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CSIC appointed an ‘Early-Career Academics and Professionals Panel’ (ECAPP) in June 2022 through a competitive application process. The purposes of ECAPP are:


  • To increase the diversity of views that are considered in CSIC’s strategic decision making.
  • To strengthen connections between CSIC, its industry partners, and its broader academic network. In particular, to encourage the development of these connections between individuals at an increased range of seniorities.
  • To provide a career development opportunity for early-career academics and professionals, through which they can meet like-minded individuals and work together to deliver a programme of activity, jointly agreed between the panel and CSIC.


The following people have been appointed to the panel for the 2022/2023 year.

Nataliya Aleksieva, Network Rail

Dr Haris Alexakis, Aston University

Dr Lawrence Bull, University of Cambridge

Dr Sam Cocking, CSIC University of Cambridge (chair, pictured fourth from left)

Daniele Fornelli, Geotechnical Observations (pictured third from left)

Esther Gordon-Smith, National Highways

Carlos Laguna Sanchez, Mott MacDonald (pictured fifth from left)

Dr Lizzy Moyce, Arup (pictured second from left)

Fraser Perceval, Jacobs (pictured far right) 

David Simavorian, Accenture (pictured far left)

Margarita Skarkou, 2150 Venture Capital 

Amar Singh Sohanpal, MOD

Dr Bingyu Zhao, TU Wien