Team » Matthias Demuzere


Room IA 6/93


Dr. Matthias Demuzere

Research Focus 

  • global and high-resolution regional climate modelling
  • urban canopy layer modelling
  • green and blue urban infrastructure
  • multi-source remote sensing
  • urban mapping
  • crowdsourcing




  • ELVIC: climate extremes in the lake Victorian Basin
  • WUDAPT: The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools Project
  • APHH China: pollution and human health in a Chinese megacity Programme
  • REACT: remote sensing for malaria epidemiology in African cities
  • SUBLIME: Single-column Urban Boundary Layer Inter-comparison Model Experiment
  • AEVUS II: Analysis and Evaluation of TERRA_URB Scheme 2 (COSMO Consortium)
  • ENLIGHT: Enabling the Analysis of Global urban Heat
  • BCC: Balneário Camboriú Climate Project 
  • CORDEX project: URBan environments and Regional Climate Change (URB-RCC)

  • COST CA20108: FAIR NEtwork of micrometeorological measurements 

CV and Activities

Matthias obtained his PhD in Science at Leuven University, on the topic of synoptic-scale climatology and air quality. Afterwards he completed a six year FWO post-doctoral position at the same university, followed by a two years post-doctoral position at Ghent University, working on global climate - vegetation interactions. During these positions he’s been working abroad on various occasions, amongst others including long-term research stays at the National University of Singapore, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) and the MPI for biogeochemistry in Jena (Germany). Topics covered during these years circle around the land-atmosphere interface: synoptic circulation patterns and their role in the climate and air quality (e.g. COST733), the role of water sensitive urban design (CRC for Water Sensitive Cities), urban climate adaptation and mitigation strategies (COST TU0902), modelling urban surfaces and their atmosphere interactions, high resolution convection permitting models (CLIMAQS & MACCBET) and wind energy production yields in a changing climate. Ongoing projects dea mapping Local Climate Zones (WUDAPT), pollution and human health in a Chinese megacity Programme (APHH China), climate extremes in the lake Victoria Basin (ELVIC) and remote sensing for malaria epidemiology in African cities (REACT).

Since 2015 he is leading the bibliography committee of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC). As of 2019 he is also elected as a board member of the same association. Since October 2018 he started his company “Kode”, enabling him to work as a freelance climatologist and data scientist for various customers such as Cloud to Street (global flood mapping), the City of Antwerp (climate adaptation) and Nazka-aircheckr (location-based air quality information).