People

Samaporn (Kaew) Tinyanont

Research Interests: instrumentation, brown dwarf characterization, infrared spectroscopy and spectro-polarimetry, core-collapse supernovae in the mid-infrared



 

Jorge Llop, Caltech Physics grad student 


Research Interests: instrumentation, integral field spectroscopy, spectroscopy and coronagraphy on segmented telescopes.

 


Nicole Wallack, Caltech GPS grad student 


Research Interests: exoplanet spectroscopic characterization, transitional and debris disk imaging and modeling.

 


Nikita Klimovich, Caltech Physics grad student 


Research Interests: optical physics and instrumentation, adaptive optics systems, and vortex coronagraph design.

 


Daniel Echeverri, research assistant


Research Interests: optical physics and instrumentation, wavefront control.


 


Marta Bryan, Caltech Astronomy grad student

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~mlbryan/

Research interests: long period gas giant planets as tracers of formation histories of exoplanet systems using radial velocity, direct imaging, and high resolution spectroscopy techniques.


Ji Wang, Caltech postdoc 

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~jwang/

Research interests: Exoplanet detection and characterization using the radial velocity technique and the transit method, high resolution imaging, spectroscopy, and interferometry, planets in multiple stellar systems and planets at wide orbits.


Elodie Choquet, Hubble fellow at JPL

Research interests: star and planet formation processes, as well as instrumentation for high contrast and high angular resolution astrophysics.




Garreth Ruane, NSF postdoctoral fellow at Caltech

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~gruane/

Research interests: optics and instrumentation for astronomical imaging, including coronagraph design and wavefront control.



Jacques-Robert Delorme, Caltech postdoc

Research interests: instrumentation for direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets, coronagraph technologies and wavefront control, fiber injection unit, self-coherent camera. 



Ricky Nilsson, Caltech postdoc 

http://www.amnh.org/our-research/staff-directory/ricky-nilsson/

Research interests: characterization of planetary systems, involving investigations of exo-Kuiper belts and extrasolar planets (exoplanets), using observational studies of thermal emission and scattering/polarization properties of dust grains, as well as direct imaging and recovery of spectra of young Jupiter-mass planets.

Max Millar-Blanchaer, Hubble fellow at JPL


Research Interest: Detection and characterization of exoplanets and debris disks using the Gemini Planet Imager (and other high-contrast imagers). Development of instrumentation and observational techniques for future exoplanet and disk studies. Pushing the use of polarimetry as a tool to characterize extra solar planetary systems.


Rahul Patel, IPAC/Caltech postdoc 

http://web.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/rpatel/

Research interests: debris disks and planetary systems using infrared space telescopes (e.g. WISE), as well as ground and space-based coronagraphs.



Erik Petigura, Hubble fellow 

http://petigura.github.io/

Research interests: observations of extrasolar planets and their host stars using ground- and space-based telescopes. Understanding the diversity of planets in the universe and uncovering the physical processes that account for this diversity.


Garima Singh, NPP fellow

https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/GSingh/
http://www.naoj.org/Projects/SCEXAO/03team/01team/index.html
Research Interest: Ground and space-based astronomical instrumentation. High contrast imaging of Exoplanets and disks. Optical/Infrared Extreme Adaptive Optics. Speckle suppression & coronagraphic wavefront control techniques. Terrestrial-like exoplanet direct imaging in the habitable zone. Post-processing techniques.


Tiffany Meshkat, IPAC staff scientist (former JPL/Caltech ESI postdoc) 

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~meshkat/

Research interests: understanding exoplanet formation through direct imaging. Optimizing observations and image processing algorithms to directly detect extra-solar planets. 



Henry Ngo, Plaskett fellow at NRC-Victoria (Caltech GPS 2017)

http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~hngo/

Research interests: search for stellar companions to hosts of hot Jupiters, using the adaptive optics system at the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. Influence of stellar companions on giant planet formation and evolution.



Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Miller fellow at Berkeley (Caltech Astronomy 2017)

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~rmjc/Home.html

Research interests: innovations in the deteciton of low-mass companions, using Doppler spectroscopy, imaging (e.g. Robo-AO), and imaging polarimetry (e.g. Gemini Planet Imager).


Mike Bottom, JPL engineer (Caltech Astronomy 2016)

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~mbottom/

Research interests: Instrumentation for exoplanet discovery, particularly high contrast imaging, adaptive optics systems, high-resolution spectroscopy, robotic telescopes. Optical physics, image analysis, novel data analysis techniques inspired by computer vision and machine learning.



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