Elena Manjavacas


I graduated in 2010 in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). In 2011, I obtained a master in Astrophysics from the Universidad Complutense and Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). I did my PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany) between 2011 and 2015, in the field of Low-mass stars, Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets. In 2015, I moved for my first postdoc to the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), in Spain, where I worked on the commissioning of EMIR, a near-infrared multi object spectrograph installed at the 10-m GTC telescope in La Palma (Spain). In 2016, I moved to Tucson (Arizona, USA), to start my second postdoc at the Steward Observatory (University of Arizona), where I continued my research on the flux variability of brown dwarfs and planetary-mass objects, using the WFC3 instrument at Hubble Space Telescope. From January 2019 until October 2020, I was a Staff Astronomer at W. M. Keck Observatory, in Hawaii. Now, I am a ESA/AURA Astronomer for the NIRSpec instrument onboard the JWST telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, USA).