My day-to-day supervisor is Bernd Husemann, the principal investigator of the Close AGN Reference Survey. The idea of the survey is to investigate the sample of ~40 nearby AGN (0.01 < z < 0.06) in detail and provide a reference for mid- and high-redshift research.

My part of the survey team work is concentrated on the AGN-host galaxy connection, more specifically, the AGN impact on star formation. The goal of my PhD project is to compare different star formation indicators, such as Hα λ6563A, [CII] λ158um, and CO(1‑0) 115 GHz emission lines and far infrared dust continuum emission.

The multiwavelength analysis is a powerful technique to view an object from different perspectives. It also means working with different types of data, obtained with all kinds of observatories: from ground-based interferometers to space missions.

My new reduction step for the FIFI-LS data allowed to process the extragalactic low signal-to-noise observations and discover the [CII] line excess. The novel approach to analyse spectral and spatial information of the high quality VLT/MUSE IFU data for a variety of AGN host galaxies with BPT diagrams led to the accurate calculation of the Hα recent star formation rates.

The list of publications can be found on this adsabs query.

The PhD thesis defended on July 27 2022 can be accessed here.