Dr Elena Meneguz

Elena works on improving the representation of atmospheric phenomena in the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

Areas of expertise

Elena's areas of expertise include:

  • Dispersion of particles in turbulent flows
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Numerical simulations
  • Atmospheric turbulence and fluid dynamics
  • Statistical analysis

Current activities

Elena's main research project is the modelling of atmospheric convection in NAME.

She is also currently working on building an automated turbulence approach for improving the accuracy of turbulence forecasts.

Career background

Elena joined the Met Office in January 2012 and has worked in the Atmospheric Dispersion Group since then. She is also working part-time with the Aviation Outcomes group.

From 2007 to 2011, she was based at Newcastle University, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, where she worked as a Research Assistant on a renewable energy project funded by the European Commission, as a Teaching assistant (Postgraduate Tutor) in Engineering Mathematics, and completed her PhD on the statistical analysis of inertial particle concentration in turbulent flows. The project was joint with Imperial College, Department of Aeronautics.

From 2005 to 2007 she gained experience working in a multinational company.

She holds a Laurea (BSc, MSc) in Industrial Engineering and Energetics obtained in 2005 at the University of Udine, Italy. The interaction between vortices and local structures in liquid helium was the subject of her Master thesis.

Last updated: 15 April 2014