Dr. Julie K. Lundquist
Ph.D. (2001), M.S. (1997), in Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Science, Univ Colorado at Boulder
B.A. (1995) English and Physics, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
In 2010, I joined the faculty of the Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Joint Appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. I am a fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. My research group explores the dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer, with applications to wind energy, urban meteorology, and surface-atmosphere interaction. We employ numerical weather prediction models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and other large-eddy simulation capabilities, and we participate in field experiments to expand our understanding of the atmospheric boundary layer.
Prior to joining CU-Boulder as a faculty member, I was a postdoctoral researcher (2002-2004) and later a staff scientist (2004-2009) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near San Francisco. My boundary-layer research supported the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, and I helped design and carry out the Joint Urban 2003 field experiment. I initiated a wind energy modeling research program at LLNL.
Interested in joining the Lundquist Research Group?
Potential and current graduate students at CU-Boulder may contact Julie with questions and ideas. Funding is available starting summer 2010.
Undergraduates interested in exciting research projects are also encouraged to contact Julie with questions and ideas. Funding could be available through a UROP, an NSF REU, and the American Meteorological Society. Undergraduates may also consider Science Undergraduate Laboratory Interships at the DOE laboratories with whom we collaborate.