My PhD work involved the development of a fully-3D nonhydrostatic atmospheric model for high-resolution simulations over mountainous areas. In particular, I investigated a novel method of representing complex topography at the bottom surface of the model using the finite-volume cut-cell approach. A video of my lecture on this work is found below (click on the lecture title).
My current research at Imperial College London is focused on the development of strategies to model the effect of fronts on large scale circulation in atmospheric models. For this work, we collaborate closely with the Firedrake team to develop compatible finite element methods for weather forecasting and climate simulation.
Nonhydrostatic atmospheric cut cell model on a block-structured Cartesian mesh, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2012