Qianwen Luo

Faculty member






Faculty memberFaculty member

Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences & Engineering
Advisor: Wen-wen Tung 

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow
Policy Scholar, Global Policy Research Institute at Purdue


Dynamical Predictability Laboratory
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Contact via e-mail

Research Interests

Global moisture distribution
Tropical-Extratropical interactions
Climate variability
Cloud-Radiation Forcing
Environmental policy

Teaching Interests

EAS   138:        Thunderstorms And Tornadoes (Summer 2013)
EAPS 432:        Synoptic Lab II (Spring 2014, lab)
EAPS 312:        Capstone Environmental Science for Elementary Education
                          (Fall 2014, lab)
EAPS 100:        Planet Earth (Spring 2015, Summer 2015)
EAPS 327:        Climate, Science & Society (Spring 2015)
EAPS 109:        Dynamic Earth (Fall 2015, lab)
EAPS 221:        Survey of Atmospheric Sciences (Spring 2016)
EAPS 309:        Computer Aided Analysis for Geosciences (Spring 2016, lab)


January 2014

Ph.D. Candidate - Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University

May 2013

M.S. - Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
* Thesis: The heat and moisture budget residuals of Atmospheric Rivers:
A multiscale case study

July 2010

B.S. - Applied Meteorology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
* Thesis: Spatial and temporal variations of Asian summer monsoon troughs
and their relation with the precipitation of southern China

Courses & Certificates

May 2013

Applied Management Principles
Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

June 2012

"The Weather-Climate Intersection: Advances and Challenges"
Advanced Study Program, The National Center for Atmospheric Research

April 2016

Graduate Teacher Certificate
Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University