Professor Michael Reeder completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Monash University, before holding postdoctoral positions at the University of Munich (Germany) and the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (USA). He subsequently returned to Monash University as a member of staff, rising through the ranks to professor. Prof. Reeder has also held long-term visiting positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA), the State University of New York at Albany (USA), the University of Reading (UK), and the University of Leeds (UK).
Prof. Reeder’s research is focused principally on the dynamics of weather producing systems. He has published on a wide variety of topics, including fronts, tropopause folding, extra-tropical cyclones, Rossby waves, heat waves, tropical cyclones, gravity waves, solitary waves, convection, boundary layers, the Hadley and Walker circulations, the Madden-Julian Oscillation, and bushfires. He has been the principal supervisor for more than 40 graduate students.
Prof. Reeder is a past President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and a Fellow of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He is a winner of the Distinguished Research Award (Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society) and the Loewe Prize (Royal Meteorological Society, Australian Branch), and has given the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Clarke Lecture.