Doz. Luca Fossati

Group Leader

T +43 (316) 4120 - 601
Room E.b.3

Research Interests

My research interests span from exoplanets to stars. In the exoplanet field my research concentrates mostly on the observational and theoretical study of planet atmospheric escape and of the star-planet interaction phenomenon. My research covers also the characterisation of planetary atmospheres. In the stellar field my research interests cover the photometric and spectroscopic characterisation of stellar atmospheres, the study of stellar evolution, and the detection of magnetic fields for stars across the whole Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

Career Summary

2009-2012     Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Open University, UK
since 2012      Research visiting fellow, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
2012-2014     Postdoc, Argelander Institut für Astronomie, University of Bonn, Germany
2014-2015     Alexander von Humboldt fellow, Argelander Institut für Astronomie, University of Bonn, Germany
since 2015      Group Leader, Institut für Weltraumforschung, ÖAW, Austria


Refereed Articles:  157 (First Author: 25)
Citations in SCI:  3369 (Hirsch Index: 29)