Olivia Chitarra

Olivia Chitarra

PhD student

Université Paris-Saclay

Dr Olivia Chitarra performed her PhD under the direction of Olivier Pirali and Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel from 2019 to the fall of 2022. During her Master internship (in the same group), she investigated at high resolution several stable molecules: cyanoadamantane and isocyanoadamantane, and 1,2- and 1,3-dicyanobenzene. Olivia’s PhD subject focused on the study of radicals in the (sub)millimeter-wave spectral region, notably the methoxy (CH3O), hydroxymethyl (CH2OH), and cyanomethyl (CH2CN) radicals. She also contributed in the experimental development of a supersonic expansion chamber (SPECIES project).

  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Laboratory astrophysics
Research Experience