Dr Andrew J. Rushby

Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of California, Irvine


I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Irvine. Advised by Prof. Aomawa Shields, my research is driven by the use of 3D global climate models (such as CESM2) to study the climates of newly-discovered, small, potentially rocky exoplanets.

Between 2016 and 2018, I was a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California studying the potential habitability of newly discovered exoplanets as well as assisting with the management of NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS).

I completed graduate studies at the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Science at the University of East Anglia in the UK, receiving a MSc. in Environmental Sciences in 2010 and a Ph.D in Biogeochemistry in 2015.

I am also an (occasional) science writer and and I also make up one third of the Exocast team.

Contacts

Email: arushby(at)uci.edu