Jezabel Curbelo will receive the 2015 Donald L. Turcotte Award, given annually to recent Ph.D. recipients for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to the field of nonlinear geophysics.
Jezabel received her B.S. in mathematics from Universidad de la Laguna in 2009 and a M.Sc. in mathematics and applications from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2010. She received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2014. Her Ph.D. work was done under the supervision of Ana M. Mancho at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, a joint research initiative of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and three universities in Madrid (UAM, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). Her research interests include convection, instabilities and bifurcations, dynamical systems, and numerical methods for problems in geophysical fluid dynamics.