Faculty

Name Research Line E-mail
Barbieri, Mauro Stellar and Galactic Astronomy,      Planetary Sciences mauro.barbieri@uda.cl
Haines, Christopher Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology chris.haines@uda.cl
Haikala, Lauri Stellar and Galactic Astronomy lauri.haikala@uda.cl
Lacerna, Iván Stellar and Galactic Astronomy, Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology ivan.lacerna@uda.cl
Leone, Giovanni Planetary Sciences giovanni.leone@uda.cl
Morelli, Lorenzo Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology lorenzo.morelli@uda.cl
Olivares Estay, Felipe Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology felipe.olivares@uda.cl
Soto, Mario Stellar and Galactic Astronomy mario.soto@uda.cl
Tregloan-Reed, Jeremy Planetary Sciences jeremy.tregloan-reed@uda.cl
Vieira V., Katherine Stellar and Galactic Astronomy katherine.vieira@uda.cl

 

Postdocs

Nombre Línea de Investigación Correo electrónico
Cuomo, Virginia Astronomía extragaláctica y cosmología virginia.cuomo@uda.cl

 

Students

Year of enrolling Last and First Names Research Line E-mail
2018 Aedo Durán, Daniela  Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets, Stellar and Galactic daniela.aedo@postgrados.uda.cl
2018 Gasparri, Daniele Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
2018 Nandakumar, Sangeetha Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets sangeetha.nandakumar@postgrados.uda.cl
2018 Punjabi, Venkat  Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets venkat.punjabi@postgrados.uda.cl
2019 Ortigoza-Urdaneta, Mario S. Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics mario.ortigoza@postgrados.uda.cl
2019 Pinto, Gabriel A. Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics gabriel.pinto@postgrados.uda.cl
2019 Madruga, Janaina Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
2020 Hernandez, Alejandra Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
2021 Belwadi Manjunatha, Amrutha  To be defined
2021 Palma, Daniela Fernanda To be defined
2021 Rajkumar, Anitha Raj  To be defined
2021 Romero Colmenares, Maria Isabel To be defined

 

Support Personnel

Nombre Cargo Correo electrónico

 

Faculty

Mauro Barbieri
PhD in Astrophysics, University of Paris, France, 2005
PhD in Science and Technology for Space, University of Padua, Italy, 2005
INCT research line: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
Specific research interest: Planetary sciences, Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets, Galactic structure and stellar evolution, Pulsars, High energy astrophysics, Astroparticle physics, Astronomical instrumentation
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students Sangeetha Nandakumar
Venkat Punjabi
Previous Positions From January 2015 Universidad de Atacama, Chile
Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2014, University of Padua, Italy
Postdoctoral Fellow 2013, Observatorion Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Postdoctoral Fellow 2012, Astronomical Observatory of Padua, Italy
CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow 2011, Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, Nice, France
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010, University of Padua, Italy
CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2009, LAM, Marseille, France
Postdoctoral Fellow 2005, Astronomical Observatory of Naples, Italy
Academic degrees 2021, MSc in Machine Learning, University of Padua, Italy
2005, PhD in Astrophysics, University of Paris, France
2005, PhD in Science and Technology for Space, University of Padua, Italy
2001, MSc in Astronomy, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
Personal Web page: https://sites.google.com/site/maurobarbieriuda

 

Christopher Haines
PhD in Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire (UK), 2001
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Specific research interest: Galaxy evolution, Galaxy clusters, Environmental effects on galaxies, Spectroscopic surveys, Mid/far-infrared imaging
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students
Previous Positions: 2015-2018, Postdoc Researcher, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico de Brera, Milán, Italia
2013-2015, Postdoc Researcher, Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Chile, Chile
2011-2012, Postdoc Researcher, Steward Observatory, Universidad de Arizona, USA
2007-2011, Postdoc Researcher, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK
2002-2007, Postdoc Researcher, INAF Osservatorio de Capodimonte, Nápoles, Italia
Academic degrees 2001, PhD in Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire, UK
1997, Master of Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge, UK
Lauri Haikala
Dr.rer.Nat., Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, FRG
INCT research line: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
Specific research interest:  Galactic structure, ISM, low mass star formation, NIR, FIR and (sub)mm astronomy, interferometry
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Previous Positions
2011–2013 University researcher, Finnish Center for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA), FIN
2007–2011 University researcher (ESO research), University of Helsinki, FIN
2004–2007 University researcher, lecturer, University of Helsinki, FIN
1995–2003 Operations staff astronomer, ESO, SEST, La Silla, CL
1992–1995 Research fellow (ISO project) at the Observatory, University of Helsinki, FIN
1990–1991 Amanuens, Laboratory Engineer and Assistant positions, University of Helsinki, FIN
1986–1990 Heinrich-Herz stipendiat and research fellow, I. Phys. Inst. Univ. of Cologne, FRG
1984–1986 Amanuens and Laboratory Engineer positions, University of Helsinki, FIN
1981–1984 Doctorand, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, FRG
Academic degrees
1984 Dr. rer. Nat., Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, FRG
1980 M.Sc. (Astronomy) , University of Helsinki

 

Ivan Lacerna
PhD in Astrophysics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2012
INCT research line: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics, Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Specific research interest: Formation and Evolution of Galaxies, Local and large-scale environments, Citizen Science
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students
Previous Positions: 2019-present, Assigned young researcher, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Chile
2018-2019, Postdoctoral researcher, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile
2018-2019, Assigned postdoctoral researcher, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Chile
2018-2019, Deputy Lead Observer of APOGEE-2 South, Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV), Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
2016-2019, Astronomer for APOGEE-2 South operations, Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV), Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
2017-2018, Postdoctoral researcher, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Santiago, Chile
2014-2016, Postdoctoral researcher, UC Centre for Astro-Engineering, Santiago, Chile
2014-2016, Support astronomer and operator MPG/ESO 2.2m telescope, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, La Silla Observatory, Chile
2012-2014, Postdoctoral fellow, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
Academic degrees 2012, Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
2005, Licienciatura degree in Astronomy, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Giovanni Leone
PhD in Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2016
PhD in Environmental Sciences, Lancaster University, 2007
INCT research line: Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets
Specific research interest: Planetary volcanology and cryovolcanology, planetary geology, geomorphology, geophysics, geochemistry, planetary simulants, muography application to planetary volcanology.
Publications: Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students
Previous Positions: 2011-2016, PhD student, ETH Zurich
Academic degrees 2016, PhD in Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2007, PhD in Environmental Sciences, Lancaster, UK
1993, MSc Geological Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy.
Personal Web page: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/giovanni-leone3/
Lorenzo Morelli
PhD in Astronomy, University of Padua, 2005
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Specific research interest: Formacion y Evolucion de Galaxias, Galaxy Nuclear Structures, Unresolved stellar populations in galaxies
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students Daniele Gasparri – ‘IR line strength indices to investigate the stellar populations of galaxies’, 2022
Previous Positions: 2007-2018, Fellowship, Università di Padova, Padova Italy
2005-2007, Fellowship, Pontificia Universidad catolica and Harvard University, Santiago, Chile
2002-2004, Studentship, ESO, Santiago, Chile
Academic degrees 2005, Ph.D in Astronomy, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
2002, Laurea (MSc) in astronomy, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy

 

Felipe Olivares Estay
PhD in Sciences, Technische Universität München / Max-Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, 2013
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Specific research interest: Supernovae, Gamma-ray bursts, Gravitational waves, Kilonovae
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Students Janaína R. Madruga, Inhomogeneous metrics for cosmology under different gravity theories compared to SN and CMB observations, 2023
Gabriel Pinto Morales, SN fingerprints in the solar nebula: Identifying isotopic anomalies using primitive structures in CO-type carbonaceous chondrites, 2023
Previous Positions: 2016-2019, Postdoc Researcher, Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), Departamento de Astronomia (DAS), U. de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2013-2016, FONDECYT Postdoctoral Researcher, U. Andŕes Bello (UNAB), Santiago, Chile
2012-2013, Research Assistant, Millennium Center for Supernova Science (MCSS), U. Andŕes Bello (UNAB), Santiago, Chile
Academic degrees 2013, PhD in Natural Sciences, Technische Universität München (TUM), Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Germany
2008, MSc in Astronomy, Universidad de Chile, Chile
2005, BSc in Astronomy, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Personal Web page: http://bit.ly/foe-research-gate
Mario Soto Vicencio
PhD Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, 2010
INCT research line: Astrofísica Estelar y Galáctica
Specific research interest:  Stellar proper motions, Stellar populations, Galactic structure, Globular Clusters 
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Previous Positions 2013- 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
2010-2013 Fondecyt Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad de la Serena, Chile
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad de la Serena, Chile
Academic degrees 2010, PhD Astronomy, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2004, MSc Physics, Astronomy Department, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
2000, Licenciatura en Ciencias mención Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Personal webpage http://www.astro.uda.cl

 

Jeremy Tregloan-Reed
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Keele (UK), 2014
INCT research line: Ciencias Planetarias y Exoplanetas
Specific research interest: Detection and characterisation of exoplanets, spin-orbit alignment
of planetary systems, starspot tracking in exoplanet light curves, stellar activity, exoplanetary
atmospheres, and the impact of low Earth orbit communication satellite mega-constellations
on astronomical observatories and the dark sky.
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Previous Positions 2018-2020, FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
2014-2016, NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California, U.S.A
Academic degrees 2014, PhD in Astrophysics, University of Keele, UK
2010, Master of Physics (M.Phys in physics, astrophysics and cosmology), University of Lancaster, UK

 

Katherine Vieira V.
PhD in Astronomy, Yale University, 2010
INCT research line: Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
Specific research interest: Astrometry, Proper Motions, Astrometric Reductions, Galactic Kinematics, Astrostatistics, Astrodynamics.
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Current position at INCT: Assistant Professor
Previous Positions 2012-2019, Assistant Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía, Mérida, Venezuela
2009-2012 Postdoc Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía, Mérida, Venezuela
Academic degrees 2010, PhD in Astronomy, Yale University, USA
2002, MSc in Fundamental Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
1998, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela.

 

Postdocs

Virginia Cuomo
PhD in Astronomy, University of Padova, Italy and University of La Laguna (Spain), 2019
Línea de investigación INCT: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Intereses específicos de investigación:

Formation and evolution of galaxies; galaxies: dynamics; galaxies: structure; Galactic structure

Publicaciones: link to NASA-ADS
Posición actual INCT: Postdoc researcher
Posiciones previas 2016-2019 PhD student at University of Padova (Italy) and University of La Laguna (Spain)
Grados académicos
2019, PhD in Astronomy, University of Padova (Italy) and University of La Laguna (Spain)
2015, M.Sc. degree in Astronomy, University of Padova (Italy)
2013, B.Sc. degree in Astronomy, University of Padova (Italy)

Students

Daniela Aedo Durán
Astronomer degree, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
INCT research line: Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets, Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
Specific research interest: Interstellar medium, HII regions, globulettes
Started INCT PhD: 2018
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Academic degrees 2017 – Astronomer degree, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
2012 – Bachelor in Physics Sciences, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Sangeetha Nandakumar
2015, BSc (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science), Mount Carmel College, India
INCT research line: Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets
Specific research interest: TESS exoplanet search, Asteroseismology
Started INCT PhD: 2018
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Academic degrees 2017, MSc in Physics, Christ University, India
Venkat Punjabi
2010, B.Sc. in Physics, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India
INCT research line: Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets
Specific research interest: Extra Solar Planets: Tidal evolution of planets around evolving stars, Formation and Migration of extra solar planets, Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets.
Started INCT PhD: 2018
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Academic degrees 2014, M.Sc. in Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India
2017, M.Phil. in Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India
Mario S.Ortigoza-Urdaneta
2014, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.
INCT research line:  Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics
Specific research interest: Galactic dynamics
Started INCT PhD: 2019
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Gabriel A. Pinto
2017, Bachelor in Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte.
INCT research line: Planetary Sciences and Exoplanets
Specific research interest: meteorites, chondrites, chondrules, pre-solar grains, nucleosynthesis process
Started INCT PhD: 2019
Publications: link to NASA-ADS
Daniele Gasparri
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Alejandra Hernandez
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Janaina Madruga
INCT research line: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
Anitha Raj Rajkumar
M.Sc Physics, University of Madras, India – 2019
Línea de investigación INCT: to be defined
Intereses específicos de investigación: to be defined
Inicio en el Doctorado INCT: 2021
Grados académicos 2019 – M.Sc Physics, University of Madras, India
2017 – B.Sc Physics, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, India
Amrutha Belwadi Manjunatha
MSc. in Physics, Christ University, India
Línea de investigación INCT: to be defined
Intereses específicos de investigación: to be defined
Inicio en el Doctorado INCT: 2021
Grados académicos 2017 – Masters of Science in Physics, Christ University, India
2015 – Bachelors of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Christ University, India