Giovanna Tinetti

Reader, Royal Society URF, University College London (UCL)

BSc, MSc and PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Turin. 2001, Research Fellow, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, Pasadena; 2005, ESA Fellowship, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, worked on exoplanet transit spectroscopy; since 2007, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader, University College London, leading a team on exoplanets; concurrently, Principal Investigator of UK-led payload consortium for the space mission EChO (Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory). Co-Editor, Icarus, the scientific journal of the American Astronomical Society-Division of Planetary Science. Author of more than 80 refereed publications. Recipient: Institute of Physics Moseley Medal (2011), for having pioneered the use of infrared, transit spectroscopy to detect the molecular composition of exoplanets.