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Dr Sebastiaan Krijt

Lecturer in Astrophysics


Telephone: 01392 725520

Extension: (Streatham) 5520

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My research focuses mainly on the early stages of planet formation, during which microscopic dust particles come together to form kilometer-size planetesimals – the building blocks of planets. I am interested in understanding how the chemical and elemental abundances in different regions of the protoplanetary disk are imprinted on the planets that are forming. Read more about my research here


  • Ph.D. in Astronomy, 2015, Leiden University
  • M.Sc. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2010, University of Amsterdam
  • B.Sc. in Physics & Astrophysics, 2009, University of Amsterdam 


  • 2020 - present: Lecturer in Astrophysics, University of Exeter
  • 2018 - 2020: NASA Hubble Fellow, The University of Arizona
  • 2015 - 2018: Postdoctoral Scholar & NASA Hubble Fellow (since 2017), The University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Visit SAO/NASA ADS or Google Scholar for a complete and up-to-date list of my publications.