Evgenya Shkolnik

ASU School for Earth and Space Exploration
Bateman Physical Sciences, F-Wing, Room 686
Tempe
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Evgenya Shkolnik is a professor of astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She is an expert on exoplanets and stars, including the Sun. She studies stellar activity and star-planet interactions using telescopes on the ground and in space to answer questions involving stellar evolution and planetary habitability. Professor Shkolnik continues to execute new observations with existing telescopes both on the ground and in space. She is also now designing new small space telescopes dedicated to these experiments.

Education

  • NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • M.Sc. Astrophysics, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • B.Sc. Physics & Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 
     

Research Interests

Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Circumstellar Disks, CubeSat Astronomy:

  • Star-planet interactions as a probe of planetary and stellar magnetospheres.
  • The search for and characterization of disks and planets around young M dwarfs.
  • Identifying the young M dwarfs in the solar neighborhood for planet & disk searches.
  • Gas emission from planetary atmospheres and debris disks.
  • Effects of high-energy stellar radiation on the formation and evolution of planets.
  • Evolution of planet habitability and necessary conditions for life.
  • Building of CubeSat Telescopes

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
AST 498 Pro-Seminar
AST 591 Seminar
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 494 Special Topics
AST 598 Special Topics
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 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 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
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 494 Special Topics
AST 591 Seminar

Expertise Areas