Mohan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.

Mohan Ramamurthy, Ph.D.Director, Unidata
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy is the Director of the Unidata program at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO. He joined UCAR after spending nearly 17 years on the faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ramamurthy has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics and Ph. D. in  Meteorology.

Over the past three decades, Mohan Ramamurthy has conducted research on a range of topics in mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction, information technology, data services, and computer-mediated  education.

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Dr. Ramamurthy is a Fellow of the American Meteorological  Society.

Dr. Ramamurthy pioneered the use of the then emergent World Wide Web (and its precursor, Gopher) in the early 1990s for the dissemination of weather and climate information, multimedia educational modules, and was involved in the development of collaborative visualization tools for geoscience education.

As the Director of Unidata, Dr. Ramamurthy oversees a National Science Foundation sponsored program and a community data facility that provides data services, tools, and cyberinfrastructure leadership to universities and the broader geoscience community.