Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Lenny obtained a PhD in Physics at Columbia University (USA) in 1987. He has held grants funded by many bodies, including ONR (US Office of Naval Research) and NOAA (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the European Commission and UK Research Councils. Two successful projects – DIME and REMIND – were funded under the UK EPSRC Maths Faraday programme, and a current project, NAPSTER (Nonlinear Analysis and Prediction Statistics from Time Series and Ensemble forecast Realizations), is a UK NERC Knowledge Transfer grant. Lenny was active in the formation of strategy for THORPEX (he was co-author of the Socio-Economic Impacts Chapter). In recognition of his mathematically-coherent user-relevant contributions, the Royal Meteorological Society awarded Professor Smith its Fitzroy Prize.