Cristina Lupu

Research Department, Earth System Assimilation Section, Infrared Radiance Observations Group


Cristina joined ECMWF in January 2010 and works on activities related to the exploitation of infrared satellite observations for numerical weather prediction.

Professional interests:
  • Assimilation of infrared satellite data
  • Radiative transfer modelling
  • Diagnostics to assess the impact of different types of satellite observations on the quality of forecasts
Career background:

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present: Scientist, Infrared Radiance Observations Group, ECMWF, Reading (U.K.)
  • 2010 - 2012: EUMETSAT Research Fellow, Satellite Section, ECMWF, Reading (U.K.)
  • 2002 - 2003: Research assistant, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 1996 - 2001: Physics Teacher, Mircea Cristea Technical College, Brasov (Romania)


  • 2005 - 2009: Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 2002 - 2005: M.Sc., Atmospheric Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 1991 - 1996: B.Sc., Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania)