Olivia Chitarra

Olivia Chitarra

PhD student

Université Paris-Saclay

Olivia Chitarra is a PhD student at Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (ISMO) under the direction of Olivier Pirali and Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel. She performed her Master internship at ISMO and then began her PhD in 2019. During her Master degree, she investigated at high resolution several stable molecules: cyanoadamantane and isocyanoadamantane, and 1,2-dicyanobenzene and 1,3-dicyanobenzene. Olivia’s PhD subject is focused on the study of radicals in the (sub)millimeter-wave spectral region. To date, the study of 3 radicals was performed up to 900 GHz: the methoxy (CH3O), hydroxymethyl (CH2OH), and cyanomethyl (CH2CN) radicals. The team now aims at developing a supersonic expansion (SPECIES project) to allow for the study of new radicals.

Interests
  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Laboratory astrophysics
Research Experience
  • PhD in Physics, 2019-ongoing

    Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France

  • Magistère in Molecular Physical-Chemistry, 2016-2019

    Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France

  • M.S. in Physical-chemistry, 2017-2019

    Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France

  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2014-2017

    Unversité Paris Sud, Orsay, France

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