Previous Positions and Research Expertise

Asterics & CDS Post-doc (2018 - ongoing)

CDS, Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

This position is split 50:50 between research, and scientific support to the Asterics project/ the dissemination of the CDS and Virtual Observatory services:

  • Research: I am investigating the interstellar medium of nearby galaxies. What is the driving factor of the amount of dust and gas in a galaxy? What role do the kinematics play? For more information see here
  • Scientific Support: I provide tutorials on how to best access data from the CDS services in particular and Virtual Observatory services in general. I also join discussions on how to get radio data into the Virtual Observatory. To that end I have chaired a BoF session at the last ADASS and support CDS engineers in prototyping these archives. Previously, I provided scientific support to the Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability (DADI) work package of the Asterics project.

PhD Astronomy (2014 - 2018)

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

The HIX galaxy survey - How HI eXtreme galaxies maintain their HI reservoir

Supervisors: Virginia Kilborn and Barbara Catinella

MSc (Nuclear-, Particle- and Astrophysics) (2011 - 2013)

Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Accretion and stellar mass growth in low mass galaxies

Supervisors: Amelie Saintonge, Frank Eisenhauer and Linda Tacconi

BSc (Physics) (2008 - 2011)

Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Astrometry and Photometry of M31 observations with small telescopes

Supervisors: Wolfgang Pietsch, Martin Henze and Jochen Greiner