Roscoe R. Braham, Jr.

Dr. Roscoe R. Braham, Jr. is a former U.S. Air Force pilot and weather-officer and Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. A noted cloud physicist, meteorologist and educator, Dr. Braham earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. He was a member of a three-person National Academy of Sciences planning group that developed a plan for multi-university partnership and collaboration for atmospheric research. He is also credited with the discovery of the cell organization of thunderstorms and the coalescence-freezing mechanism of precipitation formation in natural clouds. Dr. Braham has been an advisor to the Australian government and the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the Silver Medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Rossby Research Medal from the American Meteorological Society; and the Losey Award from the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and the American Association for Advancement of Science.