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Directors

NamePhoneEmailRole
Prof. Jean Brodie Director
A. Prof. Deanne Fisher +61 3 9214 4996 Deputy Director


Academic Staff

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Prof. Matthew Bailes +61 3 9214 8782 Pulsars
Prof. Chris Blake +61 3 9214 8624 Cosmology, Teaching and Learning
Prof. Jean Brodie
Dr. Michelle Cluver +61 3 9214 3484 Role/Research Interest: Group Galaxy Evolution
A. Prof. Jeff Cooke +61 3 9214 5392 High redshift galaxies and supernovae, transients, counterparts to gravitational waves
Prof. Warrick Couch +61 3 9214 3875 Galaxies, Dark Energy, Australian ELT Project Scientist
Prof. Darren Croton +61 3 9214 5537 Research Initiatives Coordinator/Galaxies, Cosmology: Theory/Modelling
A. Prof. Adam Deller +61 3 9214 5307 Pulsars, Fast Radio Bursts, Radio Interferometry, Astrometry, Instrumentation
Prof. Alan Duffy Galaxy formation, dark matter, hydrodynamical simulations, outreach
Kim Ellis Senior Lecturer/Space Research & Governance
A. Prof. Deanne Fisher +61 3 9214 4996 Keck technical secretary/Galaxies and Star formation
Prof. Christopher Fluke +61 3 9214 5828 Advanced Visualisation, Data-Driven Science
Prof. Duncan Forbes +61 3 9214 4392 Globular Clusters, Galaxies
Dist. 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
A. Prof. Glenn Kacprzak +61 3 9214 5439 Galaxy Evolution, Deputy Director
Prof. Virginia Kilborn +61 3 9214 4380 Galaxies & Structure Formation: Theory/Modelling
A. Prof. Ivo Labbe galaxy formation & evolution, first galaxies.
Prof. Sarah Maddison +61 3 9214 5971 PVC (Academic Innovation & Change)
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 Galaxies, Intergalactic Medium, Reionization
Dr. Ryan Shannon +61 3 9214 5205
A. Prof. Edward Taylor +61 3 9214 5165 The formation and evolution of galaxies over time


Adjuncts

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Dr. Anna Ferre-Mateu Ultra Diffuse Galaxies
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. Rob Bassett +61 3 9214 5706 Astro 3D - Research Associate
Dorota Bayer Dark matter
Dr. Benjamin Davis +61 3 9214 5536 Spiral galaxy structure, supermassive black holes
Dr. Mark Durre +61 3 9214 5354 Super-massive black holes and galactic nuclei
Dr. Chris Flynn +61 3 9214 5532 Swinburne Pulsar Portal implementation for ANDS
Dr. Marianne Girard +61 3 9214 3420 Evolution of galaxies
Dr. Colin Jacobs +61 3 9214 8128 Deep learning and the search for gravitational lenses
Dr. Fan Liu +61 3 9214 5244 Stellar spectroscopy, solar twins, Galactic Archeology
Dr. Themiya Nanayakkara +613-9214 8546 Galaxies and Cosmology
Dr. Nikole Nielsen +61 3 9214 5887 Galaxy evolution, circumgalactic medium, quasar absorption lines
Dr. Jade Powell Analysis of gravitational wave data from the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
Dr. Daniel.C Price +61 3 9214 4331 FRBs with UTMOST and Breakthrough Listen project scientist
Dr. Daniel Reardon +61 3 9214 3329 OzGrav in the pulsar timing division
Dr. Rossana Ruggeri Cosmology
Dr. Manodeep Sinha +61 3 9214 4918 Simulations; Galaxy Evolution; Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory.
Dr. Simon Stevenson +61 3 9214 4841 OzGrav Postdoctoral Researcher working on gravitational-waves and binary evolution
Dr. Tiantian Yuan +61 3 9214 5948 ASTRO 3D fellow-High-redshift galaxies; metallicity gradient; spiral arm formation
Dr. Jielai Zhang +613 9214 8406 Transients, EM counterparts to gravitational wave events, low surface brightness imaging, ga


Technical and Support Staff

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Eman Ali +61 3 9214 5093 ADACS Software Support
Emma Barnett +61 3 9214 3786 ASTRO 3D Education and Outreach Officer
Jacqueline Bondell +61 3 9214 8351 OzGrav - Education and Public Outreach Coordinator
Jesmigel Cantos +61 3 9214 4600 ADACS/GWDC Systems Support
Leonie Chevalier ADACS Software/Training Support
Patrick Clearwater GWDC Software Support
Dr. Alex Codoreanu +61 3 9214 3750 GWDC Software Support
Dr. Diana Cousens +61 3 9214 5569 Research Coordinator, CAS
Dr. Yeshe Fenner +61 3 9214 8302 COO for OzGrav
Will Gauvin ADACS Software Support, Adaptive Optics
Lisa Horsley +61 3 9214 4315 Research coordinator - OzGrav
Andrew Jameson +61 3 9214 5612 Research Software & Systems Engineer
Carl Knox +61 3 9214 8891 OzGrav - Digital Media and Marketing Officer
Lewis Lakerink +61 3 9214 4600 ADACS/OzSTAR Astronomy Software Support
Sue Lester +61 3 9214 8427 CAASTRO administrator
Mark Myers
Erin O'Grady +61 3 9214 8246 OzGrav - Executive Assistant
Dr. Stefan Oslowski +61 3 9214 4306 GWDC Software Support
Dr. Gregory Poole +61 3 9214 5301 ADACS Astronomy Data Science Program Coordinator
Tom Reichardt GWDC Software Support
Dr. Shibli Saleheen +61 3 9214 5064 ADACS Astronomy Software/Systems Support
Ray Seikel +61 3 9214 5622 TAO Senior Software Engineer
Bec Todd 03 9214 4520 Research Coordinator, GWDC


Swinburne Astronomy Productions

NamePhoneEmailRole / Research Interest
Dr. Rebecca Allen +61 3 9214 5014 Space Industry Coordinator and Outreach Management
James Josephides Digital Media Designer


Postgraduate Students

NamePhoneEmailResearch Interest
Gurvarinder +61 3 9214 4916
Suei-Hei (Dexter) Hon +61 3 9214 5846 Massive compact spheroids
Poojan Agrawal Stellar dynamics & globular cluster evolution, Binary Stellar Evolution
Waqas Bashir Quasar absorption systems, cosmology
Adam Batten +61 3 9214 8746 IGM, Metal Absorption Systems, FRBs, Mock Observables
Daniel Berke +61 3 9214 8708 Variations in fundamental constants
Geoffrey Bryan +61 3 9214 8708 PhD student, Planets group
Debatri Chattopadhyay +61 3 9214 4558 Gravitational waves, star clusters, population synthesis: binary neutron stars & black holes
Cherie Day UTMOST-2D, Fast Radio Burst localization, Instrumentation, Radio Interferometry
Hao Ding VLBI astrometry, radio interferometry, pulsar timing
Burak Dogruel Galaxies and Cosmology
Arianna Dolfi +61 3 9214 8708 S0 galaxy formation
Robert Dzudzar +61 3 9214 5541 Formation end evolution of galaxies in the group environment
James Esdaile +61 3 9214 8708 Galaxy evolution at high redshift
Dr. Garry Foran +61 3 9214 8746 Galaxy formation and evolution
Paul Frederic Robert +61 3 9214 8708 Galaxy evolution, intergalactic medium, quasar absorption lines.
Jonah Gannon +61 3 9214 8708 Hunting Ghost Galaxies
Simon Goode Swinburne honours student
Vivek Gupta FRB searching algorithms and analysis
Pol Gurri Perez +61 3 9214 5622 Gravitational lensing and dark matter
Geray Karademir Clustering redshifts
Pravir Kumar Pulsars and transients group, focusing on ASKAP fast radio bursts
Grace Lawrence +61 3 9214 5846 The distribution of dark matter on the galactic scale
Christian Lehmann +61 3 9214 5622 Measurement of fundamental constants in solar twins
Marcus Lower Pulsar Timing, Bayesian Inference and Testing General Relativity
Ayushi Mandlik +61481015577 Real-time FRB detection using machine learning.
Uros Mestric +61 3 9214 4916 Characterising Lyman Continuum Galaxies
Matthew Miles 0431 629 803 Pulsars, gravitational radiation
Chandrashekar Murugeshan +61 3 9214 5541 galaxy evolution using HI observations
Aaron Myszka Galaxy lifecycles
Hasti Nateghi +61 3 9214 5622 Circumgalactic Medium, Quasar Absorption Lines, Galaxy evolution and spectral data reduction
Brodie Norfolk +61 3 9214 4399 Transition disks, Radiative transfer, Machine learning
Aditya Parthasarathy Pulsars, High precision pulsar timing, Instrumentation, UTMOST, MeerKAT, Fast Radio Transien
Sera Rauhut +613 9214 8708
Bronwyn Reichardt Chu Star-Forming Galaxies, Galaxy Outflows
Nandini Sahu +61 3 9214 5846 Massive galaxy - massive black hole connections
Juan Salcedo Galaxy evolution, angular momentum
Rahul Sengar
Mohsen Shamohammadi Machine Learning in Radio Pulsar Searching and Timing
Renee Spiewak Millisecond Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts
Shingo Tanigawa
Liyualem Tilahun
Dian Triani +61 3 9214 4757 Galaxy Formation, Computational Astronomy
Ryan Turner +61 3 9214 5622 Cosmology
Ellert.van.der Velden +61 3 9214 5846 Galaxy Structure/Dynamics, Bayesian Statistics, Python 2/3, Computational Algorithms
Sara Webb +61 3 9214 8708 Deeper, Wider, Faster Program; Fast radio bursts (FRBs)


Undergraduate Students

CAS maintains an active and open research environmnet and many CAS researchers are happy to engage with undergraduate students. If you would like to be involved with undergraduate research please contact a researcher above, and also see the oppurtunities for Vacation projects, R&D projects and Honours projects.



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