M81 (NGC 3031) as seen in the infrared

George J. Bendo

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
University of Manchester
Alan Turing Building
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Phone: 0161 27 54258 (International: +44 161 27 54258)
Fax: 0161 27 54247 (International: +44 161 27 54247)
Email: george.bendo(at)manchester.ac.uk

Web: http://jb.man.ac.uk/~gbendo/home.html

ORCID: 0000-0001-9250-713X

Education

B.S., 1996, Physics with Astrophysics Option

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, USA

M.S., 1999, Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, USA

Ph.D., 2002, Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, USA

Work History

2002 - 2005: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA

Primary research activities

Primary duties

2005 - 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Astrophysics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Primary research activities

Primary duties

2011 - present: Research Associate

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Primary research activities

  • Identification of the relation between dust emission and stellar populations using data from the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck
  • Pioneering analyses using ALMA to detect millimetre hydrogen recombination line and free-free continuum emission from dust-obscured starbursts and to use these results to examine the efficacy of other star formation metrics
  • Identification of stellar populations associated with the excitation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in nearby galaxies using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and Herschel Space Observatory
  • Derivation of flux calibration and development of photometry techniques for the Herschel-SPIRE instrument

Primary duties

  • ALMA user support, including proposal preparation, observation preparation, and post-observing data analysis
  • ALMA data processing and quality assurance
  • ALMA software development and testing
  • Analysis of atmospheric data for the ALMA site
  • Meeting and workshop organization, including scheduling, advertisment, website creation, presentations on science and technical topics, and preparation and presentation of data processing tutorials
  • Management and group organization activities
  • UK ALMA Regional Centre website maintenance
  • Professional outreach at science meetings, including the creation of promotional materials
  • Public outreach, including event organization, activity development, creation of promotional materials, podcasting, and presentations at local schools

Research

Current Research Interests

  • Star formation in nearby galaxies
  • Relation of dust and PAH emission to young and evolved stars
  • Spectral energy distributions of nearby galaxies
  • Infrared, submillimeter, and millimeter data processing

Publication Statistics (as of 21 Mar 2018)

Total publications: 180
First-author publications: 19
Total citations: 12811
Normalized total citations: 664
First-author citations: 913
H-index (total publications): 57

Major Science Collaborations

Grants

Invited Talks

Conferences

15 May 2007
The SEDs of two nearby galaxies observed with Spitzer and JCMT
Tracing Dust in Spiral Galaxies
Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium
03 Jul 2008
The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey: A Review
Clair-Obscur Extragalactique / Obscured Extragalactic Light
Paris, France

Seminars and other talks at universities and research instituions

Professional Organizations

Service Activities

Reviewer Exeprience

Scientific journal papers: 27
Grant proposals: 5
Telescope proposals: 15
Additional services:

Conference and Workshop Organization

19 Oct 2011
Organiser, CASA School
University College London, London, United Kingdom
14 May 2012
Organiser, ALMA/CASA Workshop
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
14-17 Jan 2013
Organiser, Solar ALMA Workshop
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
13 Oct 2014
Lead organiser, ALMA Community Days: Cardiff
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
30-31 Mar 2015
Lead organiser, UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
15-17 Apr 2015
Organising committee, ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015
European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
16-18 Jan 2017
Lead organiser, ALMA Data Processing Workshop: Cardiff
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
28 Aug-01 Sep 2017
05-07 Dec 2017
Scientific organising committee, ALMA Data Processing workshop
Lisbon, Portugal

Committees

2005-2016
Herschel-SPIRE Instrument Team (SPIRE-ICC)
2006-2008
Herschel Space Observatory DP Users Group and Change Control Board
2007-2009
Herschel Space Observatory Training Champions
2011-present
European ALMA Regional Centre

Technical Experience

Computer Experience

  • Primary Computer Programming Experience
  • Primary Software Package Experience
    • CASA (for radio astronomy data)
    • HIPE (for Herschel Space Observatory data)
    • IRAF
    • Starlink
  • Other Scripting Experience

Observing Experience

(in-person experience actively operating telescopes or instruments)

Special Recognition

2016
Most observations (Member Observation Unit Sets) processed through ALMA quality assurance during Cycle 3 (2015/2016) in the European ALMA Regional Centre
2017
Most observations (Member Observation Unit Sets) processed through ALMA quality assurance during Cycle 4 (2016/2017) in the European ALMA Regional Centre

Teaching

Postgraduate Students

Summer Students

Teaching Experience

1996
1996 - 1997
Teaching Assistant
Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
1998
Assistant, SPEBE
Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
1999 - 2001
Assistant, Towards Other Planetary Systems workshops
Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
2006 - 2010
Laboratory Demonstrator
Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Outreach

Current Outreach Activities

Outreach Talks

19 Jan 2016
New Mills School, New Mills, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2016
Bolton School, Bolton, United Kingdom
16 Mar 2017
Scarisbrick Hall, Scarisbrick, United Kingdom
12 Mar 2018
Co-op Academy Failsworth, Failsworth, United Kingdom

Outreach Activity Organization

05 May 2012
Saturday Science event
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom
03-08 Jul 2012
ALMA observatory exhibit at the Summer Science Exhibition 2012
The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013
Saturday Science event
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom
19-22 Mar 2013
Stand at National Science and Engineer Week event
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
02 Nov 2013
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
07-11 Jul 2014
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
25 Oct 2014
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
26-30 Jan 2015
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
29 Jun - 02 Jul 2015
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
31 Oct 2015
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
01-05 Feb 2016
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
29 Jun 2016
Presentations at the Maths and Science Teachers Conference
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
04-08 Jul 2016
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
21 Oct 2016
Stand at SUPI Networking Event
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
29 Oct 2016
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
29 - Jan - 03 Feb 2017
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
22 Oct 2017
Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
29 Jan - 02 Feb 2018
Activities for work experience at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018
Stand at Space Late event
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom