Haichen Zuo

Haichen Zuo

University and Institute
Technical University of Denmark

Start date:
1 August 2020

Background:
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. It is also the city where I did my undergraduate study, majoring in Geographical Information System at China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing). After that, I went to the UK to pursue my master’s degree in Applied Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham. Having finished the postgraduate study, I worked as a short-term weather forecaster and then a wind resource engineer in Beijing. To achieve a smooth transition from employment to PhD study, I was then engaged in MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds. Now, I am ready for a more challenging position and have been a PhD student in the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Whenever I have free time, I love to travel, cook, or read while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Motivation:
My interest in Aeolus Satellite Mission was first aroused when I sourced documents relating to the Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument (ALADIN) during my postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds. It allowed me to develop an understanding of wind profile measurement from space. Moreover, my previous professional experience motivates me to explore the idea of utilising Aeolus Satellite data for innovative applications, particularly for the wind power industry. This PhD project collaborating with Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut and Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems gives me a great opportunity to conduct relevant research that I am passionate about. I believe that this 3-year research training will endow me with the competence required for a scientific career in the field of applied meteorology.