Career Profile

Exoplanetary Science PhD fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen) and the University of St Andrews, part of the CHAMELEON Marie Curie Innovative Training Network. During my PhD I will be studying and modelling the interaction between an exoplanet’s atmosphere and its crust.

I have developed a programme in which any scientist can predict the minimum mass an exoplanet should have according to the photoevaporation model (see publication “Testing Exoplanet Evaporation with Multitransiting Systems”).

Awarded an Undergraduate Research Bursary by the Royal Astronomical Society in the Summer of 2018.

Education

MSci in Physics

Oct 2016 - July 2020
Imperial College London

Upper-Second-Class Honours. MSci thesis on “Modelling Dusty Tails of Ultra-Short-Period Evaporating Exoplanets” supervised by Dr James Owen.

Experiences

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme Student

June 2020 - August 2020
Imperial College London

Research on Ultra-Short-Period evaporating exoplanets (continuation of my Master’s Thesis) under the supervision of Dr James Owen.

Undergradute Researcher

Oct 2018 - July 2019
Imperial College London Astrophysics Group

Theoretical and computational research project under the supervision of Dr. James Owen. Computed minimum mass constraints of Kepler planets using data from the California Kepler Survey. This work has been published by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The algorithm built by Dr. Owen and I is available at github.com/jo276/EvapMass .

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme Student

June 2018 - August 2018
Imperial College London

Summer research project under the supervision of Dr. Subhanjoy Mohanty, part of the compet-itive Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme 2018.
A highly theoretical research with somecomputational components.
Modelled the angular momentum evolution of low mass stars.

Publications

List of published works

  • Testing exoplanet evaporation with multitransiting systems
  • James E. Owen & Beatriz Campos Estrada
    MNRAS 491 5287

    Skills & Proficiency

    Python

    C++

    R

    Fortran

    LaTex