Stephan Fueglistaler

Associate Professor, Dept. of Geosciences.
Director, Princeton Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS)
Guyot Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
We work on atmospheric problems ranging from cloud microphysics, radiation to large-scale dynamics. Our primary interests are mechanisms of interactions between different processes on different scales, and how this interaction leads to the climate as we know it.
Prospective graduate and undergraduate students: Please study our research interests and then contact me by email.


Allison Hogikyan
Graduate Student.
Allison will join us in September 2018 to work on oceanic heat and carbon uptake perturbations during El-Nino - Welcome Allison!
Yi Zhang
Graduate Student.
Yi is working on the control of global average rainfall, and the processes controlling the large-scale spatial patterns in tropical convection.
Aaron Match
Graduate student
Aaron is working on stratospheric dynamics and the coupling between troposphere and stratosphere, with a focus on the role of radiatively active trace constituents such as ozone, and aerosol perturbations from volcanic eruptions.
Maximilien Bolot
Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Max is working on tropical convection, troposphere-to-stratosphere transport, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer with a focus on thin cirrus clouds.
Nadir Jeevanjee
Hess Fellow.
Nadir is a Hess Fellow of the Department of Geosciences, working with me and Prof. Vecchi on theoretical aspects of radiative-convective equilibria, and the relation between the atmospheric general circulation and the hydrological cycle. His homepage with more information is here.
Jie He
Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Jie is working with me and Prof. Vecchi on the climate dynamics of past warm climates, with a special focus on the climate of the Cretaceous. His homepage with more information is here.

Associates and collaborators:

Tra Dinh
Lecturer, Dept. pf Physics, Auckland University.
Tra is a former Postdoctoral Research Associate and we continue our collaboration on clouds in the Tropical Tropopause Layer, with a focus on the dynamical conditions leading to clouds, and, conversely, the impact of cloud radiative heating perturbations on dynamics. (more)
Shawn Cheeks
Graduate Students.
Shawn works with Steve Garner on mesoscale systems in the US; we collaborate on aspects of the analysis of the observational data.
Adrian Tasistro-Hart
Graduate Students at ETH Zurich.
Adrian is a former Princeton Geosciences undergraduate student with Prof. Maloof. We collaborate on numerical simulations of climate during the Cretaceous, with a focus on the hydrology of the Potosi basin.


Tom Flannaghan
Graduate student.
Tom has been working on Kelvin waves in the tropical atmosphere, and temperature trends in the tropics. He currently works at Cantab Partners, Cambridge, United Kingdom. See some of his work here.
Claire Radley
Graduate student.
Claire has been working on the global radiative balance, with a focus on the role of clouds and the question how local model biases may affect the models' response to perturbations. She is now at McKinsey.
Miguel Gomez-Escolar
Graduate student; U.Complutense Madrid.
Miguel, a visitor from U. Complutense in Madrid, has been working on sudden stratospheric warmings, and their impact on the tropical stratosphere. He is now at BTG Pactual Commodities.
Yu (Sue) Liu
Graduate student, DAMTP Cambridge with P. Haynes.
Sue has been working on troposphere-to-stratosphere transport, and dehydration in the TTL. More information is here.
Jonathon Wright
Postdoctoral researcher.
Jonathon has been working on the role of the Asian monsoon for troposphere-to-stratosphere transport, and on the diabatic heat budget in reanalysis data. He is now Associate Professor at Tsinghua University. His homepage is here.
Martin Jucker
Postdoctoral researcher.
Martin has been working with Geoff Vallis and myself on the structure and dynamics of the stratosphere using GFDL's dynamical core. His webpage is here.
Jian Du-Caines
Postdoctoral researcher.
Jian has been working on free tropospheric relative humidity with data from AIRS.
Garnet Abrams
Undergraduate, Geosciences major.
Garnet analysed and interpreted data from the HIPPO campaign. After some time at Schlumberger, she is now at the Lassonde Entrepreneour Institute, University of Utah.
Jonathan Lin
Undergraduate, Computer Sciences major.
Jonathan is interested in statistical aspects of weather prediction, with a focus on Hurricanes. For his senior thesis, he used advanced statistical methods for Hurricane predictions. He is now a graduate student at MIT with Kerry Emanuel.
Sydney Mandelbaum
Undergraduate, Geosciences major.
Sydney is analysing Earth's energy balance at the top of the atmosphere, with a focus on the role of clouds for hemispheric asymmetries of today's climate.
Liqiun (SiSi) Peng
Undergraduate, Geosciences major.
Motivated by the question to what extent climate is a determinant of the fate of societies, SiSi analysed global precipitation in observational data and numerical model calculations to study the occurrency frequency of draughts.
Tess Jacobson
Undergraduate, Physics major.
Tess studied atmospheric radiative transfer, with the objective to improve our understanding of the radiative constraint on the global hydrological sensitivity (rainfall change with global warming).