Early career scientist 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.
Union-level ECS representative
While the division ECS representatives gather feedback from early career researchers in their fields, the Union-level ECS representative gathers information from each of the division representatives and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee and Council, ensuring the needs of early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences are met at the General Assembly, and throughout the year.
- Union representative of the Early Career Scientists
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David investigates the coupled formation of mountains and oceans through time, and its effects on topography, quantifying lateral and vertical tectonic motions in the (sub)surface. Using fieldwork and taking a holistic stand, David combines approaches from sibling disciplines, at basin to tectonic-plate scales, to study cross-disciplinary questions aimed at deciphering how mechanical and geophysical processes, and their geodynamic drivers, influence the Earth’s lithosphere motions, deformation and surface processes.
Before being Deputy Union-level ECS Representative, David was the ECS Representative for the Tectonic and Structural geology division (TS) from 2019-2022. He expanded the team from 14 to 27 members while promoting four new dissemination activities. Aside from his role at the EGU, David leads international efforts to promote transdisciplinarity, open access and dissemination. These include the BRIDGe (Basic Research Integrating Disciplines in Geosciences) international network, EarthArXiv, the main preprint repository for the Earth Sciences, and the Tektonika journal, which publishes peer-reviewed tectonics and structural geology articles that are free of cost for authors and readers. His passion for research is also reflected in geo-communication efforts. Contact him at email@example.com or @_GeoDa_.
Daniel L. Evans
- Deputy Union representative of the Early Career Scientists
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Dan Evans holds a 75th Anniversary Research Fellowship as a Soil Scientist at Cranfield University’s Soil and Agrifood Institute. He leads both fundamental and applied research, principally focusing on soil formation, and the parent materials from which soil is formed. His research programme comprises three core components. These include: (1) investigating the interactions that take place between soils and soil parent materials; (2) exploring the threats of local perturbations to the stock, health, and functioning of soil parent materials, and the ways of protecting these to safeguard future soil formation; and (3) identifying smart, efficient, and innovative techniques to accelerate rates of soil formation, including the use of bioengineering. His previous research includes the first use of cosmogenic radionuclides to measure soil formation rates on arable soils, and one of the largest global analyses to amass soil formation and erosion data in order to assess soil sustainability. As EGU SSS Early Career Scientist representative, he is keen to listen to the needs and views of early career soil scientists via monthly check-ins, cultivate networks via campfire events, develop early career research collaboration opportunities, and celebrate ECS research outputs all year round, not just at the General Assembly.
Division ECS 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 next Assembly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, they’d love to hear from you!
- AS Atmospheric Sciences
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Arindam is a Post-Doctoral scientist at the Laboratory of atmospheric processes and their impacts (LAPI), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His work is related to air quality monitoring practice in India. He is also a climate communicator and co-founded a climate communication platform in his native language Bengali (www.sobujprithibi.in). He has been involved in citizen science experiments with citizen groups on air, water, soil and biodiversity measurements over the Eastern part of India. Feel free to directly contact him if you have any suggestions, ideas or to get involved.
- BG Biogeosciences
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Eli is a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL Her research focuses on understanding the impact of climate change on tree growth and wood formation and its feedbacks onto terrestrial cycles. She is also strongly involved in gender-equality initiatives. As a new ECS, she hopes to promote and encourage discussions at the ECS level about relevant topics for our community (e.g., gender equality, mental health, academic path) but also organize campfires of useful topics (e.g., how to improve our code, collaborative platforms, how to publish in biogeosciences). Do not hesitate to contact the BG division if you have a cool idea!! She tweets from @eli_martinezs.
- CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
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Nazimul is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on dendrochronology to study tree-rings and stable isotopes for environmental reconstructions. As the ECS representative for climate division, Nazimul aims to further enhance the interaction within the climate division and with other divisions to make the ECS community more active. He also promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion for increasing the outreach and better science communication. More about his research and outreach activities are available at www.geonaz.com and on his YouTube channel Geonaz (https://www.youtube.com/c/Geonaz). Stay in touch with him on Twitter (@geonaz07) and feel free to directly contact him or the CL division if you have any suggestions, ideas or to get involved.
- CR Cryospheric Sciences
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Ann-Sofie (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the department of Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. The first two years of her PhD were spent at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her work focuses on remote sensing of thinning and basal melting of the ice shelves in Antarctica. Further, she is active in organising EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) projects within her research groups.
As the CR ECS representative she would like to decrease the distance between the ECS community and the Division, to make sure that the voice of the general CR ECS community is heard. Do not hesitate to contact her on Twitter (@aszinck) or directly via email if you have any ideas, suggestions or to get involved.
- EMRP Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
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Carolina Giorgetti is a MSCA fellow in the Laboratory of Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Physics at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Her MSCA project – SHEAR (the role of Stress History on the EARthquake potential of faults) – aims to investigate the role of stress field evolution on the earthquake potential of faults.
Carolina completed her PhD in Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics at Sapienza University of Rome in 2018. Then, she moved in the Laboratory of Rock Mechanics at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a 4-years-long PostDoc. Her research has focused on fault stability, fault hydro-mechanical coupling and earthquake nucleation, integrating observations on faults in the field and rock deformation experiments in the lab.
As EGU EMRP ECS representative, she aims to promote discussions and interactions not only in the ECS EMRP division, but also with other divisions, creating a supportive environment for young scientists.
Feel free to reach out her if you have any idea or if you would like to get involved in the ECS activities!
- ERE Energy, Resources and the Environment
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I am a geologist working since 2017 at the Geological Survey of Belgium (RBINS) with a focus on critical raw materials and technology development. I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in Applied Geophysics at the University of Liège (Belgium), with a research focusing on the development of geophysical techniques for deep mining and robotic autonomous exploration. As the new ERE ECS representative I would like to increase the opportunity of networking and connection, creating an active ECS community within the ERE division. I strongly believe in collaboration and in the importance in supporting young scientists in their career. If you’re interested in getting involved, do not hesitate to get in touch!
- ESSI Earth and Space Science Informatics
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Kaori is a post-doc researcher at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Spain. With a background in geospatial technologies and forest ecology, her current research projects involve testing interoperability of data and services for biodiversity and environmental monitoring following FAIR principles. Through this role of ESSI-ECS representative, she would expect to reach out to multidisciplinary stakeholders across scientific communities and support their engagement towards practicing open science and harmonizing information technologies.
- G Geodesy
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I’m a PhD student at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). My current research focuses on the time-variable gravity field recovery to model mass changes driven by geophysical processes. More specifically, I have been working on ways to mitigate temporal aliasing to capture more of the geophysical signal under the context of future gravity missions.
As the current Geodesy ECS Representative, I hope to increase the visibility of geodesy, create more opportunities for networking within the division and with other divisions, and create a more active community. I value all of the EDI and outreach efforts, and I am determined to build upon the initiatives started by our previous reps. If you have questions or would like to be a part of our ECS team, please don’t hesitate to contact us! You can find me as @oykukoc.bsky.social on BlueSky and as @callmeboyk in former twitter.
- GD Geodynamics
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Megan is a PhD candidate in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on understanding the interplay between mantle dynamics and surface processes. As the incoming ECS representative for the Geodynamics Division, Megan aims to create a welcoming and supportive environment for early career scientists. Megan works alongside an enthusiastic team of ECS volunteers. If you would like to get involved or have any suggestions, feel free to reach out!
Veronica Escobar Ruiz
- GI Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems
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Veronica is a scientist with a multi-disciplinary background, including a PhD in Physical Geography and Electronic Engineering (MSc & BSc). She currently works as Research Support Scientist at the University of Reading in the Meteorology Department. Veronica is highly experienced in research, including areas of Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Electricity and Hydrology. As the ECS representative, Veronica aims to create more visibility and member involvement for the GI division by developing activities (e.g., webinars, workshops, and blogs). In addition, she expects to build an inter-disciplinary ECS community with other divisions. Please contact Veronica if you would like to be involved in activities of the GI division.
- GM Geomorphology
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Gerald is a geomorphology driven geologist, currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. In his research he uses geochronological and geochemical techniques to determine surface processes, mainly erosion and topographic evolution. Gerald benefitted from EGU’s annual meetings over the past decade. He aims to represent the diverse voices of fellow young geomorphologists in the Division’s decision-making processes and activities. He is looking very much forward to serve the community well. Tweet him @gr_science
Gerald is a geomorphology driven geologist, currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. In his research he uses geochronological and geochemical techniques to determine surface processes, mainly erosion and topographic evolution. Gerald benefitted from EGU’s annual meetings over the past decade. He aims to represent the diverse voices of fellow young geomorphologists in the Division’s decision-making processes and activities. He is looking very much forward to serve the community well. Tweet him @gr_science.
- GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
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Simona is a PostDoc at INGV in Italy. She focuses on the study of seismic attenuation in volcanic and tectonic settings, aiming to find magmatic chambers and fluids, but also on volcanic geomorphology and how it can interfere with seismic signals. As a new ECS Rep, she hopes to improve the connection and cooperation with other Divisions and to increase the visibility of the ECSs work during the year. The GMPV committee always welcomes new ideas and new ECS, so feel free to contact if you wanna join and collaborate!
Kirsten M. Florentine Weber
- HS Hydrological Sciences
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Florentine is a post-doctoral fellow at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Bonn, Germany. In cooperation with Deutscher Wetterdienst, her research focuses on surface processes in (semi)-urbanised regions. Considering land use change and water management, she aims to predict our weather more realistically on a high resolution. Florentine obtained her PhD at The University of Sheffield on drying signals in the atmosphere. As a physicist, Florentine is experienced in working on interdisciplinary projects, including acoustic monitoring of the Indian Ocean and remote sensing on grassland ecosystems in Portugal. Being active as an ambassador and project coordinator in the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and the German Physical Society (DPG), Florentine accepted the challenge of building a sustainable world for future generations by establishing ties between science, politics, industry, and communities. She tweets from @kmfweb.
Silvia De Angeli
- NH Natural Hazards
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Silvia is a Fixed-term Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa in Italy, investigating water-related and multi-hazard risks. She has obtained a Ph.D. in Understanding and Managing Extremes at IUSS Pavia (Italy) and spent an exchange period as a Postgraduate Researcher at King’s College London, working on multi-hazard risk. Her research interests encompass natural hazards exposure and vulnerability assessment, water-related risk, climate change adaptation strategies, and multi-hazard risk.
Silvia is actively involved in organizing the NH Division ECS outreach activities, and she is an editor of the NH Division Blog.
As ECS representative, she aims to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion inside the ECS community, encouraging everyone’s participation. Furthermore, she aspires to contribute to developing a more open and cooperative research community, where ECSs can easily share and complement their expertise from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
- NP Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences
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Mireia Ginesta is a second year PhD student at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, France). Her research focuses on the impact of climate change on extratropical cyclones in Europe, specially those that lead to wet and windy extremes. Together with the deputy ECS representative, Angel Garcia Galgo, she aims to encourage early career scientists to explore the exciting research opportunities presented by the division, such as webinars and short courses, and enhance their visibility. They also seek to increase the representation of women and minorities in the division.
- OS Ocean Sciences
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Sudheesh is working as a Technical Officer at the Central University of Kerala, India. He has a PhD in Marine Sciences, and, his research focused on the OMZ biogeochemistry of Eastern Arabian Sea. As an ECS representative, and together with the OS ECS team, he aims to enhance the interaction at the division level, organising various activities to enhance the ECS visibility, and, thereby, increase the networking opportunities. If you’re interested in getting involved and sharing your ideas, do not hesitate to get in touch!
- PS Planetary and Solar System Sciences
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Georgia is currently a second year PhD Student at the Physics Department, Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Her research focuses on investigating the features of heavy ion acceleration processes in the magnetospheres of Earth and Jupiter, using data from the Van Allen Probes and Juno space missions, respectively. In the course of her diploma thesis for her master’s degree, she has also studied the role of oxygen ions in the terrestrial ring current dynamics. Along with the PS Division co-representatives Joshua Dreyer (ECS Advisor) and Peter Krizan (ECS Outreach Coordinator), she hopes to promote cooperation and encourage networking among the ECS. In her spare time, she enjoys excursions with friends, walking in nature and solving jigsaw puzzles. For any questions or interest in getting involved, feel free to reach out!
- SM Seismology
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I am a PostDoc at the Geophysical Department at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. After finishing my PhD at the University of Leeds, UK where I studied volcano-seismic signals, I moved to Budapest, Hungary where I researched travel-time tomography of the Pannonian basin at the Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory. My current research focuses on mapping of Croatian seismogenic faults using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technique.
As ECS representative for the SM division I hope we can make our ECS Division an information hub for young seismologists (and others) interested in news in seismology, career paths, job opportunities, networking, and plenty more through our series of blogs, webinars, and campfires.
- SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
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Alicia is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lyon in France. Her research interest lies in the understanding of extreme palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic changes during the Mesozoic. In order to assess their triggering mechanisms and feedback loops she is using a multiproxy approach, which combines fieldwork sessions and laboratory analyses. As SSP ECS representative, she hopes to enable new and fruitful scientific exchange between early career scientists and the other members of the community. She believes it is important to support young scientists in their career and will encourage them to participate in EGU activities.
Sigrid van Grinsven
- SSS Soil System Sciences
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Sigrid van Grinsven is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. She currently coordinates an interdisciplinary project on the interaction between climate change and agriculture. Her research background is in greenhouse gas dynamics, with a focus on methane. She has done her PhD at the marine science institute NIOZ (NL) and worked at the Biogeochemistry department of Eawag (CH) for her first postdoc. As an ECS representative at the Soil System Science division, she aims to use these interdisciplinary experiences to foster collaboration and interaction between different EGU divisions.
- ST Solar-Terrestrial Sciences
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Liliana is a Marie Curie Fellow currently based at the University of Bath. She study ionospheric dynamics and the atmosphere-ionosphere coupling using the propagation of radio waves. She also study the observed ionospheric effects associated to phenomena from terrestrial and extraterrestrial origin.
As an ECS representative, and together with the ST ECS team, she aim to serve the ST ECS community by enhancing the interaction at the division level, organising actives about well-being and career, as well as to increase the networking opportunities. She also aim to connect ST ECSs with other divisions and the Union-level ECS representatives by passing the younger generation voices and visions.
Gino de Gelder
- TS Tectonics and Structural Geology
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Gino de Gelder is a postdoctoral researcher at both BRIN (Bandung, Indonesia) and ISTerre Grenoble (France). His tectonic interest is largely focused on vertical motions and the forces and faults that drive such motions, with a parallel interest in constraining Quaternary sea-level variations. As ECS co-representative he aims to contribute to an already productive and energetic community of young scientists by supporting existing initiatives and promoting new initiatives, as well as generally facilitate/enrich the academic life of young Tectonics and Structural Geology enthusiasts.