About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, where I lead the Climate Dynamics Laboratory.

I research the physical climate system, particularly the myriad of interactions between atmosphere, ocean, and ice that give rise to the Earth’s climate. I am especially interested in the ever-evolving climate of the polar regions, both Antarctic and Arctic, as well as the large-scale transport of atmospheric water from equator to pole.

I am a co-chair of the Polar Climate Working Group of the Community Earth System Model, whose development hub is at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

It is hiring season! We are currently recruiting three postdoctoral researchers!

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in climate dynamics, interest in engineering optimal climate interventions, and enthusiasm for AI to join our group! Please apply by Nov 21, 2021 for full consideration for this position.

We are also looking for two postdoctoral researchers, one with expertise in coastal ocean modelling with ROMS, and one with expertise in dynamical downscaling, to join our interdisciplinary team investigating Canada’s Blue Carbon Potential. Apply by Dec 1, 2021 for full consideration for these two positions.

I always appreciate hearing from prospective graduate students!

If you enjoy physics, mathematics, and possibly Python, and are interested in applying these to study of the Earth’s climate system, please get in touch: hansingh (at) uvic (dot) ca. If you’d like to work with me, please send me some information about your potential research interests, your transcript, and your resume or CV.