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

    6009 Perth


  • 1946 Citations
  • 26 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

  • 1946 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
  • 62 Article
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
1 Citations

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

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
galactic evolution
stellar mass
star formation
3 Citations

SURFS: Riding the waves with Synthetic UniveRses For Surveys

Elahi, P. J., Welker, C., Power, C., Lagos, C. D. P., Robotham, A., Cañas, R. & Poulton, R., 21 Apr 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 475, 4, p. 5338-5359 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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