School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Steven Chan

Research Associate


Steven Chan is an American trained meteorologist with background in computer science and upper atmosphere physics. Originally from Hong Kong, he has lived in the US for over a decade, and moves to United Kingdom in 2011.

Apart from science, he has interests in history, political science, and Japanese culture/language.

Chan is based in the Met Office Hadley Centre.


Research Interest/background:

Extreme events, climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, hydrological cycle, dynamical regional climate and mesoscale models

Current role in Newcastle:

Steven Chan is part of the CONVEX project - a joint project between Newcastle University, Met Office, University of Exeter. He works on intercomparing and understanding high resolution Met Office Unified Model simulations of UK precipitation extremes.