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CAS Staff

Directors

NamePhoneEmailRole
Prof. Karl Glazebrook +61 3 9214 4384 Director
Prof. Michael Murphy +61 3 9214 5818 Deputy Diretor


Academic Staff

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Prof. Matthew Bailes +61 3 9214 8782 Pulsars
A Prof. Chris Blake +61 3 9214 8624 Cosmology
Dr. Jeff Cooke +61 3 9214 5392 Galaxy evolution, galaxy mergers, absorption-line systems, high redshift supernovae
Prof. Darren Croton +61 3 9214 5537 Research Initiatives Coordinator/Galaxies, Cosmology: Theory/Modelling
Dr. Alan Duffy +61 3 9214 3876 Galaxy formation, dark matter, hydrodynamical simulations, outreach
A Prof. Christopher Fluke +61 3 9214 5828 Outreach coordinator/Gravitational Lensing, Visualisation
Prof. Duncan Forbes +61 3 9214 4392 Globular Clusters, Galaxies
Prof. Karl Glazebrook +61 3 9214 4384 Cosmology, Galaxies, Astronomical Instrumentation
Prof. Alister Graham +61 3 9214 8784 Galaxies, Black Holes
Prof. Jarrod Hurley +61 3 9214 5787 Supercomputing Manager/Binaries and Star Clusters
Dr. Glenn Kacprzak +61 3 9214 5439 Galaxy Evolution
A Prof. Virginia Kilborn +61 3 9214 4380 Galaxies & Structure Formation: Theory/Modelling
Dr. Glen Mackie +61 3 9214 5743 PhD Coordinator, Teaching Coordinator, Galaxies, Cosmology
Prof. Sarah Maddison +61 3 9214 5971 Dean, School of Science/Disks and Planets
Prof. Jeremy Mould +61 3 9214 4921 CAASTRO coordinator/Galaxies, cosmology and late stages of stellar evolution
Prof. Michael Murphy +61 3 9214 5818 Cosmology, Quasar absorption lines, varying fundamental constants
A Prof. Emma Ryan-Weber +61 3 9214 4746 PhD Admissions Coordinator/Galaxies, Cosmology, ASKAP
Dr. Edward Taylor +61 3 9214 5165


Adjunct Professors

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Prof. Warrick Couch +61 2 9372 4811 AAO Director/Galaxies, Dark Energy, Australian ELT Project Scientist
A Prof. Kurt Liffman +61 3 9214 5307 Awarded a Swinburne Adjunct Associate Professor within FSET for the next 3 years


Postdoctoral Fellows

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Dr. Ixandra Achitouv +61 3 9214 5760 Work experience coordinator/Cosmology, large scale structures: theory and modeling
Dr. Neil Crighton +61 3 9214 5536 Galaxy evolution, cosmology, absorption lines
Dr. Benjamin Davis +61 3 9214 5536 Spiral galaxy structure, supermassive black holes
Dr. Anna Ferre-Mateu +61 3 9214 8502 galaxy evolution, stellar populations, kinematics, galaxy clusters, SMBHs, initial mass func
Dr. David Fisher +613 9214 4996 Keck technical secretary/Galaxies and Star formation
Dr. Chris Flynn +61 3 9214 5532 Swinburne Pulsar Portal implementation for ANDS
Dr. Katinka Gereb +61 3 9214 4498 Extragalactic HI studies
Dr. Anne Hutter +61 3 9214 5825 Cosmology, reionization, high redshift galaxies, Theory/Modelling
Dr. Joachim Janz +61 3 9214 3875 Dwarf galaxies and globular clusters
Dr. Shahab Joudaki +61 3 9214 8891 Cosmology
Dr. Ian Morrison +61 3 9214 4558 SKA systems engineer/Pulsar signal processing, SETI signal processing
Dr. Nikole Nielsen +61 3 9214 5887 CAS colloq organiser/Galaxy evolution, circumgalactic medium, quasar absorption lines
Dr. Paola Oliva-Altamirano +61 3 9214 5846 Brightest Cluster Galaxies as probes of Galaxy formation
Dr. Stefan Oslowski +61 3 9214 4306 Radio pulsars, and Fast Radio Bursts; UTMOST and MeerKAT
Dr. Jennifer Piscionere +61392144318 Large Scale Structure / Galaxy Clustering & Evolution
Dr. Tyler Pritchard +61 3 9214 8302
Dr. Pablo Rosado Pulsar Timing, Gravitational Waves
Dr. Marc Schartmann +61 3 9214 8724 Hydrodynamical and radiative transfer modelling of Galactic Nuclei
Dr. Elisabete da Cunha +61 3 9214 5825 Galaxy evolution, Multi-wavelength galaxy surveys


Technical and Support Staff

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Dr. Louis Des Landes +61 3 9214 4600 Support for astronomy software and TAO
Dr. Amr Hassan +61 3 9214 8546 gSTAR Projects and Engagement Support Leader- Astronomy
Luke Hodkinson +61 3 9214 4600 Supporting astronomers nationally
Andrew Jameson +61 3 9214 5612 Research Software & Systems Engineer
Sue Lester +61 3 9214 8427 CAASTRO administrator
Elizabeth Thackray +61 3 9214 5569 Research Support Coordinator


Swinburne Astronomy Productions

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Samuel Moorfield +61 3 9214 8485 Virtual Reality Manager
Russell Scott +61 3 9214 8485 Swinburne 3D Productions Producer


Students

NamePhoneEmailResearch Interest
Caitlin Adams +61 3 9214 5622 Cosmology
Matt Agnew +61 3 9214 8708 Planetary Dynamics, Exoplanets, Habitability
Rebecca Allen +61 3 9214 5846 Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Igor Andreoni +61 3 9214 5622 Transients
Luz Angela Garcia +61 3 9214 8746 Reionization, Quasar spectra, Cosmology
Adebusola Bamidele Alabi +61 3 9214 8502 Globular cluster systems
George Bekiaris +61 3 9214 4399 Development of new software methods and tools for IFU data processing
Sabine Bellstedt +61 3 9214 8502 Galaxy dynamics
Stephanie Bernard +61 3 9214 8746 High redshift galaxies and supernovae
Shivani Bhandari +61 3 9214 3872 Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope, pulsar and burst searching
Antonio Bibiano +61 3 9214 5825 Comsology, N-Body Simulations, Large-Scale Structure
Toby Brown +61 3 9214 5354 Environmental effects on HI and star formation properties of nearby galaxies
Leonie Chevalier +61 3 9214 8502 Research is Globular Cluster Systems
Bogdan Ciambur +61 3 9214 5622 Intermediate mass black holes
Alex Codoreanu +61 3 9214 8746
Chris Curtin +61 3 9214 8746 Superluminous Supernovae, Pair-Instability Supernovae, Population III Stars
Mark Durre +61 3 9214 5354 Super-massive black holes and galactic nuclei
Wael Farah
Dr. Garry Foran +61 3 9214 8746 Galaxy formation and evolution
Paul Frederic Robert +61 3 92148708 Galaxy evolution, intergalactic medium, quasar absorption lines.
Sarah Hegarty +61 3 9214 8746 Visualisation and data analysis for the Petascale astronomy era; radio astronomy
Mark Hutchison +61 3 9214 8708 Protoplanetary Disks
Colin Jacobs +61 3 9214 5846 Deep learning and the search for gravitational lenses
Fabian Jankowski +61 3 9214 4399 Pulsars, fast radio transients, Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope
Srdan Kotus +61 3 9214 5622 Cosmology, Quasar absorption lines, varying fundamental constants
Katharina Lutz +61 3 9214 4757 Accretion in HI excess galaxies
Bernard Meade +61 3 8344 9237 Visualisation, Tiled Display Walls, Big Data challenges, Cloud Computing
Uros Mestric +61 3 92144916 Characterising Lyman Continuum Galaxies
Vincent Morello
Themiya Nanayakkara +61 3 9214 5846 Galaxies and Cosmology
Aditya Parthasarathy +61 3 92144399 Pulsars, High precision pulsar timing, Instrumentation, UTMOST, MeerKAT, Fast Radio Transien
Stephanie Pointon +61 3 9214 5846 Circumgalactic Medium and Quasar Absorption Lines
Luca Rossi +61 3 9214 5043 Stellar clusters dynamics, Galactic dynamics
Jacob Seiler +61 3 9214 5354 Galaxy formation and reionisation
Renee Spiewak +61 3 9214 4399 Millisecond Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts
Adam Stevens +61 3 9214 4757 Cosmological Simulations, Large-Scale Structure, Galaxy evolution
Elodie Thilliez +61 3 9214 8708 Searching for hidden exoplanets inside debris disks
Luis Torres +61 3 9214 4399 Cosmology, large scale structure
Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan +61 3 9214 3873 Pulsar timing,Fast Transients,Instrumentation,UTMOST
Dany Vohl +61 3 9214 8708 Visualisation, Data analysis and intensive research-Petascale astronomy era


Current Visitors

NameInstitutionEmailPurposeStaff Host
Michael Brown Monash University Sabbatical Edward Taylor
Ayan Acharyya ANU Visiting Glenn Kacprzak Glenn Kacprzak

Past Staff, Students & Visitors