People and Academic Environment

At our PhD program, IMPRS-ESM, you will be part of several circles that you could draw on for inspiring exchange, beginning with your work group as well as your fellow PhD candidates at our institute and cooperating institutes.

At the same time, you will be part of a larger, interdisciplinary scientific workforce. As a young researcher you will interact scientifically with PostDocs and senior scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the Universität Hamburg, and various cooperating institutes, national and international.

As IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidate you and your research will also profit from being part of a greater multi-disciplinary network of young scientists within the Max Planck Society. You will benefit from the work of the program’s PhD representatives, the services that come with the greater multi-disciplinary network of the Max Planck Society and its Max Planck PhDnet.

Locally, all of our PhD candidates are automatically member of one of the Universität Hamburg graduate schools that also offer a range of opportunities.

PhD representatives

  • Serving as contact and spokespersons of all doctoral candidates in IMPRS-ESM.
  • Elected by their fellow PhD candidates and serving for one year (optional two).

IMPRS-ESM PhD representatives help to maintain a prosperous academic and work environment for doctoral candidates. They mainly communicate important and critical issues within the group of doctoral candidates, but also between them and the leaders of our doctoral program, including the IMPRS Office.

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Dominic Hillenkötter
+49 (0)40 41173-116   
Luisa Gensch
+49 (0)40 41173-158   
Kenneth Chan
+49 (0)40 42838-5331   
Janina Tschirschwitz
+49 (0)40 41173-147   

Doctoral candidates

Our PhD candidates have come from all parts of the world. They bring a broad variety of academic training and skills.

Name ResearchGroup Email
Alastrue de Asenjo, Eduardo Climate Modeling Group
Andernach, Malena Ocean Physics
Bayley, Clara Drivers of Tropical Circulation
Behncke, Jacqueline Observations, Analysis and Synthesis
Breunig, Emelie Experimental Oceanography
Campos, Hernan Drivers of tropical circulation
Carnier Casaroli, Lucas Ocean Biogeochemistry
Chan, Kenneth Drivers of tropical circulation
Deutloff, Jakob Drivers of tropical circulation
Dietz, Victoria Earth System Modeling and Predictions
Ding, Hairu Global Circulation and Climate
Dorff, Henning Atmospheric Measurements / Process Modelling
Fan, Hongdou Climate Modeling Group
Fiedler, Lukas Climate Modeling Group
Filippou, Danai Modeling the carbon cycle in the Earth system
Gensch, Luisa Sustainability and Climate Risks
Glöckner, Helene Global Circulation and Climate
Gnanaraj, Abisha Global Circulation and Climate
Grunau, Jonas Sustainability Economics
Guenther, Moritz Global Circulation and Climate
Häfele, Sophie Climate Modelling
Hillenkötter, Dominic Complex Modelling and Extreme Computing
Karvinen, Mikael Director’s Research Group (cva)
Kourkouraidou, Zoi Ocean Energetics
Lee, Doseok Ocean Dynamics
Liu, Jun Climate-Biosphere Interactions
Liu, Quan Director’s Research Group (cva)
Mithal, Vidur Sustainability and Climate Risks
Mosso, Andrea Climate Energetics
Peinado Bravo, Angel Computational Infrastructure and Model Development
Peterhans, Vincent Stratified Turbulence in the Middle Atmosphere
Pistor, Raphael Small-Scale Atmospheric Modeling
Rapanague Sepulveda, Maria Jesus Director Research Group (cva)
Reinken, Constanze Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction
Robbins Blanch, Nina Atmospheric Turbulence and Boundary Layers
Römer, Florian Climate, Radiation, Remote Sensing
Salinas Matus, Mariana Ocean Biogeochemistry
Schaumann, Felix Environmental Economics
Schimmer, Rolf Director Research Group
Schulz, Marius Climate Surface Interaction
Sharma, Shivani Model-Driven Machine Learning
Thazhissery Pavanan Climate statistics and climate extremes
Tschirschwitz, Janina Wave Driven Circulations
Winkler, Marius Climate Surface Interaction
Yoon, Arim Climate Surface Interaction
Zinchenko, Vadim Model-Driven Machine Learning
Logo PhDnet

Through the Max Planck PhDnet, IMPRS-ESM PhD representatives connect with those from other Max Planck Institutes. PhDnet facilitates collaboration among PhD candidates from more than 80 Max Planck Institutes within the whole Max Planck Society and serves as a voice of all doctoral candidates at the administrative level of the Max Planck Society.

Currently the IMPRS-ESM PhD representative is:

Tschirschwitz, Janina
+49 (0)40 41173-147 
janina.tschirschwitz@we dont want

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Max Planck Society

We are part of the Max Planck Network - click to learn which support PhD candidates receive of the Max Planck Society.

UHH Graduate Schools

Depending on their individual research field, IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidates are also members of the Universität Hamburg graduate schools and can take part in their activities and services.

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