Luca Cortese


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

    6009 Crawley


  • 5808 Citations
  • 46 h-Index

Personal profile


I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Internation Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University Western Australia.

My research is in the area of observational extragalactic astronomy, and my main interest is the study of the physical properties of galaxies and their dependence on redshift and environment using large, multi- wavelength datasets. The multi-wavelength approach is at the foundation of my research activity, as it is the only way to trace all the baryonic constituents of galaxies and to reveal how the Universe formed and evolves. I am an expert on the study of the interstellar medium and environmental effects in nearby galaxies, and I contributed to the success of several large legacy surveys with ground- and space-based facilities (e.g., GALEX, Herschel, Arecibo, AAT).

I obtained a joint Ph.D. at Milano Bicocca University (Italy) and Universite de Marseille Provence (France). After the Ph.D., before taking on my current position at ICRAR, I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Cardiff University, at the European Southern Observatory and Swinburne University.

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2002 2018

  • 5808 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
  • 151 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Letter

A multiwavelength survey of HI-excess galaxies with surprisingly inefficient star formation

Geréb, K., Janowiecki, S., Catinella, B., Cortese, L. & Kilborn, V. 1 May 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 476, 1, p. 896-907 12 p.

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star formation
stellar mass
3 Citations

The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Data Release One with emission-line physics value-added products

Green, A. W. , Croom, S. M. , Scott, N. , Cortese, L. , Medling, A. M. , Francesco D'Eugenio, D. E. , Bryant, J. J. , Bland-Hawthorn, J. , Allen, J. T. , Sharp, R. , Ho, I. T. , Groves, B. , Drinkwater, M. J. , Mannering, E. , Harischandra, L. , van de Sande, J. , Thomas, A. D. , Simon O'Toole, O. T. , McDermid, R. M. , Vuong, M. & 31 others Sealey, K., Bauer, A. E., Brough, S., Catinella, B., Cecil, G., Colless, M., Couch, W. J., Driver, S. P., Federrath, C., Foster, C., Goodwin, M., Hampton, E. J., Hopkins, A. M., Jones, D. H., Konstantopoulos, I. S., Lawrence, J. S., Leon-Saval, S. G., Liske, J., Lopez-Sańchez, A. R., Lorente, N. P. F., Mould, J., Obreschkow, D., Owers, M. S., Richards, S. N., Robotham, A. S. G., Schaefer, A. L., Sweet, S. M., Taranu, D. S., Tescari, E., Tonini, C. & Zafar, T. 21 Mar 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 475, 1, p. 716-734 19 p., stx3135

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

star formation rate
15 Citations

Angular momentum evolution of galaxies in EAGLE

Lagos , C. D. P., Theuns, T., Stevens, A. R. H., Cortese, L., Padilla, N. D., Davis, T. A., Contreras, S. & Croton, D. 1 Feb 2017 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 464, 4, p. 3850-3870 21 p.

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Open Access
angular momentum
star formation

Cold gas stripping in satellite galaxies: from pairs to clusters

Brown, T., Catinella, B., Cortese, L., Lagos Urbina, C., Dave, R., Kilborn, V., Haynes, M. P., Giovanelli, R. & Rafieferantsoa, M. Apr 2017 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 466, 2, p. 1275-1289 15 p.

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