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Dr Antonio Martin Carrillo


Antonio Martin Carrillo

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Physics
01 716 2218
University College Dublin, School of Physics, Science Centre - North Belfield Dublin 4


Antonio Martin-Carrillo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Physics. He graduated with a BSc and MSc in Physics with Astronomy from University Complutense Madrid. Following 2 years working at the European Space Agency as part of the XMM-Newton space observatory calibration team, he moved to UCD where he completed his PhD investigating gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and pulsars. He is currently a member of the Space Science Group studying the transient Universe and in particular the prompt and afterglow emission of GRBs using high-energy space observatories and ground-based telescopes such as UCD’s Watcher robotic telescope. His research also includes the development of software tools for advanced data analysis. As such he is an ambassador and collaborator on the Astropy project aimed at providing a wide range of software packages written in Python for use in astronomy. He is also a member of the INTEGRAL multi-messenger group searching for gamma-ray counterparts to gravitational waves, neutrino events and other transient sources; the ATHENA X-ray space observatory, an ESA large mission scheduled to launch in 2028, and the THESEUS space telescope, currently in its study phase with ESA.


  • Temporary lecturer in Astrophysics
    University College Dublin, School of Physics, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2017


  • XMM-Newton consultant
    European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain1 Feb 2006 - 1 Oct 2007


  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • BSc
    Universidad Complutense Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • MSc
    Universidad Complutense Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • PhD
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review