Prof Albert Zijlstra


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Professor in Astrophysics at the University of Manchester


Previous appointments

 2010-2015 Director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Atrophysics , The University of Manchester

 1997-2004  Lecturer/Reader, UMIST, Manchester

1992-1997 Fellow/international staff member, European Southern Observatory

1991  Senior Research Fellow, South Africa Astronomical Observatory

1987-1989 PhD student, University of Groningen

1985-1989 PhD student National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA 


Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Research interests

 Late stages of stellar evolution: mass loss, circumstellar matter; AGB stars; Planetary nebulae; Nearby galaxies

 Techniques: Observational astronomy: infrared, optical, radio. 

Facilities: VLT, VLTI, Spitzer Space Telescope, VLA  

Outputs: 293 refereed journal papers, 678 outputs in total (as of June 2018)


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External positions

Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong

1 Oct 201630 Sep 2021

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1989 - Doctor of Philosophy, A radio study of Planetary Nebulae, LocalizedString(id=76149186, text={en_GB=Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen)})

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UoM administered thesis: Master of Science by Research

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