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Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Peru

Bachelor degree in Physics at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (1994), MSc in Astrophysics at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (1997) and PhD in Astronomy from the Universidade de São Paulo (2001). Has experience in Astronomy, focusing on Stellar Astrophysics. 115 refereed papers and 6346 citations (55 citations per refereed paper). The h-index = 44 and m-index = 2.4 (ADS, 23/1/2018). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; CHANAME, J.. OXYGEN ABUNDANCES IN LOW- AND HIGH-alpha FIELD HALO STARS AND THE DISCOVERY OF TWO FIELD STARS BORN IN GLOBULAR CLUSTERS. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 757, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 52. (10/17510-3)

CASAGRANDE, L.; RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; ASPLUND, M.. THE INFRARED COLORS OF THE SUN. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 761, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 25. (10/17510-3)

RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; CORNEJO, D.; ROEDERER, I. U.; FISH, J. R.. ELEMENTAL ABUNDANCE DIFFERENCES IN THE 16 CYGNI BINARY SYSTEM: A SIGNATURE OF GAS GIANT PLANET FORMATION?. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 740, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 62. (10/17510-3)

SPINA, LORENZO; MELENDEZ, JORGE; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; DOS SANTOS, LEONARDO; BEDELL, MEGAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN; RAMIREZ, IVAN; YONG, DAVID; ALVES-BRITO, ALAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; et al. The temporal evolution of neutron-capture elements in the Galactic discs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 474, n. 2, p. 2580-2593, . Web of Science Citations: 16. (14/15706-9, 12/24392-2)

BARRAGAN, O.; GANDOLFI, D.; SMITH, A. M. S.; DEEG, H. J.; FRIDLUND, M. C. V.; PERSSON, C. M.; DONATI, P.; ENDL, M.; CSIZMADIA, SZ.; GRZIWA, S.; et al. K2-139 b: a low-mass warm Jupiter on a 29-d orbit transiting an active K0 V star. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 475, n. 2, p. 1765-1776, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (16/20667-8)

REGGIANI, HENRIQUE; MELENDEZ, JORGE; KOBAYASHI, CHIAKI; KARAKAS, AMANDA; PLACCO, VINICIUS. Constraining cosmic scatter in the Galactic halo through a differential analysis of metal-poor stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 608, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (12/24392-2, 14/18100-4)

DUFFAU, S.; CAFFAU, E.; SBORDONE, L.; BONIFACIO, P.; ANDRIEVSKY, S.; KOROTIN, S.; BABUSIAUX, C.; SALVADORI, S.; MONACO, L.; FRANCOIS, P.; et al. The Gaia-ESO Survey: Galactic evolution of sulphur and zinc. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 604, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (14/15706-9)

MELENDEZ, JORGE; BEDELL, MEGAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN; DREIZLER, STEFAN; YAN, HONG-LIANG; SHI, JIAN-RONG; LIND, KARIN; FERRAZ-MELLO, SYLVIO; et al. The Solar Twin Planet Search. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 597, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (12/24392-2)

CAIN, MADELYN; FREBEL, ANNA; GULL, MAUDE; JI, ALEXANDER P.; PLACCO, VINICIUS M.; BEERS, TIMOTHY C.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; EZZEDDINE, RANA; CASEY, ANDREW R.; HANSEN, TERESE T.; et al. The R-Process Alliance: Chemical Abundances for a Trio of r-process-enhanced Stars-One Strong, One Moderate, and One Mild. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 864, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (12/24392-2, 14/18100-4)

BEDELL, MEGAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; SPINA, LORENZO; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN; ALVES-BRITO, ALAN; DOS SANTOS, LEONARDO; DREIZLER, STEFAN; YONG, DAVID; et al. The Chemical Homogeneity of Sun-like Stars in the Solar Neighborhood. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 865, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (14/15706-9, 12/24392-2)

LORENZO-OLIVEIRA, DIEGO; FREITAS, FABRICIO C.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; BEDELL, MEGAN; RAMIREZ, IVAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; ASPLUND, MARTIN; SPINA, LORENZO; DREIZLER, STEFAN; ALVES-BRITO, ALAN; et al. The Solar Twin Planet Search The age-chromospheric activity relation. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 619, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (16/20667-8, 12/24392-2)

KISELMAN, D.; PEREIRA, T. M. D.; GUSTAFSSON, B.; ASPLUND, M.; MELENDEZ, J.; LANGHANS, K.. Is the solar spectrum latitude-dependent? An investigation with SST/TRIPPEL. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 535, . Web of Science Citations: 23. (10/17510-3)

RAMIREZ, I.; MICHEL, R.; SEFAKO, R.; TUCCI MAIA, M.; SCHUSTER, W. J.; VAN WYK, F.; MELENDEZ, J.; CASAGRANDE, L.; CASTILHO, B. V.. THE UBV(RI)(C) COLORS OF THE SUN. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 752, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 44. (10/17510-3)

PLACCO, VINICIUS M.; BEERS, TIMOTHY C.; REGGIANI, HENRIQUE; MELENDEZ, JORGE. G64-12 AND G64-37 ARE CARBON-ENHANCED METAL-POOR STARS. Astrophysical Journal Letters, v. 829, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 19. (12/24392-2)

DOS SANTOS, LEONARDO A.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; BEDELL, MEGAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; SPINA, LORENZO; ALVES-BRITO, ALAN; DREIZLER, STEFAN; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN. Spectroscopic binaries in the Solar Twin Planet Search program: from substellar-mass to M dwarf companions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 472, n. 3, p. 3425-3436, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (16/01684-9, 12/24392-2, 14/26908-1, 14/15706-9)

SPINA, L.; MELENDEZ, J.; KARAKAS, A. I.; RAMIREZ, I.; MONROE, T. R.; ASPLUND, M.; YONG, D.. Nucleosynthetic history of elements in the Galactic disk [X/Fe]-age relations from high-precision spectroscopy. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 593, . Web of Science Citations: 28. (14/15706-9, 12/24392-2)

SPINA, LORENZO; MELENDEZ, JORGE; CASEY, ANDREW R.; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; TUCCI-MAIA, MARCELO. Chemical Inhomogeneities in the Pleiades: Signatures of Rocky-forming Material in Stellar Atmospheres. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 863, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (14/15706-9, 12/24392-2)

DO NASCIMENTO, JR., J. -D.; TAKEDA, Y.; MELENDEZ, J.; DA COSTA, J. S.; PORTO DE MELLO, G. F.; CASTRO, M.. THE FUTURE OF THE SUN: AN EVOLVED SOLAR TWIN REVEALED BY CoRoT. Astrophysical Journal Letters, v. 771, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 14. (10/17510-3, 12/24392-2)

RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; ASPLUND, M.. Chemical signatures of planets: beyond solar-twins. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 561, . Web of Science Citations: 41. (12/24392-2)

BEDELL, M.; MELENDEZ, J.; BEAN, J. L.; RAMIREZ, I.; ASPLUND, M.; ALVES-BRITO, A.; CASAGRANDE, L.; DREIZLER, S.; MONROE, T.; SPINA, L.; et al. The Solar Twin Planet Search II. A Jupiter twin around a solar twin. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 581, . Web of Science Citations: 17. (12/24392-2)

LIU, F.; YONG, D.; ASPLUND, M.; RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; GUSTAFSSON, B.; HOWES, L. M.; ROEDERER, I. U.; LAMBERT, D. L.; BENSBY, T.. The detailed chemical composition of the terrestrial planet host Kepler-10. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 456, n. 3, p. 2636-2646, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (12/24392-2)

CARLOS, MARILIA; NISSEN, POUL E.; MELENDEZ, JORGE. Correlation between lithium abundances and ages of solar twin stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 587, . Web of Science Citations: 24. (12/24392-2)

LIU, F.; YONG, D.; ASPLUND, M.; RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.. The Hyades open cluster is chemically inhomogeneous. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 457, n. 4, p. 3934-3948, . Web of Science Citations: 33. (12/24392-2)

MONROE, TALAWANDA R.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; RAMIREZ, IVAN; YONG, DAVID; BERGEMANN, MARIA; ASPLUND, MARTIN; BEDELL, MEGAN; MAIA, MARCELO TUCCI; BEAN, JACOB; LIND, KARIN; et al. HIGH PRECISION ABUNDANCES OF THE OLD SOLAR TWIN HIP 102152: INSIGHTS ON Li DEPLETION FROM THE OLDEST SUN. Astrophysical Journal Letters, v. 774, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 36. (10/19810-4, 12/24392-2)

MELENDEZ, JORGE; SCHIRBEL, LUCAS; MONROE, TALAWANDA R.; YONG, DAVID; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN. HIP 114328: a new refractory-poor and Li-poor solar twin. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 567, . Web of Science Citations: 20. (13/25008-4, 10/19810-4, 12/24392-2)

YONG, DAVID; MELENDEZ, JORGE; GRUNDAHL, FRANK; ROEDERER, IAN U.; NORRIS, JOHN E.; MILONE, A. P.; MARINO, A. F.; COELHO, P.; MCARTHUR, BARBARA E.; LIND, K.; et al. High precision differential abundance measurements in globular clusters: chemical inhomogeneities in NGC 6752. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 434, n. 4, p. 3542-3565, . Web of Science Citations: 44. (10/17510-3, 12/24392-2, 08/58406-4)

MELENDEZ, JORGE; RAMIREZ, IVAN; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; YONG, DAVID; MONROE, TALAWANDA R.; BEDELL, MEGAN; BERGEMANN, MARIA; ASPLUND, MARTIN; MAIA, MARCELO TUCCI; BEAN, JACOB; et al. 18 Sco: A SOLAR TWIN RICH IN REFRACTORY AND NEUTRON-CAPTURE ELEMENTS. IMPLICATIONS FOR CHEMICAL TAGGING. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 791, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 34. (10/19810-4, 12/24392-2)

MAIA, MARCELO TUCCI; MELENDEZ, JORGE; RAMIREZ, IVAN. HIGH PRECISION ABUNDANCES IN THE 16 Cyg BINARY SYSTEM: A SIGNATURE OF THE ROCKY CORE IN THE GIANT PLANET. Astrophysical Journal Letters, v. 790, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 51. (12/24392-2)

MELENDEZ, J.; BERGEMANN, M.; COHEN, J. G.; ENDL, M.; KARAKAS, A. I.; RAMIREZ, I.; COCHRAN, W. D.; YONG, D.; MACQUEEN, P. J.; KOBAYASHI, C.; et al. The remarkable solar twin HIP 56948: a prime target in the quest for other Earths. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 543, . Web of Science Citations: 70. (10/17510-3)

PACE, G.; CASTRO, M.; MELENDEZ, J.; THEADO, S.; DO NASCIMENTO, JR., J. -D.. Lithium in M 67: From the main sequence to the red giant branch. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 541, . Web of Science Citations: 26. (10/17510-3)

GIRIBALDI, R. E.; UBALDO-MELO, M. L.; PORTO DE MELLO, G. F.; PASQUINI, L.; LUDWIG, H-G; ULMER-MOLL, S.; LORENZO-OLIVEIRA, D.. Accurate effective temperature from H alpha profiles. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 624, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (16/20667-8)

GRIEVES, N.; GE, J.; THOMAS, N.; WILLIS, K.; MA, B.; LORENZO-OLIVEIRA, D.; QUEIROZ, A. B. A.; GHEZZI, L.; CHIAPPINI, C.; ANDERS, F.; et al. Chemo-kinematics of the Milky Way from the SDSS-III MARVELS survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 481, n. 3, p. 3244-3265, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (16/20667-8)

BOTELHO, R. B.; MILONE, A. DE C.; MELENDEZ, J.; BEDELL, M.; SPINA, L.; ASPLUND, M.; DOS SANTOS, L.; BEAN, J. L.; RAMIREZ, I.; YONG, D.; et al. Thorium in solar twins: implications for habitability in rocky planets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 482, n. 2, p. 1690-1700, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (12/24392-2)

DOS SANTOS, LEONARDO A.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; DO NASCIMENTO, JR., JOSE-DIAS; BEDELL, MEGAN; RAMIREZ, IVAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; ASPLUND, MARTIN; SPINA, LORENZO; DREIZLER, STEFAN; ALVES-BRITO, ALAN; et al. The Solar Twin Planet Search IV. The Sun as a typical rotator and evidence for a new rotational braking law for Sun-like stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 592, . Web of Science Citations: 12. (16/01684-9, 12/24392-2, 14/26908-1, 14/15706-9)

LIU, F.; ASPLUND, M.; YONG, D.; MELENDEZ, J.; RAMIREZ, I.; KARAKAS, A. I.; CARLOS, M.; MARINO, A. F.. The chemical compositions of solar twins in the open cluster M67. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 463, n. 1, p. 696-704, . Web of Science Citations: 19. (12/24392-2)

TUCCI MAIA, M.; MELENDEZ, J.; CASTRO, M.; ASPLUND, M.; RAMIREZ, I.; MONROE, T. R.; DO NASCIMENTO, JR., J. D.; YONG, D.. Shallow extra mixing in solar twins inferred from Be abundances. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 576, . Web of Science Citations: 14. (12/24392-2)

RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; BEAN, J.; ASPLUND, M.; BEDELL, M.; MONROE, T.; CASAGRANDE, L.; SCHIRBEL, L.; DREIZLER, S.; TESKE, J.; et al. The Solar Twin Planet Search I. Fundamental parameters of the stellar sample. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 572, . Web of Science Citations: 58. (13/25008-4, 12/24392-2)

SPINA, L.; PALLA, F.; RANDICH, S.; SACCO, G.; JEFFRIES, R.; MAGRINI, L.; FRANCIOSINI, E.; MEYER, M. R.; TAUTVAISIENE, G.; GILMORE, G.; et al. The Gaia-ESO Survey: chemical signatures of rocky accretion in a young solar-type star. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 582, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (14/15706-9)

REGGIANI, HENRIQUE; MELENDEZ, JORGE; YONG, DAVID; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN. First high-precision differential abundance analysis of extremely metal-poor stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 586, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (10/50930-6, 12/24392-2)

BEDELL, MEGAN; BEAN, JACOB L.; MELENDEZ, JORGE; MILLS, SEAN M.; FABRYCKY, DANIEL C.; FREITAS, FABRCIO C.; RAMIREZ, IVAN; ASPLUND, MARTIN; LIU, FAN; YONG, DAVID. Kepler-11 is a Solar Twin: Revising the Masses and Radii of Benchmark Planets via Precise Stellar Characterization. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 839, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (12/24392-2)

SPINA, L.; RANDICH, S.; MAGRINI, L.; JEFFRIES, R. D.; FRIEL, E. D.; SACCO, G. G.; PANCINO, E.; BONITO, R.; BRAVI, L.; FRANCIOSINI, E.; et al. The Gaia-ESO Survey: the present-day radial metallicity distribution of the Galactic disc probed by pre-main-sequence clusters. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 601, . Web of Science Citations: 13. (14/15706-9)

FISHLOCK, C. K.; YONG, D.; KARAKAS, A. I.; ALVES-BRITO, A.; MELENDEZ, J.; NISSEN, P. E.; KOBAYASHI, C.; CASEY, A. R.. Sc and neutron-capture abundances in Galactic low- and high-alpha field halo stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 466, n. 4, p. 4672-4682, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (12/24392-2, 14/18100-4)

TUCCI MAIA, M.; RAMIREZ, I.; MELENDEZ, J.; BEDELL, M.; BEAN, J. L.; ASPLUND, M.. The Solar Twin Planet Search. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 590, . Web of Science Citations: 28. (12/24392-2)

GALARZA, JHON YANA; MELENDEZ, JORGE; RAMIREZ, IVAN; YONG, DAVID; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; ASPLUND, MARTIN; LIU, FAN. High-precision analysis of the solar twin HIP 100963. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 589, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (12/24392-2)

SCHIRBEL, LUCAS; MELENDEZ, JORGE; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; RAMIREZ, IVAN; CASTRO, MATTHIEU; FARIA, MARCOS A.; LUGARO, MARIA; ASPLUND, MARTIN; MAIA, MARCELO TUCCI; YONG, DAVID; et al. HIP 10725: The first solar twin/analogue field blue straggler. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 584, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (13/25008-4, 12/24392-2)

MELENDEZ, JORGE; PLACCO, VINICIUS M.; TUCCI-MAIA, MARCELO; RAMIREZ, IVAN; LI, TING S.; PEREZ, GABRIEL. 2MASS J18082002-5104378: The brightest (V=11.9) ultra metal-poor star. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 585, . Web of Science Citations: 7. (10/50930-6, 12/24392-2)

RAMIREZ, I.; KHANAL, S.; ALEO, P.; SOBOTKA, A.; LIU, F.; CASAGRANDE, L.; MELENDEZ, J.; YONG, D.; LAMBERT, D. L.; ASPLUND, M.. THE DISSIMILAR CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE PLANET-HOSTING STARS OF THE XO-2 BINARY SYSTEM. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 808, n. 1, . Web of Science Citations: 32. (12/24392-2)

SPINA, LORENZO; MELENDEZ, JORGE; RAMIREZ, IVAN. Planet signatures and effect of the chemical evolution of the Galactic thin-disk stars. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 585, . Web of Science Citations: 29. (14/15706-9, 12/24392-2)

REGGIANI, HENRIQUE; MELENDEZ, JORGE. Evidences of extragalactic origin and planet engulfment in the metal-poor twin pair HD 134439/HD 134440. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 475, n. 3, p. 3502-3510, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (12/24392-2, 14/18100-4)

CARLOS, MARILIA; KARAKAS, AMANDA I.; COHEN, JUDITH G.; KOBAYASHI, CHIAKI; MELENDEZ, JORGE. A Formation Timescale of the Galactic Halo from Mg Isotopes in Dwarf Stars. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 856, n. 2, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (12/24392-2, 14/18100-4)

LIU, F.; YONG, D.; ASPLUND, M.; FELTZING, S.; MUSTILL, A. J.; MELENDEZ, J.; RAMIREZ, I.; LIN, J.. Detailed chemical compositions of the wide binary HD 80606/80607: revised stellar properties and constraints on planet formation. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 614, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (12/24392-2)

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