My main research areas are:

  • carbonaceous molecules and dust (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules, fullerenes, carbonaceous dust)
  • galactic and extra-galactic star forming regions
  • the interstellar and circumstellar medium

Most of my research is based on infrared spectrocopy and imaging with ground-based and space-born telescopes.

I am eagerly awaiting the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). With its unprecedented suite of instruments, JWST will revolutionize research on carbonaceous molecules and dust. Together with Emilie Habart and Olivier Berne, I am leading the JWST Early Release Science Program "Radiative feedback from massive stars". More information on this program can be found here.

I am always looking for new graduate students, so if you're interested in doing a Master's or PhD project in one of these fields, please contact me.

For more information about applying see the web page for the graduate program in Physics & Astronomy at Western.