Roberta Paladini is a Member of the NASA Herschel Science Center, California Institute of Technology, where she is part of the PACS Instrument Team. She graduated in 2003 at the International School for Advanced Studies in Physics (SISSA), Trieste, Italy. Between 2004 and 2006, she held a postdoctoral appointment at the Centre d’ Etude Spatiale des Rayonnement (CESR), Toulouse, France. Since 2006, she is a Staff Scientist at the Infrared Processing Analysis Center (IPAC), California Institute of Technology, where she first joined the Spitzer MIPS Instrument Support Team, and then the Spitzer Instrument Support Team. Dr. Paladini works in the field of massive star formation, and she has published several papers on Galactic HII regions. She has also investigated the properties of the diffuse Interstellar Medium, in particular the emission of large dust grains as well as the emission of the warm ionized medium. Dr. Paladini is actively involved in the Planck consortium and in several other international collaborations (the Spitzer MISGAL and SAGE Legacy Programs, and the Herschel Hi-Gal and Cold Cores Key Programs, to mention a few). She is currently leading, as a PI, a successfully funded NASA project aimed at the investigation of the dust properties in regions of anomalous microwave emission.
Biography Updated on 9 May 2012