Raju Pathak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow



B1 4335-CU08


Raju graduated from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. His research interest are varied and are mainly focused on cloud and convection parameterization, uncertainty quantification, weather and climate prediction.

The main focus of his research is to improve cloud and convection representation in climate and weather models, and hence reducing biases and uncertainties in tropical precipitation with a focus on Asian summer monsoon (ASM). He uses process-based stochastic and various deterministic approaches to better represent the interaction between large-scale and small-scale organized convections and improve the simulation of ASM, MJO, and planetary-scale equatorial waves, leading to improved prediction/projection of important climatic features on a range of time-scales from subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) through interannual and multidecadal.


  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science (2015-2020): Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India
  • M.Tech. in Atmospheric Science (2013-2015): Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Pune, and Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences of University of Pune, India
  • M.Sc. in Physics (2011-2013): Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  • B.Sc. in Physics (2008-2011): Christian College, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (June 2021 – present): Physical Science and Engineering Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Aug. 2020 – June 2021): DST Centre of Excellence in Climate Modeling, IITD, New Delhi, India
  • Grad. Visiting Researcher (Dec. 2019 – Aug. 2020): Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Grad. Teaching Assistant (Jul. 2015 – Nov. 2019): Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IITD, New Delhi, India
  • Junior Research Fellow (May 2015 – July 2015): India Meteorological Department (IMD), Government of India, Pune, India

Scientific and Professional Membership

● Member of AGU, AOGS, and JPGU

● Member – Science Working Group, Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community


  • Selected for NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP), Summer Colloquium, 2021
  • IIT Delhi Research Scholar Travel Award to attend AOGS Meeting – 2019
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) student travel grant to attend AGU Fall Meeting – 2018
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Ph.D. Scholarship
  • Silver Medal for securing 2nd position in undergrad studies (B.Sc.)
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Consolation prize for presentation on “Free Space Optic Technologies” at Christian College, Lucknow
  • Best Tutor Award in National Service Scheme at Christian College

Research Interests Keywords

Uncertainty quantification Climate Monsoon dynamics