Unidata’s new director: Mohan Ramamurthy

After a national search, atmospheric scientist Mohan Ramamurthy has been selected as the new director of the Unidata Program Center within UOP. Ramamurthy has had a long-time relationship with Unidata, serving on its external Policy Committee and chairing its Users Committee. He has also served on UCAR’s University Relations Committee since 2001.

Ramamurthy received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and did postdoctoral work at Florida State University. He came to Unidata from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences since 1987. Ramamurthy expects to hold a joint appointment with the NCAR Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, enabling him to continue weather- related research. His interests include mesoscale processes, ensemble forecasting, information technology, and interactive multimedia instruction and learning.

“We are proud to have Mohan joining UCAR and look forward to many years of strong leadership at Unidata,” says UOP director Jack Fellows. Unidata’s founding director, David Fulker, left to head up the core integration effort of the National Science Digital Library, which is being hosted by UOP. Ben Domenico, another long-time staffer, has served as acting director of Unidata since early 2002 and will now return to his post as deputy director. “Ben has done an outstanding job leading Unidata during this transition,” says Fellows. “Mohan and Ben will make a very strong team.”

 


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