NIRSpec Instrument & Calibration Scientist

ESA JWST Instrument & Calibration Scientist, working on the NIRSpec Microshutter Assembly, which will enable the collection of >100 faint object spectra simultaneously.
Extragalactic Astronomer with scientific intersts including:
  • Formation and evolution of galaxies in clusters
  • High-redshift galaxies via gravitational (cluster) lensing
Paricularly focusing on dusty star formation probed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and multi-wavelength continuum analysis.

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Recent Publications

ALMA 1.3 mm Survey of Lensed Submillimeter Galaxies Selected by Herschel: Discovery of Spatially Extended SMGs and Implications
Sun, Egami, Rawle et al. 2021, ApJ, 908, 192 | NASA ADS
Molecular gas and star formation activity in LIRGs in intermediate redshift clusters
Castignani et al. 2020, A&A, 640, 64 | NASA ADS
Molecular clouds in the Cosmic Snake normal star-forming galaxy 8 billion years ago
Dessauges-Zavadsky et al. 2019, Nature Astronomy, 3, 1115 | NASA ADS

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Mini Bio

2015-ESA JWST NIRSpec Instrument Scientist at STScI
2012-2015ESA Research Fellow at ESAC
2009-2012Postdoctoral research associate with Eiichi Egami at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
2006-2009STFC PhD student at Durham University, supervised by John Lucey and Russell J. Smith

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