Susan C. van den Heever - Associate Professor
- B.S. in Mathematics - 1990 - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- M.S. in Physical Geography - 1994 - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2001 - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Professor Sue van den Heever received her B.S. in Mathematics and her M.S. in Physical Geography from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg, South Africa. She worked as a research associate at WITS focusing on topics such as ENSO, southern African drought and tropical-temperature troughs before coming to Colorado State University to obtain her Ph.D. Sue then spent two years as a postdoctoral student and several years as a research scientist at Colorado State University before joining the faculty in the fall of 2008.
- Cloud Dynamics and Convection
- Cloud Physics
- Mesoscale Meteorology
- Cloud and Mesoscale Modeling
- Synoptic Meteorology
- Cloud Physics and Cloud Dynamics
- Convective and Cloud Processes
- Cloud Modeling
- Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Awards, Honors, and Positions
- Monfort Professor, Colorado State University, 2015-2017.
- Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2013.
- George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award, College of Engineering, Colorado State University, 2012.
- Member of the American Meteorological Society Committee on Mesoscale Processes, 2012-present.
- Quarterly Journal Review Award for 2008, Royal Meteorological Society, Reading, U.K., 2009.
- Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2009.
- GEWEX Radiation Panel Member, 2008-current.
- Flight scientist for the NASA CRYSTAL-FACE field campaign, 2002.
- NASA's Group Achievement Award, NASA, 2002.
- The South African Association of the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Achievement, 1995.