Josiah Ensing

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Post-Doc

Division: Astrocent (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0001-9569-8832




Josiah Ensing works as a postdoctoral seismologist in the Seismic Sensors group at Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Center (AstroCeNT) at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Warsaw, where he characterises the seismic noise fields at sites for astronomical observatories.

He received his doctoral degree in 2021 for his work imaging the crust of the Auckland Volcanic Field using ambient seismic noise at the University of Auckland.

He is currently working at AstroCeNT characterising the seismic noise fields at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and at potential sites for the Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO). He also participated in seismic surveys Sardinia, at a potential site for the future Einstein Telescope, and analysed seismic effects of wind there.

The list of and links to his publications are available in the Google Scholar platform.

Research interests
  • seismic signal processing,
  • geohazards and its connection to astronomy,
  • seismic noise,
  • machine learning,
  • seismic tomography.

Research projects / Grants
Josiah Ensing has participated in research funded by the DarkWave grant.
  • On a research exchange, he collaborated with colleagues at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in Italy in analysing wind generated seismic noise at a site in Sardinia that is a potential site for the future Einstein Telescope.
  • He participated in seismic surveys in the same site in Sardinia and in establishing an infrasound monitoring network at the European Gravitational Observatory.

Awards / Prizes
  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship awarded to high achieving doctoral candidates (2016-2020).
  • Sagar Geophysics Prize for his MSc research toward using ambient seismic noise to image the Auckland Volcanic field (2016).
  • Waikato Regional Council Water Sciences Prize awarded annually to the top water sciences student (2012).
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences Excellence Award for outstanding ability in the subjects (2011).