Category: Colleagues


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.

Andreas Born

Hi GEO, I am very happy to join this department as an associate professor in Climate dynamics and Paleoclimate. I have been a TMS fellow since early 2017.

My research interests focus on glacier and ocean dynamics, using numerical modeling from simplified box models to comprehensive global climate models.
In addition to using existing models, my group builds and thoroughly tests our own simulation code, and I think I convinced at least some of our master’s students that writing their own glacier model from scratch can be fun. Next stop: the BSc program.

Dario Blumenschein

“Hallo GEO! My name is Dario Blumenschein and I’m a new iEarth PhD candidate in Educational Research. I am from Croatia and my background is in Educational Sciences, with particular focus on the area of higher education and topics of educational transformation, teaching and learning. My Master’s thesis was focused on researching university teachers’ beliefs about student-centered learning and their readiness for implementation of innovations in higher education. I had also been involved in the work of the Quality Assurance Centre at my former university, as well as being a student assistant on 8 courses for three years.

I am part of the iEarth’s progress domain 1 under the lead of associate professor Bjarte Hannisdal, with the aim of capturing the complex curriculum by establishing a cyberinfrastructure that will support the transformation process. Within that domain, my purpose is to analyse the early stages of the education transformation process from the perspective of all the important stakeholders (e.g student, instructor, employer, institution). These are still early days and changes and modifications are expected, but I am incredibly excited and enthusiastic to leverage my methodological, analytical, and pedagogical competencies to support geoscience education in the face of global challenges.

If you are reading this post-covid, my office number is 3126 so feel free to visit me if you want to discuss anything. If you’re reading this during covid while the entry restrictions are active, my office is somewhere in Croatia, so visiting might be a bit more challenging. Hope to see you soon!” You will find Dario in room 3126.

Karen Tellefsen

Karen Tellefsen, som siden 2016 har vært tilknyttet EPOS-prosjektet ved GEO, de siste årene som seniorkonsulent, har tatt over arbeidsoppgavene etter Iselin i instituttets studieadministrasjon. Iselin sluttet i sin stilling som seniorkonsulent/studieveileder like over påske, og nå onsdag 21. april startet Karen i stilingen som seniorkonsulent/ studieveileder. Hun vil i første omgang ha spesielt ansvar for bachelorprogrammet, timeplanarbeid i samarbeid med Emilie og eksamensarbeid i samarbeid med Synne, og vil mest sannsynlig også delta i iEarths arbeid med utvikling av praksisemnet og administrering av dette. Karen tok både bachelor- og mastergrad ved GEO, og har dermed vært på instituttet i snart 10 år. Grunnet tiltak knyttet til pandemien vil Karen arbeide mye fra hjemmekontor som flere av oss andre i administrasjonen. Ellers blir hun å finne på kontoret bak resepsjonen.

Welcome to GEO Flávio de Almeida

“Hei GEO! I am Flávio, a new PhD candidate at UiB working on the PETROMAKS II DeepRift Project under the supervision of Prof. Rob Gawthorpe. I have recently completed my Master’s in Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis at Unisinos University, Brazil, dealing with detailed depositional strike and dip architecture of the Lower-Middle Jurassic Margin clinoforms in southernmost Neuquén Basin, Argentina. I am a geology graduate from the State University of Campinas, Brazil.

My PhD research focuses on the late-quaternary evolution of alluvial/shoreline to basin-floor deposits of the Corinth Rift, Greece, aiming at deciphering (and distinguishing) the signatures of autogenic and allogenic process controls in the early-stage sedimentation of rift basins.

Apart from geology, I am always up for outdoor activities and beer – so please invite me!! I look forward to meeting you all! Cheers!” You will find Flávio in room no 2101.

Welcome to GEO Anna Seybold

“Hi everyone! My name is Anna Seybold and I just started as a senior engineer in the ELMI lab at GEO. I am coming from a life science background with a strong focus on invertebrate biology and electron microscopy.

I became passionate about EM during my master’s degree at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), where I investigated the extreme regeneration capacity of the freshwater polyp Hydra. I completed my PhD at the University of Otago (New Zealand), focussing on adaptation mechanisms of an Antarctic nematode to extreme environments. I then worked as a researcher at the Goethe University (Germany) learning cryo-EM and at the Sars International Centre here in Bergen, using 3D EM, axon tracing and synapse mapping to characterize the sensory and nervous system of marine invertebrate larvae.

I am now very much looking forward to work with the ELMI lab team and the GEO department, to continue my research on invertebrate biology and to be involved in many exciting EM projects. See you around!”

Welcome to GEO James Olomo

“Hei UiB – Geo! I am James Olomo, a recent PhD research fellow here at UiB working on the Petromaks II DeepRift Project with Rob Gawthorpe. I completed my Master’s in Petroleum Geosciences at the IFP School, Paris, after which I worked on the East African Rift System at Total SA. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

My PhD research is going to revolve around tectonostratigraphic evolution and deepwater source to sink sedimentation in areas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Core aim of the work will be to reconstruct the structural styles and growth history of normal faults and fault-related depocentres and to define deep-water sediment transport pathways across areas of complex normal fault-related topography.

I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, lived in Paris and Pau, France for about three years and now, excited to be here in Bergen. I look forward to an awesome time at UiB and meeting you all. My office is 2132.”

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