Solar-Terrestrial Sciences

Meet the Early Career Scientists team of our division!

Hi, this is your ST-ECS team. We are a group of Early Career Scientists (ECSs) of the Solar-Terrestrial (ST) division, and we enjoy organizing events and activities with and for ST-ECS, both during the EGU General Assembly and throughout the year. Our aim is to increase the visibility of ECSs and provide you with opportunities for networking.

Currently the team is formed by:

Dr. Maxime Grandin

Maxime is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in Finland. His research interests predominantly revolve around magnetosphere–ionosphere couplings, with particular focus on energetic particle precipitation (EPP). He is also involved in the citizen science studies of the dune aurora. Maxime is the ECS Representative of the EGU ST Division until EGU23.


Florine Enengl, PhD

Florine is a PhD Research Fellow in Space Plasma Physics at the University of Oslo in Norway. She studies the effects of plasma instabilities and irregularities on trans-ionospheric radio wave propagation. Furthermore, she works with temperature inference from fixed biased Langmuir probe setups using machine learning networks.


Dr. Jia Jia

Jia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway. Her research interest is how earth’s atmosphere responses to EPP both chemically and dynamically, particularly to solar proton events. Currently she focuses on understanding how EPP-induced chemical changes couple with the polar vortex and wave propagation using satellite data, reanalysis data, and model simulations.

Dr. Liliana Macotela

Lilianna is a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Bath in UK. Her research focuses on studying the dynamics of the lower boundary of the ionosphere, in short- and long-time scales, under the influence of atmospheric, solar, and astrophysical phenomena.



Dr. Eleanna Asvestari

Eleanna is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Her research stretches over the entire Sun-Earth space, investigating solar eruptions near the Sun, modelling magnetic fields in the solar corona and the interplanetary space, and studying the low altitude radiation environment that extreme geomagnetic storms can generate. She is also an Outreach and Communication representative of the EGU ST Division.


We are starting to plan our activities for the spring term of 2023, and we are considering organising a campfire, which could be a great opportunity for ECSs of our Division to get together prior to EGU23. A campfire is an online event open to the whole community and which can take various forms, including presentations by invited speakers, panel discussions and free-form networking. To give you an idea, last year’s campfire programme can be found here. To prepare a campfire that best addresses the topics of your interest, we have prepared a very short poll, which we encourage you to answer. Thank you in advance for taking two minutes of your time to let us know which platform (Zoom or Gathertown) and which theme(s) you would like this campfire to be based on!

You can access the form here!


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