BAMOS Vol 30 No. 4 2017 - Page 11

News BAMOS Dec 2017 Three new AMOS Fellows elected in 2017 Neville Nicholls AMOS Awards Committee On 7 December three new AMOS Fellows were announced: Professor Christian Jakob, Professor Mervyn Lynch, and Dr Blair Trewin. Congratulations to all of our new Fellows! Brief descriptions of the careers and contributions of all three are below. Professor Christian Jakob Christian received his PhD in meteorology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Germany in 2001 after an already established career at ECMWF, which commenced in 1993. From 2002–2007 he held research scientist positions at the Bureau of Meteorology, and in 2007 was appointed Professor of Climate Modelling at Monash University—a position he still holds. Christian is a national and international leader in meteorology and climate science. He has an outstanding research track record in the area of atmospheric physics (specifically moist convective processes), and holds many high profile and influential international committee posts. Christian has advanced the understanding of the physics of cloud and convective processes, particularly their parameterisation. His work is internationally recognised and he has played a key role in bringing the importance of improving convection parameterisation to the forefront of the national and international model development agenda. He has amassed a significant body of peer-reviewed publications, publishing about 100 papers, with most in top journals like Journal of Climate, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and Geophysical Research Letters. He has shown significant national leadership in a number of areas including ACCESS model collaboration, as Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS) for six years, and currently as Director of ARCCSS. Christian Jakob. Image: Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. Professor Mervyn Lynch Mervyn’s work in remote sensing of the atmosphere, land surface and ocean is in key areas of great importance to AMOS. In the mid-1980s he played a pivotal role in establishing and leading the Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group (RSSRG) at Curtin University. This was an important time in the establishment of remote sensing capability in Australia and gave impetus to atmospheric, ocean and land-based science. The RSSRG has made a very significant contribution to remote sensing science in Australia and internationally and has provided outstanding postgraduate training in scientific research. Mervyn has been an enthusiastic and energetic promoter of AMOS in Western Australia. He initiated the establishment of the AMOS Perth Centre in 1995 and was unanimously voted to be the Inaugural Chair. He has been the Chair of the Centre for some 20 of the 32 years since the Centre was established. He was a Member of AMOS National Mervyn Lynch. Image: Curtin University. 11