Dr Muhammad Hassim

Former Research Associate

Centre for Climate Change Singapore (CCRS)
Researcher ID: A-2391-2012


Biography

Dr Muhammad Hassim received his BSc (Hons) in Earth Sciences from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and submitted his PhD in January 2012. His doctoral research investigated the ways in which deep overshooting convection affects moisture in the tropical tropopause layer and how well such convection is observed by ground-based radar, using cloud-resolving simulations and data from the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment.

As a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne under the Centre of Excellence's Tropical Convection Program, Muhammad's work aims to understand the key physical processes governing the diurnal cycle of moist convection in the Maritime Continent region. This includes coastal influences such as sea breezes and other mesoscale phenomena.

He will also investigate the dynamics of mesoscale organisation in the region and its feedbacks, using high-resolution model simulations conducted with the Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS).

Previously, Muhammad has held Teaching/Research Assistant positions and has served as a university Subject Tutor.

Muhammad's research interests include convective cloud processes, the triggering and organisation of deep convection, mesoscale dynamics and high-impact weather systems in the Tropics.

Muhammad has been awarded AMOS prizes for best Meteorology Honours thesis (2006) and for best Climate/Meteorology oral presentation at the 24th Victorian Universities Earth and Environmental Sciences Conference (2008).

He was also invited as the guest speaker for the 2010 AMOS Melbourne AGM.

Muhammad has now take a role as a Research Scientist at the Centre for Climate Change Singapore (CCRS)

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