Ashkbiz Danehkar

About

Ashkbiz Danehkar holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy from Macquarie University. His research interests include theoretical physics, plasma physics and observational astronomy. He has carried out research on observational astronomy at Macquarie University since 2010, and he have been involved with the studies of planetary nebulae: physical conditions, chemical abundances, kinematics and ionization structures. During his postgraduate studies in Plasma Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, he studied linear and nonlinear structures in multi-species suprathermal plasmas using numerical methods in 2009. He was an early-stage researcher with the University of Craiova in 2008, involved in quantum field theory and constrained dynamics for theoretical physics. He obtained an M.Sc. in Computational Engineering from University of Rostock in 2007, which is a field consisting of physics, mathematics and computer science.

Experience

  • 20142010

    Research Assistant

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • 20092008

    Graduate Student

    Queen's University Belfast, UK

  • 20082007

    Early-Stage Researcher

    University of Craiova, Romania

Education

  • Ph.D. 2014

    Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • M.Sc. 2009

    M.Sc. (Distinction) in Plasma Physics

    Queen's University Belfast, UK

  • M.Sc. 2007

    M.Sc. (Merit) in Computational Engineering

    University of Rostock, Germany

Awards, Prizes and Honors

  • 2014
    Astronomical Society of Australia, Student Travel Assistance
    For the 12th Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting
  • 2014
    Australian Institute of Physics, Student Conference Support
  • 2014
    International Astronomical Union Travel Grant
    For IAU Symposium 312
  • 2013
    Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR)
  • 2012
    Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Funds
    For Observing runs at Siding Spring Observatory
  • 2011
    International Astronomical Union Travel Grant
    For IAU Symposia 281, 282, and 283
  • 2011
    Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Scholarship
    For the 6th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas
  • 2010-2013
    Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship
    Ph.D. Student in Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University
  • 2008-2009
    Department for Employment and Learning Studentship
    Postgraduate Student in Plasma Physics at Queen's University Belfast
  • 2007-2008
    Marie Curie Early-Stage Fellowship
    Early-Stage Researcher in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at University of Craiova

Accepted Observing Proposals

  • PI 2013
    Kinematic and ionization study of planetary nebulae with close-binary nuclei
    Gemini 8.2-m Telescope, GMOS-IFU (GS-2013A-Q-88), 8.0 HR Queue Mode
  • CoPI 2013
    Kinematical study of Galactic planetary nebulae with binary central stars
    AAT 3.9-m Telescope, AAO-SPIRAL, SP019, 3.9 HR Service Mode
  • PI 2012
    Kinematic study of planetary nebulae with potential double-degenerate nuclei
    Gemini 8.2-m Telescope, GMOS-IFU, GS-2012B-Q-69, 5.2 HR Queue Mode
  • PI 2012
    Morphokinematics and abundances analysis of Galactic planetary nebulae with binary central stars
    ANU 2.3-m Telescope, WiFeS, ID 3120158, 4 Nights On-Site
  • PI 2012
    Kinematic study of planetary nebulae with potential double-degenerate nuclei
    ANU 2.3-m Telescope, WiFeS, ID 1120214, 4 Nights On-Site

Awarded Computing Hours

  • CoPI 2011-2014
    Photoionization modeling of planetary nebulae
    NCI National Facility, raijin/vayu, project g33, 350 KSU
  • PI 2014
    On the physics of the nebular surface brightness-radius correlation
    Swinburne University of Technology, gSTAR/swinSTAR, project p063_astr, 250 KSU
  • CoPI 2013
    MQ Galactic planetary nebulae
    Swinburne University of Technology, gSTAR/swinSTAR, project p063_astro, 250 KSU
  • CoPI 2011-2014
    Photoionization modeling of planetary nebulae
    Intersect Australia, orange, project g33, 200 KSU
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