Former NOAO postdocs

Where are they now?

Name Then Now
Edward A. Ajhar KPNO 1992 National Science Foundation (NSF) Arlington, VA Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Jason Aufdenberg NOAO 2003 Emery Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL  
Kurt Anderson KPNO 1972 New Mexico State University Las Cruces,
New Mexico
Department of Astronomy
Taft Armandroff KPNO 1987 W.M. Keck Observatory Kamuela, HI Director
Dana Backman KPNO 1985 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA SOFIA E/PO
Samuel C. Barden KPNO 1984 National Solar Observatory Sunspot, New Mexico  
Amokrain Berdja CTIO 2009 National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chile  
Marcel Bergmann CTIO 2002   Phoenix, AZ  
Andrew P. Bernat KPNO 1978 Computing Research Association Washington, DC Executive Director
Dmitry Bizyaev NOAO 2005 Moscow University Moscow, Soviet Union Sternberg Astronomical Institute
Gary Bower NOAO 1996 Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
Kate Brand KPNO 2003 Operational Research Service, UK Home Office United Kingdom  
Sean D. Brittain NOAO 2004 Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Mark Brodwin NOAO 2007 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, MA CFA Harvard
Mike Brotherton KPNO 1999 University of Wyoming Laramie, WO Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Michael J. I. Brown KPNO 2000 Monash University Melbourne, Austrailia  
Thomas Brown NOAO 1997 Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
Ryan K Campbell CTIO 2008 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA  
Duane Carbon KPNO 1972 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA  
Stephane Charlot KPNO 1994 Institute D'Astrophysique Paris, France  
Christine H. Chen NOAO 2004 Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD Instrument Scientiest JWST
Carol Christian KPNO 1979 Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
Robin Ciardullo KPNO 1987 Penn State University University Park, PA Department of Astronomy
Alejandro Clocchiatti CTIO 1995 University Catolica de Chile Santiago, Chile Dept of Astronomy
Andrew Cooke CTIO 1994 Instrumental Software Technologies Santiago, Chile Senior Software Engineer
Stephane Courteau KPNO 1993 Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada Department of Physics
Emmanuele Daddi NOAO 2004 CEA Commissariat à l'énergie atomique France  
James M. De Buizer CTIO 2004 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA SOFIA Inst. Scientist
Darren DePoy CTIO 1987 Texas A&M University College Station, TX Department of Physics
Ian Dell’Antonio NOAO 1998 Brown University Providence, RI Dept. of Astronomy
David Devine NOAO 1998 University of San Diego San Diego, CA Department of Physics
Arjun Dey KPNO 1995 Hubble Fellow National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Andrew Dophin NOAO 1999 Raytheon Tucson AZ  
Greg Doppmann NOAO 2009 W.M. Keck Observatory Kamuela, HI  
Roger Dube KPNO 1976 Center for Imaging Science Rochester, NY  
Thomas L. Duvall KPNO 1977 Stanford University Palo Alto, CA  
Jonathan H. Elias CTIO 1978 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Sebastian G. Els NOAO GSMTPO National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chile  
Richard Elston KPNO 1988 Deceased 2004    
John Feldmeier KPNO 2005 NSF Fellow Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ingemar Furenlid KPNO 1972 Deceased 1994    
Rafael Garcia NOAO 1998 Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe France Service d’Astrophysique
Douglas Geisler CTIO 1984 Universidad de Concepcion Concepcion, Chile Grupo de Astronomia
Galen R. Gisler KPNO 1977 University of Oslo Oslo, Norway  
Jean Goad Keppel KPNO 1975 Yavapai College Learning Center Prescott, AZ Math Tutor
Larry Goad KPNO 1975 Goodrich Optical & Space Systems Danbury, CT  
David Godfrey KPNO 1987 (PPARC) Science and Technology Facilities Council Swindon, UK  
John A. Graham CTIO 1975 Carnegie Institute Washington, DC Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism
Keith Grogan NOAO 2000 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA  
Donald Hall KPNO 1970 University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Donald Hamilton CTIO 1984 Ludwig-Maximilians Universitats Munich, Germany  
Stefan Haas NOAO 1998 CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research Geneva Switzerland  
Craig Harrison CTIO 2009 National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chilie Current Post Doc
Steve A. Hawley CTIO 1977 NASA Johnson Space Ctr Houston, TX  
James N. Heasley KPNO 1975 University of Hawaii Honolulu, HI  
Stephen Heathcote CTIO 1983 Southern Astorphysical Research (SOAR)Telescope La Serena, Chilie Director
Paul Hintzen KPNO 1975 Cal State University Long Beach, CA Physics Department
Donald W. Hoard CTIO 1999 California Inst. of Technology Spitzer Science Center Pasadena, CA  
John Hoessel KPNO 1980 University of Wisconsin Madison, WI Department of Astronomy
Deidre A. Hunter KPNO 1982 Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, AZ  
Garth Illingworth KPNO 1974 Lick Observatory - U.C. Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA  
George Jacoby KPNO 1978 Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Pasadena, CA Former Director, WIYN Obs.
Vesa T. Junkkarinen KPNO 1980 UC, San Diego San Diego, CA Astrophysics & Space Sciences
Styliani (Stella) Kafka CTIO 2005 California Inst. of Technology Spitzer Science Center Pasadena, CA  
Jeyhan Kartaltepe NOAO 2009 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ Current Postdoc
Kimiaki Kawara CTIO 1994 University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan Institute of Astronomy
Michael Keane CTIO 1995 Goodrich Optical and Space Systems USA Danbury, CT  
William C. Keel KPNO 1982 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Robert P. Kirshner KPNO 1974 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge, MA  
Richard I. Klein KPNO 1977 Univ. of California, Berkeley Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab. Berkeley, CA  
John Kormendy KPNO 1978 University of Texas Austin, TX Department of Astronomy
Kevin Krisciunas CTIO 2000 Texas A&M University College Station, TX Dept. of Physics
Pui Kuan KPNO 1974 Idaho Falls University Idaho Falls, Idaho  
Shiv S. Kumar KPNO 1973 The Galileo Institute Charlottesville, VA  
Andrew C. Layden CTIO 1992 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, KY Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Janice C. Lee NOAO 2006 Hubble Fellow Carnegie Observatories Pasadena, CA  
Ting-Hui Lee NOAO 2004 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Ella M. Leibowitz KPNO 1971 Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
G. W. (Wes) Lockwood KPNO 1968 Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, AZ  
Jennifer M. Lotz NOAO 2005 Goldberg Fellow Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
Lucas Macri KPNO 2002 Goldberg Fellow Texas A&M University College Station, TX Department of Physics
Sangeeta Malhotra KPNO 1998 Hubble Fellow Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Emily C. MacDonald NOAO 2004 University of Cambridge Cambridge, England Medical Student
Rachel E. Mason NOAO NGSC 2003 Gemini Observatory Hilo, HI  
Harold A. McAlister KPNO 1975 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA High Angular Res. Astronomy
Andrew McWilliam CTIO 1987 Carnegie Observatories Pasadena, CA  
Rene Mendez-Bussard CTIO Universidad de Chile Cerro Calan Cerro Calan, Chile  
David G. Monet KPNO 1979 U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff, AZ  
Glenn E. Morrison NOAO 2004 University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii IFA-CFHT
Heather Morrison KPNO 1991 Hubble Fellow Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Department of Astronomy
Jeremy Mould KPNO 1976 Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia Former Director, NOAO
Beatrice Mueller KPNO 1990 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Planetary Science Institute
Dara Norman NGSC 2007 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Augustus Oemler KPNO 1974 Carnegie Observatories Pasadena, CA  
Knut Olsen CTIO 1998 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Patrick S. Osmer KPNO 1969 Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Astronomy Department - former Director, CTIO
Truman D. Parkinson KPNO 1969 Retired 1997 from Northrup Grumman.    
Steven Perrenod KPNO 1978 Sun Microsystems Santa Clara, CA  
Charles J. Peterson CTIO 1976 University of Missouri Columbia, MO Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Mark M. Phillips CTIO 1977 Carnegie Inst. of Washington Las Campanas Observatory, Chile  
Jeff Pier KPNO 1982 National Science Foundation Arlington, VA Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Michal Pierce KPNO 1991 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY Physics & Astronomy Dept.
Sean Points CTIO 2003 National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chile  
Alexandra Pope NGSC 2009 University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA Department of Astronomy
Barton Pritzl NOAO 2000 Macalester College St. Paul, MN Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Charles Prosser NOAO 1997 Deceased.    
Chun-Shing Pun NOAO 1996 University of Hong Kong   Dept. of Physics
Jayadev Rajagopal CTIO 2006 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Travis Rector KPNO 2002 NSF Fellow University of Alaska Anchorage, AK Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Naveen Reddy NOAO Hubble Fellow 2008 University of Calif., Riverside Riverside, CA  
Armin W. Rest NOAO 2002 Goldberg Fellow Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
James E. Rhoads KPNO 1996 Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ Earth & Space Exploration
Steve Ridgway KPNO 1973 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Greg Rudnick NOAO 2004 Goldberg Fellow University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
A. Eric Rydgren CTIO 1975 Boeing Seattle, WA  
Elaine M. Sadler KPNO 1985 University of Sydney Sydney, Australia School of Physics
Abhijit Saha KPNO 1983 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ  
Meenakshi Sahu NOAO 1998 Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD  
Shoko Sakai KPNO 1997 UCLA Los Angeles, CA Astronomy & Astrophysics
Samir Salim NOAO 2009 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson, AZ Current Post Doc
John J. Salzer KPNO 1991 Indiana University Bloomington, IN Astronomy Department
Frederick C. Sanner KPNO 1976      
Ata Sarajedini KPNO 1992 Hubble Fellow University of Florida Gainesville, FL Department of Astronomy
Patrick Seitzer CTIO 1981 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Department of Astronomy
Simon C. Schuler NOAO 2009 Goldberg Fellow University of Tampa Tampa, FL
Assistant Professor of Physics
Nigel A. Sharp KPNO 1983 National Science Foundation Arlington, VA Program Director
David Silva KPNO 1993 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Tucson AZ Current Director of NOAO
Michael L. Sitko KPNO 1984 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Department of Physics
Alain Smette NOAO 1997 European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) Paranal, Chile VLT Operations
Malcolm G. Smith KPNO 1967 National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chile Former Director CTIO & JAC
Robert C. "Chris" Smith CTIO 1991 National Optical Astronomy Observatory La Serena, Chile Current CTIO Director
Louis Strous NOAO 1995 Software Developer Netherlands  
Harry Teplitz NOAO 1997 Caltech SIRTF Science Center Pasadena, CA  
Frank Thim NOAO 2003 University of Basel Basel, Switzerland  
Sandrine Thomas CTIO 2002 University of California Santa Cruz, CA  
Glenn Tiede NOAO GSMT 1998 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, KY Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Jeff A. Valenti KPNO 1997 Space Telescope Science Institute Baltimore, MD  
Wil van Breugel KPNO 1980 Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab Livermore, CA  
Sylvain Veilleux KPNO 1992 Hubble Fellow University of Maryland College Park, MD Department of Astronomy
Stefanie Wachter CTIO 1998 California Inst. of Technology Spitzer Science Center Pasadena, CA  
Donald C. Wells KPNO 1972 National Radio Astronomy Observatory Charlottesville, VA  
Alan Whiting CTIO 2001 University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, England  
Gerard M. Williger CTIO 1991 University of Louisville Louisville, KY Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Michael W. Wise KPNO 1992 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Center for Space Research
Eric R. Wollman KPNO 1976 Bates College Lewiston, Maine Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
John Worden NOAO 1997 Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory Richland, Washington  

 

Last updated or reviewed January 15, 2013.