Angel.Lopez-Sanchez


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (NSW, Australia). His research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies, using multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) data. He presented his PhD Thesis at University of La Laguna and the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain) in 2006. In 2007 he joined CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (Sydney) with a postdoctoral position. He then joined the AAO (formerly the Australian Astronomical Observatory) and MQ in 2011. In July 2018 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at AAO-MQ. He has been providing instrument and observing support at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT, Siding Spring Observatory, NSW) since 2011, being the instrument scientist of several instruments: the multi-fiber spectrograph 2dF+AAOmega and the near-infrared imager and spectrograph IRIS2. He also has large experience with integral-field spectroscopy (IFS), being a very active member of the SAMI collaboration at the AAT and part of the HECTOR Science Team. He currently is the Instrument Scientist of KOALA+AAOmega at the AAT, and leads the international astronomy survey "HI KOALA IFS Dwarf and irregular galaxy Survey" (Hi-KIDS), that is getting unique, high-quality IFS data of a sample of 100 nearby dwarf and irregular galaxies for which 21cm H I interferometric data is available He has large experience teaching undergraduate and PhD students and giving lectures and classes about Astronomy. Dr. López-Sánchez is passionate science communicator who continuously gives talks and public lectures, writes popular science articles and organizes science communication events and stargazing activities. He is very active in social media, his Twitter feed is @El_Lobo_Rayado.

The first conference between Australian and Spanish universities, “Building Bridges between the Australian and Spanish University systems”, that was held on Monday 30th May as an hybrid (in-person + online) event and jointly organised by SRAP, Instituto Cervantes Sydney, Macquarie University, and the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) has been […]

Success of the 1st Conference between Australian and Spanish Universities


The Final Report of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum “A collaborative world” has been released. You can get it in PDF format (file size: 13.4 Mb). This report complements the Booklet of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum (PDF format, file size 5 Mb), the includes the abstracts of all the contributions […]

Final report of the 2021 SRAP Research Forum


A finales de enero la comisión de RAICEX de Política Científica y Atracción de Talento, que actualmente es liderada por la investigadora Judit Jímenez (ECUSA) y en la que participan los socios de SRAP Prof. Luis Salvador-Carulla y Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (presidente de SRAP), envió al Ministerio de Ciencia un […]

RAICEX consigue el reconocimiento de investigadores en el extranjero en ...



(Post only available in Spanish) Nuestros presidentes honorarios, Prof. Luis Salvador-Carulla (Universidad de Canberra) y Assoc. Prof. Sergio León-Saval (Universidad de Sídney), junto con nuestro presidente actual, Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University), miembros de la comisión de Política Científica y Atracción de Talento de RAICEX, han participado en la la […]

RAICEX comments to modifications to the Spanish “Ley de la ...


The 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum  “A Collaborative World“ hosted today, Friday 26th November 2021, at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, has been a success. We have had a total of 49 people attending in person, plus around 50 people attended on-line. The Forum started at 10am with registration and […]

Success of the 2021 Australia-Spain Research Forum


During the last few weeks SRAP has collaborated with Casa Asia and Fundación Consejo España Australia to promote the work of Spanish researchers in Australia-Pacific and inform about the Australian research and academic system to Spanish researchers who might be interested on developing part of their work in Australia. This collaboration was […]

Research in Australia: Webinar and interviews with Casa Asia and ...



Today our member from SRAP in New Zealand, Marta Ribó received the Early Career Research Award of School of Environment, The University of Auckland. Dr Ribó is a marine geologist who has conducted a 2-year research project on sediment dynamics and human impacts in the Queen Charlotte Sound region, in […]

Marta Ribó receives Early Career Research Award


Dr Alfredo Herrero de Haro, Senior Lecturer, Spanish, University of Wollongong and SRAP member, was interviewed on the Spanish radio program “Investigadores por el Mundo“. Listen the interview “Identificar los sonidos omitidos” on Libertad FM. The interview is in Spanish and it is also available in iVoox.  

Interview to Dr. Alfredo Herrero de Haro on Libertad FM


We are very proud to announce that our 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” will be held at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 26th November 2021, and online. All the information in the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” website. Attending the 2021 Australia-Spain […]

Announcement of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world”



Our member Dr Cristina Martínez-Lombilla (UNSW) has been interviewed in the UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions Program Blog. Cristina is a postdoctoral researcher investigating how galaxies form and evolve. Cristina is an advocate for diversity, is involved in world-wide research collaborations and co-founded a workshop to teach programming in […]

Interview to Cristina Martínez-Lombilla in UNSW Science


Our SRAP Honorary President, Associate Professor Sergio León-Saval (Director, Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation Laboratory, University of Sydney), has been invited to write a special article in the science journal “Optics Journal” about his experiences as SRAP President between 2016 and 2019.

Sergio León-Saval reflects about his SRAP Presidency in Optics Journal


Our member, Associate Professor Adriana Verges (UNSW), is a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prizes 2021 in the category “Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science“. Adriana says: As an ecologist, I feel that science communication and engaging with the general public has never been more important. Although our […]

Adriana Verges finalist for the Eureka Prizes 2021