Wei Huang

Post-doctoral Research Associate


Wei Huang got her doctoral degree in Physical Oceanography in Dec. 2019 from the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science, Louisiana State University. Her previous research was aimed at investigating the response of sub-tidal hydrodynamics of estuaries to meso-scale atmospheric systems such as cold and warm fronts using both numerical modeling, theoretical analysis, and in-situ measurements. She started her post-doc research in Oct. 2019 at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), working for the SCHISM's development group. At VIMS, her major duties were conducting hindcast/forecast of coastal processes under extreme events, and pre/post-processing of input/output for numerical modeling using SCHISM, a Semi-implicit Cross-scale Hydroscience Integrated System Model. She came to ORNL as a Post-doc Research Associate in Earth Systems Modeling Group of the Earth System Science section under Environmental Sciences Division. At ORNL, she's been participating in the COMPASS project. Her research is focused on studying the nutrient cycling of wetland plant species by developing 3-column module of E3SM's land system model to better represent the coastal hydrologic changes, coupling different processes between other models, and by integrating observational datasets to the modeling framework.