Alumni - Students
Alex Greenbaum (Ph.D. '16): Now a postdoc at University of Michigan. As a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, I worked on a high angular resolution technique called non-redundant masking (NRM) that can be used for the direct detection of young planets in the process of formation. I work with the non-redundant mask on the Gemini Planet Imager to look for these young planets and learn about how the instrument performs. I use the same concepts to do simulations for the NRM on the James Webb Space Telescope. I am also interested in wavefront sensing and image reconstruction.Olivier Levecq
Elena Gofas Salas
Alumni - Postdocs
Mamadou N'Diaye: My research interests deal with exoplanet direct imaging and spectroscopy. I have been doing research and development in astronomical instrumentation, investigating innovative concepts in coronagraphy and wavefront sensing.
Jackie Radigan: Now a Faculty Member at Utah Valley University. I am interested in understanding and characterizing cloudy brown dwarf and giant planet atmospheres using photometric and spectroscopic techniques, with a focus on NIR variability. My favorite objects to study are L/T transition brown dwarfs, which can be highly variable due the presence of patchy clouds and weather patterns in their photospheres.
Marie Ygouf: Now a postdoc at IPAC/Caltech. My current research focuses on high contrast multispectral imaging in view of directly detecting and characterizing exoplanets. In this framework, the development of innovative image post-processing methods is essential in order to eliminate the quasi-static speckles in the final image, which remain the main limitation for high contrast.
More generally, I am interested in improving the performance of future instruments for high contrast imaging, taking profit of data analysis and of the detailed characterization of the instrumental limitations and calibration capabilities. My fields of interest include direct detection of exoplanets, image processing, high angular resolution and high contrast techniques, wavefront sensing and control, simulation, modeling and optical design.
Elodie Choquet - now a Hubble Fellow at JPL
Margaret Moerchen - now Science Deputy to the President of the Carnegie Institute of Science
Alumni - Research & Instrument Analysts
Abhijith Rajan - from 2012 to 2017 a grad student at Arizona State University - and now returned to EPSIG as a postdoc.