Qianwen Luo

Faculty member






Faculty memberFaculty member

Ph.D. Candidate
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences & Engineering
Advisor: Wen-wen Tung 

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