Lisanne Braat

Postdoc | Geomorphologist | Video editting

CV


Academic experience

May 2024 - 2027 Veni research fellow (Postdoc)
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Deltas as a record of ancient hydrological conditions on Mars

May 2021 - April 2024 Internal research fellow (Postdoc)
European Space Agency (ESA|ESTEC), The Netherlands
Martian Deltas: Reconstruction of paleohydrological activity and clay deposits by numerical modelling

2020-2021 NWO Rubicon fellow (Postdoc)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
Martian Deltas: Identifying paleohydrological activity and clay deposits on Mars by delta reconstruction

2015-2019 PhD candidate
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Thesis: Morphodynamics and sedimentology of estuaries with sand and mud.

2012-2014 Master Earth, Surface and Water (cum laude)
Coastal Dynamics and Fluvial Systems track
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Thesis: Debris flows on Mars: An experimental analysis

2009-2012 Bachelor Earth Sciences
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Thesis: Crater lake flooding as indicator for paleoclimate conditions on Mars



Other work experience

2021-now Faculty Council member at ESA
Tasks include reviewing faculty research proposals, judging visitor funding requests and organising a science workshop for internal staff. The aim is to foster a productive scientific environment in the directerate of science.

2021-now Participant Rover Science Operations Working Group (RSOWG) & Rover Science Operations Simulations
Meetings on science objectives, planning and simulated decision making related to the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover.

2019-2020 Sciece video producer at Utrecht University
Developed 12 outreach videos of about 3 minutes. Tasks included script writing, filming, animating, video editing, audio editing, publishing and creating web graphics in relation to the Brunings Lectures.

2016-2019 Member/chair PhD committee Physical Geography, Utrecht University
Organising social activities and regular meetings in which we addressed PhD-related issues, like teaching tasks, courses and stress. Contact point between the department, graduateschool and PhD candidates.

2014 Internship Deltares Delft
Developing an operational model of the region of fresh water influence (ROFI) near the Sand Engine and beta-testing Delft3D Flexible Mesh.

2014 Teaching assistant at Junior College Utrecht (JCU)
Teaching module 'Hoog water in de rivier' (physics, mitigation strategies, physical experiments) to high school students to stimulate them to choose a carreer in STEM.

2013-2014 KNAW (lab) reasearch assistanthip at Utrecht University
Experiments included the development of small-scale estuaries and debris flows in the lab and sensitivity analyses of the development of scour holes in different sediment types.

2013 Teaching assitant at Utrecht University
Course River Morphodynamics

2007-2018 Volunteer KPJ/Doen Nederwetten
Webmaster, activity organisator (all ages, 20-500 people), sport and play supervision (children 4 to 16), creating PR material.

2006-2010 Different part time jobs during education



Conference/workshop/symposium

  • 2024 EGU, Vienna, Austria
  • - convener, chair, planned
  • 2024 NAC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - planned
  • 2024 SSW, Aranjuez, Spain
  • - talk
  • 2024 Bruningslecture, Utecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2023 DPS-EPSC, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • - poster
  • 2023 EGU, Vienna, Austria
  • - convener, chair, talk
  • 2023 NAC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2023 LPSC, The Woodlands, TX, USA
  • - poster
  • 2022 AGU, Chicago, IL, USA
  • - convener, chair, poster
  • 2022 SSW, Akersloot, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2022 TGO MEX SWT meeting, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2022 EPSC, Granada, Spain
  • - convener, chair, poster
  • 2022 NAC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2022 Planet Mars V workshop, Les Houches, France
  • - participant, poster
  • 2022 NPP meeting, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2021 AGU, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • - convener, chair, poster
  • 2021 SSW, Aranjuez, Spain
  • - poster
  • 2021 EPSC, Online
  • - talk
  • 2021 ICFS, Online
  • - attendee
  • 2021 EGU, Online
  • - convener
  • 2021 LPSC, Online
  • - attendee
  • 2020 AGU, Online
  • - convener, chair, eLightning
  • 2020 Planetary Dunes Workshop, Online
  • - attendee
  • 2020 EGU, Online
  • - attendee
  • 2020 Brunings Lecture, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - contributor
  • 2019 IAS, Rome, Italy
  • - poster
  • 2019 Brunings Lecture, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee/organiser
  • 2018 AGU, Washington, DC, USA
  • - poster, talk presentation
  • 2018 NCK, Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • - chair, poster
  • 2018 Brunings Lecture, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee/organiser
  • 2017 AGU, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • - poster
  • 2017 RCEM, Padova, Italy
  • - poster
  • 2017 Workshop on cohesive sediments in flumes, Bangor, UK
  • - participant
  • 2017 NCK, Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • - talk
  • 2017 NCR, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • - talk
  • 2017 Brunings Lecture, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee/organiser
  • 2016 Scheldecommissie symposium, Antwerp, Belgium
  • - attendee
  • 2016 Delft Software Days, Delft, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2016 Summer Institute on Earth-Surface Dynamics, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • - participant
  • 2016 MATLAB EXPO Benelux, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2016 EGU, Vienna, Austria
  • - poster
  • 2016 NCK, Brouwersdam, The Netherlands
  • - poster
  • 2016 Ems-Scheldt workshop, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • - attendee
  • 2016 Brunings Lecture, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - attendee/organiser
  • 2015 Delft Software Days, Delft, The Netherlands
  • - invited talk
  • 2015 INTERCOH, Leuven, Belgium
  • - attendee
  • 2015 NCK, Schoorl, The Netherlands
  • - poster
  • 2014 Moon, Mars and More symposium, VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • - invited poster
  • 2012 Student Research Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • - talk


    Invited seminar speakers

    • University of Nantes - 8 june 2023

    Outreach activities

    • To PhD or not to PhD - talk to master students at Utrecht University about my experience at ESA and as a PhD candidate and what to consider when choosing a PhD (16-02-2022).
    • Brunings lecture - yearly event on estuaries that brings science, industry, consultancy and government together (14-01-2020). I developed short videos for different scientists of Utrecht University working on estuaries (bruningslecture.nl).
    • Hackathon Duurzame Bodemligging Rijntakken - the ministry of infrastructure and environment conducted a MIRT-investigation to prevent continuous river bed erosion, supported by Arcadis. A brainstorm event was organised with 20-25 young, multidiciplinary professionals (10-2017).
    • PABO-students meet scientists - students of the training teacher program at Hogeschool Utrecht were invited to ask question and look around different workplaces at the University (16-11-2017).
    • Preparation and instruction of the minimetronome on Terschelling - several institutions on the island (staatsbosbeheer, rijkswaterstaat, primary schools, VMBO) constructed their own tidal flume. As a representative of Utrecht University I instructed teachers on doing experiments (03-05-2017).
    • Development educational posters - 3 posters were developed for schools (primary, secondary or higher education) that develop their own flume for tidal experiments (05-2017).
    • Tours at the Metronome facility - for example for primary school children (11-16-2016), the master introduction week (08-30-2016), students of the training teacher program at Hogeschool Utrecht (09-02-2016) and MBA studenten (06-12-2016).
    • Guided river experiments - for students and parents during events like open days of the University or a parents day of Earth Sciences (04-18-2015). As a master student I teached 4 vwo (highschool) students of the Junior College Utrecht about river experiments.





    Mars / Earth