Prof. Andreas Fink appointed Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

Prof. Andreas Fink from IMK-TRO is one of this year’s Fellows of the American Meteorogical Society (AMS). With this award, the AMS recognizes “outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years.”.

New Fellows are elected each year by the Council at its fall meeting from a slate submitted by the Fellows Committee of not more than two-tenths of 1 percent of all AMS Members. This year, Andreas Fink is one of 22 fellows, only 2 of them coming from institutions outside the US.

Dr. Andreas Fink received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne (Germany) and has been at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2013. His research focuses on tropical meteorology, with a regional focus on Africa, and on the better understanding and practical predictability of weather phenomena like tropical cyclones, heat waves, and tropical rainfall systems. He is active in field-based interdisciplinary research in Africa and Southeast Asia and in capacity development of African researchers at various stages of their career. Dr. Fink is also passionate about his role as a teacher-scholar.