Quick facts


I am a professional astronomer currently employed as PhD candidate at Leiden Observatory. My research focuses on the detection and characterization of extra-solar planets and I am the principal investigator (PI) of the Young Suns Exoplanet Survey (YSES).

My main interests are:

  • Direct imaging of extra-solar planets
  • High-contrast imaging instrumentation
  • Post-processing methods for high-contrast imaging data
  • Spectral characterization and atmospheric modeling of directly imaged exoplanets