About Me

About Me

Thanks for visiting my webpage! My name is Andrew Mahre, and I am currently a graduate research assistant at the University of Oklahoma.

As an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, I decided to major in physics. I participated in research during 7 of my 8 semesters at UT, and thoroughly enjoyed being able to work on novel research in experimental and computational physics across multiple labs. As part of my participation in the Dean's Scholars Honors Program at UT, I conducted research and wrote an undergraduate thesis, based on my development of a Python-based computational model for friction at the atomic level.

During my junior year at UT, I was accepted to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Oklahoma. This program greatly shaped my career goals, as I was able to spend 10 weeks in the National Weather Center during the Summer of 2013, working with premier scientists in the field of meteorology. During my senior year at UT, I was accepted into the School of Meteorology at OU, where I enrolled beginning in the Fall of 2014.

During my first semester of graduate school, I worked as a TA for a junior-level thermodynamics course and a freshman-level orientation to meteorology course, where I was responsible for grading, holding office hours, and giving guest lectures when the professor was absent. A few months after beginning as a graduate student, I was fortunate enough to be offered a research assistant (RA) position within the Advanced Radar Research Center. For the past 4 years as a research assistant, I have been involved in research with various fields within meteorology and radar design. Topics on which I am currently working (or have worked on in the past) can be found here.

While conducting research at the graduate level, I realized that taking courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) would greatly enhance my understanding of the radar systems on which I work. I have since taken 7 ECE courses and have earned an additional (non-thesis) M.S degree in ECE. As of December 2019, I have accepted a Senior Professional Staff I offer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), where I plan to start in the Summer of 2020.

If anyone has any questions about my research or would like to discuss research topics, feel free to contact me!
Contact: (firstname) (dot) (lastname) (at) ou (dot) edu