IUGG Early Career Scientist Awards 2015 – 2023

This Award honors early career scientists for their outstanding research in Earth and space sciences and for their international research cooperation. IUGG Early Career Scientist Awards are presented at the IUGG General Assembly following the announcement of the awards. The awardees are bestowed a certificate. IUGG supports travel of the awardees to attend the General Assembly. The awardees will be invited to give a talk at the General Assembly. Details on the award can be found here.

2023

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Natalya Gomez

for her seminal contributions to our understanding of the connections between the cryosphere and sea level change, at the border of geophysical and climate sciences.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Norimitsu Nakata

for his innovative research using seismic ambient noise by pioneering a high-resolution body-wave tomography and finding time-lapse changes of subsurface elastic parameters.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Patrick Hupe

for his transdisciplinary work which bridges meteorology, acoustics, and seismology, laying the foundation for future research in his field.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Xingxing Li

for his innovative contributions in improving GNSS precise positioning and orbit determination, significantly extending the high-precision GNSS applications in geosciences.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
José Társilo Girona Hernandez

for his pioneering and innovative approaches for studying the degassing and eruptive behavior of volcanoes by combining remote sensing, numerical modeling and machine learning.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Christina Karamperidou

for her significant contributions to understanding El Niño spatiotemporal diversity and associated impacts, from paleoclimate to modern times through multidisciplinary international collaborations.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Mohd Farooq Azam

for his efforts to raise Indian glaciology to international levels, for his boundless interest in Himalayan glacio-hydrology leading to reference review articles and long-term glacier monitoring.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Johan Gaume

for his seminal work on snow avalanche modeling from the initial crack in the snowpack to the full slope release and for interdisciplinary and innovative studies of geophysical mass flows.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Jana Börner

for her contributions to electromagnetic geophysics and laboratory-based petrophysics for understanding complex environments and reactive systems.

The 2023 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Jayashree Bulusu

for her path-breaking contributions to understanding low-latitude phenomena in the magnetosphere.

2019

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Qiuzhen Yin

for the quality and originality of her exceptional scientific achievements in the interdisciplinary study of climate changes and for her active service to the international geophysical community.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Katrin Schröder

for successful promotion of international cooperation in physical and biogeochemical oceanography and developing field programmes with a growing network of young scientists.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Takeshi Tsuji

for constructing a physical model to infer pore pressure and stress state based on structure analysis of the Nankai Trough using full-wave seismic tomography, a cutting-edge technology.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Binbin Ni

for his outstanding work to advance current understanding of the fundamental roles of wave-particle interactions in the radiation belt particle dynamics and of the origins of Earth’s diffuse aurora.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Juan Carlos Afonso

for revolutionizing the interpretation of seismic data by developing a unique holistic interdisciplinary approach based on Bayesian methodology, incorporating geophysical, geochemical and petrophysical datasets.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Emilie Capron

for her outstanding contributions to the characterization of climate dynamic from ice core analyses through a collaborative international approach involving links with other archives and modelling.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Marie Dumont

for her seminal work on radiative properties of snow and ice leading to an improved understanding of the mass and energy budget of Earth’s snow, glaciers, and ice sheets.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Ira Didenkulova

for her outstanding achievements in coastal oceanography with applications to marine hazards and international research cooperation.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Amir Agha Kouchak

for fundamental and innovative contributions to the study of hydrologic extremes including droughts, coastal floods and compound natural hazards.

The 2019 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Flavia Tauro

for pioneering the development of novel hydrological measurement systems and fostering international cooperation.

2015

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Gregory Foltz

for his outstanding work in improving our understanding of climate variability through quantification of the impacts of salinity, mixed layer dynamics, and dust aerosol forcing on the tropical ocean.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Futoshi Takahashi

for his contribution to understanding geo and planetary dynamos through numerical simulations, and to international collaboration in geodynamo benchmark and planetary exploration.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Ben Marzeion

for developing a glacier–climate model, which demonstrates that well informed and carefully controlled modelling of relevant processes can help ameliorate the problem of inadequate data.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Ben Kravitz

for advancing understanding of observed and expected responses of the Earth system to natural and human-induced perturbations to climate forcing and coordination of the international GeoMIP project.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Matthias Huss

for his outstanding contributions to the measurement and modelling of glacier mass balance leading to an increased understanding of the sensitivity of glaciers to climate change and their potential contribution to future sea level rise.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Ilona Riipinen

for advancing our knowledge of new particle formation in the atmosphere, the contribution of organic vapors to the global aerosol population and the role of organic aerosols in the climate system.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Andreas Fichtner

for his accomplishments in computational seismology, building the most thorough non-linear waveform inversion currently available.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Markus Hrachowitz

for his outstanding contributions in the field of catchment hydrology.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Ruiqiang Ding

for his outstanding contributions to weather and climate predictability.

The 2015 IUGG Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to:
Johanna Salminen

for significant contributions to our understanding of impact structures, and for fundamental research in palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism.

Further IUGG Awards

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics honors distinguished scientists and outstanding early career researchers for their contribution to the field of Earth and space sciences and to international research cooperation in geodesy and geophysics.