Dr Ghina Halabi

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Ghina Halabi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Astronomy, and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on studying the structure and evolution of stars, including interactions with their nearby companions, and the formation of chemical elements in their interiors.

Ghina was the first person to obtain a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from a Lebanese institution, the American University of Beirut. She also holds a Masters degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Physics and Mathematics. She has received several fellowships, awards and research grants. She is an invited speaker at several international astronomy conferences and interdisciplinary forums (e.g. UN Expert Meeting, UN High Level Panel, Global Scholars Symposium). She is a member of the United Nations Space for Women Project, and frequently engages in outreach projects including the Cambridge Science Festival.