Curriculum Vitae


Jan 08 – Dec 10 University of Potsdam Potsdam, Germany

  • PhD in Physics (focus on geosciences)
  • Sponsored by Marie Curie

Aug 00 – May 05 The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA

  • B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Honors (May 2005, GPA: 3.37)
  • Academic Minors: German, International Studies
  • Study Abroad: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Spring 2003)
  • Teaching Intern, 2004 (Equilibrium Lab Supervisor; Dynamics TA)
  • Grader, 2005 (Electronic Devices and Materials)
  • Thesis Research: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Impinging Nitrogen Atomization
  • Member, Delta Phi Alpha – National German Honors Society


Jan 08 – Dec 10 Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Potsdam, Germany

  • Ice-sheet modeling, ice-sheet evolution and stability, climate / ice-sheet interactions, abrupt climate change, probabilistic projections of future climate change
  • Collaboration with the Network for Ice-sheet and Climate Evolution (NICE)

Sep 06 – Jul 07 Fulbright scholar Berlin, Germany

  • Independent research: developing paleo-climate models; IAM; uncertainty in technology development; using data assimilation to improve model performance
  • Collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Technical University of Berlin.

Nov 05 – Aug 06 Medos Codman (Johnson & Johnson) Le Locle, Switzerland

  • Engineering internship in biomedical industry; improved processes for production of an implantable micro-valve; analyzed production issues
  • Sponsored by IAESTE (

May 05 – Nov 05 Penn State University (Geosciences) University Park, PA

  • Researcher in climate modeling; developed coupled climate-economic, population-economic models; used MCMC model optimization, data assimilation, evolutionary optimization

May 04 – Aug 04 Danish Fundamental Metrology Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Student researcher in nanometrology – programmed functions in C++ to analyze/manipulate images obtained from an atomic force microscope; sponsored by IAESTE (

Aug 03 – Dec 03 German Aerospace Center Lampholdshausen, Germany

  • Student researcher; programmed parallel FORTRAN model for molecular dynamics simulation of liquid N2 atomization in a combustion chamber of N2 gas with impinging injector geometry


Unix/Linux shell; Matlab; Python; R; C++; FORTRAN; MPI (parallel computing); HTML; php; javascript


English (native); German (fluent); Spanish (fluent); French (intermediate)


  1. Robinson, A., Calov, R., and Ganopolski, A.: Greenland Ice Sheet model parameters constrained using simulations of the Eemian Interglacial, Clim. Past Discuss., 6, 1551-1588, doi:10.5194/cpd-6-1551-2010, 2010. [open access online]
  2. Robinson, A., Calov, R., and Ganopolski, A.: An efficient regional energy-moisture balance model for simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet response to climate change, The Cryosphere, 4, 129-144, doi:10.5194/tc-4-129-2010, 2010. [open access online]
  3. Keller, K., Robinson, A., Bradford, D. F. and Oppenheimer, M.: The regrets of procrastination in climate policy, Environmental Research Letters, 2, 024004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/2/024004, 2007.

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