Dedicating 100% of their time at ESA to pure research, the ESA Research Fellows are a cornerstone of the ESAC scientific community.
If you want to know more about RFs at ESAC please contact the Faculty Sentinel or one of the RF mentors, for further details.
Current ESAC Research Fellows
| ||Margherita Giustini ||Inner structure of active galactic nuclei via X-ray spectroscopy |
Study of AGN winds
Relations between accretion and ejection processes around supermassive black holes
| ||Martin Henze ||Novae as supersoft X-ray sources |
Nearby galaxies in X-rays
High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy of Galactic novae
| ||Sara Motta ||Accretion onto compact objects |
Fast X-ray timing on Black Holes and Neutron stars
Evolution of transient black hole and neutron Star X-ray binaries
Accretion/ejection connection in Black Hole X-ray transients
| ||Tim Rawle ||Clusters of galaxies |
Environmental effects on galaxy evolution
Gravitational lensing and high redshift galaxies
| ||Joana Santos ||High redshift galaxy clusters |
Cool core clusters
X-ray cluster surveys
| ||Jiri Svoboda ||Black hole binaries |
Recent ESAC Research Fellows
| ||Final Year ||Current affiliation |
|Catarina Alves de Oliveira |
|2012 ||JWST calibration scientist at ESAC |
|Benoit Carry |
|2012 ||Observatoire de Paris |
|Alvaro Labiano |
|2012 || |
|Rachel Soja |
|2012 ||Stuttgart University |
|Erwan Treguier |
|2011 ||France |
|Jose Maria Castro Ceron |
|ESAC Visitor, ESAC |
|Rosario Brunetto |
|Paris, France |
|Simone Migliari |
|Científico Ramón y Cajal, Departamento de Astronomía y Meteorología, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain |
|Hervé Bouy |
|Científico Ramón y Cajal, LAEFF-Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid, Spain |
|Achille Nucita |
|Researcher, INFN-U. del Salento, Lecce, Italy |
|Nick Cox |
|Postdoc at Institute of Astronomy, K.U. Leuven, Belgium |
|Frederic Schmidt ||2009 |
|Assistant professor, IDES laboratory, Université Paris XI (Orsay) |
|Anna Lia Longinotti |
|Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Kavli Institute, Cambridge, US |
|Luca Conversi ||2008 |
|Herschel calibration scientist at ESAC |
|Lucia Ballo |
|Postdoc at Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Santander, Spain |
|Stefania Carpano ||2008 |
|JWST calibration scientist at ESTEC, The Netherlands |
|Marion Cadolle ||2007 |
|Archive and Duty Scientist for INTEGRAL at ESAC |
|Daniela Coia ||2007 |
|Herschel Data Processing specialist at ESAC |
|Stefano Bianchi |
|Postdoc at Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tre |
|Anibal García Hernández |
|Postdoc at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain |
|Enrico Piconcelli |
|Postdoc at Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma |
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"