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Dr. Miguel de Val-Borro

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Associate Research Scientist

Currently resides in Princeton, NJ
mdeval [at] psi.edu
Areas of Expertise
Targets: Asteroids, Comets, Enceladus, Exoplanets, Ganymede, Kuiper Belt, Neptune
Disciplines/Techniques: Astrobiology, Astrometry, Atmospheres, Ground-based observing, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy
Missions: HST, Kepler, Rosetta, Spitzer
Mission Roles: Data archive
Instruments: Cameras, FTIR, Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers
Facilities: ALMA, IRTF, Keck Observatory, Kitt Peak, SMT, SOFIA

Research Interests

Miguel's main research interests are the observation and modelling
 of comets, and characterization of exoplanets.

  • Observations of cometary lines at millimeter/sub-millimeter wavelengths
  • Observations and characterization of extrasolar planets
  • Molecular excitation and radiative transfer codes
  • Modelling of protoplanetary disks
  • Planet formation

Professional History

  • 2019 - now:  Research Associate, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson AZ
  • 2016 - 2018: Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD
  • 2012 - 2016: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Princeton NJ
  • 2009 - 2012: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, MPI Solar System Research, Germany  
  • 2006 - 2008: SAO Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA
  • 2001 - 2005: NOT Post-Graduate Student, Stockholm University, Sweden

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