Prof. David Ehrenreich
David Ehrenreich's research focuses on observing and modelling atmospheres of exoplanets with spectroscopy.
He obtained his PhD from Sorbonne Université in Paris, France, where he worked on exoplanetary atmospheres at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. After a postdoctoral stay at Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, France, he joined the Department of Astronomy at the University of Geneva in 2012. He is an Associate Professor in the Department since 2017.
David Ehrenreich is currently serving as the Consortium Mission Scientist of the ESA CHEOPS space telescope. He is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project called FOUR ACES (Future of upper atmospheric characterisation of exoplanets with spectroscopy) and a NCCR PlanetS project leader.
At the Department of Astronomy, he is contributing to the CHEOPS, ESPRESSO, NIRPS and HARPS-N projects and is a regular user of the Hubble Space Telescope.
David Ehrenreich's group is composed of the following researchers,
- Dr Vincent Bourrier (research & teaching fellow)
- Dr Jens Hoeijmakers (postdoctoral researcher)
- Dr Adrien Deline (postdoctoral researcher)
- Dr Martin Turbet (postdoctoral researcher)
- Julia Seidel (research & teaching assistant)
- Leonardo Dos Santos (research & teaching assistant)
- Omar Attia (master student)
Previous team members:
- Dr Lorenzo Pino (2014-2018; now a postdoctoral research fellow at Universiteit van Amsterdam)
- Dr Thibault Kuntzer (2018-2019; now a data scientist at Identitas)
- Dr Baptiste Lavie (2014-2019; now a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Francesco Pepe)
Within the Department of Astronomy, the group strongly interacts with Christophe Lovis' and Emeline Bolmont's groups to cover all aspects of exoplanetary atmosphere characterisation, from instrumentation to theory through observations.