Associate Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland

I am the leader of the MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA) Australis multi-telescope facility, based near University of Southern Queensland's Toowoomba campus. My research focuses on understanding the detailed properties of planetary systems orbiting nearby stars.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland
  • 2014–2016
    Senior lecturer, UNSW Sydney
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD
  • 2003 
    San Diego State University, MS
  • 2001 
    Boston University, MA
  • 2000 
    Fresno Pacific University, Teaching certification
  • 1998 
    Williams College, MA (Honors)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Light from darkness: understanding extrasolar planets from their shadows
    Role:
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2016
    MINERVA-Australis: A dedicated southern hemisphere exoplanet observatory
    Role:
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    MINERVA: a dedicated exoplanet observatory
    Role:
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council