Dr. Victor Gensini
Assistant Professor, Researcher, Storm Chaser
Dr. Victor Gensini is an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences. He received his Bachelor and Masters in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University as well, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). Victor is also a HAM radio operator.
Victor’s research umbrella covers extreme weather and climate, with specific interests focused on: severe convective storms, synoptic/mesoscale meteorology, applied climatology, GIS techniques, geoscience data visualization, weather forecasting and climate change. His research has primarily focused on the relationship between severe convective storms and climate change by utilizing dynamical downscaling from a convective permitting regional climate model. Currently, a majority of Victor’s research is examining weather and climate dynamics that explain variability in extreme weather (e.g., hail, tornadoes, heavy rain, heat waves) frequency and analyzing ways to forecast these events at sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales.