Physicist by training and transdisciplinary researcher by conviction, I am committed to applying my expertise in mathematical physics to the fascinating questions of glaciology and climate change. My ultimate objective is to understand the multiscale processes that control the properties and dynamics of complex natural systems, including glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice and icebergs.

Working at BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain), I investigate the impacts of climate change upon Earth’s environment and society. Additionally, as Adjoint Presidential Professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan), I help to incite the interest of young engineers in global environmental challenges. I hold a Dr.rer.nat. from the Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) and a Master and Bachelor in Physics from the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Before joining BC3 as Ikerbasque Research Professor in 2011, I spent more than twelve years in several German research institutions, including the Universities of Darmstadt and Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. I have also performed research in Antarctica and Greenland several times, in particular as ice-core scientist during the EPICA–DML deep-drilling expeditions 2003 and 2005 to Kohnen Station (75º00’S, 00º04’E), Antarctica.

I joined Journal of Glaciology in 2012, first as Scientific Editor, and now as Associate Chief Editor. It is a pleasure to collaborate with so many brilliant scientists and help contributing to the excellence of this pioneering and prestigious journal, which has been playing a leading role in the promotion of Glaciology as a modern, exciting, and multidisciplinary field.

In January 2016 Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology became fully Gold Open Access.  This means all articles published in the 2016 volumes and beyond will be published on an Open Access basis enabling free access for all to these leading earth science journals.


  1. Welcome to your new post and responsibility, sir. we and the earth need you and your expertise. Asokan from Sri Lanka

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