Thijs Heus, PhD
 Title: Associate 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:
* Best Student Presentation AMS Boundary Layer Turbulence meeting, 2006, San Diego
* Golden Apple Award 2021 * for outstanding instructors at Cleveland State University according to the CSU Young Alumni Association
 
Teaching Areas:
Introduction to Physics, Climate Dynamics, Mechanics and Vibrations, Environmental Physics
 
University Service:
University
* Provost Search Committee (2021)
* Co-Director of Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (ADAM, 2020-)
* University Research Council (2019-)
* Graduation, Convocation and Assembly Committee, (University) Fall 2017 - Summer 2019
* Task Force to Develop "Family Friendly" Faculty Policies, (University) Spring 2016 - Summer 2017

College
* Workgroup on Foreign Language Requirement, Fall 2021
* Academic Standards Committee, Summer 2019, Ongoing; Chair since Summer 2020
* Task Force on the Equity Gap, Spring 2019, Ongoing

Department
* Graduate Program Director, (Physics) Fall 2015 - Fall 2017
* Graduate Curriculum Committee, (Physics) [Member since Fall 2017; Chair Fall 2015-Fall 2017]
* Medical Physics Steering Committee, (Physics) [Responsibility: Member] Fall 2015 - Spring 2018
* New lecturer search committee, (Physics) [Responsibility: Member] Spring 2017
* Participating in the department governance through the faculty meetings

Other Institutional Service at CSU
Served on 5 thesis committees; FRD/USRA/FSI external reviewer
 
Professional Service:
*)      Editor for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Associate Editor for Monthly Weather Review
*) Peer review for scientific journals, including Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Climate, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Atmospheric Research, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Solar Energy, AGU Books, and Atmospheres.
*) Panel reviews and external expert reviews for: NSF, Department of Energy *) ARM  *) The Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) *) National Science Center, Poland (NCN) *)  Panel proposal reviewer, Ohio Super Computer Annual Allocations December 2016
*) ARM Summer Training and Science Applications Event(2018, 2016), Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Teaching at a summer school for PhD students and postdocs
*) ITaRS Summer School on Clouds and Precipitation, lecturer and group leader, September 8-11 2014,Julich, Germany
 
Research Grants:
External
*) Spatial organization during precipitation-induced convective boundary layer cloud transitions over land US Department of Energy 2021-2024 ¿ $770k; Funded - PI.
*) Coupled Observational-Modeling Studies of Land-Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Southeastern US, Department of Energy, $3M; $130k for Heus RG. Funded  ; CoPI
*) Characterizing Land-Atmosphere Interactions During the Afternoon-to-Evening Transition Using ARM SGP Observations, Department of Energy $660k; $220k for Heus RG Funded - CoPI
*) Size decompositions of observed and simulated shallow convective cloud fields, Funded by Funding Opportunity Announcement Number: DE-FOA-0001638 DOE Office of Science Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2019) ($602k - $330k for Heus RG), Funded - PI
*) Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment (LAFE) A One-month Experiment at the SGP Central Facility - August 2016, Funded by Department of Energy (DOE) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) (August 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016) ; Co-PI
*) Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output, $600k; $228 for Heus RG, Fall 2015, Co-PI

Internal
*) Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (Co-Director with Dr. Shawn Ryan, Math); $56.5k
*) Faculty Research Development Award (2019); $25k
*) Undergraduate Research Award (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); total of $25k
*) Startup funds (2016); total of $20k