Dario Fadda

Instrument Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-6831
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1.
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

Processing and quality assessment of data from observations taken with SOFIA science instruments.

Research interests:

Star formation in galaxy systems with main focus on clusters of galaxies
Evolution of galaxies and AGN
Advanced techniques of astronomical data reduction


PhD: University of Trieste - Italy 1997, (PhD Advisor F. Mardirossian)
B.Sc. University of Trieste - Italy 1992

Professional Experience:

2016 - present: Pipeline Scientist, SOFIA Science Center (USRA)
2007-2015: Associate research scientist, NASA Herschel Science Center (Caltech)
2003-2006: Assistant research scientist, Spitzer Science Center (Caltech)
1998-2002: Postdocs at CEA (France), IAC (Spain), Caltech (USA)

Highlight publications:

"Transient effects in Herschel/PACS spectroscopy"
Fadda, Jacobson & Appleton, 2016, A&A, 594, 90.

"Ultra-deep Mid-IR spectroscopy of luminous IR galaxies at z~1 and z~2"
Fadda et al.,  2010, ApJ, 719, 42

"Starburst galaxies in cluster-feeding filaments unveiled by Spitzer"
Fadda et al., 2008, AJ, 672, 2.