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Mr George Pagomenos

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences

Professional biography

I am a postgraduate student of Astrochemistry at the Open University (since October 2014).

Before this, I graduated with a Master's degree in Natural Sciences (Astrophysics and Physical Chemistry) from University College London (2010-14).

Research interests

My PhD project regards the chemical composition and evolution of circumstellar dust, and the gaseous content of planetary nebulae.

Dust is an important constituent of the ISM, as it is responsible for such phenomena as the formation of stars, and reprocessing ultraviolet (UV) light emitted from stars to infrared (IR) and sub-mm light.

In particular, I am looking at regions where there are low amounts of metals (i.e. elements heavier than helium) in order to determine how dust evolves as a function of metallicity.


Neon, sulphur and argon abundances of planetary nebulae in the sub-solar metallicity Galactic anti-centre (2018-06)
Pagomenos, G. J. S.; Bernard Salas, J. and Pottasch, S. R.
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 615, Article A29
Dust & Abundances of Metal-Poor Planetary Nebulae in the Galactic Anti-Center (2017-10)
Pagomenos, George J. S.; Bernard-Salas, Jeronimo and Sloan, G. C.
In : IAUS 323 - Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution (10-14 Oct 2016, Beijing, China) (pp. 341-342)
Gas and Dust in Galactic Planetary Nebulae at Sub-Solar Metallicity (2019-01-05)
Pagomenos, George
PhD thesis The Open University

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