Tina’s current research focuses on the atmospheric boundary layer, the lowest region of the Earth’s atmosphere, which is where we live and where weather events take place. Her research group aims to improve the numerical models used for weather prediction and air quality forecasts. She and her students have worked on predicting how wind turbines respond in turbulent flow, how plumes spread in an urban environment, and how winds are affected by complex mountainous terrain, among other applications. Tina received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. At Cal, Tina teaches fluid mechanics, computer programming, and numerical methods to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Tina's talk is part of the Winter quarter E311A seminar series, “Letters to a Young Engineer.” Come hear from an inspiring group of women as they share stories about their lives and lessons learned from their varied careers in engineering. People of all identities are welcome! Cookies and tea will be served at 4:20pm.