Photo Credit: Jan Cami
Photo Credit: Letizia D'Apolito

I am an Assistant Professor at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Before I was an Open Science Teacher at TU Delft and a postdoctoral researcher and NWO VENI laureate at the Leiden Observatory.

I am a theoretical astrochemist  with an interest in the Origin of Life and my research focuses on the origin and evolution of Cosmic Carbon in the Universe (Candian et al, Physics Today, (2018), 71, 11, 39)

Open Science and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are topics close to my hearth.

When not researching or teaching, I love to read good books and play with my daughter. Also, I am an amateur B&W photographer and a Hatha Yoga practitioner.