EPEC Profiles – Petr Broz
May 4, 2020

EPEC Profiles – Petr Broz

In this series from the EPEC Communication Working Group, we meet members of the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) community and find out more about their experiences and aspirations.

Dr. Petr Brož (1984) works as a researcher at the Department of Geodynamics of the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences from 2010, where he focus about the volcanism across the Solar System. He is mainly interested about kilometre-sized cones formed by explosive volcanic activity caused by magma degassing and water/magma interactions on the surface of Mars. His research is based on the analysis of the remote sensing data from the morphological and morphometrical point of view.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2015) at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague. During his study he completed an internship at DLR (Germany) and at the Open University (United Kingdom).

Dr. Brož is a laureate of the Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdenky Hlávkových Prize for talented students and young researchers (under the age of 33) of the Czech Academy of Science and the Otto Wichterle Award which is given by the Czech Academy of Sciences to stimulate and encourage selected, exceptionally outstanding, promising young scientists at the Czech Academy of Sciences for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in a given area of science.

Dr. Brož demonstrating the Barrel Organ of Plate Techtonics

Together with Dr. Matěj Machek, he was also awarded by the price SCIAP 2016 for new and inspirational outreach model of plate tectonics. Dr. Brož is also dedicated to public speaking and writing in the attempt to popularise geosciences in the context of exploration of the Solar System.

Dr. Brož says, “EPEC is an interesting initiative which is trying to build a European-based community of early career scientists and boost their cooperation as well as their careers.

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