Astronomy Centre

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Prof Ilian Iliev

Post:Professor of Astrophysics (Astronomy Centre, Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Reader in Astronomy (Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex)
Location:PEVENSEY 3 4C5 c/o Sally Church

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873737
International:+44 1273 873737

Research expertise:
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  • 2018 - present: Professor, University of Sussex
  • 2014 - 2018: Reader in Astronomy. University of Sussex
  • 2012 - 2014: Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Sussex
  • 2009 - 2012: Lecturer in Astronomy, University of Sussex
  • 2007 - 2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003 - 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Canadian
      Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), Canada
  • 2001 - 2003: Postdoctoral Researcher with the European
      Research Network``The Physics of the Intergalactic
      Medium'', Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • 2000 - 2001: US National Science Foundation
      International Research Fellow, Instituto de Astronomia,
      Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico


  • 1994 - 2000: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1989 - 1994: Diploma in Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria


Sussex representative for the LOFAR-UK and SKA-UK projects.

Core member of the LOFAR Epoch of Reionization Key Science Project.

Former member of the SEPnet (SouthEast Physics Network) Astro Managing

Former member of the Petascale User Committee at The Texas Advanced Computing

Leader of the international Cosmological Radiative Transfer Comparison Project.

US National Science Foundation proposal review panelist  (2006-).

Referee of observing time proposals for Gemini Observatories, of grant proposals for NWO (Netherlands Science Foundation) and of grant proposals for L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French National Research Agency).