Short Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

Andreas Philipp Weigel
Dr. sc. nat. (ETH) Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.)
born 1975 in Kempten im Allgäu (Germany)

Education and employment history

Since February 2014
Underwriter Weather and Agriculture at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Zurich, Switzerland.

Feb 2012 to Jan 2014
Weather and climate analyst at Cargill International SA in Geneva, Switzerland.

Apr 2008 to Dec 2011
Permanent staff member and research scientist at the Climate Services Unit of MeteoSwiss with a research focus on issues related to climate prediction and climate risk. Responsible for MeteoSwiss's operational long-range forecasts (monthly to seasonal).

Sep 2007 to Dec 2007
Visiting researcher at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University, New York.

May 2005 to Mar 2008
Postdoc at MeteoSwiss on seasonal predictability and probabilistic verification.

Sep 2001 to Apr 2005
PhD at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich (IACETH). Topic: On the atmospheric boundary layer over highly complex topography. Advisors: Prof. Atsumu Ohmura (ETH Zurich), Dr. Mathias Rotach (MeteoSwiss), Prof. Dave Whiteman (University of Utah, Salt Lake City).

Jan 2003 to Aug 2003
Visiting researcher at the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML) at Stanford University in the group of Prof. Robert Street.

Nov 1995 - May 2001
Studies in general physics, medical physics and meteorology at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Aug 1998 - Jul 1999
Study abroad (ERASMUS programme) at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Sep 1986 - Jun 1995
Secondary and high school education at the Allgäu-Gymnasium, Kempten, Germany.


  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the EGU, 2009
  • Medal of ETH Zurich for Ph.D. Thesis, 2006