Astronomia UDP

Alejandra Rojas Lilayú

I am a Fondecyt postdoctoral researcher working in the HEROES group under the supervision of Prof. Claudio Ricci. My current research focuses on multiphase outflows driven by AGN (ionized, molecular) and characterizing their host galaxies using SED models to investigate feedback effects.

Current position: Fondecyt postdoctoral fellow


My current research interests include multiphase AGN-driven outflows (ionized, molecular), and the characterization of their hosts though SED models to test feedback effects.

Aspectos destacados:

Main collaborations: BAT AGN Spectroscopic Survey (BASS,, Chilean AGN/Galaxy Evolution Survey (ChANGES): 4MOST Extragalactic Community Survey S16


Actividades extracurriculares:

  • Watercolor painting and sports – Serving as a mentor in the PROVOCA program, an AUI/NRAO initiative that aims to increase the participation, retention and promotion of women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM (
  • I started the outreach project “Astroacuarela”, a watercolour workshop to teach astronomical topics using painting techniques ( This workshop has been given to seniors in the “Casas del Adulto Mayor de la Municipalidad de Antofagasta” and I plan to expand the activity to kids and general public.