Chand, Savin (Dr)

Position Senior Lecturer
Office T152
Phone +61 3 5327 6901


  • PhD in Meteorology, University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, University of the South Pacific, 2005
  • Master of Science in Physics, University of the South Pacific, 2005
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Physics, University of the South Pacific, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physics, University of the South Pacific, 2000


Dr Savin Chand received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011.

Savin is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics in the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability.

His primary research focus is on severe weather events and climate extremes. He is also internationally recognised as an expert on tropical cyclones and climate change, and made several important contributions to the field, including a paper in Nature Climate Change.

Savin has attracted several external funding to the university and was the 2017 recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence.

Prior to joining Federation University Australia, Savin was a Research Scientist at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology where he worked in a number of research projects on climate extremes.

Teaching areas

  • Experimental design and analysis
  • Statistics for prediction
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Statistical methods


  • Uwe Radok Award 2011 - The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Award for the best PhD thesis in Australia in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, glaciology or climatology.
  • Research Excellence Award 2010 - The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science Award, formally known as the John and Allan Gilmour Research Award, given in recognition of the outstanding achievements in scientific research.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence 2017 – Federation University Australia’s annual award given to an individual in recognition of outstanding achievements in research.

Extended research profile