Area of Interest: Numerical weather prediction, extreme fire weather, dynamic/geostatistical downscaling for impact assessment
Academic Degree(s): Doctor of Philosophy in Science, Theoretical Physics, 2007, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand;
Masters of Science with Distinction, Physics, 2000, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand;
Bachelor of Science with Honours, Physics, 1995, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Dr. Piyush Jain is a Research Associate in the Department of Renewable Resources and a member of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science. His research interests include numerical weather prediction for prediction of extreme fire weather events, geostatistical methods for interpolation of meteorological variables and estimating future fire danger due to climatic change.
Piyush has a PhD in theoretical physics from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Before joining the Wildfire science group, he worked as both a Postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate in computational physics studying quantum condensed matter systems.