Dr. M.A. (Marc) Schleiss


Dr. Marc Schleiss is an Assistant Professor in the Geoscience & Remote Department at TU-Delft. He graduated in Applied Mathematics in 2008 at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL) and obtained his PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering at EPFL in 2012. Before coming to Delft, Marc spent 3 years in the Hydrometeorology Group at Princeton University in the United States.


Marc’s research activities mainly focus on 3 key themes:

  1. precipitation microphysics: raindrop size distributions and their retrievals from ground-based and spaceborne weather radars
  2. extreme rain and flooding: space-time structures of rainfall systems, their predictibility, sensitivity to climate change and effect on the hydrological response.
  3. Quantitative precipitation estimation: weather radar, opportunistic sensing, citizen rain gauges, microwave links and probabilistic merging/interpolation of rainfall measurements
  • CIE4603-16 Geo-signal analysis
  • CTB3366 Rainfall in the City
  • CIE5703 Urban Climate & Hydrology (guest lectures)
  • CIE4608 Atmospheric Remote Sensing (guest lectures)
  • Marc operates a large number of rainfall sensors in Cabauw, Delft and Rotterdam, providing high-quality rainfall data for the Ruisdael observatory of atmospheric science. More information
  • Between 2017 and 2019, Marc was the TU Deft project coordinator for MUFFIN (Multiscale Urban Flood Forecasting), which aimed to improve rainfall estimation and flood forecasting in urban areas. More information

Marc Schleiss

Assistant Professor

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