Lucia Perez-Diaz

Illustrator and geodynamic modeller. I spend most of my time trying to understand the mechanisms driving plate tectonics and reconstructing what Earth looked like in the past. A few years ago, I decided to focus my life-long habit of doodling into a part-time adventure into illustration and design.

Artist webpage



Maëlis Arnould

Assistant professor at LGL-TPE, University Lyon 1 in France. I currently work on the role of mantle rheology on flow patterns and how this affects surface tectonics and topography.

LGL-TPE profile



Nicolas Coltice

Professor in France at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). I teach and do research on the dynamics of the interior of the Earth and planets. I am keen to contribute raising awareness on social issues within academia, like equal opportunity.




Mélanie Gérault

Postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the United States. My research aims at understanding geological and geophysical evidence by means of numerical modeling. I am mostly focussed on understanding what controls global tectonic plate motions and surface topography. I am also interested in all forms of resistance against discrimination, prejudice and oppression.

Researchgate profile



Claire Mallard

Researcher at the University of Sydney, Australia.  I have an obsession with the interaction between mantle flow, crustal deformation and landscape evolution … but I am working on it.

USyd profile


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Kirstie Wright

Geoscientist with research interests in volcanic and deep-water sedimentary systems. I largely work with subsurface data, previously in the energy industry now in academia. I am also interested in science engagement and am part of the communications team for DTRH?!





Alice Adenis

Cartoonist, Data Scientist and PhD in geophysics. I like drawing and programming. I hope life’s long enough to get good at two things.




Marie Bocher

After a PhD in geodynamics from Lyon, I worked as a Post-doc in Zürich, Switzerland where I studied dynamical models of the seismic cycle and develop methods to assimilate observation into these models. I now work as a Data Science Consultant.

Researchgate Profile



Martina Ulvrova

Former postdoctoral fellow at University Lyon 1. My research topics cover deep time long term thermal evolution of the Earth, volcanic paleo-tsunamis and dynamics of plate boundaries including subduction and rift zones. I am a world traveler and a trail runner.





Sian L. Evans

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo, subsurface explorer interested in salt tectonics and CO2 storage. Also passionate about sharing science and improving academic culture.