Spotlight on a scientist

Have you recently published a paper, or done some cool fieldwork that you would like to share with the rest of the CLIVAR and Early Career Scientist community? We are offering you the space here to showcase your achievements and tell us a little bit about yourselves. All we ask is for a short piece (no more than 500 - 600 words) telling us who you ar and waht you have done.

If you are interested in taking part please email Jose Santos.


Dr. Victor Ongoma

Lecturer, Department of Meteorology – South Eastern Kenya University

Victor holds PhD in Meteorology from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China, attained in 2017. His areas of interest are climatology, and climate change. His current research is on variability of extreme climate events over East Africa.


Dr. Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam

Assistant Professor, Department of Disaster Management, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR).

Director, Disaster Management E-learning Centre, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur.

Towfiqul Islam holds PhD in Climate Change and Climate System from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China, attained in 2017. His areas of interest are applied climatology and climate change related field. His current research area is on spatiotemporal variability of natural hazard over Bangladesh. Read more...

Dr. Sreenivasulu Ganugapenta

Research Associate, Coastal Processes Group, National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Dr. Sreenivasulu Ganugapenta received his Ph.D. from the Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India and currently working as a research associate at Coastal Processes Group, National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Over the past five years, Sreenivasulu worked as INSPIRE Fellow of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India at Yogi Vemana University. He has been attended many events and activities related to his relevant area of specialization within India as well as abroad. Read more...

Miss Sutandra Singha
Designation: Ph.D. Research Scholar, Geography
Affiliation: Centre for Russian and Central Asian
Studies, School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi - 110067, Delhi, India

Areas of Interest/Specialisation
Environment, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Geopolitics of Natural Resources, Non-Traditional Security Threats Read more...

Dr Saleem Khan

Dr. Saleem Khan received his PhD in climate change sciences from the Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research, Anna University, Chennai. His PhD research focused on the impact of climate change–induced sea level rise on coastal ecosystems and their dependent human communities. The multidisciplinary perspective of his research laid the foundation to evolve ecosystem-based and community-centered adaptation strategies for the coasts of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Khan's research caught the attention of the U.S. National Science Foundation and NASA through DISCCRS (Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research), who acknowledged him as a Next Generation Climate Change Scholar in 2013. Previously he worked as a research associate and currently on the recommendation of Anna University; he takes a lead role as a program officer in establishing a climate change cell at the Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu. Read more...


Ms Soledad Collazo

she is a third-year Ph. D. student in meteorological Science at University of Buenos Aires. her doctoral thesis topic is about the seasonal forecast of extreme temperature events in Argentina northern of 40°S. her goal is to identify predictors of extreme temperature indices at seasonal scale, such as cold nights and warm days, to then apply several statistical models which will be evaluated to find those that show some ability to predict these extreme indices. Read more...


Tierry Val de Medeiros

Tierry holds Master in Science from Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2017.
His areas of interest are the effects of ocean acidification and the physiological effects and genetics in marine animals, marine pollution, and governance of oceans. 
Currently, the research he is developing the articles of his thesis and has participated in courses on governance of the oceans has interests in scientific diplomacy, applied oceanography, and related subjects to develop his doctoral thesis Read more...


Dr. Kamoru Abiodun LAWAL

Dr. Lawal completed his PhD program in Atmospheric Science with specialization in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Seasonal Climate Prediction and Regional Climate Modeling at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town ( Dr. Lawal is presently participating in the International Research Project funded by the United Kingdom’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – the African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT: Read more...