Dr Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer is a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). After completing her PhD on the radio variability of Active Galactic Nuclei at the University of Sydney in 1999, she became the AAO/ATNF Research Fellow at the Anglo Australian Observatory studying polarization properties and monitoring the intraday variable quasars with radio and optical telescopes.
In 2003 she returned to the University of Sydney, to take up the Harry Messel Research Fellowship and continue her work on polarization of compact radio sources and properties of our local Galactic Interstellar Medium. In 2009 she accepted a Research Fellowship at UNSW to study planets of our Solar System and exoplanets.
Dr Kedziora-Chudczer’s research interests include habitability conditions outside the Earth. She uses spectroscopy and polarimetry observations of exoplanets, as well as the modelling of planetary atmospheres, to search for liquid water and other biomarker signatures.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Gal, UNSW)