Dr. Diana Francis
Dr. Diana Francis Senior Research Scientist
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Senior Research Scientist and Head of the ENGEOS Lab

Dr. Diana Francis is an internationally-renown Atmospheric Scientist with a postgraduate Diploma in Radiation Protection, two Master's degrees in Physics and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Sorbonne Universités – Paris, France.

Dr. Francis’ research work focuses on Atmospheric Dynamics and Environmental Sciences at a regional scale. She has a rich experience in remote sensing and numerical modeling applied to different environmental questions. Her achievements have made a considerable contribution to advancing scientific knowledge in a wide range of topics such as aerosol interaction with climate, tropical meteorology, polar meteorology, climate change and polar ice, air pollution and air quality. The significance of her findings is reflected in her publication record and international network of collaborations.

At Khalifa University, Dr. Diana Francis is the Head of the Environmental and Geophysical Sciences (ENGEOS) lab.

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  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France.
Teaching Areas
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Climate Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Numerical Modelling
Research Interests
  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Polar Meteorology and Polar Ice
  • Natural Hazards
  • Air quality
  • Fog
  • Dust storms
  • Cloud-formation
  • Renewable Energies