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Academic Background

Dr Peer Nowack uses numerical models and machine learning to address key challenges in climate science, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry. In particular, he is interested in methods to understand and reduce uncertainty in regional climate change projections, the development of computationally efficient parameterizations for the latest generation of Earth system models, seasonal forecasting, extreme weather events in a changing climate, and air pollution.

Peer Nowack is now Tenure-Track Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. The website of his new Chair for AI in Climate and Environmental Sciences can be found here.

Selected Publications

Link to Google Scholar.

Teaching Interests

Chemistry, data science, machine learning, climate science.


01/2020 -Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry and Data Science, University of East Anglia.
2017 -2021Imperial College Research Fellow, Department of Physics / Data Science Institute, Imperial College London.
2016-2017Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.
01-03/2017ASI Data Science Fellowship, CMC Markets, London.
2016PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.
2012BSc, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Key Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Atmospheric chemistry and physics
  • Air pollution
  • Extreme weather
  • Climate sensitivity
  • Causality algorithms
  • Ozone
  • Climate change

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

Bachelor of Science, ETH Zürich

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

External positions

Imperial College Research Fellow, Imperial College London

1 Aug 201731 Jul 2021

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