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

    6009 Perth


  • 2134 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
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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.


Spanish and English

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 2134 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 64 Article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
neutral gases
angular momentum

Molecular Gas Contents and Scaling Relations for Massive, Passive Galaxies at Intermediate Redshifts from the LEGA-C Survey

Spilker, J., Bezanson, R., Barišić, I., Bell, E., Lagos, C. D., Maseda, M., Muzzin, A., Pacifici, C., Sobral, D., Straatman, C., Wel, A. V. D., Dokkum, P. V., Weiner, B., Whitaker, K., Williams, C. C. & Wu, P. F., 20 Jun 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 860, 2, 103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

molecular gases
4 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting the Stellar Mass-Angular Momentum-Morphology Relation: Extension to Higher Bulge Fraction and the Effect of Bulge Type

Sweet, S. M., Fisher, D., Glazebrook, K., Obreschkow, D., Lagos, C. & Wang, L., 10 Jun 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 860, 1, 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stellar mass
angular momentum

Ring galaxies in the EAGLE hydrodynamical simulations

Elagali, A., Lagos, C. D. P., IvyWong, O., Staveley-Smith, L., Trayford, J. W., Schaller, M., Yuan, T. & Abadi, M. G., 11 Dec 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 481, 3, p. 2951-2969 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ring galaxies
environment simulation
1 Citations (Scopus)

Semi-analytic galaxies - III. The impact of supernova feedback on the mass-metallicity relation

Collacchioni, F., Cora, S. A., Lagos, C. D. P. & Vega-Martínez, C. A., 21 Nov 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 481, 1, p. 954-969 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stellar mass