I'm a postdoc and engineer at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, where I am a member of the Adaptive Optics Lab and the Planet and Star Formation Group under Prof. Thomas Henning. My interest is in high mass star formation. I'm involved in several high-profile infrared instrumentation projects, where my expertise lies in performance simulations and instrument testing and calibration.
I studied and obtained my PhD at University College London. I've previously worked at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (2006) and Leiden University (2007-2010).
GRAVITY, a 2nd generation near-infrared instrument for the VLT Interferometer (VLTI): systems engineering/science.
MIRI, the mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): test team/science.
Milky Way Project, finding bubbles in the interstellar medium with citizen science.
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