New PhD students at MISU. From left: Evelin Dekker, Cheng You, Sebastian Scher, Jakob Beran and Karolina Seigel. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
New PhD students at MISU. From left: Evelin Dekker, Cheng You, Sebastian Scher, Jakob Beran, Karolina Seigel and Roman Bardakov. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.


What made them choose MISU for their PhD?

Evelien Dekker:

MISU popped up as an option when I was searching for PhD positions focused on sea ice. I had already heard good things about MISU from Rune Graversen whom I met at the EGU conference (European Geosciences Union General Assembly).

Cheng You:

I got my master degree in Hongkong, at an inter-disciplinary department (Physics/Math/Chemistry). So I wanted to study at a larger, specialized Meteorology department, where MISU fit perfectly. My main research interest at MISU will be Arctic warm air intrusions.

Sebastian Scher:

I worked with weather prediction at a small company in the Netherlands and was looking for projects to dive deeper into this and climate research. When I checked the Metjobs email lists, I found this PhD position in MISU, where I will be working mainly with Gabriele Messori.

Jakob Beran:

My background is in the field of theoretical and computational physics. I wished to apply my knowledge to complex systems in nature that could be numerically modelled – and climate modelling was the given answer since it’s also such an important issue for society. At MISU I’ll be working with in-situ simulations, with the aim of tracking cyclones at a higher resolution than before.

Karolina Seigel:

I’m an organic chemist engineer from KTH, with an interest in nature. I wanted to do something close to my heart, and the PhD position at MISU would give me this opportunity, with the added bonus of participating in the Arctic expedition in 2018 as I have always been interested in exploring the northern latitudes

Roman Bardakov:

I wanted to do my PhD in Sweden, as my wife already does her PhD here. MISU was my first choice, since it is the best known Meteorology department in Sweden. During my previous research I’ve worked with mathematical modelling of fog, which is closely related to topics at MISU. While I’m here, I will mostly work with aerosol physics and chemistry, and with large eddy simulations.