- Autumn 2020 - present: Researcher / Postdoctoral Fellow
- University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
- Duties included: Analysing reanalysis, and climate model data to better understand climate variability and its role in long-term prediction (summertime blocking, Hadley cell, El Niño Southern Oscillation, Atlantic multidecadal variability, teleconnections). @Bjerknes Centre Prediction Unit @Climate Futures
- Advisors: Dr. Nour-Eddine Omrani, Prof. Noel S. Keenlyside
- Autumn 2018 - Autumn 2020: Postdoctoral Fellow
- Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
- Duties included: Analysing reanalysis, and idealised model output for better understanding of extratropical dynamics (storm tracks, stratosphere-troposphere interaction).
- Visiting scientist at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
- Advisors: Prof. David W.J. Thompson, Prof. Thomas Birner (LMU)
- Autumn 2013- Summer 2014: Climatologist
- Slovenian Environment Agency, Sector for Climatology
- Duties included: Analysing regional climate model data (CORDEX,ENSEMBLES) for regional climate change studies of Slovenia and Southeast Europe.
- Ph.D. in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate, University of Reading, 2018
- Thesis title: “Baroclinic and Barotropic Aspects of Wave-Mean Flow Interaction”
- Supervisors: Prof. Theodore G. Shepherd, Dr. Michael Blackburn, Prof. Sir Brian J. Hoskins
- M.Sc. in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate, University of Reading, 2013
- Dissertation title: “Identifying Slow Modes of Variability Using Wave Activity Theory”
- Supervisors: Prof. John Methven, Dr. Thomas H.A. Frame
- B.Sc. in Meteorology with Geophysics, University of Ljubljana, 2012
- Analysing large datasets in various programming languages (Python, Matlab, R, C, NCL, CDO etc.)
- Running idealised and comprehensive atmospheric models (dry-dynamical core, aquaplanet, and AMIP setups; Fortran)
- Analysing regional and global climate model output.
- Analysing subseasonal-to-seasonal (SubX) models
Awards, Prizes & Certificates
- May 2023: Received “Certificate of Completion” for successfully completing the “MOOC Machine Learning in Weather and Climate” course provided by ECMWF.
- Dec 2022: Received volunteer appreciation certificate by society of Slovenian community educated abroad for work as a member of Scandinavia local committee.
- Jun 2022: Awarded the Quarterly Journal Prize Reviewer’s Certificate for 2021 by the Royal Meteorological Society. [news story]
- Jul 2021: Received the AGU 2020 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-Atmospheres.
- Jun 2020: Awarded European Meteorological Society Outreach and Communication Award for the ongoing project RESCCCUE together with Žiga Zaplotnik, Nina Črnivec and Aljoša Slameršak. [List of outreach activites before May 20th 2020.] Awards ceremony.
- Nov 2015: Received ‘Preparing to Teach’ certificate (University of Reading).
- Oct 2013: Awarded Sutcliffe Prize for Overall Achievement at MSc level (University of Reading).
- Jun 2013: Received Met Office Forecasting Diploma (University of Reading).
- Oct 2009 - Jul 2012: Awarded Dean’s Award three consecutive years for outstanding academic achievement (University of Ljubljana).
Funding (projects, travel grants, studentships)
- Jan 2023 - Dec 2023: Awarded Bjerknes Centre seed funding (Fast Track Initiative) for a small research project.
- Sep 2018: Received a bursary (travel grant) by SPARC to attend the ‘SPARC General Assembly’ (Kyoto, Japan).
- Sep 2016: Received a bursary (travel grant) by the University of Cambridge (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics) to attend the ‘Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment’ Summer School (Cambridge, UK).
- Oct 2014 - Sep 2018: Awarded studentship for PhD degree by The University of Reading PhD Studentship.
- Oct 2012 - Oct 2013: Awarded studentship for MSc degree by The Slovenian Scholarship Fund Ad Futura.
- Sep 2006 - Jul 2012: Awarded studentship for secondary school and undergraduate degree by The Municipality of Ljubljana Fund for talented students.
Outreach (Slovenian only)
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