Welcome to my homepage! I am a postdoc working in the Galaxy Evolution Group at Ghent University, Belgium.

I study the evolution of galaxies, focussing on the complex interplay between galaxy dynamics and stellar population properties.

My Research

Below you can find a selection of my current research projects.

Resolved stellar populations 7 Gyr ago

The LEGA-C Survey provides extraordinary quality spectroscopy of galaxies at redshift z=1. I use the chemical and age information encoded in stellar absorption spectra to show that chemical enrichment is regulated by the depth of a galaxy potential well.

The interplay between stellar populations and dynamics with integral field spectroscopy

The Fundamental Plane is a tight relation between the dynamical and stellar population observables of early-type galaxies. This relation can be used as a cosmological probe, but its measurements are limited by the intrinsic scatter. Using the resolved spectral information from the SAMI Galaxy Survey, I investigate what are the sources of this scatter, and how to reduce it.

Resolved Hα dynamics of low-mass galaxies

Low-mass galaxies are of paramount importance to understanding galaxy evolution, as they are the building blocks of larger galaxies. However a number of observational challenges makes it difficult to study the dynamics of large samples. The SHADE Survey is the largest integral field spectroscopy survey dedicated to dwarf galaxies.

Collaborations

LEGA-C

The largest deep spectroscopy survey of galaxies at z=1.

CV & Publications

Contact

Francesco D'Eugenio
Sterrenkundig Observatorium UGent
Krijgslaan 281 S9, 9000 Gent, Belgium
phone +39 331 1234794