Dr Iestyn Woolway

NERC Independent Research Fellow

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Room: 308 Craig Mair

Email: iestyn.woolway@bangor.ac.uk

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Dr Iestyn Woolway's research focuses on the physical interactions between climate and water, with a particular interest in the physics and hydrology of lakes worldwide. This includes aspects such as climate-induced variations in lake evaporation, water temperature, ice cover and energy fluxes. Using a combination of in-situ, satellite, and modelled data, his research aims to answer key questions that relate to climate-related changes of inland waters. He graduated from Bangor University in 2011 with a BSc and MSc in Physical Oceanography and then undertook a PhD in Physical Limnology at University College London (2011-2015). Dr Woolway was then a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading (2015-2018). In 2018, Dr Woolway was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, hosted at Dundalk Institute of Technology (Ireland), followed by a European Space Agency Fellowship in 2020 - based at the ESA Climate Office in Oxfordshire. In 2021, Dr Woolway was awarded a UK Natural Environment Research Council Independent Research Fellowship. He joined the School of Ocean Sciences as a NERC Independent Research Fellow (Reader) in 2022. In 2023 he was awarded a Dillwyn Medal for STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) from the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of early career research excellence for his work in the field of global environmental change. In 2024, he was awarded a Distinguished Scientist fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences via the President's International Fellowship Initiative.

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Contact Info

Room: 308 Craig Mair

Email: iestyn.woolway@bangor.ac.uk

Web: Google Scholar; Research Gate; Twitter

Dr Iestyn Woolway's research focuses on the physical interactions between climate and water, with a particular interest in the physics and hydrology of lakes worldwide. This includes aspects such as climate-induced variations in lake evaporation, water temperature, ice cover and energy fluxes. Using a combination of in-situ, satellite, and modelled data, his research aims to answer key questions that relate to climate-related changes of inland waters. He graduated from Bangor University in 2011 with a BSc and MSc in Physical Oceanography and then undertook a PhD in Physical Limnology at University College London (2011-2015). Dr Woolway was then a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading (2015-2018). In 2018, Dr Woolway was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, hosted at Dundalk Institute of Technology (Ireland), followed by a European Space Agency Fellowship in 2020 - based at the ESA Climate Office in Oxfordshire. In 2021, Dr Woolway was awarded a UK Natural Environment Research Council Independent Research Fellowship. He joined the School of Ocean Sciences as a NERC Independent Research Fellow (Reader) in 2022. In 2023 he was awarded a Dillwyn Medal for STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) from the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of early career research excellence for his work in the field of global environmental change. In 2024, he was awarded a Distinguished Scientist fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences via the President's International Fellowship Initiative.

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Teaching and Supervision

PhD students:

Mr Kang Wang (Hohai University; China Scholarship Council; 2023-)

Ms Weijia Wang (Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology Chinese Academy of Sciences; China Scholarship Council; 2023-)

Ms Dieu Anh Dinh (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland; 2022-)

Ms Sofia La Fuente (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland; 2020-)

 

MSc students:

Ms Georgia Androulakaki (University of Reading, UK; 2018)

Ms Yuhong Yun (University of Reading, UK; 2018)

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - PhD , Physical Limnology (2011 - 2015)
  • 2011 - MSc , Applied Physical Oceanography (2010 - 2011)
  • 2010 - BSc , Ocean Sciences (2007 - 2010)

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