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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.

Nanna B. Karlsson
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Nanna B. Karlsson
ecs-cr@egu.eu

Nanna is a glaciologist interested in ice on Earth and other planets. She looks forward to strengthening the EGU’s formal and informal ECS networks.

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.

Sara Hoffritz
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

Sara Hoffritz
ecs-gmpv@egu.eu

Sara is a economic geologist from Denmark with a background in 3D modelling of ore deposits and experimental volcanology. She incorporates a great variety of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology into her work, which has been performed all over the Globe (Mexico, Greenland, Vanuatu etc.). Sara wishes to improve the visibility of the GMPV group to students around Europe and the networking and sparring opportunities between senior geologists and early career scientists within the group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Roelof looks forward hearing the needs and wishes of the early career scientists in the Geodesy Division. As geodesy is a multidisciplinary field, he is particularly interested in finding ways to connect with other divisions.