Return to my new page:
March 2012: MOSFIRE has arrived at the summit. Check out the MOSFIRE exposure time calculator. Also a short MOSFIRE guide for proposal writing.
May 2011: SED Machine Awarded NSF Grant for $675 K, the team is very excited!
(Old News) MOSFIRE Achieve's First Light (in the lab!)
I am a Postdoctoral scholar in the Caltech Astronomy department. From September 2008 to today my primary responsibility is to the hands on development and implementation of the MOSFIRE (updated Dec 18th 2010) spectrograph. I serve two roles as an astronomer.
First, I'm an instrumentalist. Aside from my MOSFIRE responsibilities, I am in the process of designing a new low resolution spectrograph called the SED Machine for 1 - 4 m telescopes (hopefully for the Palomar 60").
Second, I'm an observer, I work on the DEEP2 and AEGIS surveys. Using data from these surveys, I studied the evolution of the ionized interstellar medium of early type galaxies from z ~ 0.1 to 1. In the future, I plan to be more involved in the science and instrumentation for transient surveys.