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CSIC Early-Career Academics and Professionals Panel (ECAPP).

ECAPP is appointed through a competitive application process. Recruitment for the 2024-2025 ECAPP is now open. More information is available here

Deadline for ECAPP Cohort 3 2024-2025 has now been extended to 5pm Friday 19 July. 

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 2023/2024. 

Dr Haris Alexakis, Aston University 

Max Binns, AECOM 

Robert Connor Brown, Sizewell C

Carmen Muriana Cobo, TfL 

Dr Sam Cocking, CSIC University of Cambridge 

Deryck Yik Kiu Chan, Mott MacDonald 

Daniele Fornelli, Geotechnical Observations 

Arfon Irish, COWI 

Carlos Laguna Sanchez, Mott MacDonald 

Dr Lizzy Moyce, Arup 

Fraser Perceval, Jacobs 

David Simavorian, Accenture 

Amar Singh Sohanpal, MOD

Dr Xiang Xie, Newcastle University 

Dr Bingyu Zhao, TU Wien