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Project Scientist

UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC)

Senior Project Scientist

 

 

Education

  • 2001: Ph.D. Astronomy – University College London
  • 1997: BSc Astrophysics (1 Class Honours) – University College London

Employment

  • 2011-Senior Project Scientist – UKATC, Edinburgh
  • 2005-2011 Project Scientist – UKATC, Edinburgh
  • 2002-2005 Postdoctoral Researcher – Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain
  • 2001-2002 Postdoctoral Researcher – University College London

Relevant Experience

Past roles as Instrument Scientist for three major conceptual-design studies for ground-based telescopes:

  • WEAVE for the William Herschel Telescope (now in construction)
  • MOONS for the Very Large Telescope (now in construction)
  • EAGLE Phase A study for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
  • UKATC co-I for E-ELT HARMONI
  • PI of the VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey, the world’s largest collaboration investigating the physics and evolution of massive stars, involving more than 50 astronomers worldwide, with over 20 refereed papers published to date.
  • 91 refereed papers (15 as first author, 8 as PhD supervisor of lead author); Hirsch index (#papers ≥ #cites) = 33; total citations > 4000
    Chair of SPIE ground-based & airborne instrumentation conference (2016); programme committee member at previous meetings (2010, 2012, 2014).

Areas of Interest

  • Stellar evolution/populations, multi-object spectrographs, science with ELTs,

Steering Committee

Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Laura Pentericci
Laura Pentericci
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
Matthias Steinmetz
Matthias Steinmetz
AIP, Potsdam, Germany
Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria
Daniel Schaerer
Daniel Schaerer
University of Geneva, Switzerland
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
Olivier Le Fèvre
Olivier Le Fèvre
LAM, Marseille, France
Edwin Bergin
Edwin Bergin
Univ. of Michigan, USA

Board

Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
Co-P.I.
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Co-P.I.
François Hammer
François Hammer
Principal Investigator
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Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Co-P.I.
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Co-P.I.
Matthias Steinmetz
Matthias Steinmetz
Co-P.I.

Management

Fatima Defrondat
Fatima Defrondat
Quality Assurance Engineer
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Mickaël Frotin
Mickaël Frotin
Deputy Project Manager
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Sandrine Zanchetta
Sandrine Zanchetta
Project Office Coordinator

Science

Rubén Janssen
Rubén Janssen
UK ATC Instrument Scientist
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Project Scientist
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Gavin Dalton
Gavin Dalton
Instrument Scientist
Mathieu Puech
Mathieu Puech
Co-Project Scientist
Simulations (Science)
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Engineering

Bruno Castilho
Bruno Castilho
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Andreas Kelz
Andreas Kelz
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Kacem El Hadi
Kacem El Hadi
AIT
Yanbin Yang
Yanbin Yang
DRS
Annemieke Janssen
Annemieke Janssen
VIS-SPES
(VIS Spectrograph)
Gérard Rousset
Gérard Rousset
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Marc Dubbeldam
Marc Dubbeldam
System Engineer
Mechanics
David Le Mignant
David Le Mignant
System Engineer,
LAM, Marseille
Ramon Navarro
Ramon Navarro
VIS Spectrograph
(SPES-VIS)
Phil Parr Burman
Phil Parr Burman
NIR Spectrograph
(SPES-NIR)
(ICOS)
Fanny Chemla
Fanny Chemla
System Engineer
Optics
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
System Engineer,
Adaptative Optics
Kevin Middleton
Kevin Middleton
Positioning system (POS)
Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis
Positioning System (POS)
Sylvestre Taburet
Sylvestre Taburet
IT/Web Infrastructure
Marie Larrieu
Marie Larrieu
Electronics & ICS (EICS)

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Scientific goals and milestones: why MOSAIC?

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