Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate (Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow)



+44 (0)20 7594 7521e.chapman Website




1003bBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am a Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow based at Imperial College London and also a member of the LOFAR-EoR core team. My website can be found here.

Research Interests:

-- Epoch of reionization

-- 21-cm cosmology

-- Foreground removal

-- Semi-numeric simulations

-- Construction of data analysis pipelines for LOFAR / SKA 


2017 L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship, Highly Commended, £1000

2014 The Shell and Institute of Physics Award for the Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year: winner

2013 UCL Chris Skinner Department of Physics and Astronomy Thesis Prize: winner

2013 Royal Astronomical Society Michael Penston Thesis Prize: runner up

2010 Durham University J.B.Chalmers Prize:  winner for having amongst the three highest Physics degree marks in the year.

Career Path:  

RAS Research Fellowship                  

Imperial College London                    

Oct 2015 – Present

Postdoctoral Researcher              

University College London                  

Dec 2013 – Oct 2015


University College London                  

Oct 2010 – Dec 2013

Thesis title: Seeing the Light: Foreground Removal in the Dark and Dim Ages                                                 

MPhys (First)                                      

Durham University                        

Oct 2006 – July 2010



I am a member of the Imperial JUNO committee. I am passionate about making academia a more pleasant environment for everyone.



Patil AH, Yatawatta S, Koopmans LVE, et al., 2017, Upper Limits on the 21 cm Epoch of Reionization Power Spectrum from One Night with LOFAR, Astrophysical Journal, Vol:838, ISSN:1538-4357

Mevius M, van der Tol S, Pandey VN, et al., 2016, Probing ionospheric structures using the LOFAR radio telescope, Radio Science, Vol:51, ISSN:0048-6604, Pages:927-941

Chapman E, Zaroubi S, Abdalla FB, et al., 2016, The effect of foreground mitigation strategy on EoR window recovery, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:458, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:2928-2939

Majumdar S, Jensen H, Mellema G, et al., 2016, Effects of the sources of reionization on 21-cm redshift-space distortions, \mnras, Vol:456, Pages:2080-2094

Jelic V, de Bruyn AG, Pandey VN, et al., 2015, Linear polarization structures in LOFAR observations of the interstellar medium in the 3C 196 field, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol:583, ISSN:1432-0746

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