Claudia Lagos Urbina

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


My research is in Galaxy formation and evolution. I have expertise in theoretical modelling of physical processes in galaxies, such as gas accretion onto galaxies, star formation, stellar feedback, gas accretion onto black holes, etc.
I also work with large galaxy multi-wavelength survey, and on the co-evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes.

Roles and responsibilities

- ARC research fellow.
- Journal Referee for The Astrophysical Journal and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Funding overview

- Research Collaboration Award 2015. 17,000AUD for project on "Angular momentum development in galaxies and dark matter halos".
- MERAC postdoctoral studies award. 150,000EUR to hire two PhD students over a period of 3 years each.
- ARC fellowship. Discovery Early Career Research Award. 354,000AUD
- Research Collaboration Award 2014. 10,400AUD for project on "Early-type galaxies in the Universe".

Previous positions

October 2012-April 2015.European Southern Observatory Fellowship, Garching, Munich.

October 2009-September 2012: Science and Technology Facilities Council graduate student, Institute For Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK.


Galaxy formation and evolution.


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