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Early Career Scientists Representatives

Early career scientists (ECS) make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is to get in touch with your early career scientists representative, or better yet, volunteering to get involved in your division/programme group.

Division/Programme Group Representatives

Early career scientists representatives are the vital link between the Union and its early career scientists membership. They give a voice to early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences and ensure their needs are met at the Assembly, and throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments, thoughts or ideas for the nest Assembly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, they’d love to hear from you!

Gholam Ali Hoshyaripour
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)

Gholam Ali Hoshyaripour
ecs-as@egu.eu

Ali is a postdoctoral scientist at Institute of Geophysics, Universität Hamburg, Germany. His research focuses on emission and chemical transport of the aerosols in the atmosphere and their impacts on air quality and climate system. Together with the AS ECS Rep. team, Ali looks forward to hear the ideas, demands and inquiries of AS ECSs in order to reinforce their voice and role within the EGU’s AS division.

Pierre-Antoine Dessandier
Biogeosciences (BG)

Pierre-Antoine Dessandier
ecs-bg@egu.eu

Postdoctoral scientist at CAGE (Centre for Arctic Gaz Hydrate, Environment and climate, University of Tromsø, Norway). Research focused on the ecology of benthic foraminifera and their use as proxy of environmental conditions and paleo-climates. PhD done at University of Bordeaux, France. Current work based on the reconstruction of paleo-emission of Methane in the Arctic. I want to build a strong network of ECS scientists working on biogeosciences and encourage the exchanges between the BG ECS members and the other ECS teams. I also want to encourage the members to promote their science and their ideas on the EGU blogs as well as on the other platforms. Follow the news about methane research on twitter.

Carole Nehme
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Carole Nehme
ecs-cl@egu.eu

Carole is lecturer in physical geography at the University of Rouen (France) since September 2016 with expertise in limestone geomorphology, cave monitoring and palaeoclimate reconstruction from geochemical proxys. A former postdoc fellow at the AMGC research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, she worked on the reconstruction of past climate in the Levant from geochemical proxys in speleothems. In her new role as the Climate Division ECS representative, Carole with her team hopes to build a strong ECS network in climate and contribute to making the EGU General Assembly a fruitful experience for ECS.

Emma Smith
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Emma Smith
ecs-cr@egu.eu

Emma is a post-doc at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany, using geophysical methods to investigate ice dynamics Antarctica. She completed her Ph.D. at The British Antarctic Survey and University of Cambridge in 2016 and is interested in all things icy and geophysical. Emma got involved in the EGU through the EGU Cryosphere blog, which she has been a chief Editor of for the past 2 years, she tweets as @emma_c_smith.

Christoph Stasch
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)

Christoph Stasch
ecs-essi@egu.eu

Christoph works as research associate and consultant at 52°North, a non-profit research organisation in the field of applied geoinformatics. His focus is on simplifying the integration of sensors and processing modules (e.g. environmental simulation models) in spatial information infrastructures and GIS applications. As ESSI ECS representative, Christoph hopes to strengthen the network of ECS in the ESSI division. Interested in participating? Then get in touch with the network or Christoph directly.

Stephanie Zihms
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)

Stephanie Zihms
ecs-emrp@egu.eu

Stephanie is a postdoc in Carbonate Geomechanics but has a multi-disciplinary background ranging from soil science to fluid transport. She hopes to build a strong network of ECS within EMRP to encourage their involvement within division activities and to help build a stronger ECS network across EGU.

Luke Griffiths
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)

Luke Griffiths
ecs-ere@egu.eu

Luke is a PhD student studying the thermal stressing of rock in a geothermal environment. His interests include experimental and modeled rock physics and geomechanics with applications for energy production. Luke is keen to encourage new ways for ECS to communicate and discuss their research. He hopes to do so through the division’s blog and Twitter account – @ERE_EGU – which he co-manages.

Evgenia Ilyinskaya
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

Evgenia Ilyinskaya
ecs-gmpv@egu.eu

Evgenia is a tenure-track academic fellow at the University of Leeds in the UK. She specialises in emissions of gases and aerosol from active volcanoes, with the overarching aim of monitoring volcanic activity and its impact on the environment and the atmosphere. Her fieldwork-intense research includes working in Iceland, Central America, Hawaii, Antarctica, and Asia. The ECS GMPV team will lead science communication and outreach within the division, encourage interaction between scientists of all levels, and promote EGU ECS activities.

Katrin Bentel
Geodesy (G)

Katrin Bentel
ecs-g@egu.eu

Katrin is a postdoc at the Astronomical Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Her research interest are in satellite geodesy, gravity field modeling and the GRACE gravity mission.
In her new role as the Geodesy Division ECS representative, Katrin hopes to build a strong ECS network, in geodesy and across disciplines, and contribute to making the EGU General Assembly an even better and fruitful experience for ECS.

Adina E. Püsök
Geodynamics (GD)

Adina E. Püsök
ecs-gd@egu.eu

Adina uses numerical simulations to study lithospheric deformation during subduction and continental collision. As ECS Rep for GD, she hopes to build a strong network of young geodynamicists and promote more active participation of ECS within the division, as well as coordinate with other divisions to strengthen the GD ECS experience within EGU.

Michael Dietze
Geomorphology (GM)

Michael Dietze
ecs-gm@egu.eu

Micha is a post doctoral researcher at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam. He works in the Geomorphology section and is focused on Environmental Seismology, i.e., exploiting the seismic signals emitted by Earth surface processes to detect, locate, track and quantify the processes that shape our planet. He contributed to the EGU conference by organising/co-convening several sessions and has served as representative of the German Young Geomorphologists a few years ago.

Fabio Tosti
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Fabio Tosti
ecs-gi@egu.eu

Fabio is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, where he focuses on the application of non-destructive testing methods in Civil Engineering. He looks forward to representing as many ECS as possible in the field of geosciences instrumentation and data systems within the EGU and to promoting interesting and fruitful exchanges of knowledge.

Nilay Dogulu
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Nilay Dogulu
ecs-hs@egu.eu

Nilay is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Water Resources Laboratory, Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She has an interdisciplinary background on engineering and social science aspects of flood risk management. Her particular research interests include application of data-driven modelling techniques along with computational statistics methods for hydrological predictions as well as quantification of associated uncertainty.

Nilay has been actively involved in the Young Hydrologic Society (younghs.com) since 2014 and is the current chair. She hopes to further contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth of the EGU HS division by fostering the active participation and integration of ECSs and the hydrologic science community globally through initiating and supporting inspirational and intelligent ideas in line with the emerging needs of ECSs.

Raffaele Albano
Natural Hazards (NH)

Raffaele Albano
ecs-nh@egu.eu

Raffaele is a postdoctoral research focusing mainly on flood risk modeling and management. As the Natural Hazard (NH) Division Representative for early career scientists (ECS), his key responsibility is to encourage the involvement, the active participation and connection between ECS and with the NH Division.

Igor Da Silva Rocha Paz
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)

Igor Da Silva Rocha Paz
ecs-np@egu.eu

Igor is in the final year of his PhD thesis at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech on hydrometeorology. His focus is on rainfall nowcasts using the multifractal theory applied to weather radar data. As ECS Representative, he aims to enhance the participation of the ECSs in the NP division activities, make their voices heard by the scientific community and improve their interaction with each other.

Maribel I. García-Ibáñez
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Maribel I. García-Ibáñez
ecs-os@egu.eu

Maribel is a post-doc who studies ocean acidification in the North Atlantic. She hopes to create a small team of ECS of the OS division devoted to improve the visibility of the ECS.

Maike Neuland
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Maike Neuland
ecs-ps@egu.eu

I am a physicist/space scientist. I am currently a PhD at the University of Bern/Switzerland (Physics Institute, Space Research and Planetary Sciences division). In my PhD I worked on in situ laser mass spectrometry for planetary exploration. I will finish the PhD this months and stay in Bern as a PostDoc until November. Then I will start a PostDoc at IRF (Swedish Institute for Space Physics) in Kiruna/Sweden, working on the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, more detailed on the JNA (Jupiter Neutral Atoms) instrument.

I am very happy that we, the PS ECS, are (already) a small active team. We organise workshops, short courses and small contests, not only at the EGU GA, but also at other conferences related to space science (European Planetary Science Congress, for example).

Laura Parisi
Seismology (SM)

Laura Parisi
ecs-sm@egu.eu

Laura is a seismologist with interests in passive-source seismic imaging across scales. She is enthusiastic to give her contribution to the SM Division especially to promote gender equality in Seismology, increase the number of ECSs actively involved in the Division’s initiatives and improve the GA experience for young seismologists.

Taru Sandén
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Taru Sandén
ecs-sss@egu.eu

Taru Lehtinen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department for Soil Health and Plant Nutrition at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES). Taru is one of the founding members of Tea Bag Index (http://decolab.org/tbi/index.html), which is a method to measure decomposition in soils with the help of commercial tea bags. She focuses on TBI studies in mainly agricultural settings, as well as soil functions and nitrogen fertilisation in H2020 projects LANDMARK and FATIMA. Taru holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Iceland, in which she focused on “Characterization of soil aggregation and soil organic matter in European agricultural soils”. She also holds an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland, as well as an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jone Peter Reistad
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST)

Jone Peter Reistad
ecs-st@egu.eu

Jone is a space physicist working on how the two polar hemispheres are asymmetrically coupled to space. He wants to increase the awareness of ECS activities within the ST division and encourage participation at the General Assembly, which is an important meeting place for the ECS.

Alena Ebinghaus
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Alena Ebinghaus
ecs-ssp@egu.eu

I’m currently a post-doc based at the University of Aberdeen (since 2014), researching Paleogene to Neogene sedimentary and plant ecological response patterns to major environmental events, such as rapid climate warming and volcanism. My focus is on clastic continental depositional systems, in particular fluvial and lacustrine deposits. As a SSP ECS I’m looking forward to hear about any comments or suggestions related to SSP activities, and if you want to get involved please do to get in touch.

Anouk Beniest
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Anouk Beniest
ecs-ts@egu.eu

Anouk is in her last year her PhD. She works on continental break-off processes at a lithosphere scale using numerical and analogue modelling. As the TS ECS Division Representative she’d like to motivate people to join activities and become involved in the community. She is very lucky with the TS team and hopes more people get enthusiastic.

Union Level ECS Representative

While each of the division early career scientists representatives gather feedback from early career scientists in their fields, the Programme Committee representative gathers information from each of the division representatives and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee – the group responsible for organising the EGU’s annual General Assembly.

Roelof Rietbroek

Roelof Rietbroek
ecs@egu.eu

I’m a post-doctoral researcher working at the institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation in Bonn. My task as the union-level ECS representative (2017-2018) is to report activities and suggestions from you and the division representatives back to the EGU council. As you can see above, the team of ECS representatives is highly committed to promote ECS activities in their respective divisions, and I’m excited to gather their ideas and put them at use at the union level.