Research Professor of Physics, University of South Florida

Astrophysics and Planetary Science. Observational imaging and spectroscopy of comets and exoplanets at optical, infrared and mm-wavelengths. Our group's main goal is to constrain physical and chemical models of the origins of planetary systems by obtaining and analyzing data of comets and exoplanets. We perform spectroscopy, interferometry and imaging at optical, infrared and millimeter wavelength telescopes and collaborate with leading atmospheric theorists.

I also work as an expert for the National Science Foundation Division for Astronomical Sciences, helping with proposal review and recommendations.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Research Professor of Physics, University of South Florida
  • 2011–2015
    Program Director in Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation
  • 1997–2015
    Professor of Physics, St. Cloud State University

Honours

NSF CAREER Award 1996