Angel Ruiz-Angulo

Research Professor, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Background and research interests

Angel obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2008 working in the granular flows group. After completing his PhD, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Oceans and Climate Physics department at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. His research focused on validating different methods to estimate deep ocean turbulent mixing parameters near rough topography, based on in situ data. He has also worked on coastal oceanography, looking at the propagation and breakage conditions of internal waves traveling inside submarine canyons.

He is currently a research professor in the Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions group, in the “Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera” at the “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México”. His research interests are mainly on topics related to geophysical fluid dynamics. He collaborates on a pilot project with the objective of forecasting storm surges originated from tropical storms based on ADCIRC. He is interested on learning how to tackle specific problems resulting from the implementation of an operative system. Additionally, he is interested on the application of storm-surge like systems to the problem of tsunami waves propagation.

Other interests

Angel spends time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and also enjoys road biking.