Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Scott Collis
Atmospheric Scientist/Department Head
Geospatial Computing, Innovations, and Sensing (GCIS) Department
  • Ph.D., Physical Sciences, Australian National University, 2007.
Current Role
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Precipitation Sensitive Radar Translator, with responsibility for value-added products from the ARM radar network and for liaison between the science community and the ARM infrastructure group.
Geophysical retrievals from remote sensing data; dynamics and microphysics of precipitating cloud systems; nowcasting; open-source, object-oriented code design. Graduate diploma in meteorology, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 2007.
Career Highlights
  • Postdoctoral fellow: Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research. Use of remote sensing data to reconstruct the dynamical and microphysical structure of precipitating systems. Key role in operational forecasting for a cloud seeding research project in Queensland (a joint effort with the National Center for Atmospheric Research).
  • Meteorologist: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre. Forecasting and warning for atmospheric turbulence, icing, and thunderstorms disruptive to national aviation. Led research to build a model-to-text system for preparing forecasts for high seas.
  • Recognition: Named one of Popular Science magazine’s 2013 “Brilliant 10” global researchers, October 2013.