Curriculum vitae of Inga Kamp
(neé Rentzsch-Holm)

Inga Kamp

Kapteyn Institute
PO Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

E-mail: kamp {at}



1/1998 PhD
Subject: CO in the circumstellar disks around young A stars
Institute: Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik Kiel
4/1994 intermediate exam (teacher) Chemistry, Physics
10/1993 Diplom
Subject: Statistical equilibrium of nitrogen in the Sun and in Vega
Institute: Institut fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik Kiel
12/1990 Vordiplom
1988-1993 Study of Physics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel (Germany)
6/1988 Hochschulreife at the Gymnasium Schloß Neuhaus

Research Experience

3/2013-3/2016 Adjunct Director at the Kapteyn Institute (bachelor/master programme astronomy)
since 2012 Associate Professor at the Kapteyn Institute (Groningen, NL)
2008-2012 Assistant Professor at the Kapteyn Institute (Groningen, NL)
3/2004-12/2007 ESA Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, USA)
2/2002-2/2004 Post-doc at Leiden Observatory (NL)
1/2000-2/2002 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship in the Fifth Framework Program Improving Human Potential
(Leiden Observatory, NL)
Subject: Gas/dust separation in the circumstellar disks around lambda Bootis stars
2/1998-12/1999 Post-doc in the framework of the DFG program Star Formation
(Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Kiel)
1/1996-2/1998 PhD student in the framework of the DFG program Star Formation
(Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Kiel)
11/1994-12/1994 Scientific stay at the Osservatorio Astronomico in Triest (Italy)
Implementation of the Kiel NLTE-Program Package to calculate the statistical equilibrium in stellar atmospheres
(Grant of the DAAD in the framework of the Vigoni-Program)
1/1994-12/1995 Fellowship of the Land Schleswig Holstein
Subject: Spectroscopic abundance determination in A stars

Additional Qualification

Languages: English, French and Dutch fluent
Spanish basics
Computer Skills: VAX/VMS, Unix, Linux, Windows
Fortran, C, HTML
MIDAS, IDL, office packages
Supervision of postdocs Linda Podio
Peter Woitke
Silvia Vicente
Pablo Riviere-Marichalar
Supervision of PhD Students Giambattista Aresu (High energy irradiated protoplanetary disks: The X-ray and FUV role in thermo-chemical modeling)
German Chaparro Molano (The cosmic ray dominated midplane of protoplanetary disks: The solar system connection)
Rosina Hein Bertelsen (CO ro-vibrational emission tracing the geometry of the inner protoplanetary disk)
Stefano Antonellini (Water in Protoplanetary Disks: Line Flux Modeling and Disk Structure)
Supervision of Bachelor Students Marlies Spijkman (Spitzer IRS data on lambda Bootis stars: debris disks or diffuse ISM dust?)
Sietske Bouma (The role of excited H2 in protoplanetary disks)
Walter van Rossem (Spectral Energy Distributions of Protoplanetary Disks in the Orion Nebula)
Joost van den Born (An investigation into the correlation between CO and H2O emission in protoplanetary disks)
Jonas Bremer (Mid-IR Water Emission and the 10 mic Silicate Feature in Protoplanetary Disks Surrounding T Tauri Stars)
Anton Scheepstra (The 40- and 60-mic water ice features in the SED of protoplanetary disks)
Nick Oberg (A Mid-Infrared Spectral Atlas of Simple Organic Chemistry in the Protoplanetary Disk of FT Tauri)
Supervision of Master Students Fatima Sammar (Modeling the gas reservoir of circumstellar disks of pre-main sequence G-type stars)
Juan Rafael Martinez Galarza (The nature of lambda Bootis stars)
Milica Milosavljevic (Stability of organic molecules against shocks in the early solar nebula)
Antonio Garufi (FT Tauri: a multi-wavelength analysis of the star and its protoplanetary disk)
Robin Kooistra (Unraveling the Transitional Disk RX J1615.3-3255: Scattered Light Observations Versus Disk Models), co-supervised by Misato Fukagawa
Balaji Muthusubramanian (Structural and Chemical comparison of brown dwarf protoplanetary disks
 with T Tauri and Herbig disks)
Teaching experience Astronomy practical course (Kiel University): WS 92/93, SS 93, WS 93/94
Quantum en Kosmos (University of Groningen): 2008/09
Sterren en Planeten (University of Groningen): 2009/10
Star and Planet Formation (University of Groningen): 2009/10, 2011/12
Star and Planet Formation (University of Vienna): 2010/11
Introductie Sterrenkunde (University of Groningen): 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13
Wiskunde en Statistiek for pharmacy (University of Groningen): 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
Exoplanets (capita selecta, University of Groningen): 2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17
Interstellar Medium (University of Groningen): 2016/17
Observing experience/
Time Allocation Committees
optical spectroscopy (CAT CES, CES3.6, OHP Elodie)
submillimeter observations (HHT, JCMT, APEX)
VLA observations
Spitzer observations
HST observations
Herschel observations
Member of Time Allocation Committees (Island Observatories, Herschel, ALMA)
Organisation of Conferences/Workshops LOC member of the Spring conference of the AG ''Panchromatic View of Galaxies'' (1993) in Kiel
NOVA Network meetings ``Interstellar and Circumstellar Matter'' (2001, 2003) in Leiden
SOC/LOC member of the Workshop ''Modeling the structure, chemistry and appearance of protoplanetary disks'' (2004) in Ringberg Castle near Munich
Chair SOC/LOC of the Workshop ''Nearby Resolved Debris Disks'' (2005) at STScI, Baltimore
SOC member of the Workshop/Summer School ''NLTE treatment of trace elements for a given atmospheric structure'' (2007)
SOC member of the international conference ''From atoms to pebbles: Herschel’s view of star and planet formation'' (March 2012), Grenoble, France
Chair SOC/LOC of the Dutch Astronomers Conference (May 2012), Ameland, The Netherlands
Chair SOC/LOC of the international Summer School ''Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modelling Meet Observations'' (June 2014), Ameland, The Netherlands
SOC member of the international workshop ''Linking Exoplanet and Disk Compositions'' (September 2016), Baltimore, USA
SOC member of the international Astrochemistry Week (January 2017), Faro, Portugal
Work in Committees and Administration Member of the Physics faculty committee at Kiel University (1996-1999)
Member of the ''Berufungskommission C4-Professur Extraterrestrische Physik'', Kiel (1997-2000)
Member of the computer committee of Leiden Observatory (2000-2001)
Member of the scientific committee of Leiden Observatory (2001-2004)
Member of the committee for the Caroline Herschel Visitor Program (2004-2007)
Member of the STScI Research and Science Advisory Committee (2006-2007)
Member of the Promotie Begleidings Commissie of the Kapetyn Institute (2008-2012, since 2016)
Co-Organizer of the Kapetyn Institute colloquia (2008-2011)
Co-Organizer of the Physics Institute colloquia (2008-2011)
Bachelor student advisor (2011-2012)
Member of the Programme Committee Bachelor/Master Astronomy (2011-2012)
Member of the board of the FWN Undergraduate School of Science (2013-2016)
Member of the board of the FWN Graduate School of Science (since 1/2014)
Referee for A&A, ApJ
Referee for NASA (Origin of Solar System), JCMT and Spitzer DDT proposals
NSF, ESA, NWO review committees
Public Lectures/Articles Articles in ''Sterne und Weltraum'' and ''Zenit''
Public evening lectures at the Planetarium Kiel and for amateur astronomers in Germany, The Netherlands and the US
YouTube films on protoplanetary disks and exoplanets

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