on "The dynamics of tropical cyclogenesis and intensification" and "The effects of initial vortex size on tropical cyclogenesis and intensification" at the Shanghai Typhoon Institute (22nd and 24th November, 2017)
  • Presented seminar on "The dynamics of tropical cyclogenesis and intensification" at NUIST, Nanjing (28th November, 2017)
  • Presented seminars on "Tropical cyclone life cycle in a three-dimensional numerical simulation" and "The role of boundary layer friction on tropical cyclogenesis and intensification" at the Shanghai Typhoon Institute (8th and 9th November, 2018)
  • Invited to attend the IWTC-9 meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (3-7th December, 2018) and member of the working group to compile a report on research produced in the last four years in the topic "Synoptic, mesoscale, convective scale aspects of cyclogenesis"
  • AMOS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Tropical Meteorology and Oceanography 14th June 2019: Oral presentation: "Tropical cyclogenesis at and near the Equator". Chaired session 33(i) "Tropical cyclone dynamics and forecasting" on 11th June 2019.
  • 19th Cyclone Workshop, 29 September - 4 October 2019, Seeon, Bavaria, Germany. Oral presentation on "Tropical Cyclogenesis at and near the Equator"
  • Lectured on "Tropical Cyclones" in 2016 and 2017. Co-lectured "Tropical Meteorology" in 2019.
  • Awarded the Royal Meteorological Society LF Richardson Prize for 2019. www.rmets.org/prize-original-contributions-early-career-scientists