Sérgio Henrique Faria

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Sérgio Henrique Faria (Dr.rer.nat. Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 2003) is Ikerbasque Research Professor at BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change, and Adjoint Presidential Professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan. He is head of the BC3 Research Line «Climate Basis», director of the «IzotzaLab» (BC3’s low-temperature research facility), and leader of the Section «Climate Change, Environment and Human Well-Being» within the Doctorate Programme «Quaternary: Environmental Change and Human Ecological Footprint» of the University of the Basque Country (EHU). More information.

Patricia Muñoz Marzagon

Technical Assistant at BC3 & Coordination Assistant at BC3-NUT Office

Patricia has a degree in Physics from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). During her studies she did an internship at the IzotzaLab investigating the visual stratigraphy of Antarctic ice cores, to later focus her final degree project on their polycrystalline structure. Currently, she is the Technical Assistant of the IzotzaLab. She is also the coordination assistant of the BC3–NUT Office. More information.

Nicolás Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nicolas González investigates the effects of climate change on the cryosphere and is currently pursuing a PhD in glaciology at BC3. He graduated in geological sciences at the University of the Basque Country and earned a masters of science in Climate change and human footprint by the same institution. He is also an advanced technician in environmental chemistry by the chemistry and electronics school (Bilbao). Formerly, he worked as junior researcher at the Basque Centre for Materials (BCMaterials) developing pollutant-absorb materials like Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and in the  Adirondack S.L. company (environmental analysis and testing) measuring quality parameters of water, soil and atmosphere. More information.

Nerea Bilbao

Predoctoral Researcher

Nerea holds an interuniversity Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of the Basque Country and the University of Cantabria as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of the Basque Country. During her Bachelor’s Degree she has specialized in the field of atmospheric pollution and dynamics and she also worked with the team of Atmospheric Research of the School of Engineering of Bilbao. More information.

Daniel Cortés

Predoctoral Researcher

Daniel Cortés got a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Universidad of Granada (Spain) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Technological University of Pereira (Colombia). Currently, he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Basque Country, where he is conducting research with BC3 on population dynamics on ice, specifically in relation to climate change and its effects on Greenland ice sheet. More information.

Jon Arrizabalaga

Predoctoral Researcher

Jon is a Physics graduate from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) with a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Copenhagen (KU). During his master’s thesis, he stayed at the Center for Ice and Climate (CIC) of the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), where he studied ice flow modelling and firn densification under arbitrary stresses. He is currently working on his PhD about firn metamorphism and ice microstructure, focusing on polar firn from Greenland (EastGRIP and MicroFAME projects).

María Santolaria-Otín

Associate Researcher

María Santolaria-Otín (Dr. Université Grenoble Alpes, France, 2019) graduated in Physics at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and then pursued a Master of Meteorology (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain). Her master thesis tackled the teleconnection dynamics linking Siberian snow and Arctic sea ice with the North Atlantic Oscillation (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre;  BSC, Spain). She conducted a PhD at the ‘Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement’ (IGE; Grenoble, France; ARCTIC-ERA Project) to study the representation of snow characteristics in climate models from CMIP (phase 5th and 6th). Her research interests are snow, permafrost, glaciology and climate dynamics from modeling to field work. More information.

Gonzalo Morcillo

Guest Researcher

Gonzalo graduated in Environmental Sciences from the National University of Distance Education (UNED) of Spain. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), focusing his research on the combination of statistical and image analysis techniques in the interdisciplinary field of glaciology and climatology. He is also a free flight instructor and professional artist, especially dedicated to engraving.

Uxia Intxausti

Guest Researcher

Uxia is a Physics degree student at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She is performing her bachelor thesis at the IzotzaLab, developing innovative techniques for the production of Mars soil analogues for the SIGUE-Mars (PERMARS) research network. She studied in the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany, for a semester through the Erasmus mobility programme. On a separate note, she is also a recreational saxophone player in a band.


Bittor Muniozguren Arostegi (Guest Bachelor Researcher)

Ion Ander Goikoetxea (Guest Bachelor Researcher)

Eñaut Izaguirre (Guest PhD Researcher)

Freddy Eliseo Michel Portugal (Guest PhD Researcher)

Itxaso Ruiz (Predoctoral Researcher)

Jokin Mendia Rezola (Guest Bachelor Researcher)

Josué Polanco (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Nagore Unibaso (Guest Bachelor Researcher)

Priyanka Soni (Guest MSc Researcher)

Saray Ramos (Guest Bachelor Researcher)

Saria Sato (Guest Guest MSc Researcher)

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