“State of the ECS”: Proudly presenting the new commers!

“State of the ECS”: Proudly presenting the new commers!

Maria here!

Well, it has been some time but now we have some exciting news! Our little ECS group is not that little anymore. After EGU five, yes I repeat, five new members joined our team! Yay.

Without further ado, I give the floor to the newbies, so they can introduce themselves.






Hi everyone! This is Angel! (Yes, it’s my real name!)


I’m a geophysics PhD student at ETH Zurich studying core seismic phases with AlpArray. I have always enjoyed doing public outreach, showing them what I know and am passionate about. And I love the idea of engaging a larger audience via different platforms and channels.

So recently, I joined the EGU SM ECS team as one of the social media managers, mainly taking care of the new Instagram account. Besides, I make really cool AlpArray-based ground motion visualization animations of large teleseismic events. You can check out one of my animations in the latest “Earthquake Watch” blog.


Hi there, Dinko here,


a new member of the EGU ECS Team. Been wanting to join Seismology ECS Team for a while now, and this year I got the opportunity to be involved in the Seismology101 course at vEGU21 so here I am now. I’m in my final year, to be more precise – final month(s), of my PhD in volcano seismology at the University of Leeds.


A bit stressful time ahead of me, replotting all the figures in GMT (pyGMT makes it waaaay easier) so they look super nice, organising chapters/sections so everything makes sense, and above all, thinking of a cool, fun-ish title for my thesis. Are there any puns on moment tensor inversion and/or poroelasticity on volcanoes? Please let me know!




I’m Matthew, and I’m a PhD student in the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Oxford in the UK. My project involves mashing up the fields of geophysics and geology to work out how Alaska and the Arctic formed. I’m aiming to integrate constraints from subducted slabs, viewed in seismic tomography models, with data from the rocks at the surface, to create a 4-dimensional plate tectonic reconstruction, or that’s the plan at least…! In my previous work, I combined seismology and mineral physics to show how seismic discontinuity topography in the Hawaiian mantle plume could provide constraints for mantle composition.


In a similar multi-disciplinary vein, I’m a keen science communicator and combine science and art in the form of songs, theatre and comedy in order to engage with the public about geosciences, often as one-half of the duo Geologise Theatre (also here). I’m really excited to be part of EGU’s ECS team, and I hope to help with writing and editing the blogs for the Seismology Division – expect some science-y songs and a melange of musical mash-ups!




Hi! Andreas here…


I am currently pursuing a PhD in geophysics (LMU, Munich) engaging in a unique array of ring lasers, called ROMY, aiming at continuous records of absolute ground rotations at high sensitivity. Scientifically, I am interested in 6C observations, instrumentation and data analysis in a broader sense. I have a master and bachelor degree in geophysics awarded by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.


More often than not I am spending my semester breaks onboard international research vessels assisting with marine seismic experiments. I also travelled to Canada and Mexico for student internships to work on remote sensing and on volcanic research. Personally, apart from backpacking =), I am into cycling, hiking and playing ultimate frisbee. Besides that, I enjoy reading, jamming the guitar and photography.




Hello There!

I am a PhD student in seismology at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) and the National Geographic Institute of Spain. My work is mainly focused on facilitating and simplifying the seismic analysis performed by volcanic and seismic observatories, developing automatic swarm analysis systems. Since my undergraduate years, I have been involved in the organisation of conferences and lectures to bring science closer to the general public. For this reason, I have joined the EGU SM ECS team as a support in the organization of webinars and the rest of the activities that are performed by the ECS resps.

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We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Dinko is a PostDoc at the University of Zagreb and is the first point of contact for the group. Angel is doing her DPhil at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and is managing our Instagram account. Bruna is doing her DPhill in DIAS, Dublin and takes care of our Twitter account. David is a PostDoc at the University of Lisbon and is spearheading the Campfires. Andreas is pursuing his PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and is helping run the blog. William is a PhD student at the University of Southampton in the UK and is also helping with the blogs. Katinka is a PhD student at ETH Zurich and is also on the blog team. Foivos is our newest member and is a PostDoc at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in Bologna. Matthew is finishing up his PhD at Oxford University, UK, and is editor of the blogs.

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