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. Kevin Stevenson

Postdoc 2012 - 2014, Sagan Fellow since June 2014
Current project: Exoplanet transit spectroscopy from the ground and space

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. 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

Laura Kreidberg

Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient
Expected graduation: 2016
Current project: Intensive transit spectroscopy observations with the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes

B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, Yale University, 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

Gregory Gilbert

Graduate Student
Expected graduation: 2019
Current project: Ground-based transit spectroscopy

B.A. in Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

Former group members:

Hannah Diamond-Lowe

Undergraduate Researcher, 2013 -- 2014
Completed project: Exoplanet spectroscopy with the Spitzer Space Telescope

B.S. in Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2014
Starting graduate school at Harvard University in the fall

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