Todd Lane is an atmospheric scientist with research interests that include atmospheric dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, thunderstorms, aircraft turbulence, cloud processes, numerical modelling and fire weather. He is a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, where he leads the Tropical Convection research program. He is also the immediate past President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Assoc. Prof Lane received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Meteorology from Monash University in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005 he worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado USA. He joined The School of Earth Sciences in 2005 and in 2009 he was awarded a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.