Thijs Heus, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Physics
 Office: SI 126
 Phone: 216-687-2426,  2426
 Email: t.heus@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SI 126, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Climate, Clouds, Meteorology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Boundary Layer Flow
 
Education:
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2008
M.S., Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2004
M.S., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2004
 
Brief Bio:
My research interests include the physics of climate, focussing on clouds. Clouds are the biggest unknown in the climate system, because they are involved in many feed back cycles. By doing large computer simulations, I try to understand how clouds grow, transport heat and moisture, start to rain, and organize in clusters (or not).
 
Honors and Awards:
CSU Undergraduate Research Awards (2015,2016)
CSU Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research (2016)
 
Teaching Areas:
Introduction to Physics, Climate Dynamics, Mechanics and Vibrations, Environmental Physics
 
University Service:
Graduate Program Director, Physics (2015-2017)
 
Research Grants:
*) "Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output" David Turner (NOAA), Thijs Heus, Richard Ferrare (NASA/Langley). Department of Energy/Atmospheric System Research $892k total, $228k for CSU. Sept 2015-August 2018.  
*) "Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment (LAFE) A One-month Experiment at the SGP Central Facility - August 2016" Department of Energy (DOE) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD)
*) Size decompositions of observed and simulated shallow convective cloud fields Thijs Heus, Roel Neggers (UzK), Susanne Crewell (UzK) Department of Energy/Atmospheric System Research $602k total, $300k for CSU. Sept 2017-August 2020.