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Alfonso Ladino

Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Nesbitt

Research Interests

  • Precipitation and Hydrometeorological Processes
  • Satellite and Radar Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Weather and Climate Risk



The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

PhD - Atmospheric Sciences (in progress)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

MSc. Meteorology

Dissertation: “Characterization of rain microphysics using disdrometers and dual polarization radar data for quantitative precipitation estimation from Aburrá valley metropolitan area” – Meritorious Thesis

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

BS. Agricultural Engineer



Awards and Honors

Fulbright – Colciencias Scholarship

Cohort 2020


HACK THE RISK! Smart Solutions on Water Issues and Floods

Bogotá, Colombia - 2019. Winner as a Team Member

Meritorious Thesis – MSc. Meteorology

Universidad Nacional de Colombia