Design for Global Transformation
Design for Global Transformation

CE 105 students help communities fight air pollution and climate change

Urban air quality simulations
Urban air quality simulations

Neighborhood-scale simulation of air pollution for local source apportionment

Wind energy simulations
Wind energy simulations

Nested large-eddy simulations for wind energy using the Weather Research and Forecasting model


Explore how we use fluid mechanics to answer questions about wind energy, air pollution, and weather and regional climate prediction.
CE 105 – Spring 2022

Prof. Tina Chow

Fotini (Tina) Katopodes Chow

Fred and Claire Sauer Chancellor’s Chair Professor in Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of California, Berkeley


2004 Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

1999 M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

1998 B.S. Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

Research interests

large-eddy simulation, wind energy, flow over complex terrain, urban dispersion and air quality modeling, cloud dynamics, turbulence modeling, atmospheric boundary layer flow, environmental fluid mechanics


UC Berkeley Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award 2021

Henry G. Houghton Award, American Meteorological Society 2016

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2011

National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2007

UC Berkeley Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award 2007