Matt Noffke

Matt Noffke

- Basic Information -

Time in Larsen Lab: 2008-2010
Basic Project Description: Matt was one of my very first students at UNK and, as such, we worked on a few different projects together. He constructed an 8-bucket tipping-bucket array structure for deployment at Rowe Sanctuary and started looking at a wave-pool method of rain droplet detection. He also studied some scaling properties of rainfall.

- Dissemination Based on work in Larsen Lab -

- Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers -

M.L. Larsen, A.S. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2010). Scaling properties of rainfall accumulation as measured by a tipping-bucket rain gauge network. Atmospheric Research, 96, 149--158. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.12.008

- Professional Conference Presentations -

M.L. Larsen, A.S. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2009). Examination of sub-pixel accumulation variability in central Nebraska. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Williamsburg, VA. October 5-9, 2009.

- Student Research Presentations -

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2008). A rain gauge array at Rowe Sanctuary designed to study multiscaling properties. UNK Physics Student Research Day. April 29, 2008.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2008). Characterization of sub-pixel variation in the great plains. 12th Annual Conference of the High Plains Chapter of NWA/AMS. Hays, Kansas. September 3-4, 2008.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2008). Characterization of sub-pixel variation in the great plains. Fall Symposium of the 2008 Summer Student Research Program. September 12, 2008.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2008). Rainfall analysis at a Nebraska site. UNK SciMath Colloquium. November 6, 2008.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2009). Analysis of rainfall events from summer of 2008. UNK 11th Annual Student Research Day. March 25, 2009.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2009). Characterizing sub-pixel properties in the rain field. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. April 16-18, 2009.

M. Noffke and M.L. Larsen (2010). Polar plot mapping of localized wind data. UNK 12th Annual Student Research Day. April 8, 2010.

- Awards won while working in Larsen Lab -

2008 UNK Summer Student Research Program Participant (SSRP)

2008 Best Undergraduate Student Paper at the 12th Annual High Plains Conference of the NWA/AMS

2008-2009 UNK Undergraduate Research Fellow

2009-2010 UNK Undergraduate Research Fellow

- Post-Graduation Activities and Current Status -

After graduating with his B.Sc. degree in Physics from UNK in 2010, Matt bounced around. He continued working as a volunteer firefighter in Kearney, and started to work at SynTech research as a Lab Assistant and, later, as a Research Scientist. He worked in telecom working with fiber optic routing and distribution, but he has had a long-term goal of moving towards renewables. In his most recent update email (January 2021) he noted that in mid-2020 he was transferred to the Renewables Team in the Site Group for Civil Engineering at Black & Veatch. His role there is to design stormwater runoff collection ponds and swales for solar panel arrays all across the US.

He tells me he is doing well, living in Spring Hill, KS -- a small suburb of Kansas City. He has a 5 year-old (Margot) currently in kindergarten.
updated: 8 August 2021