Professor Rupert Klein
Rupert Klein holds a Professorship for Theoretical and Computational Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, where his research group is based.
Rupert holds a diploma in mechanical engineering, with specialization in combustion theory, and obtained a doctoral degree focusing on the computational modelling of knock in internal combustion engines.
He has carried extensive and varied work at Princeton University, RWTH Aachen, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, as well as acting as department head for Data and Computation at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and as professor of Applied Mathematics/Scientific Computing at the Freie Universität Berlin. In the course of his research, Rupert has developed and utilized methods of multiscale mathematical modelling and addressed a broad range of applications from combustion, via atmospheric flows and molecular physics to the dynamics of excitons in semi-conducting materials.
Among other honours, Rupert has received the German Leibniz Research Prize of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), become a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and been a Fellow of the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).