Research Fellows - ESAC Science Faculty
Dedicating 100% of their time at ESA to pure research, the ESA Research Fellows are a cornerstone of the ESAC scientific community.
Current ESAC Research Fellows
|Nuria Alvarez||AGN |
|Laia Barrufet||High-z Universe |
Submillimetre galaxies, Dusty Star Forming Galaxies, Dust Obscured Galaxies
Multi-wavelength extragalactic surveys
SED fitting codes
|Hector Canovas||Pre-Main Sequence (T Tauri, Herbig Ae/Be) stars |
Protoplanetary disks, planet-disk interactions
High contrast imaging, imaging polarimetry
|Georgina Graham||Heliophysics |
|Alexander James||The Sun |
Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)
|Gabi Matzeu||Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) |
Ultra Fast Outflows (UFOs)
|Lyndsay Old||Galaxy clusters |
|Michael Parker||X-ray spectroscopy and timing |
Accretion physics and strong gravity
AGN and X-ray binaries
|Anezina Solomonidou||Geology of icy moons |
Spectroscopy and Radiative transfer analysis
Cryovolcanism and Tectonic deformation of icy satellites
|Martin Voelker||Planetary geology |
Planetary surface processes
The Research Fellow Experience at ESAC
Quotes from former RFs on their time at ESA(C):
"Warm and friendly work environment, with colleagues ready to help out"
"Good atmosphere among RFs"
"Large freedom in organizing and choosing the topics for your scientific work and no other duties than doing research"
"Excellent trainee and visitor program that enhance (everyone's) research output"
"Lots of sun"
"Many experts on space missions (the science instruments in particular) are present on site and very easily to contact"
"Many opportunities to establish and cultivate research collaborations within and outside ESAC"
"Excellent opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of operating a scientific space mission and the internal workings of a space agency"
"Possibilities to connect with other research organisations in the area, such as LAEFF on the ESAC site"
"Possibility to live in quiet residential areas or in -arguably- one of Europe's most vibrant cities, Madrid"
"Great career booster from well acknowledged fellowship program"
"The faculty consists of members in wide variety of expertise and astrophysical backgrounds, from planetary science to high-energy and infrared astronomy"