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 Email ResearchGroup Phone Address
Alastrue de Asenjo, Eduardo Climate Modeling Group 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
Breunig, Emelie Experimental Oceanography 42838 9540 tbd
Burt, Daniel Ocean Biogeochemistry 41173 193 B117
Campos, Hernan Drivers of tropical circulation 41173 183 B412
Carnier Casaroli, Lucas Ocean Biogeochemistry 41173 158 B222
Chan, Kenneth Drivers of tropical circulation 42838 5331 G1639
Deutloff, Jakob Drivers of tropical circulation 41173 147 (42838 8121) B424 (G1529)
Dietz, Victoria Earth System Modeling and Predictions 41173 413 B118
Ding, Hairu Global Circulation and Climate 41173 183 B412
Dorff, Henning Atmospheric Measurements / Process Modelling 42838 4920 G1631
Fan, Hongdou Climate Modeling Group 42838 5656 B345
Fiedler, Lukas Climate Modeling Group 42838 7481 B337
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
Häfele, Sophie Climate Modelling 42838 5656 B345
Hillenkötter, Dominic Complex Modelling and Extreme Computing 41173 116 B206
Karvinen, Mikael Director’s Research Group (cva) 41173 116 B206
Kourkouraidou, Zoi Ocean Energetics 41173 158 B222
Liu, Jun Climate-Biosphere Interactions 42838 tbd G1704
Liu, Quan Director’s Research Group (cva) 41173 205 B227
Peinado Bravo, Angel Computational Infrastructure and Model Development 41173 104 B313
Pistor, Raphael Small-Scale Atmospheric Modeling 42838 5083 G1604
Rapanague Sepulveda, Maria Jesus Director Research Group (cva) 41174 168 B127
Reinken, Constanze Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction 42838 542 G1704
Ritschel, Markus Sea Ice 42838 6518 B240
Roemer, Florian Climate, Radiation, 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
Schmidt, Luca Climate Surface Interaction 41173 388 B419
Sharma, Shivani Model-Driven Machine Learning 04152 87-2156 hereon
Ssebandeke, John Climate Energetics 41174 168 B222
Thazhissery Pavanan Climate statistics and climate extremes 41173 7028 GB 105
Tschirschwitz, Janina Wave Driven Circulations 41173 147 B424
Vicari, Robert Cloud-wave coupling 41173 466 B405
Winkler, Marius Climate Surface Interaction 41173 106 B307
Yoon, Arim Climate Surface Interaction 41173 386 B429
Zinchenko, Vadim Model-Driven Machine Learning   hereon
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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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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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