About

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester in the UK. The main focus of my research is currently the MeerTRAP project at the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa, in which we search for fast radio transients (e.g. Fast Radio Bursts; FRBs) and new and exotic radio pulsars.

Previously, I completed my PhD at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. My specialisation is in high energy particle and astrophysics, in which I received my diploma degree from Humboldt University, Germany.

During my PhD, I developed the pulsar timing programme that is running as part of the UTMOST project at the recently refurbished Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Radio telescope near Canberra, Australia, that I helped refurbish and commission.

Among other things, I study the spectral and rotational properties of radio pulsars using some of the largest radio telescopes in the world, such as the MeerKAT telescope, the Parkes radio telescope or the upgraded GMRT.

My research focuses on how pulsars emit electro-magnetic radiation and how matter behaves at ultra-high densities in the neutron star interior, which can be probed by measuring pulsar glitches, which are sudden spin-up events in the rotation of the star. I am also interested in the single-pulse properties of pulsars and fast radio transients like FRBs.

Publications

A list of my publications can be found here: list of publications

Alternatively, here is my ORCID.

More details about my research can be found on my research page and a selection of recent activity in blog form on my news page.

Scientific Software

I have designed and implemented various software tools, some of which are running on the MeerTRAP cluster at the MeerKAT telescope, or at the Molonglo radio telescope. These can be downloaded from my bitbucket or github accounts.