CV & Publications

Academic CV and Publication List

Research Positions

  • McGillavry Assistant Professor (Oct 2014 – Present) & ERC and VIDI grantee (starting Sept 2017/2018) , University of Amsterdam
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Amsterdam (April 2015 – April 2017)
  • Einstein / Princeton Lyman Spitzer fellow at Carnegie Observatories and Visiting Scientist at Caltech (August 2013 – September 2014)
  • Hubble fellow at NASA’s Space Science Telescope Institute and the  Visiting Scientist Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (November 2010 -July 2013)
  • Argelander fellow at Bonn University, Germany  (June 2010- November 2010)


  • Ph. D.,  Astrophysics, Utrecht University (April 2010, cum laude)
  • MSc. in Astrophysics, Utrecht University (August 2005 cum laude)
  • BSc. in Physics, Utrecht University (August 2005, cum laude)
  • BSc. in Applied Mathematics, Utrecht University (August 2005, cum laude)

Fellowships, Honors, Awards (selection)

  • 2017: Vidi laureate, awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 2017: MERAC prize in theoretical astrophysics, awarded by the European Astronomical Society
  • 2016: Beller Lectureship, awarded by the American Physical Society
  • 2016: ERC Starting grant, awarded by the European Research Council
  • 2016: Nominated among top 25 Dutch Research talent by
  • 2016: Top Grant, awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 2015: Marie Curie Fellowship, awarded by European Commision
  • 2014: MacGillavry Fellowship, awarded by University of Amsterdam
  • 2013: Einstein Fellowship, awarded by NASA
  • 2013: Lyman Spitzer Prize Fellowship, awarded by Princeton University
  • 2010: Hubble fellowship, awarded by NASA

Interest/Expertise (in no particular order)

  • Stellar Physics, Stellar evolution, Stellar evolution under extreme conditions
  • Stellar Transients, Progenitors of Supernovae and Gamma-ray bursts
  • Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Astrophysical sources and their progenitors
  • Binary Interaction, Binary Mergers, X-ray binaries
  • Nucleosynthesis, Abundances, Chemical Enrichment
  • Spectral synthesis, Radiative and Mechanical Feedback by stellar populations
  • Surveys of stellar populations (nearby and at high redshift) and stellar transients
  • Diversity in Academia, Participation of Women in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics