School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Chand, Savin (Dr)

PositionSenior 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.

His research expertise has been on numerical and statistical modelling of extreme weather and climate events, particularly tropical cyclones, and climate change.

Prior to joining the Federation University as a lecturer, Dr Chand worked as a research scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology from 2011 to mid-2013. He has a number of scientific publications in the top international journals. Most of these publications are in the field of extreme weather events and climate change.

Dr Chand is also an internationally recognised expert on tropical cyclones and climate change. At present, he is working on a number of projects in collaboration with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne.

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