Meet our


Elevate’s in-house and external teams combine their expertise in science communication, publishing and policy to help you maximize the relevance and impact of your research.

In-house team

Dan Csonstos CEO & Editorial Director at Elevate Scientific

Dan Csontos

CEO, Editorial Director

Dan is responsible for the management of Elevate, the editorial and creative direction of science-communication solution, delivering trainings, and consulting. He has 20 years’ experience in academia, science publishing and science communications. Prior to founding Elevate, Dan was an editor with the international journals Nature and Nature Physics, and most recently helped set up and develop Macmillan Science Communications’ London-based operations. He holds a PhD in nanophysics from Lund University, Sweden.

Dan strongly believes that although science is essential to solving societal grand challenges, it needs to be communicated well if it is to have an impact.

“It’s a privilege and extremely rewarding to work with Elevate’s stellar team and clients to make a difference.”

Ninad Bondre Managing Editor at Elevate Scientific

Ninad Bondre

Managing Editor

Ninad is responsible for working with our clients to tailor, develop and produce high-impact science-communication solutions and syntheses, manage our editorial support services and contribute to our high-end trainings. Before joining Elevate, Ninad was a senior editor and advisor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, where he worked at the interface of science and policy for an international programme on climate and environmental change. He is a former editor of the international journal Nature Geoscience. Ninad has a PhD in geology from Miami University (Ohio, USA).

Ninad is interested in everything under the sun, not only ours but also others in the universe.

“At Elevate, I can combine my background in science with my editorial and synthetic skills to manage and advise on diverse science-communication projects.“

Cara Harrison Visual Communicator and product manager at Elevate Scientific

Cara Harrison

Creative & Project Manager

Cara is responsible for the creative and visual side of our communications projects, developing and delivering high-end trainings, and managing internal and external communications and development projects. She has an MA in Visual Culture at Lund University and has previously held administrative positions in the medical field and at the Research School of Chemistry at The Australian National University.

Cara is passionate about all things creative, visual communications and getting things done.

“I love being able to develop creative solutions for clients by working at the intersection of science, art, design, and communication. It is always challenging and exciting!”

External team

We work with world-class science writers, editors, designers and multimedia producers from around the globe. These professionals are handpicked for their diverse backgrounds in scientific publishing, medical communication, academia, consumer media and public relations. What unites them is their ability to understand, synthesize and communicate complex scientific concepts clearly, accurately and in an engaging way. 

Working with us

At present, we are looking for a freelance physics editor to join our external team. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in the relevant field, along with the ability to grasp complex concepts and weave those into a coherent narrative. Prior editorial experience is a plus. Do drop us a line if you fit the bill!

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