Stephen Guimond


Dr. Guimond earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from Iowa State University in 2004 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Science from Florida State University in 2007 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 – 2023, Dr. Guimond worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory in various roles. From 2010 – 2012, he was awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship and from 2012 – 2023 he held joint appointments at the University of Maryland (College Park and Baltimore County) as a research professor while working at NASA GSFC.  Dr. Guimond earned several awards while working at NASA GSFC for his science, software, and algorithm development including the Robert H. Goddard award for his contributions to the success of the high-altitude airborne radar group.

In the Fall of 2023, Dr. Guimond joined the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (APS) at Hampton University (HU) as an associate professor and is the new director of the HU Severe Weather Research Center (SWRC). In this role, Dr. Guimond will develop science, instrumentation and modeling efforts to understand the fundamental physics of extreme weather and novel applications of the SWRC infrastructure to problems associated with predicting the weather on a wide range of time and space scales.

Dr. Guimond’s expertise is in the fluid dynamics of extreme weather (e.g., hurricanes, winter storms and wildfires) and the various tools used to address questions within this scientific domain.  He has particular interests in the theory of radar systems (spaceborne, airborne and ground-based platforms) and computational models (numerical methods and sub-grid-scale physics) for studying extreme weather. Publications related to this work can be found here. Information on the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group (GFDG) can be found here.