Post-Docs & Research Associates

Post-Doctoral Fellows + Research Associates

Weiran Cai

Weiran Cai

Post-doctoral Fellow

  • tsaiwr@gmail.com
  • GY 4036

Stochastic modelling of hurricane intensity, nonlinear systems, and chaotic-stochastic time series.

Alexander Charn

Alexander Charn

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • acharn@iu.edu
  • Working from California

Rossby Wave Breaking and Atmospheric Rivers, and Coastal Climate Trend Downscaling.

Tyler Doane

Tyler Doane

Post-doctoral Fellow

I study the mechanics and probabilistic elements of sediment transport and landscape evolution with Dr. Brian Yanites and Dr. Doug Edmonds.

Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard

Post-Doctoral Fellow

My previous research focused on regional sea level rise, Antarctic shelf water warming, and West Antarctic precipitation using global climate models.

Katherine Kravitz

Katherine Kravitz

Post-Doctoral Fellow

I study the intersection of tectonics, surface processes and biogeography using numerical modeling.

Bei Liu

Bei Liu

Post-Doctoral Fellow

I am a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Schieber’s group. My research interests include sedimentology and stratigraphy, sedimentary geochemistry, organic petrography and geochemistry, with a focus on organic-rich sedimentary rocks (e.g., coals and black shales).

Huong Nguyen-Van

Huong Nguyen-Van

Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Dr. Huong Nguyen-Van is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Dr. Arndt Schimmelmann's laboratory from May 1to September 30, 2021.

Jovanka Nikolic

Jovanka Nikolic

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jovanka is a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Kravitz’s group, working on computational fluid dynamics simulations of wind plants to quantify uncertainty for wind energy.

Mahashweta Patra

Mahashweta Patra

Post-doctoral Fellow

  • mahashwetapatraphys@gmail.com
  • GY 4036

Nonlinear dynamics, applied mathematics, climate modellling, stochasticity, piecewise smooth systems, global bifurcations.

Silvia Pineda-Munoz

Silvia Pineda-Munoz

Post-doctoral Fellow

  • spinedam@iu.edu
  • GY 5034

My goal is to advance conservation biology using ecological models that incorporate both modern and recent-past ecosystems.

Zalmai Yawar

Zalmai Yawar

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

  • zyawar@indiana.edu
  • GY 5067

Advisor: Schieber

Alex Zimmerman

Alex Zimmerman

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

  • alexzimm@indiana.edu
  • GY 5034

Research interests: I study Paleozoic conodonts, Cretaceous rudist bivalves, and modern deep-sea corals, all which contribute perspectives to the modern biodiversity crisis.