Valentina Abril Melgarejo

Valentina Abril Melgarejo

Valentina Abril Melgarejo

Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Cosmology from the Aix-Marseille Université and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. Her Doctoral Thesis consisted on a morpho-kinematic analysis on galaxies at intermediate redshifts in dense environments, mainly using data from the Integral Field Spectrograph (IFS) MUSE-VLT (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) complemented with high resolution imaging from the HST COSMOS. Her goal is provide new insights on the role of environment in galaxy evolution and galaxy mass assembly through the determination of kinematics of the ionized gas and the Dark matter content. She developed a new method to select rotation dominated galaxies based on the SNR from the IFS data and the size of the stellar continuum instead of only consider the dynamical support. Her career goal is to become a productive researcher in Extragalactic Astrophysics, specifically in the topics of formation, evolution, structure and physical properties of galaxies. She have extensive experience in fitting codes using stellar populations templates as well in the analysis of the resulting models to retrieve the physical properties of the stellar component.