Dr. Moetasim Ashfaq

Dr. Moetasim Ashfaq is currently a Computational Climate Scientist in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Purdue University, USA, and his M.Phil. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He was recipient of Henry Silver Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship in 2009. Moetasim’s research focuses on understanding the temporal and spatial scales at which components of the climate system interact. In particular, he is interested in the response of multi-scale climate system processes to anthropogenic forcing, and on the development of approaches to reliably estimate future hydro-climatic change. He has contributed to U.S. Federal hydropower climate assessments. Currently, he serves as a PI on multiple US Department of Energy Projects that are geared towards developing a multi-disciplinary Earth System modeling framework that will enable more comprehensive, rigorous investigation of the challenges posed by climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. He also serves as visiting scientist for developing countries under the Visiting Scholar Program of Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.


Special Contribution: Guest Editor of the Special Issue of BJECC on Regional hydro-climate variability and change