Daria studied Mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany and read Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge. She did her PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. The general topic of Daria’s thesis was the natural ventilation of buildings and, in particular, she investigated the sealing effectiveness of so-called air curtains. After completing her PhD studies in 2015, Daria took up a postdoctoral position in Environmental Fluid Dynamics. As a part of CARTHE team, she now studies the subsurface oil distribution in the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by conducting small-scale laboratory experiments and developing theoretical models.
Jiyun received her Ph.D. degree in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University in December 2016 and will join the MAGIC project in University of Cambridge in January 2017. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Resources from Wuhan University, China. Her research interests cover urban microclimate, urban land-atmosphere interactions, urban boundary layer meteorology, climate modelling, and hydrological modelling. Before joining the MAGIC project, she made significant contributions to several projects sponsored by U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Army Research Office, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In addition, she is an active member of American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union (AGU) and International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC).