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M.Sc. M.Eng. Ph.D. Lisa KALTENEGGER Director, Carl Sagan Institute; Associated Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


2001-2002 Young Engineer Fellowship, ESA - European Space Agency, Netherlands
2003-2004 Consultant to ESA - Science Department via AURORA Technology, Netherlands
2005-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2008-2013 Lecturer, Astronomy Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2009-2010 Research Associate, Astronomy Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2010-2014 Research Associate, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2010-2014 Lecturer, Astronomy Department, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg
2010-2014 Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg
 Since 2014 Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
 Since 2014 Founding Director, Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond, Ithaca, NY


2005-2009 TPF-I: Science Working Group: invited external expert
2007-2009 ISSI team 'Evolution of Exoplanet Atmospheres and their Characterization'
2008-2009 Lead of the Habitability Group (Pale Blue Dot Initiative)
Co-I, NASA Astrobiology Institute: Advent of Complex Life
NASA Extrasolar Planet Analysis Group - Executive Council


Ramirez, R M., Kaltenegger, L.: The Habitable Zones of Post-main-sequence Stars, Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), 823, 6, 2016
Rugheimer, S., Kaltenegger, L., Segura, A., Linsky, J., Mohanty, S.: Effect of UV Radiation on the Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Orbiting M Stars, Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), 809, 1, 2015
Rugheimer, S., Segura, A., Kaltenegger, L., Sasselov, D.: UV Surface Environment of Earth-like Planets Orbiting FGKM Stars Through Geological Evolution, ApJ, 806, 1, 2015
Hegde S., Paulino-Lima, I., Kent, R., Kaltenegger, L., Rothschild, L.: Surface biosignatures of exo-Earths: Remote detection of extraterrestrial life, PNAS, 112, 13, 2015


2012 EC Role Model Women in Research & Science Campaign, EU
2012 German National Young Academy Membership (10/year)
2012 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize in Physics, Germany (DFG & BMFW)