Gabriel Chiodo

My group

Marina Friedel

PhD thesis (2020-2023) at ETH-Zurich. See IAC-ETH website

Short Bio: Marina studied physics at the University of Tübingen, Germany, including a stay at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. During her studies, she mainly focused on elementary particle physics and the application of particle physics for medical purposes. For her Master’s thesis at the department of radiation oncology at the University hospital in Tübingen, she developed a method for the quality assurance of magnetic-resonance guided radiotherapy using Monte-Carlo simulations (See webpage).

Project description: In her thesis project, she will assess the influence of Arctic ozone on Northern hemispheric climate examining its feedback on stratosphere-troposphere coupling and surface projections on various time scales. She will explore the mechanisms whereby ozone affects the circulation, such as zonal asymmetries in the distribution of Arctic ozone, as well as the impact of uncertainties in future ozone trends and their influence on projections of Northern hemisphere climate change. Her thesis is supervised by myself and Prof. T. Peter, and is part of the SNF-funded TORSO project

Sandro Vattioni

PhD thesis (2020-2023) at ETH-Zurich. See IAC-ETH website

Project description: Sandro holds a MSc in climate science from ETH Zurich. In his PhD thesis, Sandro will work on the chemical and climatic impacts of solid particle for stratospheric solar geo-engineering. He will perform exploratory work, including lab-experiments and global climate modeling of calcite and alumina particles. In particular, he will investigate the impact of these particles on ozone depletion, including their cooling efficiency in the global climate model SOCOL. His thesis is supervised by myself and Prof. T. Peter, and is part of the ETH Research Grant ETH-17 19-2.

Jessica Oehrlein

PhD thesis (2018-2022) at Columbia University (co-supervised with Prof. L.M.Polvani)

Project description: Jessie holds a MSc degree in applied mathematics from Columbia University. She completed a Master Thesis on the connection between solar variability and North Atlantic climate, which resulted in a paper published in the prestigious Nature Geoscience journal (see here). For her PhD, she will investigate Sudden Stratospheric Warmings (SSWs), their drivers and impacts on tropospheric climate. Her thesis is supervised by Prof. L.M. Polvani and myself.