George Bendo's Webpages:
Curriculum Vitae

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Alan Turing Building

University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9PL

United Kingdom

Email: george.bendo(at)manchester.ac.uk

Web: bendo.website

Phone: 0161 27 54258 (International: +44 161 27 54258)

 

ORCID: 0000-0001-9250-713X

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Education

B.S., 1996, Physics with Astrophysics Option

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM, USA

M.S., 1999, Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

Ph.D., 2002, Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

Work History

2002 - 2005

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Steward Observatory

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, USA

Primary duties

Primary research activities

2005 - 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Physics

Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom

Primary duties

Primary research activities

2011 - present

Research Associate / Research Fellow

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

Primary duties

  • ALMA user support, including proposal preparation, observation preparation, and post-observing data analysis
  • ALMA data processing and quality assurance
  • ALMA software development and testing
  • Editorial work on and partial authorship of Using ALMA archival data - A Primer
  • Analysis of atmospheric data for the ALMA site
  • Meeting and workshop organization, including scheduling, advertisment, website creation, presentations on science and technical topics, and preparation and presentation of data processing tutorials
  • Management and group organization activities
  • UK ALMA Regional Centre website maintenance
  • Professional outreach at science meetings, including the creation of promotional materials
  • Public outreach, including event organization, activity development, creation of promotional materials, podcasting, and presentations at local schools

Primary research activities

  • Identification of the relation between dust emission and stellar populations using data from the Herschel Space Observatory and Planck
  • Pioneering analyses using ALMA to detect millimetre hydrogen recombination line and free-free continuum emission from dust-obscured starbursts and to use these results to examine the efficacy of other star formation metrics
  • Identification of stellar populations associated with the excitation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in nearby galaxies using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and Herschel Space Observatory
  • Studies of the spectral energy distributions of gravitationally-lensed galaxies using data from ALMA and the Herschel Space Observatory
  • Derivation of flux calibration and development of photometry techniques for the Herschel-SPIRE instrument

Research

Current Research Interests

  • Astronomy
    • Radio to infrared spectral energy distributions of nearby galaxies
    • Star formation in nearby galaxies
    • Relation of dust and PAH emission to young and evolved stars
    • Infrared, submillimeter, and millimeter data processing
  • Autism
    • Autism sensory processing

Major Science Collaborations

Professional Organizations

Publication Statistics

(as of 31 March 2024)

Total publications: 199

First-author publications: 22

Total citations: 19366

Normalized total citations: 1006

First-author citations: 1269

H-index (total publications): 71

Grants

Invited Conference Talks

15 May 2007

The SEDs of two nearby galaxies observed with Spitzer and JCMT

Tracing Dust in Spiral Galaxies

Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium

03 Jul 2008

The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey: A Review

Clair-Obscur Extragalactique / Obscured Extragalactic Light

Paris, France

29 Aug 2012

The relation between cold dust and star formation in nearby galaxies

XXVIII IAU General Assembly

Special Session 8: Calibration of Star-Formation Rate Measurements Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum

China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

08 Nov 2017
The Relation of Dust to Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies

The Physics of Quenching Massive Galaxies at High Redshift

Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands

03 Dec 2018

ALMA-SPICA Synergies

SPICA-UK Meeting

Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London, United Kingdom

Invited Talks at Research Instituions

28 Nov 2006
14 Feb 2008
27 Feb 2008
16 May 2012
04 Jan 2016

School of Applied Sciences

University of South Wales

Pontypridd, United Kingdom

14 Feb 2018

Astronomy Discipline

Open University

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Service Activities

Reviewer Exeprience

Scientific journal papers: 36

Grant proposals: 5

Telescope proposals: 17

Additional services:

Committees

2005-2016

Herschel-SPIRE Instrument Team (SPIRE-ICC)

2006-2008

Herschel Space Observatory DP Users Group and Change Control Board

2007-2009

Herschel Space Observatory Training Champions

Conference and Workshop Organization

19 Oct 2011

Organiser

CASA School

University College London

London, United Kingdom

14 May 2012

Organiser

ALMA/CASA Workshop

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

14-17 Jan 2013

Organiser

Solar ALMA Workshop

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

13 Oct 2014

Lead organiser

ALMA Community Days: Cardiff

Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom

30-31 Mar 2015

Lead organiser

UK ALMA Science Meeting 2015

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

15-17 Apr 2015

Organising committee

ALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015

European Southern Observatory

Garching, Germany

16-18 Jan 2017

Lead organiser

ALMA Data Processing Workshop: Cardiff

Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom

28 Aug-01 Sep 2017

Organiser

STFC Introductory Summer School in Astronomy 2017

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

05-07 Dec 2017

Scientific organising committee

ALMA Data Processing workshop

Lisbon, Portugal

23-24 Jan 2019

09-13 Nov 2020

22-26 Mar 2021

Lead organiser

ALMA 2021 Virtual Workshop

[online workshop]

19-23 Jul 2021

Scientific organising committee

Cosmic Star Formation session

National Astronomy Meeting 2021

University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

21-25 Feb 2022

Lead organiser

UK ALMA 2022 Virtual Workshop

[online workshop]

05-07 Oct 2022

Organiser

ALMA Science Archive School

Italian ARC Node Headquarters

Area della Ricerca Campus

Bologna, Italy

20-22 Feb 2023

Lead organiser

UK ALMA 2023 Hybrid Workshop

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

03-07 July 2023

Scientific organising committee

10 Years After Herschel session

National Astronomy Meeting 2023

Cardiff University

Cardiff, United Kingdom

19-21 Feb 2024

Lead organiser

UK ALMA 2024 Hybrid Workshop

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

Technical Experience

Computer Experience

  • Primary Computer Programming Experience
  • Primary Software Package Experience
    • CASA (for radio astronomy data)
    • HIPE (for Herschel Space Observatory data)
    • Starlink
  • Other Scripting Experience
    • Linux/UNIX
    • LaTeX
    • HTML (including CSS, PHP)

Observing Experience

(in-person experience actively operating telescopes or instruments)

Special Recognition

2016

Most observations (Member Observation Unit Sets) processed through ALMA quality assurance during Cycle 3 (2015/2016) in the European ALMA Regional Centre

2017

Most observations (Member Observation Unit Sets) processed through ALMA quality assurance during Cycle 4 (2016/2017) in the European ALMA Regional Centre

Teaching Activities

Teaching Experience

1996

1996-1997

Teaching Assistant

Institute for Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

1998

Assistant, SPEBE

Institute for Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

1999-2001

Assistant, Towards Other Planetary Systems workshops

Institute for Astronomy

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

2006-2010

Laboratory Demonstrator

Department of Physics

Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Students

Summer Students

Outreach Activities

Current Outreach Activities

Outreach Talks

19 Jan 2016

New Mills School

New Mills, United Kingdom

15 Nov 2016

Bolton School

Bolton, United Kingdom

16 Mar 2017

Scarisbrick Hall

Scarisbrick, United Kingdom

12 Mar 2018

Co-op Academy Failsworth

Failsworth, United Kingdom

15 Feb 2019

Manchester Grammar School

Manchester, United Kingdom

01 May 2019

Lancaster & Morecambe Astronomical Society

Torrisholme, United Kingdom

13 Nov 2019

Salford City Academy

Eccles, United Kingdom

19 Nov 2020

Didsbury Scout Group

Didsbury, United Kingdom

12 Oct 2023

Cafe Autistique

Whitworth Cafe

Manchester, United Kingdom

Outreach Activity Organization

05 May 2012

Saturday Science event

Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester, United Kingdom

03-08 Jul 2012

ALMA observatory exhibit at Summer Science Exhibition 2012

The Royal Society

London, United Kingdom

27 Oct 2012

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

23 Feb 2013

Saturday Science event

Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester, United Kingdom

19-22 Mar 2013

Stand at National Science and Engineer Week event

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

02 Nov 2013

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

07-11 Jul 2014

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

25 Oct 2014

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

26-30 Jan 2015

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

29 Jun - 02 Jul 2015

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

31 Oct 2015

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

01-05 Feb 2016

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

29 Jun 2016

Presentations at the Maths and Science Teachers Conference

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

04-08 Jul 2016

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

21 Oct 2016

Stand at SUPI Networking Event

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

29 Oct 2016

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

29 Jan - 03 Feb 2017

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

21 Oct 2017

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

29 Jan - 02 Feb 2018

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

14 Mar 2018

Stand at Space Late event

Museum of Science and Industry

Manchester, United Kingdom

02-06 Jul 2018

Work experience activities

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

22 Oct 2018

Stand at Manchester Science Spectacular

The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

20-22 May 2019

Activities at Pint of Science

Beer Nouveau

Manchester, United Kingdom

19 Oct 2019

Stand as part of Contemporary Science Programme

Science and Industry Museum

Manchester, United Kingdom