Congratulations to Dr Gabor Kereszturi for winning the Massey University Early Career Research Medal

Congratulations to Dr Gabor Kereszturi, who has won both the College of Sciences Early Career Research Award and the University Early Career Research Medal this year.

Gabor’s research focuses on geospatial mapping and quantifying geological and environmental processes using remote sensing and field-based approaches. In particular, he has shown strong research leadership in developing new hyperspectral remote sensing applications in Earth Science and Agriculture. Currently as a Rutherford Discovery Fellow, he has been working on understanding volcanic hydrothermal systems using hyperspectral remote sensing.

Dr Kereszturi is an early-career researcher with cross-cutting expertise in Earth-, Environmental-, and Agricultural-Science, underpinned by a unique set of remote sensing skills. His expertise bridges a gap between discovery and applied science, with innovations that have cemented Massey University’s reputation as leading university in Aotearoa- New Zealand. Gabor has demonstrated impact within his science discipline through a strong publication track record, with >50 peer-reviewed publications (>1650 citations, H-index: 23), only 6 years after his PhD. He has established strong leadership by successfully building teams to secure external research funding, bringing in >NZ$2.4 million as a Principal Investigator.  Gabor currently holds the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, to implement hyperspectral remote sensing into volcano monitoring. He is also a Key Researcher in strategic research programmes nationally, valued >NZ$30 million. These programmes have allowed him the freedom to operate (e.g. >0.8 FTE externally funded from 2018 to 2026), and establish a distinct research niche.

Congratulations Gabor – a great achievement!

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