I am a postdoc in astrophysics working on the HATSouth survey since September 2012. The main goal of this project is to detect and characterize exoplanets transiting bright stars using a network of fully automated telescopes. HATSouth consists of six stations located on three different sites in the southern hemisphere (Las Campanas in Chile, Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and the HESS site in Namibia).
Previously I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, within the Herschel Space Observatory program "Water and Related Chemistry in the Solar System" also known as Herschel Solar System Observations (HssO) project. This project aims to investigate the broad topic of water chemistry in planetary and cometary atmospheres. During Herschel's mission, the program has observed Mars, the four Giant Planets and some of their satellites and several comets, including the measurement of the D/H ratio in the Jupiter-family comet 103P/Hartley 2 and the Oort-cloud comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd).