Yvan Romé

Yvan Romé


I am a PGR in paleoclimate modelling studying the triggers of the last deglaciation. I am supervised Dr. Ruza Ivanovic and Dr. Lauren Gregoire and base in the Priestley bulding level 11.

My project is financed by the NERC Panorama DTP and hosted by the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Earth Surface Science Institute. I am a member of the Climate-Ice group, the Physical Climate Change Group, Paleo@Leeds and the Quaternary Group at the University.

Research interests

My research aims to understand the chain of events which took place during the last deglaciation (21 kya – 11 kya) using general circulation climate models. To do so, I study abrupt climate changes in the broader context of the last glacial period and try to apply the results to the early stage of the last deglaciation. Our goal is to propose a new reconstruction of the period by the end of the PhD using meltwater forcing derived from ice-sheet reconstruction.

I am also interested in comparing past climate changes to future climate changes, developing numerical methods and communicating research outputs to the general public.


  • BSc, Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris
  • BSc, Theoretical Physics, Université Paris Sud
  • MSc, Engineering, Ecole Centrale Supelec

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Earth Surface Science Institute