University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

James Davidson

Instrument and Laboratory Technologist

Room 154 and 160, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Garrett Ebelke

APOGEE Hardware Coordinator

Room 166, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Danielle Hancock

Fiscal Technician

Room 204A, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Jackie Harding

Administrative Assistant

Room 204, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Barbara K. Johnson

Administrative Supervisor

Room 206, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Charles Lam

Instrumentation, Machining

Room 154 and 151, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Nick Nichols

Fan Mountain Caretaker

Whitney Richardson

Fiscal Technician

Room 204A, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

David Rigby

System Administrator

Room 103, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Kinsuk Acharyya

Research Scientist, Astrochem.

Room 233, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

Dylan Angell

MS

Research Interests:
Galactic structure, Optical Instrumentation

Borja Anguiano

Research Associate

Room 218, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic archaeology, origin and evolution of stellar systems in the Milky Way

Phil Arras

VITA Associate Professor

Room 217, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Extrasolar Planets, Compact Stars

Ian Avilez

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Luminous infrared galaxies, star formation in interacting galaxies

Dana Balser

Scientist

308 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Loreto Barcos Munoz

NRAO-ALMA Fellow

Alonso de Córdova
3107
Vitacura - Santiago
Chile

Research Interests:
cm/mm/submm interferometry, VLBI and single dish, high angular resolution imaging, radio continuum and spectral observations, imaging techniques

Tim Bastian

Assistant Director, Support and Research

342 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Solar Radio Astronomy

Luca Beale

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Neutral hydrogen in local galaxies, education, and public outreach

Tony Beasley

Director

319 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Lauren Bittle

Room 222, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Impact of Environment on Molecular Clouds in the Local Group

David Bordenave

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Radio Astronomy Instrumentation, Epoch of Reionization

Jake Borish

PhD

Room 213, NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Jim Braatz

Scientist

252 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Cosmic Masers, Cosmology, Agn

Rich Bradley

Research Engineer

204 CDL
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville VA 22903-4608

Research Interests:
instrumentation, Antenna Design, Galaxy Dynamics, Cosmology

Crystal Brogan

Associate Astronomer

330 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
High Mass Star Formation, Snr/molecular Cloud Interactions

Andrew Burkhardt

Room 220, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Observational and Theoretical Astrochemistry, Shock chemistry, Dust grain precursors

Chris Carilli

Scientist

323 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Cosmic Reionization, Massive Galaxy Formation

Che-Yu Chen

Research Associate

Room 237, Astronomy Bldg
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, MHD simulations, ISM

Roger Chevalier

Vanderbilt Professor

Room 251C, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Supernovae gas dynamics

Duncan Christie

Research Associate

Room 237, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, Extrasolar Planets

Jonathan W. Cirtain

530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Heliophysics, suborbital and cubesat instrumentation

Jim Condon

Scientist

340 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Megamasers, Extragalactic Radio Astronomy

Joanna Corby

Humboldt Research Fellow

Bill Cotton

Scientist

346 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Steep Spectrum Compact Radio Sources, Masers, Miras, Galactic Center

Thankful Cromartie

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Millisecond Pulsar Searching & Timing, Gravitational Wave Detection

Guillermo Damke

Shane Davis

Assistant Professor

Room 214, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Accretion Flows, Black Holes, Magnetars, Radiative Transfer, Numerical Simulations

Bob Dickman

Scientist

520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Molecular Clouds

Aaron Evans

Professor

Room 229, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Extragalactic astronomy

Molly Finn

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star formation in super star clusters, lithium depletion, pulsar detection, binary stars in open clusters

Rick Fisher

Scientist

211 CDL
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville VA 22903-4608

Research Interests:
Distance Scale, Galaxy Dynamics, Antenna Design, Rfi Mitigation

Ed Fomalont

Scientist

348 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, Astrometry, General Relativity

Larry Fredrick

Professor Emeritus

Room 208, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrometry, space astronomy, instrumentation

Tobias Fritz

Research Associate

Room 218, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic structure

Rob Garrod

Assistant Professor

Room 134, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, interstellar medium, Star Formation

John Hawley

Hamilton and VITA Professor, Assoc. Dean

Room 219, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Computational astrophysics, Accretion Disks

Christian (Chris) Hayes

Room 224, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
stellar populations, Galactic structure

Amanda Heiderman

Visiting Scholar

Room 303, NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation

Eric Herbst

Commonwealth Professor

Room 286, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

John Hibbard

Scientist

328 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Fate Of Gas In Interacting Galaxies

Ugo Hincelin

Research Associate, Astrochem.

Room 110, PLSB
90 Geldard Drive
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

Chenliang Huang

PhD

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Xiaoshan Huang

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Neutrino production in relativistic jets

Gareth Hunt

Deputy Assistant Director, Data Management

357 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Vlba Networking, Data Analysis

Phil Ianna

Professor Emeritus

Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Parallaxes, white dwarfs, Be stars, Light Pollution

Remy Indebetouw

Associate Professor

Room 236, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, ISM

Chris Irwin

Postdoc

Research Interests:
Supernova and Gamma-Ray Burst Theory

Phil Jewell

Deputy Director

232 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Kelsey Johnson

Associate Professor

Room 234, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, ISM

Bob Johnson

John Lloyd Newcomb Professor, Eng. Phys.

Room B102, Thornton Hall
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Plasma modifications for surfaces and atmospheres

Kristen Jones

PhD

Nitya Kallivayalil

Assistant Professor

Room 259, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Near-field cosmology, Dwarf Galaxies Dynamics

Ken Kellermann

Scientist

314 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Agn, Jets, Accretion Disks

Tony Kerr

Scientist

219 CDL
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville VA 22903-4608

Research Interests:
Antenna Design, Radio Astronomy Instrumentation

Patrick King

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Research Interests:
Theoretical Astrophysics, Star Formation, magnetohydrodynamics

Bill Kunkel

Research Professor

Research Interests:
Galactic Dynamics, Tidal Streams, Carbon Stars, Magellanic Clouds

Mark Lacy

Scientist

345 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Active Galaxies, Quasars, galaxy evolution

Ka Ho (Andy) Lam

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Theoretical Astrophysics, Star Formation, magnetohydrodynamics

Romane Le Gal

Research Associate, Astrochem.

Room 110, PLSB
90 Geldard Drive
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

Cheoljong Lee

Room 4029, McPherson Laboratory
140 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210

Hannah Lewis

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Radial Velocity Dispersions and Dynamics of the Ursa Minor Dwarf Galaxy, IMF of the Galactic Center, magnetohydrodynamics

Zhi-Yun Li

Professor

Room 268, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, magnetohydrodynamics, GRBs

Sean Linden

Graduate representative

Room 224, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
U/lirgs, Merging Galaxies, Star Cluster Formation And Destruction

Sandy Liss

Room 222, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Harvey Liszt

Scientist

329 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, Galactic structure, Radio Spectrum Management

Mengyao Liu

Room 109, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Massive star formation regions

Fred Lo

Carol Lonsdale

Scientist

242 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
galaxy evolution, Infrared Galaxies, Starburst Galaxies, Agn Observations

Dominique (Niko) Maffucci

Room 220, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Theoretical Astrochemistry, Molecular Modelling

Steve Majewski

Professor

Room 231, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic structure and kinematics, stellar populations, galaxy evolution

Jeff Mangum

Scientist

326 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, Masers, Comets, Star Formation, Starburst Galaxies

Paul Maseman

Visiting Research Scientist

Brian Mason

Associate Scientist

358 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Observational Cosmology, Cmb Anisotropies

Allison Matthews

Room 222, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, Super Star Clusters

Renato Mazzei

Room 109, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Simulations of galaxy clusters

Arielle Moullet

Scientist

327 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Eric Murphy

Associate Astronomer, Next-Generation VLA Project Scientist

336 NRAO
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
520 Edgemont Road Charlottesville, VA 22903

Research Interests:
Next Generation VLA, Galaxy Evolution; Star Formation/ISM; Cosmic Rays

Patrick Murphy

Software Engineer

105 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Scientific Computing

Edward Murphy

Associate Professor

Room 212, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Education and public outreach, ISM, UV and radio astronomy

Matt Nelson

Research Scientist

Room 241, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
instrumentation

Bob O'Connell

Professor Emeritus

Room 251B, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Extragalactic astronomy, space astronomy

Shing-Kuo Pan

Engineer

213 CDL
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville VA 22903-4608

Research Interests:
Radio Astronomy Instrumentation

Poon Panichpibool

Research Interests:
Extragalactic astronomy, galaxy evolution, Agns, Destruction Mechanism Of Star Clusters In Galaxy Mergers

Pallavi Patil

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Multiwavelength Study of young hyper-luminous quasars

Ricky Patterson

STEM Librarian, and Lecturer

Room I042, Brown S&E Library
291 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic structure, Astrometry, public outreach

Alison Peck

ALMA Deputy Project Scientist

327 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Agn, High Redshift Submillimeter Galaxies, Interacting Galaxies

Dom Pesce

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Marian Pospieszalski

Engineer

216 CDL
1180 Boxwood Estate Road
Charlottesville VA 22903-4608

Research Interests:
Radio Astronomy Instrumentation

Brian Prager

PhD

Room 224, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Matthew Pryal

Room 263, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Exoplanets, Solar System, Cosmology

Scott Ransom

Scientist

344 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Binary And Millisecond Pulsar Timing

Tony Remijan

Associate

336 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

Siraprapa (Tuck) Sanpa-Arsa

Craig Sarazin

Vanderbilt Professor

Room 238, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
High energy astrophysics, X-ray astronomy, Clusters of Galaxies

Bill Saslaw

Professor

Room 235, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Cosmology, radio galaxies, stellar dynamics

Carl Schmidt

Research Associate, Eng. Phys.

Room 218, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry

Ken Seidelmann

Research Professor

Room 215, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrometry, solar system astronomy, Celestial Mechanics

Neville Shane

Research Associate

Room 218, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
APOGEE

Matthew Shetrone

Visiting Research Scientist

Christopher Shingledecker

Room 232, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Theoretical Astrochemistry, Interstellar Chemistry Induced By Cosmic-Rays

Greg Sivakoff

Visiting Professor

Research Interests:
Accreting Compact Objects, Globular Clusters, ISM, X-ray astronomy

Michael Skrutskie

Chair and Professor

Rooms 202 & 262, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Infrared astronomy, sky surveys, Galactic structure and stellar populations

 

Mr. Skrutskie directs a laboratory for the construction and application of instruments operating at near-infrared (1-5um) wavelengths. He was the principal investigator of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) and is now deeply involved in the space-based mid-infrared equivalent, WISE. Common scientific themes for both missions are the detection and characterization of sub-stellar objects (brown dwarfs) and delineating the structure of the Milky Way. The laboratory has recently delivered instruments for the world's largest telescope, the Large Binocular Telescope, and for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Kimberly Sokal

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Astronomy

2515 Speedway, RLM 13.116

Austin, Texas 78712-1205

Research Interests:
Interstellar

Yiqing Song

Head TA

Room 263, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Interacting Galaxies, Starburst Galaxies, education, and public outreach

Gwendoline Stephan

Research Associate

Room 234, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, Star Formation

Sabrina Stierwalt

Scientist

NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475

Research Interests:
Star formation and gas in nearby galaxies

Meng Sun

TA

Room 263, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Scott Suriano

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Jonathan Tan

530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Trinh Thuan

Professor

Room 253, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Formation evolution and chemical abundances of star-forming dwarf galaxies

Charlie Tolbert

Professor Emeritus

Room 233, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic structure, photometry, 21-cm radio astronomy

Allison Towner

Room 224, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Star Formation, Astrochemistry, galaxy evolution

Nick Troup

PhD

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Jake Turner

Room 109, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Studying the properties of transiting exoplanets: emphasis on their atmospheres and magnetic fields

Anne Verbiscer

Research Associate Professor

Room 210, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Photometric properties of planetary ices

Rukmani Vijayaraghavan

Research Associate

Room 245, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Clusters of Galaxies, galaxy evolution, Numerical Simulations

Trey Wenger

NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
H Ii Regions, Galactic Structure And Evolution, ISM

Mark Whittle

Professor

Room 216, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Active Galaxies, Cosmology

Hayley Williamson

Room B102, Thornton Hall
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Atmospheric modeling

Eric Willis

Room 112, PLSB
90 Geldard Drive
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Astrochemistry, including Monte Carlo modeling of dust-grain surface chemical kinetics

John Wilson

Senior Scientist

Room 255, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Infrared astronomy and instrumentation

Robert Wilson

TA

Room 267, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Infrared instrumentation, Exoplanets, Stellar Abundances

Al Wootten

Scientist

324 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, Shells Of Evolved Stars

Bruce Wu

TA

Room 263, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galaxy clusters

Haifeng Yang

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Q. Yin

Scientist

305 NRAO
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville VA 22903

Research Interests:
Radio Stars, Normal Galaxies

Dong Zhang

Research Associate

Room 237
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Galactic Winds, Radiative Transfer, Numerical Simulations

Paul Zivick

Room 106, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville VA 22904

Research Interests:
Near-field cosmology, Dwarf Galaxy Dynamics