Research Fellow Alumni Portal

This page illuminates the career path of former Space Science Research Fellows at ESAC and ESTEC. Current Research Fellows are not included.

The list is mostly complete back to 2006, and we have contact details for many former Fellows, so please feel free to ask if you would like to contact someone.

Former Research Fellows tend to move into one of four broad types of employment: Academia (~50%), Industry (~20%), ESA-related contractor (~20%), and ESA staff (~10%).

 

Name Final Year RF location Last known role/affiliation
(plus previous known affiliations
since completing ESA RF)
Type of current employment
Daniel Michalik 2021 ESTEC    
Anezina Solomonidou 2021 ESAC JPL, USA Academia/industry
Crispin Logan 2020 ESAC Sony Playstation, UK Industry
Gabi Matzeu 2020 ESAC Bologna University, Italy Academia
Alice Zocchi 2020 ESTEC Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria Acaemia
Michael Parker 2020 ESAC University of Cambridge (UK) Academia
Laia Barrufet 2020 ESAC University of Geneva, Switzerland Academia
Joana Rodrigues de Oliveira 2020 ESTEC    
Hector Canovas 2019 ESAC AURORA TECHNOLOGY BV (Gaia Science Operations Centre) Industry for ESA
Japheth Yates 2019 ESAC Simulation Engineer, Arrival Ltd Industry
Maggie Lieu 2019 ESAC Research Fellow, University of Nottingham Academia
Ginevra Favole 2019 ESAC Portsmouth University Academia
Felix Fürst 2019 ESAC TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED
(XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, ESAC)
Industry for ESA
Eleni Kalfountzou 2019 ESAC P&G, Geneva, Switzerland
Postdoc at Harvard University
Industry
Ciro Pinto 2019 ESTEC Staff Scientist, INAF – IASF Palermo, Italy Academia
Oliver Lomax 2019 ESTEC
Weather Scientist at Met Office, Cardiff, UK
Government
Janine Pforr 2019 ESTEC Project Officer, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands Academia/Management
Lina Hadid 2019 ESTEC CNRS Researcher, LPP, Paris, France Academia
Ottaviano Ruesch 2019 ESTEC Head of Junior Research Group, University of Münster, Germany Academia
Sergio Toledo Redondo 2018 ESAC Assistant Lecturer, University of Murcia, Spain
IRAP, Toulouse
Academia
Frank Tramper 2018 ESAC IAASAR, National Observatory of Athens Academia
Meiert Grootes 2018 ESTEC Senior Research Software Engineer, Netherlands eScience Center, NL Academia
Victoria Grinberg 2018 ESTEC Liaison Scientist, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands ESA staff
Regina Rudawska 2018 ESTEC ESA/ESTEC Industry for ESA
Chrysa Avdellidou 2018 ESTEC Postdoctoral Researcher, Observatory of Nice, France Academia
Owen Roberts 2018 ESTEC Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Research Institute, Graz, Austria Academia
Denise Perrone 2017 ESAC Project Scientist at Italian Space Agency ASI
Research Associate, Imperial College London
Academia
Alana Rivera 2017 ESAC Data Scientist, Accenture, Madrid, Spain Industry
Pablo Riviere 2017 ESAC Técnico Superior, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Madrid
Scientific advisor in Terminus 7, Intelygenz
Post-Doc at Insituto de Física Fundamental (IFF, CSIC)
Academia
Jacopo Chevallard 2017 ESTEC Research Scientiest, BLOOM, Paris, France Industry
Christopher Tibbs 2017 ESTEC Research Data Officer, University of Exeter, UK Academia/Management
Christian Schneider 2017 ESTEC Postdoc, University of Hamburg, Germany Academia
Carlo Manara 2017 ESTEC Staff Scientist, ESO, Garching Academia
Ben de Vries 2017 ESTEC Scientific Visualization Consultant at SURF, Amsterdam, Netherlands Academia
Jack Carlyle 2017 ESTEC Teacher, UK Government
Lucile Turc 2017 ESTEC Marie Curie Fellow & Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland Academia
Johannes Sahlmann 2016 ESAC Gaia Science Operations Engineer, RHEA Group
AURA Instrument Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute
Industry for ESA
Jari Kajava 2016 ESAC Post-doc position in X-ray Astronomy at Centro de Astrobiología (ESAC campus, Madrid)
FINCA, University of Turku, Finland
Academia
Thomas Cornet 2016 ESAC AURORA TECHNOLOGY BV (BepiColombo, ESAC)
CNES, Paris
Industry for ESA
Teresa Antoja 2016 ESTEC Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Barcelona, Spain Academia
Stefanie Raetz 2016 ESTEC Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Tübingen, Germany Academia
Lucie Maquet 2015 ESAC l'Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides (IMCCE), Paris Academia
Jean-Christophe Leyder 2015 ESAC Insight Data Science, San Francisco, USA Industry
Tim Rawle 2015 ESAC ESA JWST Instrument and Calibration Scientist, STScI ESA Staff
Sara Motta 2015 ESAC Glasstone Fellow at Oxford University Academia
Nora Luetzgendorf 2015 ESTEC ESA LISA Study Scientist/JWST Science Operations Scientist ESA Staff
Emmanuel Grotheer 2015 ESTEC    
Antonio Garcia 2015 ESTEC    
Sebastien Besse 2015 ESTEC ESA Planetary Science Archive Lead Scientist / BepiColombo Operation Scientist ESA Staff
Andrea Opitz 2015 ESTEC    
Martin Henze 2014 ESAC Edison Software
UCSD (University of San Diego)
ICE-CSIC, Barcelona
Industry
Margherita Giustini 2014 ESAC Centro de Astrobiologia CSIC-INTA,
SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht
Academia
Kazi Rygl 2014 ESTEC    
Benne Holwerda 2014 ESTEC Associate Professor at University of Louisville Academia
Ágnes Kóspál 2014 ESTEC    
Lauranne Fauvet 2014 ESTEC    
Aurelie Guilbert-Lepoutre 2014 ESTEC    
Primoz Kajdic 2014 ESTEC    
Joana Santos 2013 ESAC Microsoft Lisbon
Marie Curie Fellow, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
Industry
Jiri Svoboda 2013 ESAC Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Academia
Nicola Da Rio 2013 ESTEC    
Nathan Leigh 2013 ESTEC    
Andrew Walsh 2013 ESTEC ESA Solar Orbiter Instrument Operations Scientist ESA Staff
Catarina Alves de Oliveira 2012 ESAC SMILE Development Manager
JWST Instrument and Calibration Scientist, STScI
ESA Staff
Benoit Carry 2012 ESAC Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice
IMCCE, Paris
Academia
Alvaro Labiano 2012 ESAC Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Madrid
Associate Scientist at ETH, Zürich
Academia
Rachel Soja 2012 ESAC Data Analyst, Umlaut Company
Post-Doc at Stuttgart University
Industry
Davide Gandolfi 2012 ESTEC    
Morten Andersen 2012 ESTEC    
Elaine Winston 2012 ESTEC    
Damien Loizeau 2012 ESTEC    
Arianna Piccialli 2012 ESTEC    
Jan Soucek 2012 ESTEC    
Catherine Fischer 2012 ESTEC    
Angels Aran 2012 ESTEC    
Bartolomeo Vitticchie 2012 ESTEC    
Conny Hansson 2012 ESTEC    
Erwan Treguier 2011 ESAC Freelance Translator, France Industry
José María Castro Cerón 2011 ESAC ISDEFE (Torres Queveo Researcher, ESAC)
Herschel, ESAC
Industry for ESA
Silvia Vicente 2011 ESTEC    
Loredana Spezzi 2011 ESTEC    
Ruth Ziethe 2011 ESTEC    
Kavita Sharma 2011 ESTEC    
Annette Borg 2011 ESTEC    
Rosario Brunetto 2010 ESAC Université Paris Sud de Orsay Academia
Simone Migliari 2010 ESAC AURORA TECHNOLOGY BV (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, ESAC)
Científico Ramón y Cajal, Universidad de Barcelona
Industry for ESA
Hervé Bouy 2010 ESAC LAB, Université de Bordeaux
LAEFF-CAB, Madrid
Academia
Achille Nucita 2010 ESAC Researcher, INFN-U. del Salento, Lecce, Italy Academia
Maria Messineo 2010 ESTEC    
Jakob Walcher 2010 ESTEC    
Giacomo Beccari 2010 ESTEC    
Rosario Brunetto 2010 ESTEC    
Sandra Schumacher 2010 ESTEC    
Jessica Agarwal 2010 ESTEC    
Maria Gritsevich 2010 ESTEC    
Fabrice Cipriani 2010 ESTEC    
Pierre Vernazza 2010 ESTEC    
Alexandr Afanasiev 2010 ESTEC    
Nick Cox 2009 ESAC Research and Development Engineer, ACRI-ST, Toulouse, France
Guest Researcher at University of Amsterdam
IRAP (Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology)
Postdoc, Institute of Astronomy, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Academia
Frederic Schmidt 2009 ESAC Assistant professor, IDES laboratory, Université Paris XI (Orsay) Academia
Benjamin Grison 2009 ESTEC    
Anna Lia Longinotti 2008 ESAC Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico
Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Kavli Institute, Cambridge, US
Academia
Luca Conversi 2008 ESAC NEO Coordination Centre Manager Planetary Defence Office
Euclid Instrument Scientist, ESAC
Herschel Calibration Scientist, ESAC
ESA Staff
Lucia Ballo 2008 ESAC TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, ESAC)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (INAF), Milano, Italy
Postdoc at Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Industry for ESA
Stefania Carpano 2008 ESAC Scientist at MPE, Munich
JWST calibration scientist, ESTEC
Academia
Jens Rodman 2008 ESTEC    
Jimmy Paillet 2008 ESTEC    
Bruno Martin Merin 2008 ESTEC ESA Astronomer and Data Scientist ESA Staff
Jesus Falcon Barroso 2008 ESTEC    
Cyril Simon 2008 ESTEC    
Nicolas André 2008 ESTEC    
Jonathan McCauliffe 2008 ESTEC    
Tra-Mi Ho 2008 ESTEC    
Angelo Rossi 2008 ESTEC    
Arne Asnes 2008 ESTEC    
Marion Cadolle Bel 2007 ESAC Product Manager at Sixt Leasing SE
Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), Garching
Research Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich
INTEGRAL Archive & Duty Scientist, ESAC
Industry
Daniela Coia 2007 ESAC TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (Archive Scientist, ExoMARS, ESAC)
Herschel Data Processing Specialist, ESAC
Industry for ESA
Claudia Isola 2007 ESTEC    
Solan Balman 2007 ESTEC    
David Thi 2007 ESTEC    
Claire Vallet 2007 ESTEC    
Olga Malandraki 2007 ESTEC    
Stefano Bianchi 2006 ESAC Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre Academia
Anibal García Hernández 2006 ESAC Postdoc, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain Academia
Christiane Helling 2006 ESTEC    
Enrico Piconcelli 2005 ESAC Postdoc, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma;
XMM Operations Centre, ESAC
Academia
Elena Jiménez Bailon 2005 ESAC Scientist at Universidad National Autónoma de México, Ensenada, UNAM Academia
Celia Sanchez Fernandez 2005 ESAC ATG Europe (INTEGRAL Operations Scientist) Industry for ESA