VLTI Programme Scientist
2017 - Present, European Southern Observatory's Headquarters (Germany)
Working under ESO Director for Science, I oversee the strategic developments of Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). I ensure the facility is best exploited, engage the community, and establish scientific priorities for the present and the future.
Operations Astronomer and System Scientist for the VLTI
2008 - 2017, European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory (Chile)
I supported observations at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). Instrument Scientist for AMBER (2008-2010) and PRIMA (2010-2013). Starting in 2012, I doubled as System Scientist for the VLTI and was responsible the operational performances. I commissioned new systems, performed operators' training, and advised the observatory director and director for Operations on VLTI matters.
2006 - 2008, CHARA Array Interferometer (California)
I participated in the development of the CHARA Array, operated by Georgia State University. I integrated a PICNIC infrared detector for the FLUOR instrument, and participated in the PAVO instrument construction. I also supported observations with the FLUOR instrument, which I integrated during my PhD.