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.

Lucas Carnier Casaroli
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 158

Felix Schaumann
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 124

Zoi Kourkouraidou
Phone: +49 (0)40 41173 - 158

Eduardo Alastrué de Asenjo
Phone: +49 (0)40 42838 - 2604

Doctoral candidates

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

Name Email ResearchGroup Phone Address
Alastrue de Asenjo, Eduardo Climate Modeling Group (IfM) 42838 2604 B347
Andernach, Malena Ocean Physics 41173 193 B117
Bayley, Clara Drivers of Tropical Circulation 41173 317 B421
Behncke, Jacqueline Observations, Analysis and Synthesis 41173 413 B118
Beobide Arsuaga, Goratz Climate Modeling Group (IfM) 42837 7481 B337
Burt, Daniel Biogeochemistry research 41173 193 B117
Campos, Hernan Tropical Cloud Observations 41173 183 B412
Carnier Casaroli, Lucas Ocean Biogeochemistry 41173 158 B222
Chan, Kenneth Drivers of tropical circulation 42838 tbd G1639
Deutloff, Jakob Drivers of tropical circulation 41173 147 (42838 8121) B424 (G1529)
Ding, Hairu Global Circulation and Climate 41173 183 B412
Dorff, Henning Atmospheric Measurements / Process Modelling 42838 4920 G1631
Duque Villegas, Mateo Climate Vegetation Dynamics 41174 254 G1711
Fan, Hongdou Climate Modeling Group (IfM) 42838 5656 B345
Franke, Henning Wave Driven Circulations 41173 104 B405
Gensch, Luisa Sustainability and Climate Risks 42838 5744 GB 208.1
Glöckner, Helene Global Circulation and Climate 414473 317 B421
Gnanaraj, Abisha Global Circulation and Climate 41173 386 B429
Grunau, Jonas Sustainability Economics 42838 3288 VMP 2136
Guenther, Moritz Global Circulation and Climate 41173 404 B307
Hellmich, Lara Decadal Climate Prediction (MiKlip) 41173 205 B227
Hemshorn de Sánchez, Anna Luisa Climate Surface Interaction 41173 183 B412
Henry, Clara Ocean Physics 41174 245 B124
Hillenkötter, Dominic Complex Modelling and Extreme Computing 41173 116 B206
Karvinen, Mikael Director’s Research Group (OES) 41173 116 B206
Kourkouraidou, Zoi Energy transfer through low-mode internal waves 41173 158 B222
Krieger, Daniel Coastal Climate 04152 87 1559  
Liu, Jun Climate-Biosphere Interactions 42838 tbd G1704
Liu, Quan Director’s Research Group (OES) 41173 205 B227
Morfa Avalos, Yanmichel Cloud-Wave Coupling 41173 147 B424
Peinado Bravo, Angel Computational Infrastructure and Model Development 41173 104 B313
Pistor, Raphael Small-Scale Atmospheric Modeling (MI) 42838 5083 G1604
Puebla Rentería, Luciana Environmental Economics 42838 3223 VMP 2138
Rapanague Sepulveda, Maria Jesus Director Research Group (OES) 41174 168 B318
Reinken, Constanze Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction 42838 542 G1704
Ritschel, Markus Sea ice - UHH, Dirk Notz 42838 6518 B240
Roemer, Florian Radiation and Remote Sensing 42838-8123 G1533
Salinas Matus, Mariana Ocean Biogeochemistry 41173 145 B127
Schanz (geb. Machnitzki), Tobias Model-Driven Machine Learning 04152 87 2154 hereon
Schaumann, Felix Environmental Economics 42838 3223 VMP5-2133
Schickhoff, Meike Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction group 41173 110 G1710
Schmidt, Luca Precipitation Convection 41173 388 B419
Sharma, Shivani Model-Driven Machine Learning 04152 87-2156 hereon
Specht, Nora Climate Vegetation Dynamics 41173 126 G1713
Ssebandeke, John Climate Energetics 41174 168 B168
Tschirschwitz, Janina Wave Driven Circulations 41173 147 B424
Thazhissery Pavanan Climate statistics and climate extremes 41173 GB 105
Vicari, Robert Cloud-wave coupling 41173 466 B405
Winkler, Marius Climate Surface Interaction 41173 106 B307
Wong, Josephine Climate Vegetation Dynamics 41173 148 G1713
Yoon, Arim Climate Surface Interaction 41173 386 B429
Zinchenko, Vadim Model-Driven Machine Learning   hereon
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 elected IMPRS-ESM PhD representatives are:

Rapanague Sepúlveda, Maria
Tel: +49 (0)40 41174 168

Bayley, Clara
Tel: +49 (0)40 41174 317


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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. 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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