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Dr Ting Sun
Room 36, Second Floor, South Wing
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
University College London
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  • Lecturer in Climate and Meteorological Hazard Risks
  • Inst for Risk & Disaster Reduction
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Employment (prior to UCL)

2017.07 – 2022.05: NERC Independent Research Fellow (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading)

2016.01  2017.06: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading)

2014.01  2015.12: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University)


2009.08  2013.12: PhD (Hydrology) (Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University)

2011.09  2012.08: Visiting PhD student (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University)

2005.09  2009.07: BEng in Hydraulic Engineering (Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University)

Research Groups
Research Summary

I am a climate scholar for cities with multidisciplinary background in hydrology, meteorology and built environment. My research interests include impacts of weather and climate extremes (e.g. heat waves, extreme rainfall, etc.) in cities and urban climate modelling across multiple scales (from neighbourhood to globe) as well as their broad linkages with public health and building energy sectors. I hold a NERC Independent Research Fellowship to lead the project entitled “Building Resilient Cities for Heat Waves”. 

I’m enthusiastic about urban climate modelling–in particular in the role of lead developer of a state-of-the-art urban climate model SUEWS (Surface Urban Energy and Water balance Scheme) and its Python wrapper SuPy (SUEWS in Python) jointly with the micromet team led by Prof. Sue Grimmond at University of Reading. Besides, I am a core member of the UMEP (Urban Multi-scale Environment Predictor) development team. 

Built upon my multidisciplinary background centred in hydro-climate and multi-scale modelling skills, at UCL IRDR I envision to improve our understanding of and preparedness for climate and meteorological hazards. 

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