Dr Steven Sandbach
Steve is in the data assimilation and ensembles systems group working on Next Generation Data Assimilation software.
Steve studied Aerospace Engineering (MEng), Fluid Mechanics (MSc) and Engineering (PhD) at the University of Manchester. His PhD focused on developing mathematical models for buoyancy-driven ventilation flows.
After his PhD, he worked as a NERC funded associate research fellow (2007-2013) at the Universities of Leeds, Durham and Exeter on projects investigating hydrodynamics and sedimentology of: river bifurcations, large river dynamics (Parana) and tidally influence rivers (Columbia).
Following this, he remained at the University of Exeter to work on the ICOMEX project. This was an international collaborative project which aimed to identify and address issues related to global climate models in the exascale computing era. In this part of the project, he worked with Prof. John Thuburn to implement and test a semi-implicit solver in MPAS - a non-hydrostatic atmospheric model on an icosahedral grid.
Steve joined the Met Office in 2015.