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Biography

Dr Tilo Ziehn obtained a PhD in Environmental Modelling from the University of Leeds, UK, in 2009. He completed a 3-year postdoc at the University of Bristol, UK, working on carbon cycle data assimilation, before joining CSIRO in 2012.

Tilo is the team leader of the Land Surface and Ocean Biogeochemistry team in the Modelling the Earth System group of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre. He Is leading the development of the Earth System Model (ESM) version of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) including the submission of ACCESS-ESM1.5 to the 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). His research interests are mainly focused on land carbon-cycle interactions and the role of the terrestrial biosphere in mitigation and managing carbon.

Tilo is the project and co-design leader of the Australian National Environmental Science Program 2 (NESP2) Climate Systems Hub Project 1.7: Modelling the Future.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    PhD (Development of global sensitivity analysis methods in environmental and safety engineering)
    School of Process, Environmental and Material Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

  • 2005

    Dipl.-Ing. (Systems Engineering and Computer Science)
    Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-present

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2012-2016

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 01/2009-01/2012

    Research Associate (Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation)
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

  • 12/2008-12/2008

    Research Fellow (Flow and Dispersion in Urban Areas)
    School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

  • 05/2005-09/2005

    Research Assistant (Optimised control strategies for glass conditioning)
    Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-2023

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO