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


2000-2001 Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
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
Lecturer, Astronomy Department, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg
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)