Orsola De Marco

Resume/CV


Orsola De Marco
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Macquarie University
North Ryde, Sydney
NSW 2109, Australia

Education

  • 1997 PhD in Astrophysics supervised by M.J. Barlow and P.J. Storey. University College London. London, UK.
  • 1994 BSc in Astrophysics (1st class honours degree, Best Astronomy student). University College London.
  • 1990 International Baccalaureate, United World College of the Adriatic. Duino, Italy.
  • 85-88 Italian Scientific High School. Bologna, Italy.

Employment

  • March 2015 - present Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • January 2013 - December 2016 ARC Future Fellow, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • March 2009 - March 2015 Associate Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • 2005 - 2008 Consultant Large Synoptic Survey Telescope education and public outreach consultant and liaison to American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
  • September 2000 - February 2009 Research Fellow AMNH
  • September 2000 - February 2009 Science Bulletins content adviser, AMNH
  • April 1999 - August 2000. Research Fellow, University College London
  • October 1997 - April 1999. Research Fellow, Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zentrum, Zurich
  • June 1991 - September 1991. Royal Yachting Association, Sailing Instructor

Grants (as PI or significant co-I with funding) and Awards

  • 2012 Australian Research Council Discovery Project: "David and Goliath, what planets do to the stars that created them"
  • 2012 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship: "Binary interactions lightcurves"
  • 2008 HST "Planetary Nebulae, Globular Clusters and Binary Mergers. Part II"
  • 2008 Spitzer "The Disks around PG1159 Stars."
  • 2007 HST Theory (co-I) "Beyond the textbook: Planetary Nebula temporal evolution."
  • 2006 HST "Planetary Nebulae, Globular Clusters and Binary Mergers".
  • 2006 NSF "Stellar Duets - How companions change the lives and evolution of stars"
  • 2004 HST "The shadow echo of the unique R Corona Borealis star UW Cen."
  • 2003 HST "A Tailored ACS search for proplyds".
  • 2001 FUSE "Abundance variability in WD in DN systems".
  • 2000 Isaac Asimov research fellowship (AMNH).
  • 2000 HST "C/O ratios in PN with christalline silicates and PAHs".
  • 1994 Perren Fund PhD Scholarship
  • 1994 Maude Pierce award for women achievers in (University College London)
  • 1994 Best Astronomy degree
  • 1993 Best second year undergraduate project
  • 1988 Full Scholarship, United World Colleges

Community Service

  • 2015-2016 Astronomy Australian Limited computr time allocation committee
  • 2016 Astronomy Australian Limited Computer Infrastructure Working Group
  • 2015-present International Astronomical Union Committee on Planetary Nebulae
  • 2007-1010 NOAO Telescope Allocation Committee
  • 2007 Hydrogen-deficient Stars III - Scientific Organizing Committee
  • 2007 Asymmetric PN IV - Scientific Organizing Committee
  • 2004-2005 AAS Travel Grant Panel
  • 2001, 2008 HST TAC, Cycle 12 and 17 (could not attend latter)
  • 2000, 2002 FUSE TAC, Cycle 2 and 4

Scientific Societies

  • Astronomical Society of Australia
  • American Astronomical Society

Astronomical Research

Publications

Teaching and Outreach Experience

  • Public speaker (e.g., Einstein Lecture )
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate thesis supervisor
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate course lecturer
  • Laboratory demonstrating, marking and tutoring
  • Teaching Astronomy to children and teachers in a museum and university enviroment
  • Teaching distance learning courses
  • Giving museum tours
  • Course writing for a variety off formal and informal audiences
  • Sailing instructing

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Last Updated: 15 April 2016