Michel Wortmann

Dr | he/him

Hydrologist, developer, research software engineer, craftsman, father


I am a Scientific Software engineer at ECMWF for hydrological applications. I am also a Honorary Research Associate in the Hydro-climate Extremes group at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and a guest in the Hydroclimatic Risks, Climate Adaptation and Resilience group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany. I develop, implement and validate simulation models to investigate changes to water-related risks (floods, freshwater availability, droughts) in the past, present and future, specifically related to long-term climate change. I hold a PhD in Hydrology from University College London (UCL), UK, where I also graduated with a BSc in Physical Geography (First Class Hons). I am an avid Python developer and have extensive experience in research software development and reproducible data pipelines. I live in Oxford, UK and you can find me in my office at ECMWF's Reading site.

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