Category: Colleagues

Daniel Francis James Gunning

“Hey GEO, very excited to be working in the Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate group during my 3-year PhD position.

I come from Scotland, and I completed a five-year integrated masters at the University of Edinburgh studying Geology and Physical Geography.

My PhD project forms part of the DEEPICE– an innovative training network aiming to prepare early-stage researchers for the coming deep ice core being drilled in Antarctica as part of the Beyond Epica project. My specific project is focussed on modelling the Mid-Pleistocene Transition from an Earth System perspective, and I am supervised by Kerim Nisancioglu”. You can find Daniel at Jahne Bakken 5, 2 floor room no 2050.

Katrina Nilsson-Kerr

“Hei hei, I’m Katrina and will be here in Bergen for the next 2 years working on my Marie Skłowdowska-Curie individual fellowship project: ELMO with Nele Meckler in the Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate group. I am a paleoceanographer with foraminifera being my microfossil of choice and we will be exploiting the geochemistry of these bugs to produce low-latitude temperature and hydroclimate records across the Cenozoic.
Before coming to Bergen, I got my PhD at the Open University (Milton Keynes, UK) looking at the late Pleistocene Indian Monsoon. Following on from my PhD I have done stints working in the labs at Open University and Heriot-Watt (Edinburgh). I’m very happy to be here at last and look forward to being part of the department”. You will find Katrina in room no 3153B. Welcome to GEO! 🙂

Therese Rieckh

“Hey GEO, I am excited to be here! I am a postdoc in the Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate group and will be working with Andreas Born on the isochronal tracer advection module for Greenland ice sheet models.

My background is in physics and atmospheric and climate science. I love a diverse and collaborative work environment and am looking forward to learning from/contributing to the team here and the international collaborations within my project!” You will find Therese in room no 3152.

Rebekka Frøystad

“Hello GEO! I am really excited to be joining Andreas Born’s ice modelling group as a PhD student for the next four years.

Recently, I finished a MSc, in Copenhagen, in physics where I did my thesis on atmospheric measurements of air bubbles in ice cores.

My PhD project is on modelling the future of the Folgefonna glacier in western Norway and investigating whether new possibilities for hydropower open up as the glacier melts. The project is an interdisciplinary one and we will also collaborate with the Department of Comparative Politics to assess the political willingness to expand upon hydropower in Norway. ” You will find Rebekka in room no 3124.

Ujjwal Shekhar

“My name is Ujjwal Shekhar. I am glad that I will join the GEO team. I am from India, and I came to Norway two years ago for master studies at NTNU Trondheim. My background is interdisciplinary and encompasses Geosciences and Mathematics. I have specialized in Petroleum geophysics. I was mainly working on the seismic characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs. I worked as an exploration geologist before starting my studies at NTNU.

I am a PhD Research Fellow in mathematically oriented geophysics at the Department of Earth Science. The overall goal of the project is to develop methodology for seismic monitoring of coupled processes in the subsurface. I will try to develop full-waveform inversion methods for improved localization and characterization of induced-seismicity events. This project will also employ rock physics models to thoroughly understand the effects of fluid extraction/injection. I will be supervised by Morten Jakobsen and Inga Berre. I also look forward to collaborating with other team members. I wish to utilize their expertise and input their suggestions in this PhD project.” You will find Ujjwal in room 2130B.

Førsteamanuensis Kikki Kleiven blir Bjerkenessenterets neste direktør.

Førsteamanuensis Kikki Kleiven blir Bjerkenessenterets neste direktør. GEO sender de varmeste gratulasjoner og ønsker lykke til i ny lederjobb! Les mer her.



Professor Gunn Mangerud er MatNats første kvinnelige dekan

Institutt for geovitenskap er stolt av at vår egen Professor Gunn Mangerud blir MatNats første kvinnelige dekan. Vi gratulerer, og ønsker lykke til på veien!

Fremragende underviser-status

Foto: UiBFakultetet fikk åtte søkere, som gjennom søknad og intervju må dokumentere forskningsdrevet utvikling av undervisningen.

Bedømmingskomiteen konkluderte med at fem undervisere utnevnes til meritterte undervisere. Tre av de fem er våre dyktige kollegaer: Atle Rotevatn, Mathilde B. Sørensen og Henk Keers. Les mer her.

Cathy Hollis – Professor II at GEO

I am Professor of Carbonate Geoscience at University of Manchester and I’m delighted to be joining University of Bergen as Adjunct Professor II in Carbonate Sedimentology after many years of collaboration with the geodynamics and basin studies research group at UiB.  My research focuses on carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis and petrophysics, and I am particularly interested in basin scale fluid flow and reactions.  Over the last 10 years I’ve been researching how basin scale tectono-stratigraphy controls patterns of dolomitization on carbonate platforms in the UK, Gulf of Suez, North Africa and West Canada Sedimentary Basin.  I am also now starting to evaluate the controls on the presence of cave systems, particularly those formed by upward flowing fluids; so-called hypogene karst as well as solution collapse features, and looking at the role of carbonate systems in the energy transition.

Alma Dzozlic Bradaric – Earth Model Award Winner 2020

Alma Dzozlic Bradaric completed her master’s degree at GEO in 2020. Now she has received the first prize: Earth Model Award Winner from Halliburton for her brilliantly executed master’s project: ‘Seismic signature and detectability of small-scale sand injectites: insights from 2D Point-Spread Function based convolution modelling’. Read more here. Les mer på norsk her.

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