Dr. Jesper M. Skottfelt

Research Fellow at The Open University
Skottfelt, Jesper M.
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Area of Expertise: Astronomy, Instrumentation, Charge-coupled devices, Simulation
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1310-8283
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Jesper Skottfelt has worked at the Open University since 2015, where he started as a PostDoc creating a charge transfer simulation code for the CCDs for the VIS instrument on the ESA Euclid mission. in 2017 he became a Research Fellow with responsibility for the whole data analysis part of the Euclid VIS radiation damage campaign, working especially on the trap pumping method and analysis. He is now leading the trap pumping definition and analysis that will be performed as part of the in-orbit calibration routines for Euclid VIS.

He is also working on a number of other projects involving detector simulation, testing and development. This includes work on the radiation damage of the detectors on the Gaia space telescope, detector testing for the Canadian UV telescope CASTOR, and building a setup for doing UV Quantum Efficiency measurements.

Jesper did his PhD in Astronomy at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark. Here he worked on an Electron Multiplying CCD instrument and was responsible for the for the instrument control software and data analysis software, and did the installation and testing of the instrument at the Danish 1.54m Telescope in Chile. Using this instrument he, among other things, worked on stellar variability studies of Galactic globular clusters, and is involved in the search for exoplanets using the gravitational microlensing method.

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