Julia Mindlin | Climate science | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Julia Mindlin | Climate science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Julia Mindlin I am a PhD-trained atmospheric and ocean sciences researcher with expertise in the effects of anthropogenic climate forcing on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. My academic journey includes a master’s equivalent in Geophysics from UNLP and a robust background in physical and statistical modeling, data analysis (Python, R), and interdisciplinary environmental studies. I have excelled in international collaborations, notably at University of Leipzig and University of Reading, and contributed significantly to workshops and conferences worldwide. As an Assistant Professor at UBA, I lead research initiatives, mentor students, and actively engage in scientific outreach and leadership roles within global climate research communities.

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Education 🎓

PhD in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Feb 2020 – March 2024 Thesis title: Effects of anthropogenic climate forcing on the variability of the Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, Co-supervisor: Theodore G. Shepherd. University Degree in Geophysics (Master’s Equivalent) Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Feb 2013 – April 2019. High School Degree, Bachillerato de Bellas Artes March 2008 – December 2012

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards 🏆

”WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Award” January 2024. ”Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship” October 2021. ”CONICET- Doctorate Scholarship” April 2022 – March 2024 Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, University of Buenos Aires. ”UBACyT – Doctorate Scholarship” September 2019 – September 2022 Supervisor: Carolina S. Vera, University of Buenos Aires. ”Friends of Fulbright Fellowship” January 2017 – March 2017 College Undergraduate Exchange, University of Central Arkansas, USA Fulbright Foundation. ”Exceptional Undergraduate” Scholarship May 2015 – September 2018
Award for Academic Merit, YPF Foundation

Employment History đŸ’Œ

Postdoctoral Researcher University of Leipzig April 2024 – March 2026. Assistant Professor Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA August 2023 – present. Internship YPF – Offshore Exploration Division March 2018 – May 2019. Teacher’s Assistant School of Engineering, UNLP August 2018 – July 2019. Teacher’s Assistant Course: Introduction to Programming May 2017 – August 2017

International Experience 🌍

Research Visit – University of Leipzig May 2023 – July 2023 Collaboration supervised by Prof. Dr. Marlene Kretschmer
(Financed with Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship). Research Visit – International Center for Theoretical Physics
April 2023 – May 2023 Collaboration supervised by Dr. Erika Coppola (Financed with Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship). Visiting Student – University of Reading October 2022 – April 2023 Worked with PhD co-supervisor Theodore G. Shepherd. Visiting Student – Barcelona Supercomputing Center February 2022 – July 2022 Worked with Climate Services group, supervised by Nube Gonzalez and Paco Doblas-Reyes. Visiting Student – University of Reading
May 2019 – November 2019 Worked with PhD co-supervisor Theodore G. Shepherd

Recent Participation in Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings đŸ—“ïž

Invited co-organizer, WCRP RIfS ”Robustness of Climate Change Information for Decisions” workshop – April 2024. Co-convener, EGU General Assembly – April 2024. Two oral presentations (one highlight talk), EGU General Assembly – April 2024. Two oral presentations, IUGG General Assembly – July 2023. Oral presentation, EGU General Assembly – March 2023. Poster presentation, AGU General Assembly – December 2022. Virtual participation, Congremet – November 2022. Oral presentation, SPARC 7th General Assembly – October 2022. Oral presentation, Advancing Subtropical Climate Dynamics: Diagonal Convergence Zones, Droughts, and Floods in Past, Present and Future Climates – August 2022. Poster presentation, AGU General Assembly – December 2022. Oral presentation, SPARC General Assembly – October 2022. Oral presentation, Stormtrack Workshop – June 2022. Oral presentation, Royal Meteorological Society Student and Early Career Scientists Conference – June 2021. Poster presentation, Online Workshop on Storylines, University of Tokyo – February 2021. Poster presentation, AGU Fall Meeting – December 2020. Participant, Regional Climate Information Workshop, Independent workshop – June 2020. Poster presentation, 6th UK National Climate Dynamics Workshop, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge – June 2020. Poster presentation, Workshop: Stratospheric Predictability and Impact on the Troposphere, ECMWF, Reading, UK – November 2019. Poster presentation, DynVarMIP/CMIP6 and SPARC DynVar and SNAP Workshop, Universidad Computense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain – October 2019. Participant, GC Teleconnections workshop, Met Office, Exeter, UK

Extracurricular Scientific Activities 🌟

Fresh Eyes for CMIP – Steering group, World Climate Research Program (WCRP) South American representative, August 2023 – present. My Climate Risk – Regional Hub, Group member, April 2022 – present. My Climate Risk – Early Career Researcher group, Co-lead, April 2022 – present. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Executive committee member, April 2022 – present. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Co-chair of Online Events working group, April 2022 – April 2023. Young Earth System Sciences (YESS) community, Regional representative for South America, April 2021 – April 2022. Departmental Seminars, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA, Organizer, April 2021 – April 2022

Outreach and Volunteer Experience đŸŒ±

”Ozone, Planet Earth’s protective sunscreen” at Prociencia Virtual – Speaker, UBA, October 2020. ”Learning Mathematics with the Rural Communities of La Plata” – Head of project Project financed by UNLP Grant of 1000 USD, March 2018 – March 2019. ”Conociendo la Tierra” – Project Participant, September 2016 – September 2018. ”Wonders of the Ocean” – Speaker, UNLP, September 2018. ”Groundwater Resources for Small Rural and Aboriginal Communities – Participant In Chaco Province, Geoscientists Without Borders – SEG, March 2015 – December 2017

Technical Capabilities đŸ’»

  • Physical modelling and reasoning applied to geosciences
  • Statistical modelling
  • University-level teaching
  • Data analysis and visualization: Python, R
  • Machine learning applications
  • Model design and coding
  • Interdisciplinary approaches, specifically related to environmental studies
  • Scientific writing: English and Spanish, Office, LaTeX
  • Group management and leadership

Graduate Courses and Schools 🎓

Physical Climatology (Grade: 10/10), Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, FCEN, UBA, 2020. Nonlinear Dynamics (Grade: 10/10), Physics Department, FCEN, UBA, 2020. Climate as a Complex System (no grading), Mathematics of Planet Earth PhD program, Mathematics Department, University of Reading, 2020. AI and Pattern Recognition (Grade: 10/10), Computer Science Department, FCEN, UBA, 2021. Climate Change Leadership: Actors and Strategies for Transitions (no grading), Cemus Research Forum (CEFO), University of Uppsala, 2021. Forecast Verification (no grading), Mathematics of Planet Earth PhD program, Mathematics Department, University of Reading, 2021. XAIDA Training School (no grading), ’Attributing Impacts of Climate Change (I2C): Challenges, Methods and Perspectives’, 2024

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • Storyline description of Southern Hemisphere midlatitude circulation and precipitation response to greenhouse gas forcing
      • Year: 2020
      • Authors: J Mindlin, TG Shepherd, CS Vera, M Osman, G Zappa, RW Lee, …
      • Source: Climate Dynamics 54, 4399-4421
    • A storyline attribution of the 2011/2012 drought in Southeastern South America
      • Year: 2022
      • Authors: L van Garderen, J Mindlin
      • Source: Weather 77 (6), 212-218
    • Combined effects of global warming and ozone depletion/recovery on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation and regional precipitation
      • Year: 2021
      • Authors: J Mindlin, TG Shepherd, C Vera, M Osman
      • Source: Geophysical Research Letters 48 (12), e2021GL092568
    • Assembling the climate story: use of storyline approaches in climate‐related science
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: E Baulenas, G Versteeg, M Terrado, J Mindlin, D Bojovic
      • Source: Global Challenges 7 (7), 2200183
    • The Role of the Stratosphere in Driving Uncertainties in the Southern Hemisphere Future Climate
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: EGU24
    • Dynamical systems analysis of the” El Niño Southern Oscillation” phenomenon
      • Year: 2024
      • Authors: J Mindlin, GB Mindlin, P di Nezio
      • Source: EGU24
    • Plausible Drying and Wetting Scenarios for Summer in Southeastern South America
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: Journal of Climate 36 (22), 7973-7991
    • Plausible Drying and Wetting Scenarios for Summer Rainfall in Southeastern South America: a storyline approach
      • Year: 2023
      • Authors: J Mindlin, CS Vera, TG Shepherd, M Osman
      • Source: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, EGU-9513

 

MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

Mr. MELKAMU MEKONEN | climate change | Best Researcher Award

I’m Melkamu Kassaye Mekonen; I graduated with my BSc in Forest and Nature Conservation at Mekelle University in Ethiopia, and the University of Gondar in Ethiopia awarded me a MSc degree in Forest Management and Utilization. Currently, I serve as a researcher and instructor in the department of forestry and climate science at Injibara University, Ethiopia. I bring with me four years of research and five years of education, research, and community-based project experiences in the forestry, environment, and agricultural fields. My aspiration is to pursue a PhD in Forestry, focusing on natural forest optimization and ecological interaction and management of bamboo forest resources, either in China or Ethiopia, in collaboration with supervisors.

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đŸ’ŒWork Experience

Forestry Researcher

Employer: Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, City: Sekota | Country: Ethiopia, Role: Forestry research project and team coordinator, Responsibilities: Proposal development, conducting experiments and research in forestry, final paper writing, presenting, and publishing.

Forestry Lecturer and Researcher

Employer: Injibara University, City: Injibara | Country: Ethiopia, Department: Forestry and Climate Science, Role: Head of department, Responsibilities: Conducting research and community service in agriculture and forestry, overseeing departmental activities.

🎓Education and Training

BSc. in Forest and Nature Conservation University: Mekelle University, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forest and Nature Conservation, Thesis: Floristic diversity in area exclosures in Northern Ethiopia. MSc in Forest Management and Utilization University: University of Gondar, Ethiopia, Field of Study: Forestry, Thesis: Role of area exclosures for forest restoration in Northeastern Ethiopia

 Management and Leadership Skills

Forestry Research Directorate Coordinator: Coordinated over 38 forestry research programs at Sekota Dryland Agricultural Research Center. Head of Department of Forestry and Climate Science: Served as department head at Injibara University for two and a half years.

🌿 Project

A potential cause for extensive dieback of Acacia mearnsii plantation in highlands districts of Awi zone, Northwestern Ethiopia Status: To be published in Journal of Cogent Agriculture. Biomass, Carbon, and CO2 Sequestration in Natural Forests: Variations Across Environmental Factors, Forest Ecosystems, Degradation Levels, and Conservation Measures Status: To be published in Journal of Ecology and Evolution. Floristic Diversity of Natural Forest Patches Across forest ecosystems in Northwestern Ethiopian Status: To be published in Journal of F1000Research. Composition, Medicinal Values, and Threats of Plants Used in Indigenous Medicine in Jawi District, Ethiopia: Implications for Conservation and Sustainable Use. Status: Submitted to Journal of Ethnobotany

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • A Uniformly Convergent Collocation Method for Singularly Perturbed Delay Parabolic Reaction‐Diffusion Problem
    • Year: 2021
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Abstract and Applied Analysis, 2021 (1), 8835595

 

  • Sixth-order compact finite difference method for singularly perturbed 1D reaction diffusion problems
    • Year: 2017
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: Journal of Taibah University for Science, 11 (2), 302-308

 

  • Parameter-uniform numerical scheme for singularly perturbed parabolic convection–diffusion Robin type problems with a boundary turning point
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Results in Applied Mathematics, 15, 100324

 

  • A parameter-uniform numerical method for singularly perturbed Robin type parabolic convection-diffusion turning point problems
    • Year: 2023
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Applied Numerical Mathematics, 190, 50-64

 

  • A novel numerical approach for singularly perturbed parabolic convection-diffusion problems on layer-adapted meshes
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Research in Mathematics, 9 (1), 2020400

 

  • Computational method for singularly perturbed parabolic reaction-diffusion equations with Robin boundary conditions
    • Year: 2022
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa
    • Source: Journal of Applied Mathematics & Informatics, 40 (1-2), 25-45

 

  • Tenth Order Compact Finite Difference Method for Solving Singularly Perturbed 1D Reaction-Diffusion Equations
    • Year: 2016
    • Authors: FW Gelu, GF Duressa, TA Bullo
    • Source: International Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences (IJEAS), 8 (3), 15-24