Erik van Sebille

Lecturer in Oceanography and Climate Change, Imperial College London

Erik is an oceanographer, investigating the time scales and pathways of the global ocean circulation.

His research focuses on how currents and eddies in the ocean transport heat and nutrients, as well as marine organisms and plastics between different regions of the ocean. He has a MSc in physics and a PhD in physical oceanography, and uses both data from ocean observations as well as from computer simulations of the ocean to understand how different regions of the ocean are connected.

Erik has worked in the Netherlands, the USA, Australia and the UK. He has authored over 45 peer-reviewed articles on ocean circulation with more than 130 different co-authors. He is a lecturer at Imperial College London and an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Australia. He is also an Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. In 2013, the ARC also awarded him a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Imperial College London
  • 2015–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW Australia
  • 2011–2015
    Research Fellow and Lecturer, UNSW Australia
  • 2009–2011
    Postdoctoral Associate, University of Miami

Education

  • 2009 
    Utrecht University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Linkage Project
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • 2013
    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
    Role:
    Chief Invesigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Areas

  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)