Member Profile

Shannon Bengtson

PhD Student

Climate Change Research Centre
​University of NSW


Shannon started his PhD in February 2017. He aims to investigate new tools for the evaluation of abrupt climate change events predicted by existing models. With a background in chemical and environmental engineering, he has worked in the water treatment industry in both an engineering and research capacity. He has also had experience in the pharmaceutical industry. ​ Shannon is working to incorporate his technical skills from this background into his new role in climate research.

THESIS: Evaluating isotope-enabled models — method investigation and application

Shannon's project aims to develop new tools in the evaluation of abrupt climate change events in pre-existing isotope-enabled models. By doing this, an enhanced understanding of these events will be obtained, providing insights in Australia's climate in a way that has not been previously possible.