Anders Albertsen

Anders Albertsen

Perez-Mercader Lab, Rowland Institute

Anders N. Albertsen studied Chemistry at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof.  Pierre-Alain Monnard.  The Ph.D. thesis, "Study of Replication Processes in Minimal Self-Replicating Systems", was defended in December 2013. Anders joined the Perez-Mercader group in February 2014.

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Benjamin Chauvin


I work on mechanics-based structural restoration. Restoration consists in recovering paleo-geometries of geological structures through time. Restoration has many applications: knowledge of the paleo-structures, strain/stress quantification, determination of fracture areas, validation of structural interpretations, etc. Several methods have been being developed since the beginning of the previous century, first based on geometrical and kinematic assumptions, and more recently on geomechanical rules.

My work consists in developing a restoration software based on geomechanics and in applying it on geological case studies. The tool I am developing is RINGMecha ( The final aims are to determine the validity of this restoration method for geomechanical analysis, and to compare it to other restoration methods.


Mostafa Essam Hamouda

Tziperman Group
Geomuseum 412b

Currently a PhD student in Milano Bicocca University in Milano - Italy. Pre-PhD Diploma degree at the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP - Trieste - Italy; thesis supervisor Professor Fred Kucharski,). thesis subject was Ekman Pumping mechanism driving Precipitation anomalies in Response to Equatorial Heating.

Current research intersts include: Tropical-Extratropical teleconnections; Climate Dynamics; ENSO - Indian Monsoon teleconnections; ENSO - North Atlantic Oscillation teleconnections; Aqua-Planet Simulations.

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Lucy hutyra

Lucy Hutyra

Associate of the Department

Lucy R. Hutyra is an Associate Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Her research focuses on the atmosphere-biosphere exchange of CO2, with a particularly focus on urban systems.

Her recent work has focused on improving ecosystem models for carbon exchange within cities, emissions inventories, and the development urban carbon monitoring systems. Hutyra is the Director of the Urban Climate Research Initiative and the Associate Director for the NRT PhD training program on biogeosciences & environmental health at Boston University. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and a B.S. in Forestry from University of Washington.

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Jenan Kharbush

Jenan Kharbush

Pearson Group

Jenan is a microbial biogeochemist and oceanographer interested in the important connections between microbial ecology and marine biogeochemical cycling.

Originally from Wisconsin, Jenan obtained a B.A. in biology and chemistry from Ripon College in Ripon, WI. Subsequently she earned her PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA, studying chemical oceanography in the lab of Dr. Lihini Aluwihare. Her thesis research focused on the use of molecular signatures to investigate microbial metabolic diversity and function in marine environments, and specifically targeted two important classes of microbial lipid biomarkers: bacterial hopanoids and intact polar diacylglycerols.... Read more about Jenan Kharbush

Marena Lin

Dissertation title: “Climate variability and trends in Indian monsoon rainfall”
Advisor: Peter Huybers
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher at...

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Brad Lipovsky

Brad Lipovsky


Brad Lipovsky is an Earth Scientist who primarily studies glaciology, tectonics, and volcanology using geophysical observations, mathematical physics, and numerical simulations. On-going research focuses on the physics of the glacier-atmosphere, glacier-bed, and glacier-ocean interfaces.


Eszter Poros-Tacali

Perez-Mercader Lab, Rowland Institute


Eszter Poros-Tarcali completed her PhD in the field of Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Krisztina Kurin-Csorgei and Prof. Miklos Orban at Semmelweis University, Hungary, entitled: Design and Study of Novel Oscillatory Chemical Systems. Prior to joining Prof. Pérez-Mercader's group in November 2017 she worked as a postdoc research fellow at Eötvös University, Hungary. Her research topic includes application of oscillatory chemical reactions for investigating the origin of life.... Read more about Eszter Poros-Tacali