Junior Members

Become a Junior Member of the Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS)


Who is eligible?

UU scientific temporary staff (PhD researcher, Postdoctoral researcher) are invited to apply for junior membership of the CCSS. Scientific temporary staff resulting from funded CCSS proposals will automatically become junior members of the CCSS. UU scientific staff (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor) are invited to become an Associate Member of the CCSS.

How to apply?

The procedure is very straightforward. Simply email a short motivation and your CV to ccss@uu.nl and the CCSS board will decide within one month.

What is the benefit?

The Centre is the physical hub for complexity activities at Utrecht University. As a junior member, there is always a desk available for you at the CCSS, and exclusive access to our funds, like the Swaantje Mondt Fund for exchange PhD students. Our other facilities such as meeting and activity rooms are also available for use. Please check Contact us for more information.

What is the obligation?

A junior member commits to an average presence at the CCSS of at least 2 days/month of his/her time, including participating in any CCSS related activities, see our Calendar for more information.

What is the participation framework?

UU scientific temporary staff remain employed at their departments/faculties and the CCSS will not provide any financial compensation for the participation in CCSS activities. Before UU scientific temporary staff participates in educational activities at the CCSS, it is advised to discuss this with the education director at their department as it may have consequences for the teaching load at their departments.

Each scientific proposal (e.g. to NWO) which originates from discussions/activities at the CCSS and which is led by a CCSS member (Associate Member, Junior Member or External Member) as principal investigator (PI) will be submitted through the academic institute of this PI. If possible, additional material budget will be claimed in the proposal for the CCSS (as the member participates in the CCSS); this part of the material budget will then flow into the CCSS. Papers resulting from the funded project(s) will have the CCSS as one of the affiliations of the author who is the CCSS member.

Current Junior Members

  • Ashok Adipudi, Environmental Governance
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Andrea di Benedetto, Physical Oceanography
    Faculty of Science
  • Paul Berghuis, Spatial Ecology and Global Change
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Dr. Janna de Boer, Psychiatry
    UMC Utrecht
  • Elena Candellone, Methodology & Statistics
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Jerry Chen, Theoretical Biology
    Faculty of Science & Faculty of Geosciences
  • Dr. Natalie Davis, Dynamics of Innovation Systems
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Dr. Mark Dekker, Simulation of Complex Systems
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Vincent Hellebrekers, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics
    Faculty of Science
  • Jochem Hoogendijk, Mathematical Modeling
    Faculty of Science
  • Valérian Jacques-Dumas, Physical Oceanography
    Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Mikael Kaandorp, Physical Oceanography
    Faculty of Science
  • Salome Kakhaia, Exposome Data Science and Disease Prediction 
    University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shridhar Kulkarni, Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Robert McDonaldDynamics of Innovation Systems
    Faculty of Law, Economics & Governance
  • Hadi Mohammadi, Methodology & Statistics
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Niek Mooij, Mathematical Modeling
    Faculty of Science & Faculty of Geosciences
  • Kyriacos Nicolaou, Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
    Faculty of Sciences
  • Diego Osorio, Economic Urban Transitions
    Faculty of Geosciences
  • Dr. Iris Ren, Interaction Technology
    Faculty of Science
  • Matthijs RomeijndersSimulation of Complex Systems
    Faculty of Science
  • Paul Sanders, Mathematical Modeling
    Faculty of Science
  • Jacob Seifert, Nanophotonics
    Faculty of Science
  • Sascha Sinet, Physical Oceanography
    Faculty of Science
  • Tabea Sonnenschein, Urban Geography
    Faculty of Geosciences & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Arpit Swain, Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
    Faculty of Science
  • Rodolfo Subert, Soft Condensed Matter
    Faculty of Science
  • Sjoerd Terpstra, Physical Oceanography
    Faculty of Science
  • Yanathip Thipmaungprom, Biophysics
    Faculty of Science
  • Sebastiaan Tieleman, Applied Microeconomics
    Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance & Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Kaj-Ivar van der Wijst, Impacts of Climate Change
    Faculty of Geosciences 
  • Myrthe WillemsenJulius Center, Department of Epidemiology & Health Economics
    University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU)
  • Valeria Zambianchi, Global Sustainability Governance
    Faculty of Geosciences 
  • Silja Zimmermann, Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Geosciences & Faculty of Science