Short CV/Education and training


  • 1999
    Master in Physics, specialization in Astrophysics, University of Nice, France. Title: "Astronomie, Imagerie et Haute Resolution Angulaire" (Astronomy Imaging and High Angular Resolution)

  • 2004
    PhD in Astrophysics, Kapteyn Institute, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Professional career:

  • 2004 – 2006
    Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship, Observatory of Arcetri, Florence, Italy

  • 2007 – 2011
    VENI Postdoctoral researcher, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Since 2011
    Sta member (VIDI), University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Molecular Hydrogen Formation in the Interstellar Medium. Cazaux, S. & Tielens, A. G. G. M. 2002, Astrophysical Journal Letter, 575, L29 (153 citations)

  • The Hot Core around the Low-mass Protostar IRAS 16293-2422: Scoundrels Rule! Cazaux, S., Tielens, A. G. G. M., Ceccarelli, C., Castets, A., Wakelam, V., Caux, E., Parise, B. & Teyssier, D., 2003, Astrophysical Journal Letter, 593, L51 (210 citations)

  • H2 Formation on Grain Surfaces. Cazaux, S. & Tielens, A. G. G. M., 2004, Astrophysical Journal, 604, 222 (194 citations)

  • Water formation on bare grains Cazaux S., Cobut, V., Spaans, M., Marseille, M., Caselli, P., 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 522, A74 (31 citations)

  • How micron-sized dust particles determine the chemistry of our Universe Dulieu, F, Congiu, E., Noble, J.A., Baouche, S., Chaabouni, H., Moudens, M., Minissale, M. & Cazaux, S.,

    Nature scienti c reports

  • Hydrogenation of PAH cations: a rst step towards H2 formation. Boschman, L., Reitsma, G., Cazaux, S., Schlathoelter, T., Hoekstra, R., Spaans, M., Gonzalez-Magana, O., 2012, accepted to ApJL, arXiv:1211.4984

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of International Astronomical Society since 2012

  • Organizer of the Monday Lunch talk at the Kapteyn Institute, 2010 – 2012

  • Scienti c Organizing Committee of the workshop "The low metallicity ISM: Chemistry, turbulence and magnetic elds", 2012

  • Member of the SAFARI/SPICA consortium, 2012, preparatory science

  • Referee: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysical Journal, Journal of Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Reading, dance (argentinian Tango), power Yoga, cooking

Soft Skills

  • Mother of two kids; maternity leaves 2006 (5 months) and 2009 (4 months)


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