My academic history

I am a staff Assistant Scientist/Astronomy in the VLA User Support Group at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, NM. At present I help astronomers to use the VLA, and help with running the telescope itself. I am also a NM local coordinator of the NRAO summer student programs, and I organise two of the NRAO important events: the biennial NRAO Synthesis Imaging School (next one in 2021) and the annual NM Symposium and Jansky Lecture.

I am a Project Manager (and webmaster) of the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) all-sky radio survey to be executed on Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP), and I am leading its radio-loud AGN science. I am also a science team member of an international citizen science project, the Radio Galaxy Zoo (RGZ), and I am leading its science project on Hybrid Morphology Radio Galaxies (HyMoRS).

Previously, I was a Research Fellow based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), The University of Western Australia, and a CAASTRO Affiliate Researcher. CAASTRO is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics. Together with fellow researchers at Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy (ICRAR) and Prof. Lister Staveley-Smith (UWA) I worked on execution, delivery and scientific exploitation of the Galactic and Extragalactic All-Sky MWA (GLEAM) survey.

Before that, I was a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth (UK), where I worked on the international LOFAR baselines and deep all-sky surveys with Dr. David Bacon and Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Sansigre.

I spent my advanced training years within the Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton (UK) where I was a doctorate student. I worked under the supervision of Dr. Tom Maccarone, taken over from Dr. Phil Uttley, on the evolution of radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars. The project was initially started with Dr. Christian Kaiser, and was funded by The Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant.

And finally, my initial steps in astronomy and astrophysics were at the Astronomical Observatory of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland (BSc/MSc studies), and at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomical (API) at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (MSc). At API I worked under the supervision of Dr. James Miller-Jones and Prof. Ralph Wijers on low frequency radio observations of X-ray binary star systems.


Below is a list of large projects I am involved in and lead. If you are interested in collaborating on any of those, or would like to do a student project under my supervision - I'm always happy to discuss.

Current projects:

* GAMA Legacy ATCA Southern Survey (GLASS)

* Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) executed with the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP)

    • Project Manager for EMU
    • Project: Evolution of Radio-loud AGN (lead)

* Dying Radio Galaxies (observational and theoretical; lead)

* Radio Galaxy Zoo (RGZ) international citizen science project

    • Project: Hunt for Hybrid Morphology Radio Galaxies (lead)
    • Understanding the hybrid radio morphology in radio galaxies (project evolved beyond RGZ; lead)

Previous projects:

* Galactic and Extragalactic All-Sky MWA (GLEAM) survey executed with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)

    • Project: Cosmological evolution of radio galaxies (lead)
    • Project: Dying and relic radio galaxies (lead)

* LOFAR Deep All-Sky Survey executed with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR)

* Long Baseline Calibrator Survey (LBCS) executed with the international Low Frequency Array (LOFAR)