Simone Kotthaus is Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France. Her research focuses on the dynamics of the urban atmosphere and their implications for risk factors such as heat or air pollution. Ranging from micro-scale characteristics of anthropogenic building materials to regional-scale dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer, her work assesses the integrated effects of surface processes in the heterogeneous urban environment and the synoptic weather conditions. As an expert in numerous environmental measurement techniques, her work on novel retrieval methods continues to result in advanced observational data products and tools that are of high value for the evaluation of models, process studies and teaching activities. Simone received her PhD in Micrometeorology from King’s College London in 2014 and has since been researching urban settings of various complexities at the University of Reading, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace and École Polytechnique. She is Associate Editor of the Meteorological Applications journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and currently serves as elected board member of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC).