Paul Scowen

Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Paul Scowen is a research professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University. He currently works on astrophysics space mission development as well as imaging, optomechanical and optoelectronic solutions for image stabilization and detectors, as well as next-generation mirror-coating technologies, especially in the ultraviolet. His science focus is on star and planet formation in massive stellar environments as well as variations in the efficiency of such formation as a function of environment and local star formation history. He has worked intimately with the Hubble Space Telescope during his 25-year career and was coauthor on the iconic Eagle Nebula images and the papers that resulted. He currently serves on several NASA advisory committees and is a member of the STDT for the HabEx large mission concept study in process at NASA.

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480/965-8102

Education

  • Ph. D. (Astronomy), May 1993, Thesis: A study of the HII Region Populations of M101, M51 and NGC 4449", Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA., Advisor: Prof. Reginald J. Dufour
  • M. S. (Astrophysics), May 1989, Thesis: A Calculation of the Mean Age of Interstellar Dust Particles , Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA., Advisor: Prof. Donald D. Clayton
  • B. S. (Hons) (Physics with Astrophysics), July 1987, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom 

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Research Interests

  • The interplay between massive stars and star formation in the surrounding environment.  This interest extends both to detailed studies of the physics and dynamics of the gas and dust around regions of high mass star formation, as well as to the study of global effects (e.g. self propagating star formation) in other galaxies.  The intent is to use the microphysics we have learned about in nearby star formation regions to tell us more about how larger systems propagate star formation and ultimately affect global modes.  
  • Space Mission Development with faculty at ASU and elsewhere.  This development extends to serving as design lead on the Ultraviolet Spectrograph for the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) concept; the instrument interface engineer for the LunaH-Map Cubesat; and the instrument assembly and test engineer for the SPARCS Cubesat.
  • Instrumentation Development for both ground-based and space-based applications.  Managerial support of the Laboratory for Astronomical Space Instrumentation at ASU.  Oversight of graduate students working on contract and thesis work in this lab.  We have just completed the development of an operational prototype cryogenic hexapod system to enable image stabilization for high altitude balloon payloads and are advancing to field-based operation.  
  • Development of facilities and exercises at ASU for undergraduate and graduate education in astronomy and exploration engineering, at both the non-science major and science major levels.  This has involved playing a role in the architecture of the ESE BS with Engineering concentration, and the design and delivery of several classes that are core to the degree program.

Research Group

  • Our star formation work is currently proceeding with graduate student Kelley Liebst and tangentially with postdoc Karen Knierman whose focus is on star formation in tidal tail galaxies.  New work on star formation in the early Universe with so-called Population III stars in metal-poor environments is being led by graduate student Rhonda Holton and undergraduate student Emily Apel.
  • Our instrumentation work is being pursued by graduate students Alex Miller and Rhonda Holton, and undergraduate student Ronnie Ramirez.  We are starting work on Cubesat formation flying led by graduate student Connie Spittler.  In addition Scowen is PI on a NASA SAT award to develop new reflective coatings for use in the far ultraviolet in space, with collaborators Bob Nemanich and Brianna Eller in ASU Physics.

Publications

99. Paul A. Scowen, Kevin C. France, Jason Tumlinson, Stephan R. McCandliss, Todd Tripp, Jay C. Howk; "Recent developments in next-generation UV-visible space telescope planning and design", Proceedings of the SPIE, 10398, 10398-29, 2017

98. Paul A. Scowen, Daniel K. Stern, Rachel Somerville, Mayer Rud, Stefan R. Martin, Matthew Beasley; "Science and architecture drivers for the HabEx Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS)", Proceedings of the SPIE, 10398, 10398-6, 2017

97. Stefan R. Martin, Mayer Rud, Daniel K. Stern, Paul A. Scowen; "HabEx space telescope optical system", Proceedings of the SPIE, 10398, 10398-4, 2017

96. Pilyavsky, Genady; Mauskopf, Philip; Smith, Nathan; Schroeder, Edward; Sinclair, Adrian; van Belle, Gerard T.; Hinkel, Natalie; Scowen, Paul; “Single-Photon Intensity Interferometry (SPIIFy): utilizing available telescopes”, MNRAS, 467, Issue 3, 3048-3055, 2017

95. Nikzad, Shouleh; Jewell, April D.; Hoenk, Michael E.; Jones, Todd; Hennessy, John; Goodsall, Tim; Carver, Alexander; Shapiro, Charles; Cheng, Samuel R.; Hamden, Erika; Kyne, Gillian; Martin, D. Christopher; Schiminovich, David; Scowen, Paul; France, Kevin; McCandliss, Stephan; Lupu, Roxana E.; “High Efficiency UV/Optical/NIR Detectors for Large Aperture Telescopes and UV Explorer Missions: Development of and Field Observations with Delta-doped Arrays”, JATIS, accepted for publication, 2017

94. Scowen, Paul A.; Tripp, Todd; Beasley, Matt; Ardila, David; Andersson, B-G; Maíz Apellániz, Jesús; Barstow, Martin; Bianchi, Luciana; Calzetti, Daniela; Clampin, Mark; Evans, Christopher J.; France, Kevin; García García, Miriam; Gomez de Castro, Ana; Harris, Walt; Hartigan, Patrick; Howk, J. Christopher; Hutchings, John; Larruquert, Juan; Lillie, Charles F.; Matthews, Gary; McCandliss, Stephan; Polidan, Ron; Perez, Mario R.; Rafelski, Marc; Roederer, Ian U.; Sana, Hugues; Sanders, Wilton T.; Schiminovich, David; Thronson, Harley; Tumlinson, Jason; Vallerga, John; Wofford, Aida; “Finding the UV-Visible Path Forward: Proceedings of the Community Workshop to Plan the Future of UV/Visible Space Astrophysics”, PASP, 129, 76001, 2017

93. Miller, Alexander D.; Scowen, Paul A.; Veach, Todd J.; “Focal plane actuation by hexapod for the development of a high-resolution suborbital telescope”, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9912, 99126B, 2016

92. Scowen, Paul A.; Nemanich, Robert; Eller, Brianna; Yu, Hongbin; Mooney, Tom; Beasley, Matt; “Use of plasma enhanced ALD to construct efficient interference filters for astronomy in the FUV”, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9912, 99122F, 2016

91. Mennesson, Bertrand; Gaudi, Scott; Seager, Sara; Cahoy, Kerri; Domagal-Goldman, Shawn; Feinberg, Lee; Guyon, Olivier; Kasdin, Jeremy; Marois, Christian; Mawet, Dimitri; Tamura, Motohide; Mouillet, David; Prusti, Timo; Quirrenbach, Andreas; Robinson, Tyler; Rogers, Leslie; Scowen, Paul; Somerville, Rachel; Stapelfeldt, Karl; Stern, Daniel; Still, Martin; Turnbull, Margaret; Booth, Jeffrey; Kiessling, Alina; Kuan, Gary; Warfield, Keith; “The Habitable Exoplanet (HabEx) Imaging Mission: preliminary science drivers and technical requirements”, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9904, 99040L, 2016

90. Balasubramanian, Kunjithapatham; Hennessy, John; Raouf, Nasrat; Nikzad, Shouleh; Ayala, Michael; Shaklan, Stuart; Scowen, Paul; Del Hoyo, Javier; Quijada, Manuel; “Aluminum mirror coatings for UVOIR telescope optics including the far UV”, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VII,  Proceedings of the SPIE, 9602, 9602-01, 2015

89. Scowen, Paul A.; Miller, Alex; Challa, Priya; Veach, Todd; Groppi, Chris; Mauskopf, Phil; “Focal Plane Actuation to Achieve Ultra-high Resolution on Suborbital Balloon Payloads”, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9151, 9151-15, 2014

88. Scowen, Paul A.; Perez, Mario R.; Neff, Susan G.; Benford, Dominic J.; “Scientific Objectives for UV/Visible Astrophysics Investigations: A Summary of Responses by the Community (2012)”, Experimental Astronomy, 37(1), 11, 2014

87. Paul Scowen; Brian C. Cooke; Matthew Beasley; Oswald H. Siegmund; “The High-ORbit Ultraviolet-visible Satellite, HORUS”, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI., Proceedings of the SPIE, 8860, 8860-07, 2013

86. Todd Veach; Paul Scowen; “Innovative CCD readout technology for use in large focal plane array development”, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI., Proceedings of the SPIE, 8860, 8860-0X, 2013

85. Knierman, K,; Scowen, P.A.; Veach, T.; Groppi, C.; Mullan, B.; Konstantopoulos, I.; Knezek, P.M.; Charlton, J.; “Tidal Tails of Minor Mergers II: Comparing Star Formation in the Tidal Tails of NGC 2782”, ApJ, 774, 125, 2013

84. Loll, A; Desch, S.; Foy, J.; Scowen, P.A.; “Observations of the Crab Nebula's Asymmetrical Development”, ApJ, 765, 152, 2013

83. Veach, Todd J.; Scowen, Paul A.; Beasley, Matthew; Nikzad, Shouleh; “Modified modular imaging system designed for a sounding rocket experiment”, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV. Proceedings of the SPIE, 8446, 84467F-84467F-12, 2012

82. Knierman, K.; Knezek, P.M.; Scowen, P.; Jansen, R.A.; Wehner, E.; “Tidal Tales of Minor Mergers: Unexpected Star Formation in the Tidal Debris of NGC 2782”, ApJL, 749, L1, 2012

81. Rhoads, James E.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Scowen, Paul; Probst, Ron; McCarthy, Don; “Multiband filters for near-infrared astronomical applications”, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, edited by McLean, Ian S.; Ramsay, Suzanne K.; Takami, Hideki. Proceedings of the SPIE, 7735, 77356C-77356C-9, 2010

80. Scowen, Paul A.; Jansen, Rolf H.; Beasley, Matthew N.; Calzetti, Daniella; Desch, Steve; Fullerton, Alex W.; Gallagher, John S., III; Lisman, P. Douglas; Macenka, Steven A.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; McCaughrean, Mark J.; Nikzad, Shouleh; O'Connell, Robert W.; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Deborah L.; Rhoads, James E.; Roberge, Aki; Siegmund, Oswald H. W.; Shaklan, Stuart B.; Smith, Nathan; Stern, Daniel; Tumlinson, Jason; Windhorst, Rogier A.; Woodruff, Robert A.; “Design and implementation of the NUV/optical widefield Star Formation Camera for the Theia Observatory”, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, edited by Oschmann, Jacobus M., Jr.; Clampin, Mark C.; MacEwen, Howard A. Proceedings of the SPIE, 7731, 77314Y-77314Y-10, 2010

79. Kaleida, C.; Scowen, P.A.; “Mapping the Recent Star Formation History of the Disk of M51”, AJ, 140, 379, 2010

78. Jansen, Rolf A.; Windhorst, Rogier; Rhoads, James; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Stern, Daniel; O'Connell, Robert; Scowen, Paul; Beasley, Matthew; “Galaxy Assembly and SMBH/AGN-growth from Cosmic Dawn to the End of Reionization (revised)”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, 2009

77. Jansen, Rolf A.; Scowen, Paul; Beasley, Matthew; Gallagher, John; O'Connell, Robert; Calzetti, Daniela; Oey, Sally; Windhorst, Rogier; Woodruff, Robert; “A Systematic Study of the Stellar Populations and ISM in Galaxies out to the Virgo Cluster: near-field cosmology within a representative slice of the local universe”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, 2009

76. Scowen, Paul; Jansen, Rolf; Beasley, Matthew; Calzetti, Daniela; Fullerton, Alex; Gallagher, John; McCaughrean, Mark; O'Connell, Robert; Oey, Sally; Smith, Nathan; “The Magellanic Clouds Survey: a Bridge to Nearby Galaxies”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, 2009

75. Scowen, Paul; Jansen, Rolf; Beasley, Matthew; Calzetti, Daniela; Desch, Steven; Gallagher, John; McCaughrean, Mark; O'Connell, Robert; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Deborah; Roberge, Aki; Smith, Nathan; “Understanding Global Galactic Star Formation”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, 2009

74. Scowen, Paul; Jansen, Rolf; Beasley, Matthew; Desch, Steve; Fullerton, Alex; McCaughrean, Mark; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Debbie; Roberge, Aki; Smith, Nathan; “From Protostars to Planetary Systems: FUV Spectroscopy of YSOs, Protoplanetary Disks and Extrasolar Giant Planets”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, 2009

73. Scowen, Paul; Nikzad, Shouleh; Hoenk, Michael; Gontijo, Ivair; Shapiro, Andrew; Greer, Frank; Jones, Todd; Seshadri, Suresh; Jacquot, Blake; Monacos, Steve; Lisman, Doug; Dicki, Matthew; Blacksberg, Jordana; “Large Focal Plane Arrays for Future Missions”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Technology Development Papers, 2009

72. Sembach, Kenneth; Beasley, Matthew; Blouke, Morley; Ebbets, Dennis; Green, James; Greer, Frank; Jenkins, Edward; Joseph, Chuck; Kimball, Randy; MacKenty, John; McCandliss, Stephen; Nikzad, Shouleh; Oegerle, William; Philbrick, Rob; Postman, Marc; Scowen, Paul; Siegmund, Oswald; Stahl, H. Philip; Ulmer, Melville; Vallerga, John; Warren, Penny; Woodgate, Bruce; Woodruff, Robert; “Technology Investments to Meet the Needs of Astronomy at Ultraviolet Wavelengths in the 21st Century”, Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Technology Development Papers, 2009

71. Scowen, Paul A.; Jansen, Rolf; Beasley, Matthew; Calzetti, Daniela; Desch, Steven; Fullerton, Alex; Gallagher, John; Lisman, Doug; Macenka, Steve; Malhotra, Sangeeta; McCaughrean, Mark; Nikzad, Shouleh; O'Connell, Robert; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Deborah; Rhoads, James; Roberge, Aki; Siegmund, Oswald; Shaklan, Stuart; Smith, Nathan; Stern, Daniel; Tumlinson, Jason; Windhorst, Rogier; Woodruff, Robert; “The Star Formation Camera”, Activity White Paper for the Astro2010 Decadal Survey Subcommittee on Programs, 2009

70. Jansen, Rolf A.; Scowen, Paul; Beasley, Matthew; Gallagher, John; O'Connell, Robert; Calzetti, Daniela; Oey, Sally; Windhorst, Rogier; Woodruff, Robert; “A Systematic Study of the Stellar Populations and ISM in Galaxies out to the Virgo Cluster”, Science White Paper submitted to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey, 2009

69. Elvis, Martin; Beasley, Matthew; Brissenden, Roger; Chakrabarti, Supriya; Cherry, Michael; Devlin, Mark; Edelstein, Jerry; Eisenhardt, Peter; Feldman, Paul; Ford, Holland; Gehrels, Neil; Golub, Leon; Marshall, Herman; Martin, Christopher; Mather, John; McCandliss, Stephan; McConnell, Mark; McDowell, Jonathan; Meier, David; Millan, Robyn; Mitchell, John; Moos, Warren; Murray, Steven S.; Nousek, John; Oegerle, William; Ramsey, Brian; Green, James; Grindlay, Jonathan; Kaaret, Philip; Kaiser, Mary Elizabeth; Kaltenegger, Lisa; Kasper, Justin; Krolik, Julian; Kruk, Jeffrey W.; Latham, David; MacKenty, John; Mainzer, Amanda; Ricker, George; Rinehart, Stephen; Romaine, Suzanne; Scowen, Paul; Silver, Eric; Sonneborn, George; Stern, Daniel; Swain, Mark; Swank, Jean; Traub, Wesley; Weisskopf, Martin; Werner, Michael; Wright, Edward; “A Vigorous Explorer Program”, An Activities/Program White Paper submitted to the Astro2010 NAS/NRC Decadal Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2009

68. Scowen, Paul A.; Jansen, Rolf; Beasley, Matthew; Cooke, Brian; Nikzad, Shouleh; Siegmund, Oswald; Woodruff, Robert; Calzetti, Daniela; Desch, Steven; Fullerton, Alex; Gallagher, John; Malhotra, Sangeeta; McCaughrean, Mark; O'Connell, Robert; Oey, Sally; Padgett, Debbie; Rhoads, James; Roberge, Aki; Smith, Nathan; Stern, Daniel; Tumlinson, Jason; Windhorst, Roger; “The Star Formation Observatory (SFO) mission to study cosmic origins near and far”, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter. Eds. Oschmann, Jacobus M., Jr.; de Graauw, Mattheus W. M.; MacEwen, Howard A., Proceedings of the SPIE, 7010, 115, 2008

67. Scowen, P.A.; Veach, T.; Beasley, M., “Programmatics and development update for the Orion MIDEX star formation survey mission”, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, Eds. John C. Mather, Howard A. MacEwen, Mattheus W. M. de Graauw, Proceedings of SPIE, 6265, 127, 2006

66. Scowen, Paul A.; Morse, Jon A.; Beasley, Matthew, “Observing programmatics and planning for the ORION MIDEX mission”, SPIE Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2004, Proceedings of the SPIE, 5487, 1598-1607, 2004

65. Beasley, Matthew; Morse, Jon A.; Scowen, Paul A., “Telescope and focal plane instrumentation for the ORION MIDEX Mission”, SPIE Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2004, Proceedings of the SPIE, 5487, 1581-1586, 2004

64. Dufour, R.; Moore, B.; Hester, J.; Scowen, P.; Buckalew, B., “New HST Observations of the Wolf-Rayet Shell Nebula NGC 6888”, The Eight Texas-Mexico Conference on Astrophysics. Edited by M. Reyes-Ruiz &E. Vázquez-Semadeni. Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica Serie de Conferencias, 18, 146, 2003

63. Moore, Brian D.; Hester, J. Jeff; Scowen, Paul A.; Walter, Donald K.; “Analysis and Models of Photoionized Structures Seen in Hubble Space Telescope Images of NGC 7635”, AJ, 124, 3305, 2002

62. Moore, Brian D.; Walter, Donald K.; Hester, J. Jeff; Scowen, Paul A.; Dufour, Reginald J.; Buckalew, Brent A.; “Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Windblown Nebula NGC 7635”, AJ, 124, 3313, 2002

61. Hester, J. J.; Mori, K.; Burrows, D.; Gallagher, J. S.; Graham, J. R.; Halverson, M.; Kader, A.; Michel, F. C.; Scowen, P.; “Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra Monitoring of the Crab Synchrotron Nebula”, ApJL, 577, L49, 2002

60.  Mould, Jeremy R.; Ridgewell, Alex; Gallagher, John S., III; Bessell, Michael S.; Keller, Stefan; Calzetti, Daniela; Clarke, John T.; Trauger, John T.; Grillmair, Carl; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Krist, John; Crisp, David; Evans, Robin;  Griffiths, Richard; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel, John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Sahai, Ragvendra;  Watson, Alan; Meadows, Vicki; “Jet-induced Star Formation in Centaurus A”, ApJ, 536, 266, 2000

59. Moore, B.D., Hester, J.J., and Scowen, P.A.; “HST Observations of the Wolf-Rayet Nebula NGC 6888”, AJ, 119, 2991, 2000

58. Vincent, Mark B.; Clarke, John T.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Harris, Walter M.; West, Robert A.; Trauger, John T.; Evans, Robin W.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Crisp, David; Burrows, Christopher J.; Gallagher, John S.; Griffiths, Richard E.; Jeff Hester, J.;  Hoessel, John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Scowen, Paul A.; Watson, Alan M.; Westphal, James A.; “Jupiter's Polar Regions in the Ultraviolet as Imaged by HST/WFPC2: Auroral-Aligned Features and Zonal Motions”, Icarus, 143, 205, 2000

57. Vincent, Mark B.; Clarke, John T.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Harris, Walter M.; West, Robert A.; Trauger, John T.;Evans, Robin W.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Crisp, David; Burrows, Christopher J.; Gallagher, John S.; Griffiths, Richard E.; Jeff Hester, J.;  Hoessel, John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Scowen, Paul A.; Watson, Alan M.; Westphal, James A.; “Mapping Jupiter's Latitudinal Bands and Great Red Spot Using HST/WFPC2 Far-Ultraviolet Imaging”, Icarus, 143, 189, 2000

56. Monkiewicz, Jackie; Mould, Jeremy R.; Gallagher, John S., III; Clarke, John T.; Trauger, John T.; Grillmair, Carl J.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Crisp, David; Evans, Robin, W.; Griffiths, Richard; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Krist, John E.; Meadows, Vikki; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Sahai, Raghvendra; and Watson, Alan M.; “The Age of the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy from Imaging with WFPC2.”, PASP, 111, 1392, 1999

55. Holtzman, Jon A.; Gallagher, John S., III; Cole, Andrew A.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Grillmair, Carl J.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Clarke, John T.; Crisp, David; Evans, Robin, W.; Griffiths, Richard; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel John G.; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Trauger, John T.; and Watson, Alan M.; “Observations and Implications of the Star Formation History of the Large Magellanic Cloud.”, AJ, 118, 2262, 1999

54. Cole, Andrew A.; Tolstoy, Eline; Gallagher, John S., III; Hoessel John G.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Saha, Abhijit; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Clarke, John T.; Crisp, David; Griffiths, Richard; Grillmair, Carl J.; Hester, J. Jeff; Krist, John E.; Meadows, Vikki; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Trauger, John T.; Watson, Alan M.; and Westphal, James A.; “Stellar Populations at the Center of IC 1613.”, AJ, 118, 1657, 1999

53. Sahai, R., Dayal, A., Watson, A.M., Trauger, J.T., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Burrows, C.J., Gallagher, J.S. III, Scowen, P.A., Hester, J.J., Evans, R.W., Ballester, G.E., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Griffiths, R.E., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Krist, J.E., Mould, J.R.; “The Etched Hourglass Nebula MYCN 18 I. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE Observations”, AJ, 118, 468, 1999

52. Matthews, L.D., Gallagher, J.S. III, Krist, J.E., Watson, A.M., Burrows, C.J., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Trauger, J.T., Ballester, G.E., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Hoessel, J.G. , Holtzman, J.A. , Mould, J.R. , Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Westphal, J.A.; “WFPC2 Observations of Compact Star Cluster Nuclei in Low-Luminosity Spiral Galaxies”, AJ, 118, 208, 1999

51. Stapelfeldt, K.R. , Watson, A.M., Krist, J. E., Burrows, C.J. , Crisp, D. , Ballester, G.E. , Clarke, J.T. , Evans, R.W. , Gallagher , J.S., Griffiths, R.E. , Hester, J.J. , Hoessel, J.G. , Holtzman, J.A. , Mould, J.R. , Scowen, P.A., Trauger, J.T. , “A Variable Asymmetry in the Circumstellar Disk of HH 30”, ApJL, 516, 95, 1999

50. Pahre, M.A., Mould, J.R., Dressler, A., Holtzman, J.A., Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casertano, S., Clarke, J.T. , Crisp, D., Griffiths, R.E., Grillmair, C.J., Hester, J.J. , Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R. , Trauger, J.T., Westphal, J.A.; “Detection of Surface Brightness Fluctuations in NGC 4373 Using the Hubble Space Telescope”, ApJ, 515, 79, 1999

49. Krist, J.E., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Burrows, C.J., Hester, J.J., Watson, A.M., Ballester, G.E. , Clarke, J.T. , Crisp, D. , Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S. III, Griffiths, R.E., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Scowen, P.A., Trauger, J.T., "Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Imaging of XZ Tauri: Time Evolution of a Herbig-Haro Bow Shock”, ApJL, 515, 35, 1999

48. Carlson, M.N., Holtzman, J.A., Grillmair, C.J., Mould, J.R., Griffiths, R.E., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S. III, Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J.A., "Deep Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Blue Star Clusters in NGC 3597", AJ, 117, 1700, 1999

47. Stapelfeldt, K.R. , Burrows, C.J. , Krist, J. E., Watson, A.M., Ballester, G.E. , Clarke, J.T. , Crisp, D. , Evans, R.W. , Gallagher , J.S., Griffiths, R.E. , Hester, J.J. , Hoessel, J.G. , Holtzman, J.A. , Mould, J.R. , Scowen, P.A., Trauger, J.T. , Westphal, J.A.; “Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Circumstellar Nebulosity of T Tauri”, ApJ, 508, 736, 1998

46. Lauer, T.R., Faber, S.M., Ajhar, A., Grillmair, C.J., Scowen, P.A., "M32 +/- 1", AJ, 116, 2263, 1998

45. Trauger, J.T., Clarke, J.T., Ballester, G.E., Evans, R.W., Burrows, C.J., Crisp, D., Gallagher , J.S., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Krist, J.E., Mould, J.R., Sahai, R., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Watson, A.M., "Saturn's hydrogen aurora: Wide field and planetary camera 2 imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope", JGR, 103, 20237, 1998

44. Cole, Andrew A.; Gallagher, John S., III; Mould, Jeremy R.; Clarke, John T.; Trauger, John T.; Watson, Alan M.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Casertano, Stefano; Crisp, David; Griffiths, Richard; Grillmair, Carl J.; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; and Westphal, James A.; “Far-Ultraviolet and Visible Imaging of the Nucleus of M32.”, ApJ, 505, 230, 1998

43. Scowen, P.A., Hester, J.J. , Sankrit, R. , Gallagher , J.S. , Ballester, G.E. , Burrows, C.J. , Clarke, J.T. , Crisp, D. , Evans, R.W. , Griffiths, R.E. , Hoessel, J.G. , Holtzman, J.A. , Krist, J. , Mould, J.R. , Stapelfeldt, K.R. , Trauger, J.T. , Watson, A.M. and Westphal, J.A.; “Ionization Structure in the 30 Doradus Nebula as seen with HST/WFPC-2”, AJ, 116, 163, 1998

42. Sankrit, R., Hester, J.J., Scowen, P.A., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S.,III, Griffiths, R.E., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Krist, J.E., Mould, J.R., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J.A., "WFPC2 Studies of the Crab Nebula. II. Ionization Structure of the Crab Filaments", ApJ, 504, 344, 1998

41. Hester, J.J., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Scowen, P.A., "Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Observations of HH 1-2", AJ, 116, 372, 1998

40. Krist, J.E., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Burrows, C.J., Ballester, G.E. , Clarke, J.T. , Crisp, D. , Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S. III, Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Scowen, P.A., Trauger, J.T., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J.A., "Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Imaging of FS Tauri and Haro 6-5B”, ApJ, 501, 841, 1998

39. Carlson, M.N., Holtzman, J.A., Watson, A.M., Grillmair, C.J., Mould, J.R., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S. III, Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., Westphal, J.A., "Deep Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Star Clusters in NGC 1275", AJ, 115, 1778, 1998

38. Evans, R.W., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Peters, D.P., Trauger, J.T., Padgett, D.L., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Gallagher, J.S. III, Griffiths, R.E., Grillmair, C.J., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Krist, J.E., McMaster, M., Meadows, V., Mould, J.R., Ostrander, E., Sahai, R., Scowen, P.A., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J.A., "Asteroid Trails in Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Images: First Results", Icarus, 131, 261, 1998

37. Geha, M.C., Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Gallagher, J.S. III, Watson, A.M., Cole, A.A., Grillmair, C.J., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Scowen, P.A., Trauger, J.T., Westphal, J.A., "Stellar Populations in Three Outer Fields of the Large Magellanic Cloud", AJ, 115, 1045, 1998

36. Sahai, R., Trauger, J.T., Watson, A.M., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Hester, J.J., Burrows, C.J., Ballester, G.E., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S.,III, Griffiths, R.E., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Scowen, P.A., Westphal, J.A., "Imaging of the Egg Nebula (CRL 2688) with WFPC2/HST: A History of AGB/Post--AGB Giant Branch Mass Loss", ApJ, 493, 301, 1998

35. Grillmair, C.J., Mould, J.R., Holtzman, J.A., Worthey, G., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Gallagher, J.S., III, Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J.A., "Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Draco Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy", AJ, 115, 144, 1998

34. Cole, Andrew A.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Gallagher, John S., III; Clarke, John T.; Trauger, John T.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Casertano, Stefano; Crisp, David; Griffiths, Richard; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Scowen, Paul A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; and Westphal, James A.; “Far-ultraviolet imaging of the Large Magellanic Cloud populous cluster NGC 1978 with WFPC2.”, AJ, 114, 1945, 1997

33. Krist, John E.; Burrows, Christopher J.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Clarke, John T.; Crisp, David; Evans, Robin W.; Gallagher, John S., III; Griffiths, Richard E.; Hester, J. Jeff; Holtzman, Jon A.; Hoessel, John G.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Scowen, Paul A.; Trauger, John T.; Watson, Alan M.; and Westphal, James A.; “Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Images of Emission Nebulosity near XZ Tauri”, ApJ,  481, 447, 1997

32. Stappers, B. W.; Mould, J. R.; Sebo, K. M.; Holtzman, J. A.; Gallagher, J. S., III; Watson, A. M.; Ballester, G. E.; Burrows, C. J.; Casertano, S.; Clarke, J. T.; Crisp, D.; Griffiths, R. E.; Hester, J. J.; Hoessel, J. G.; Scowen, P. A.; Stapelfeldt, K. R.; Trauger, J. T.; and Westphal, J. A.; “The Star-Formation History in the Vicinity of NGC 1866 in the Large Magellanic Cloud”, PASP, 109, 292, 1997

31. Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Gallagher, J.S.,III, Watson, A.M., Grillmair, C.J., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., Westphal, J.A.; "Stellar Populations in the Large Magellanic Cloud:Evidence for a Significant Number of Older Stars or a Steeper IMF?", AJ, 113, 656, 1997

30. Devereux, N.A., Duric, N., and Scowen, P.A., “H, Far Infrared and Thermal Radio Continuum Emission Within the Late-Type Spiral Galaxy M33”, AJ, 113, 236, 1997

29. Grillmair, C.J., Faber, S.M., Lauer, T.R., Hester, J.J., Lynds, C.R., O'Neil, E.J. Jr., and Scowen, P.A., "The Nuclear Region of M51 Imaged with the HST Planetary Camera", AJ, 113, 225, 1997; Erratum: AJ, 116, 547, 1998

28. Burrows, Christopher J.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Watson, Alan M.; Krist, John E.; Ballester, Gilda E.; Clarke, John T.; Crisp, David; Gallagher, John S., III; Griffiths, Richard E.; Hester, J. Jeff; Hoessel, John G.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Mould, Jeremy R.; Scowen, Paul A.; Trauger, John T., and  Westphal, James A.; “Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Disk and Jet of HH 30”, ApJ, 473, 437, 1996

27. Currie, Douglas G., Dowling, Daniel M., Shaya, Edward J., Hester, Jeff, Scowen, Paul, Groth, Edward J., Lynds, Roger and O'neil Earl J., Jr; “Astrometric Analysis of the Homunculus of eta Carinae With the Hubble Space Telescope”, AJ, 112, 1115, 1996

26. Mould, J.R., Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A., “Low Mass Stars in an Outer Field in NGC 6397”, PASP, 108, 682, 1996

25. Pinkney, J., Holtzman, J.A., Garasi, C., Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Mould, J.R., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A, “WFPC2 Observations of the Cooling Flow Elliptical in Abell 1795”, ApJ, 468, L13, 1996

24. Jones, D. Heath, Mould, J.R., Watson, A.M., Grillmair, C., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A., “Visible and Far-Ultraviolet WFPC2 Imaging of the Nucleus of the Galaxy NGC 205”, ApJ, 466, 742, 1996

23. Gallagher, J.S. III, Mould, J.R., Holtzman, J.A., Watson, A.M., Trauger, J.T., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., and Westphal, J.A, “Main-Sequence Stars and the Star Formation History of the Outer Disk in the Large Magellanic Cloud”, ApJ, 466, 732, 1996

22. Soria, R., Mould, J.R., Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A, “Detection of the Tip of the Red Giant Branch in NGC 5128”, ApJ, 465, 79, 1996

21. Mould, J.R., Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Holtzman, J.A., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A., “Far-Ultraviolet Imaging of the Globular Cluster NGC 7099 with the Second Wide-Field and Planetary Camera”, ApJ, 461, 762, 1996

20. Hester, J. J., Stone, J.M., Scowen, P. A., Jun, B-I., Gallagher, J. S., Norman, M.L., Ballester, G. E., Burrows, C. J., Casertano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Evans, R. W., Griffiths, R. E., Hoessel, J. G., Holtzman, J. A., Krist, J., Mould, J. R., Sankrit, R., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Trauger, J. T., Watson, A. M., and Westphal, J. A., “WFPC2 Studies of the Crab Nebula: III. Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities and the Origin of the Filaments”, ApJ, 456, 225, 1996

19. Watson, A.M., Gallagher, J.S. III, Holtzman, J.A., Hester, J.J., Mould, J.R., Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A., “The discovery of young, luminous, compact stellar clusters in the starburst galaxy NGC 253”, AJ, 112, 534, 1996

18. Holtzman, J.A., Watson, A.M., Mould, J.R., Gallagher, J.S. III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J., Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Evans, R.W., Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J., Hoessel, J.G., Scowen, P.A., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Trauger, J.T., and Westphal, J.A., “Star clusters in interacting and cooling flow galaxies”, AJ, 112, 416, 1996

17. Hester, J.J., Scowen, P.A., Sankrit, R., Lauer, T.R., Ajhar, E.A., Baum, W.A., Code, A., Currie, D.G., Danielson, G.E., Ewald, S.P., Faber, S.M., Grillmair, C.J., Groth, E.J., Holtzman, J.A., Hunter, D.A., Kristian, J., Light, R.M., Lynds, C.R., Monet, D.G., O’Neil, E.J. Jr., Shaya, E.J., Seidelmann, K.P., and Westphal, J.A., “Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Imaging of M16: Photoevaporation and Emerging Young Stellar Objects”, AJ, 111, 2349, 1996

16. Moody, J. W., Roming, P. W. A., Joner, M. D., Hintz, E. G., Geisler, D., Durrell, P., Scowen, P. A., and Jee, R. O., “Periodic Mass Outflow from the Nucleus of M101”,  AJ, 110, 2088, 1995

15. Burrows, C. J., Krist, J., Hester, J. J., Sahai, R., Trauger, J. T., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Gallagher, J. S., Ballester, G. E., Casertano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Evans, R. W., Griffiths, R. E., Hoessel, J. G., Holtzman, J. A., Mould, J. R., Scowen, P. A., Watson, A. M. and Westphal, J. A., “HST Observations of the SN1987A Triple Ring Nebula”, ApJ, 452, 680, 1995

14. Scowen, P. A., Hester, J. J., Code, A., Mackie, G., Lynds, C. R., and O’Neil, E. J., “HST Imaging of the wind-blown lobe NGC 6165”, ApJ, 450, 196, 1995

13. Stapelfeldt, K. R., Burrows, C. J., Krist, J., Trauger, J. T., Ballester, G. E., Casertano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Evans, R. W., Gallagher, J. S., Griffiths, R. E., Hester, J. J., Hoessel, J. G., Holtzman, J. A., Mould, J. R., Scowen, P. A., Watson, A. M., and Westphal, J. A., “WFPC2 Imaging of the Circumstellar Nebulosity of HL Tauri”, ApJ, 449, 888, 1995

12. Hester, J. J., Scowen, P. A., Sankrit, R., Burrows, C. J., Gallagher, J. S., Holtzman, J. A., Watson, A. M., Trauger, J. T., Lynds, R., O’Neil, E. J., Ballester, G. E., Casertano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Evans, R. W., Griffiths, R. E., Hoessel, J. G., Krist, J., Mould, J. R., Stapelfeldt, K. R., and Westphal, J. A., “WFPC2 Studies of the Crab Nebula: I. HST and ROSAT Imaging of the Synchrotron Nebula”, ApJ, 448, 240, 1995

11. Hunter, D. A., Shaya, E. J., Scowen, P. A., Hester, J. J., Groth, E. J., Lynds, R., and O’Neil, E. J., “Gas Near the Center of 30 Doradus as Revealed by Hubble Space Telescope Images”, ApJ, 444, 758, 1995

10. Holtzman, J. A., Hester, J. J., Casterano, S., Trauger, J. T., Ballester, G. E., Burrows, C. J., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Gallagher, J. S., Griffiths, R. E., Hoessel, J. G., Mould, J. R., Scowen, P. A., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Watson, A. M., and Westphal, J. A., “The Performance and Calibration of the WFPC-2”, PASP, 107, 156, 1995

9.    Watson, A. M., Mould, J. R., Gallagher, J. S., Ballester, G. E., Burrows, C. J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Griffiths, R. E., Hester, J. J., Hoessel, J. G., Holtzman, J. A., Scowen, P. A., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Trauger, J. T., and Westphal, J. A., “Far Ultraviolet Imaging of the Globular Cluster NGC 6681 with WFPC-2”, ApJ, 435, L55, 1994

8.    Freedman, W.L., Madore, B.F., Stetson, Peter B., Hughes, S.M.G., Holtzman, J.A., Mould, J.R., Trauger, J.T., Gallagher, J.S., III, Ballester, G.E., Burrows, C.J.,  Casertano, S.,  Clarke, J.T., Crisp, D., Ferrarese, L.,  Ford, H.,  Graham, J. A.,  Griffiths, R.E., Hester, J.J.,  Hill, R., Hoessel, J.G.,  Huchra, J., Kennicutt, R.C., Scowen, P.A., Sparks, W.,  Stapelfeldt, K.R., Watson, A.M., Westphal, J., “First Hubble Space Telescope observations of the brightest stars in the Virgo galaxy M100”, ApJ, 435, L31, 1994

7.    Trauger, J. T., Ballester, G. E., Burrows, C. J., Casterano, S., Clarke, J. T., Crisp, D., Evans, R. E., Gallagher, J. S., Griffiths, R. E., Hester, J. J., Hoessel, J. G., Holtzman, J. A., Krist, J., Mould, J. R., Scowen, P. A., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Watson, A. M., and Westphal, J. A., “WFPC-2 Early Performance On-orbit”, ApJ, 435, L3, 1994

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Research Activity

  • Monitoring the High-Energy Radiation Environment of Exoplanets around Low-mass Stars with SPARCS (Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat), NASA, $5,011,569, 1/1/2018-12/31/2021
  • SWARMS, JPL SURP, $30,000, 10/16/2017-09/30/2020
  • Building a Better ALD - use of Plasma Enhanced ALD to Construct Efficient Interference Filters for the FUV, NASA/COR/SAT, $795,899, 1/1/2016-12/31/2018
  • Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, NASA/SIMPLEX, $5.2M, 10/1/2015-9/30/2020
  • Rocket Flight of a Delta-Doped CCD Focal Plane Array to Prove Flight Rating, NASA/STMD/GCOTD, $87,221, 11/4/2013 – 11/4/2014
  • Focal Plane Actuation to Achieve Ultra-High Resolution on Suborbital Balloon Payloads, NASA/STMD/GCOTD, $249,999, 11/4/2013 – 11/4/2014
  • High Efficiency Detectors For Photon Counting And Large FPA Applications, JPL/SAT, $170,119, 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2015
  • Ultraviolet Coatings, Materials, And Processes For Advanced Telescope Optics, JPL/SAT, $74,950, 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015
  • Partnering for the Future: ASU and JPL Training the Next Generation of Explorers, JPL, $17,500, 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013
  • Development of a high efficiency dichroic beamsplitter for the entire optical/NUV band, JPL, $24,000, 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013
  • Gemini GHOS Contract, Univ. Of Colorado – Boulder, $45,118, 11/10/2011 - 5/10/2012
  • Stellar Clustering And Associated Disruption Times In Nearby Galaxies, Space Telescope Science Inst., $105,633, 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2013
  • Development Of A Prototype Modular Imaging Cell (MIC), JPL, $89,148, 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2010
  • Innovative Multiband Filters, NSF, $130,751, 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 494 Special Topics
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 540 Astronomical Instrumentation
SES 599 Thesis
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 592 Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 394 Special Topics
SES 493 Honors Thesis
AST 493 Honors Thesis
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 330 Electronics Instrumentation
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 394 Special Topics
SES 405 Explo Systems Engineering
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
SES 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 394 Special Topics
SES 405 Explo Systems Engineering
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 114 Astronomy Laboratory II
AST 394 Special Topics
AST 494 Special Topics
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 394 Special Topics
SES 405 Explo Systems Engineering
AST 494 Special Topics

Presentations

  • Recent Developments in Next-Generation UV-Visible Space Telescope Planning and Design, SPIE Optics and Photonics: UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII, San Diego, CA, August 6-7, 2017
  • Future Possibilities for FUV Astronomy from Space:  the HabEx UVS instrument and the ANUBIS probe mission concept, Ultraviolet Sky Surveys Workshop, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 10-14, 2017
  • NASA Missions  the Next Generation Flagships, Developing the ngVLA Science Program Workshop, Socorro, NM, June 27, 2017
  • HORUS  the High Orbit Ultraviolet-Visible Satellite, Colloquium, SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames, May 25, 2016
  • Hubble at 25: Looking Beyond the Eagle at Star and Planet Formation, Keynote Address, APS Four Corners Meeting, ASU, October 16, 2015
  • Initial Prospects for UV-visible Astrophysics Science with a 4m-class Observatory, ExoPAG 12 Workshop, Chicago, IL, June 14, 2015
  • Celebrating 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope, Plenary Lecture, Hubble 25th Anniversary Event, SESE-ASU, April 24, 2015
  • Celebrating 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope, Dean Lecture, California Academy of Sciences, April 6, 2015
  • Hubble Goes High Def to Revisit the Iconic 'Pillars of Creation', Press Release, AAS Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 5, 2015
  •  Review and Explanation of Amateur Astronomical Images, Saguaro Astronomy Club, ASU, April 11, 2014
  • A Look Into the Universe, Discussion Panelist, SEDS SpaceVision Conference 2013, ASU, Nov 7-10, 2013
  • The High ORbit Ultravioletvisible Satellite, HORUS, NASA SALSO Workshop, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, Feb 5-6, 2013
  •  Galaxy Assembly and SMBH/AGN Growth, COPAG RFI Submission Meeting, Space Telescope Science Inst., Baltimore, MD, Sep 18-19, 2012
  • The Magellanic Clouds Survey, COPAG RFI Submission Meeting, Space Telescope Science Inst., Baltimore, MD, Sep 18-19, 2012
  • Understanding Global Galactic Star Formation, COPAG RFI Submission Meeting, Space Telescope Science Inst., Baltimore, MD, Sep 18-19, 2012
  • HORUS: a mature 2.4m UVO Origins Probe Design for the NRO-2 Telescope, NEW Telescope Meeting, Princeton University, NJ, Sep 4-6, 2012
  • Moving Towards High Resolution Wide Field Imaging From Space, West Valley Society of Retired Engineers, Sun City West, AZ, May 4, 2012
  •  UV Spectroscopy/Imaging and Science Questions, Review Talk, Invited for the Keck Institute for Space Studies Workshop on Next Generation UV Instrument Technologies Enabling Missions in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, Aug 29  Sep 2 & Dec 1-2, 2011
  • Interferometric Imaging, guest lecture to LOFAR graduate student group, Evan Scannapieco, SESE, February 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Moving Towards Widefield High Resolution Imaging From Space, Rice University, February 2011
  • Development of Custom Detectors for Widefield Surveys, NOAO ReSTAR Workshop, Tucson AZ, November 2010

Honors/Awards

  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, February 2016
  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, February 2015
  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, March 2014

Professional Associations

  • Full Member of the American Astronomical Society
  • Senior Member of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union

Service

  • Aerospace Engineering Faculty Search Committee, Member, representing SESE, November 2017 – February 2018
  • Faculty Awards Committee, Member, SESE, ASU, April 2017 – present
  • Instrument Design and Fabrication Core Facility Governance Board, CLAS, ASU, Appointed Member, March 2017 - present
  • NASA Advisory Council – Astrophysics Advisory Committee, Appointed Member, March 2017 - present
  • Small Satellites Faculty Search Committee, Member, SESE, August 2016 – April 2017
  • Co-Chair, Graduate Oversight Committee, SESE, August 2016 – April 2017
  • School Representative, ASU College of Liberal Arts & Science Special Research Committee, 2016 - present
  • NASA Habitable Exoplanet Imager Mission (HabEx) Science and Technology Definition Team, Appointed Member, February 2016 - present
  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, February 2016
  • NASA Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, Chair, November 2015 - present
  • NASA Advisory Council – Astrophysics Subcommittee, Appointed Member, July 2015 – March 2017
  • Referee for the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2015 - present
  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, February 2015
  • Chair, Science Interest Group on the Future of UV-Visible Astronomy from Space, NASA COPAG / NAC Astrophysics Subcommittee, Nov 2014 – February 2018
  • Graduate Oversight Subcommittee, SESE, 2014 - 2017
  • Nominated for Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, March 2014
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program, Reviewer, April & August 2013
  • Systems Engineering Faculty Search Committee, SESE, Spring 2013
  • CASIS Materials Science Review Panel for the ISS, Member, February 2013
  • Arizona NASA Space Grant Steering Committee, Member, 2012 - present
  • NSF Astrophysics Review Panel, Member, March 26-27, 2012
  • Obama Mentor, ASU, Chris Cazares, 2011 - 2012
  • Executive Committee Member, Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, NASA, Fall 2011 – Fall 2014
  • Faculty Advisor, ASU Astronomy Club (AstroDevils), 2011 – present
  • Undergraduate Oversight Subcommittee, Chair, SESE, 2011 - 2014
  • ASU Representative, Dark Sky Stakeholder Group, Maricopa Association of Governance, 2011 - 2012
  • Systems Engineering Faculty Search Committee, SESE, Spring 2011
  • Exoplanet Faculty Search Committee, SESE, Spring 2011
  • Cosmology Observer Faculty Search Committee, SESE, Spring 2011
  • Obama Mentor, ASU, Erika Fuentes, 2010-2011
  • Chair, Ad-Hoc Committee on Engineering BS Degree within SESE, 2009 – 2012
  • Obama Mentor, ASU, Ervin Blanton, 2009-2010
  • University of Arizona Observatories, Telescope Allocation Committee, ASU representative, 2009 – 2012
  • EH&S Compliance Officer, LASI Lab, SESE, 2009 - present
  • Member, University Hearing Board, 2007 – 2015
  • Referee for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1999 - present
  • Referee for Astrophysical Journal Letters, 1998 - present
  • Referee for Nature, 1997 - present
  • Referee for the Astronomical Journal, 1996 - present
  • Referee for Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1993 – present
  • Referee for the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 2015 - present

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Postdoc:

  • Dr. Karen Knierman  Summer 2015 - 2017

Graduate:

  • Kirk Bennett  co-chair
  • Rhonda Holton  co-chair
  • Alex Miller  co-chair
  • Kelley Liebst  co-chair
  • Dr. Thomas Mozdzen  graduated 2017
  • Dr. Caleb Wheeler  graduated 2017
  • Jackie Monkiewicz
  • Dr. Abhijith Rajan  graduated 2017
  • Teresa Ashcraft
  • Dr. Julie Stopar  graduated 2016
  • Dr. Matt Mechtley  graduated 2013
  • Dr. Karen Knierman  co-chair (with Chris Groppi)  graduated 2013
  • Dr. Todd Veach  co-chair (with Chris Groppi) - graduated 2012
  • Dr. Emily McLinden  graduated 2012
  • Dr. Catherine Kaleida  co-chair (with Rogier Windhorst) - graduated 2011
  • Angel Fuentes  left ASU 2011
  • Beatrice Perret  left ASU 2011
  • Dr. Allison Loll  co-chair (with Steve Desch) - graduated 2010

Undergraduate:

  • Priya Challa  Senior Thesis Project, Focal Plane Actuation using Hexapods, 2013-14
  • Michael Falcon  Senior Thesis Project, Star Formation Efficiency in M101, 2013-14
  • Scott Gompert  Senior Thesis Project, Argumentation in Introductory Astronomy Lab: An Action Research Project, 2014-15
  • Ravi Prathipati  Barrett Honors College , NASA Space Grant Fellow, 2015-16
  • Ronnie Ramirez  Barrett Honors College, 2015-17
  • Emily Apel  Barrett Honors College, NASA Space Grant Fellow, 2017-present
  • Nathanael Mains  2017-present

Work History

Current Position:

  • Full Research Professor, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, June 2017  present

Concurrent Responsibilities and Previous Positions:

  • Co-Chair, ASTRO-1 Requirements Team, BoldyGo Institute, 2015  present
  • Principal Investigator, HORUS Origins Science Mission Study, Summer 2005  present
  • Principal Investigator, ORION Explorer Mission Proposal, February 2010  present
  • Associate Research Professor, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, December 2008  June 2017
  • Principal Investigator, Star Formation Observatory / Camera (SFO/SFC) Concept Study, October 2007 - 2011
  • Research Scientist, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, June 2007  December 2008
  • Research Professional, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, June 2006  June 2007
  • Principal Investigator, ASU Laboratory for Astronomical Space Instrumentation (LASI), School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University, December 2005  present
  • Principal Investigator, Orion MIDEX Mission Proposal, Winter 2005  2009
  • Project Scientist, HORUS Origins Science Mission Study, PI Jon Morse, Spring 2004  Summer 2005
  • Project Scientist, Orion MIDEX Mission Proposal, PI Jon Morse, Summer 2003  Winter 2005
  • Project Management & Software Development, Small Radio Telescope Project, Fall 2001  Fall 2010
  • Project Management & Software Development, ASU Braeside Observatory Upgrade and Remote Observing, Summer 2000  Summer 2008
  • Assistant Research Professional, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Arizona State University, July 1998  June 2006
  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Arizona State University, August 1997 - June 1998
  • Member NASA Astrophysics Data Program Review Panel, July 1997
  • Associate Member of the Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 Investigation Definition Team, June 1992 - December 1998
  • Associate Member of the Wide Field and Planetary Camera Investigation Definition Team, June 1992 - December 1997
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Arizona State University, June 1992 - August 1997