Bruno Maffei obtained his Ph.D. degree in astrophysics and space techniques at IAS, Orsay, France, in 1994, working on the development of a cooled submillimeter spectrophotometer. After a short period at Caltech, he moved to QMC-London on a fellowship awarded by the European Space Agency to work on bolometric detector development for the ESA space missions Planck and Herschel. In 2001, he moved to Cardiff University to work in the Astronomy Instrumentation Group within the School of Physics. After being awarded a PPARC advanced fellowship, to work on the develoment of integrated horn-detector technology of mm/submm astronomical instrumentation, in 2008, he became a Lecturer at the school of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester and is part of the Radio Astronomy Technology Group at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. His main expertise resides not only in the development of radio-to-far-infrared astronomical instrumentation for ground-based, balloon, and space-borne astronomical experiments but also for test facilities. He has specialized in quasioptical and waveguide-based systems to build highly sensitive photometers, spectrometers, and polarimeters with low systematic effects used in conjunction with bolometric detectors.
Biography Updated on 8 April 2010