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Biography

2018-...: Postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University.
2013-2018: PhD in Astronomy & Space sciences on the imaging of interactions between circumstellar disks and extrasolar planets, in joint supervision at the University of Chile and the University of Liège.
2010-2012: Master degree in Space Sciences completed with high honors at the University of Liège.
2007-2010: Bachelor degree in Physics completed with honors at the University of Liège (Belgium).
2006-2007: Course of Chinese language at the Ocean University of Qingdao (China).
2000-2006: Secondary school (Collège Notre-Dame de la Tombe, Kain, Belgium), completed at the age of 15.

Research interests

• High-contrast imaging, adaptive optics and coronagraphy (optical to mid-IR)
• Exoplanet and circumstellar disk detection and characterization
• Spectral characterization of substellar objects
• Planet-disk interactions (in particular spiral arms)
• Sub-mm interferometry (in particular using ALMA).

Education/Academic qualification

Astronomy, PhD, Universidad de Chile (University of Chile)

1 Mar 201324 Jul 2018

Space Sciences, MSc, Universite de Liege (University of Liege)

1 Oct 20103 Sep 2012

Physics, BSc, Universite de Liege (University of Liege)

1 Oct 20074 Sep 2010

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Research Output 2012 2019

The Ophiuchus DIsc Survey Employing ALMA (ODISEA) - I: project description and continuum images at 28 au resolution

Cieza, L. A., Ruiz-Rodriguez, D., Hales, A., Casassus, S., Sebastian Perez, M., Gonzalez-Ruilova, C., Cánovas, H., Williams, J. P., Zurlo, A., Ansdell, M., Avenhaus, H., Bayo, A., Bertrang, G. H. M., Christiaens, V. A., Dent, W., Ferrero, G., Gamen, R., Olofsson, J., Orcajo, S., Pena-Ramirez, K. & 3 othersPrincipe, D., Schreiber, M. R. & Plas, G. V. D., 1 Jan 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482, 1, p. 698-714 17 p.

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Characterization of low-mass companion HD 142527 B

Christiaens, V., Casassus, S., Absil, O., Kimeswenger, S., Gomez Gonzalez, C. A., Girard, J., Ramírez, R., Wertz, O., Zurlo, A., Wahhaj, Z., Flores, C., Salinas, V., Jordán, A. & Mawet, D., 1 Sep 2018, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 617, 21 p., A37.

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Circumbinary, not transitional: On the spiral arms, cavity, shadows, fast radial flows, streamers, and horseshoe in the HD142527 disc

Price, D. J., Cuello, N., Pinte, C., Mentiplay, D., Casassus, S., Christiaens, V., Kennedy, G. M., Cuadra, J., Sebastian Perez, M., Marino, S., Armitage, P. J., Zurlo, A., Juhasz, A., Ragusa, E., Laibe, G. & Lodato, G., 11 Jun 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 477, 1, p. 1270-1284 15 p.

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Discovery of a point-like source and a third spiral arm in the transition disk around the Herbig Ae star MWC 758∗

Reggiani, M., Christiaens, V., Absil, O., Mawet, D., Huby, E., Choquet, E., Gomez Gonzalez, C. A., Ruane, G., Femenia, B., Serabyn, E., Matthews, K., Barraza, M., Carlomagno, B., Defrère, D., Delacroix, C., Habraken, S., Jolivet, A., Karlsson, M., Orban De Xivry, G., Piron, P. & 3 othersSurdej, J., Vargas Catalan, E. & Wertz, O., 1 Mar 2018, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 611, 10 p., A74.

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High-contrast imaging of HD 163296 with the Keck/NIRC2 L'-band vortex coronograph

Guidi, G., Ruane, G., Williams, J. P., Mawet, D., Testi, L., Zurlo, A., Absil, O., Bottom, M., Choquet, E., Christiaens, V., Femenía Castellá, B., Huby, E., Isella, A., Kastner, J., Meshkat, T., Reggiani, M., Riggs, A., Serabyn, E. & Wallack, N., 11 Sep 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 479, 2, p. 1505-1513 9 p.

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