Group picture February 8, 2016



Current group members:

Dr. Jacob L. Bean

Group Leader
Assistant Professor since 2011

Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
B.S. in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002

Marie Curie Fellow, 2009 -- 2010
Sagan Fellow, 2010 -- 2011
Sloan Fellow, 2012 -- 2014
Packard Fellow, 2014 -- 2019

Dr. Andreas Seifahrt

Research Scientist since 2011
Lab manager and instrumentation projects lead

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), 2008
Diploma in Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), 2004

Dr. Julian Stürmer

Postdoc since May 2015
Current project: MAROON-X instrument development

Ph.D. in Astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (Germany), 2015
Diploma in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg (Germany), 2011

Megan Bedell

Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient
Expected graduation: 2017
Current project: HARPS Solar Twin planet search

B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, Haverford College, 2012

Leonardo dos Santos

Visiting Graduate Student from Universidade de S„o Paulo, Brazil
Current project: Solar Twin binaries and MAROON-X software development

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal de ItajubŠ (Brazil), 2010


Former group members:

Dr. Kevin Stevenson

Postdoc 2012 -- 2014, Sagan Fellow 2014 -- 2016
Now an ESO Astronomer at STScI

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Central Florida, 2012
M.S. in Astronomy, University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2006
B.S. in Physics, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 2005

Dr. Diana Dragomir

Postdoc 2015 -- 2016
Now a Hubble Fellow at MIT

Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of British Columbia (Canada), 2013
M.Sc. in Physics, McGill University (Canada), 2008
B.S. in Physics, McGill University (Canada), 2005

Laura Kreidberg

Graduate Student, 2011 -- 2016
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 2016
Thesis title: Snapshots of Faraway Places: Intensive Atmospheric Characterization of Extrasolar Planets

Currently a Junior Member of the Harvard Society of Fellows and a Fellow of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Lily Zhao

Undergraduate Researcher, summer 2015
Completed project: Space telescope transit spectroscopy

B.A. in Physics, B.A. in Biological Sciences, and B.S. in Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2016
Now in graduate school at Yale University
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient

Adam Sutherland

Undergraduate Researcher, summer 2015 and 2015/2016 senior thesis
Completed project: MAROON-X fiber characterization

B.A. in Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics and B.A. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2016
Now in graduate school at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona

Katrina Miller

REU student for summer 2015
Completed project: Fiber characterization for MAROON-X

B.S. in Physics, Duke University, 2016
Now in graduate school at the University of Chicago

Hannah Diamond-Lowe

Undergraduate Researcher, summer 2013 and 2013/2014 senior thesis
Completed project: Exoplanet atmosphere characterization with the Spitzer Space Telescope

B.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2014
Now in graduate school at Harvard University

Molly Simon

Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2012
Completed project: Transmission models of the Earth's atmosphere for radial velocity and transit spectroscopy observations

B.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2013
Now in graduate school at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory