The goal of my work is to understand the formation and evolution of cosmic dust, particularly where it is formed. Specifically, I work on space dust in supernovae, in M31, in nearby galaxies and over recent cosmic time. This has involved using the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory with funding from STFC.
In 2015, I was one of 372 scientists awarded an European Research Council Consolidator grant (€1.8million) to carry out research for 5 years. In particular, the project, called CosmicDust aims to study dust in galaxies over the past 8 billion years and to investigate dust polarization in supernovae.