Elena Manjavacas


Main Research Fields

My research focuses in the characterization of the atmospheres of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and free-floating planetary-mass objects. In particular, I am interested on the spectra-photometric variability of these objects, that provide us with information about their vertical cloud coverage in their atmospheres. In addition, a second part of my research involves producing spectral libraries of brown dwarfs of different ages, and surface gravities to serve as templates for characterizing other objects, like directly-imaged exoplanets.


  • Low-mass stars
  • Brown dwarfs
  • Free-floating planetary mass objects
  • Infrared astronomy
  • Spectro-photometric variability
  • Spectroscopy
  • Polarimetry

Ongoing collaborations

  • Daniel Apai
  • Theodora Karalidi
  • Nicolas Lodieu
  • Maria Rosa Zapatero-Osorio
  • Victor Sánchez Béjar.
  • Daniella Bardalez-Gagliuffi
  • Beth Biller
  • Johanna Vos
  • Paulo Miles-Paez


ADS link to my publications

Project/mission at ESA


Personal webpage: https://elenamanjavacas.wordpress.com