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Dr Kelvin Ng studied Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London before moving to the University of Hong Kong for his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, looking at the potential governing factors of tropical cyclone intensity. In 2018, he joined the Unversity of Birmingham as a research fellow. In 2023, he joined the Fresh Eyes on CMIP, a task team of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project.

Research interests

Kelvin works as a research fellow on different projects about the hazards and impacts of meteorological and climatological extremes.

  • INPAIS (NERC funded:2018-2021), which was a collaborative research project with Swiss Re Company Ltd, Beijing branch (industry) and Beijing Normal University to improve parametric insurance thresholds of Typhoons.
  • PRE-CAX (Newton Fund, CSSP-China: 2020-2022) and PRE-CAX2 (Newton Fund, CSSP-China: 2022-2023), which are collaborative research projects with University of Reading to develop a tool to improve the prediction of future meteorological and climatological extremes in China based on statistical and machine learning.
  • Ex-Storms (NERC funded: 2022-2024), which is a collaborative research projects with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of Oxford to deepen our understanding the potential source of predictability of European windstorm on a seasonal timescale.
  • HURACAN (NERC funded: 2023-2026) is a consortisum of multiple universities in the UK, such as Reading, Leeds, etc, and in the US, such as Stony Brook University, Columbia University and Pennsylvania State Univeristy. This project aims to explore the risk posed to Europe and United States by cyclones of tropical origin.

Kelvin also involved in other activities/projects, which concern about the weather forecasting, impact of extreme events and climate change, such as Met Office summer testbed 2023, SR-Hazards (funded by Swiss Re, 2022-2023) and TSLS-CMIP6 (a subproject of the Bristol CMIP6 Data Hackathon).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy


Award Date: 5 Feb 2018

Master in Science, Imperial College London


Award Date: 1 Aug 2012


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