My curriculum vitae – Full CV

Current position

ESA/AURA Astronomer at Space Telescope Science Institute

Past positions

January 2019 – October 2020: Staff Astronomer at W. M. Keck Observatory, Hawaii (USA)

September 2016 – December 2018: Postdoctoral Assistant at Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona (USA)

June 2015 – July 2016: EMIR Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Feb. 2015 – May 2015: Postdoc fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie. Heidelberg, Germany.


October 2011 – February 2015

PhD student at Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie. Heidelberg, Germany.

Subject: Physical Properties of Brown Dwarfs.

Supervisors: Prof. T. Henning, Dr. B. Goldman and Dr. S. Reffert.

2010 – 2011
Masters in Astrophysics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain.

Degree in Physics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain.

Scholarships and Rewards


  • NASA Agency Honor Award for outstanding contribution in designing, building, testing, launching, commissioning and operating JWST.
  • Ramón y Cajal Fellowship 2021, Spain (rejected).
  • Citizen of Honor of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Oct. 2011-Feb. 2015
IMPRS PhD fellowship, Heidelberg, Germany.

Trainee at ESAC, European Space Agency Center (Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid).

Subject: Analysis of gravitational microlensing events using OSIRIS on board Rosetta.

Summer 2010

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) Summer Research Scholarship.

Subject: Mode-Identification of the pulsating stars in the cluster NGC 6811.

Scholarship from the Spanish Goverment (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) to collaborate with Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica department. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Subject: Construcción de una estación de detección de Bólidos en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Annual scholarship from the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) to complete the Degree on Physics and the Master on Astrophysics at

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2005-2011.


Spanish: Mother Tongue

English: Advanced

German: Advanced

Selected Refereed Publications

1.Manjavacas, E; Miles-Paez, P. A.; Karalidi, T; Vos, J. M; Galloway, M. L; Girard, J. H. Time-resolved Optical Polarization Monitoring of the Most Variable Brown Dwarf, 2023, AJ, 165, 181M.

2. Manjavacas, E.; Karalidi, Theodora; Tan, Xianyu; Vos, Johanna M.; Biller, Beth A.; Lew, Ben W. P. Tracing the Top-of-the-atmosphere and Vertical Cloud Structure of a fast-rotating late T-dwarf, 2022, AJ, 164, 65M.

3. Manjavacas, E.; Karalidi, T.; Vos, J.; Biller, B.; Lew B. Revealing the Vertical Cloud Structure of a young low-mass Brown Dwarf, an analog to the beta-Pictoris b directly-imaged exoplanet, through Keck I/MOSFIRE spectro-photometric variability, 2021, ApJ, 162, 179M.

4. Manjavacas, E.; Lodieu, N.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Zapatero-Osorio, M. R. et al. Spectroscopic Low-gravity Indicators for Brown Dwarfs, 2020, MNRAS, 491, 5925.

5. Manjavacas, E.; Apai, D. et al. Cloud Atlas: Rotational Spectral Modulations and Potential Sulfide Clouds in the Planetary-mass, Late T-type Companion Ross 458C, 2019, ApJ, 875L, 15.

6. Manjavacas, E.; Apai, D. et al. Cloud Atlas: Hubble Space Telescope Near-infrared Spectral Library of Brown Dwarfs, Planetary-mass Companions, and Hot Jupiters, 2019, AJ, 157, 101.

7. Manjavacas, E.; Apai, D.; Zhou, Y.; Lew, B.; Karalidi, T.; Scheider, G. et al.;. Cloud Atlas: Discovery of Rotational Spectral Modulation in a low-mass, L-Type Brown Dwarf Companion to a Star, 2018, AJ, 155, 11.

8. Manjavacas, E.; Miles-Páez, P. A.; Zapatero-Osorio, M. R.; Goldman, B.; Buenzli, E..; Pallé, E.; Henning, T., MNRAS, 468, 3024. Polarization of young brown dwarfs.

9. Manjavacas, E.; Goldman, B; Alcalá, J. M.; Bonnefoy, M.; Zapatero-Osorio, M. R.; Homeier, D.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Smart, R. L.; Allard F.; Henning, T.; 2016, MNRAS, 455, 1341. Hunting for brown dwarf binaries and testing atmospheric models using X-Shooter spectra.

10. Manjavacas, E.; Bonnefoy, M.; Goldman, B.; Chauvin, G.; Rojo, P. et al. 2014, 564, 55, A&A. New constrains on the formation and settling of dust in the atmosphere of young M and L dwarfs.

11. Manjavacas, E.; Goldman, B.; Reffert, S.; Henning, T. 2013, 560, 52 A&A. Parallaxes of cool brown dwarfs.


To find further details of my published papers check my ADS

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