At Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Before coming to Texas A&M, I was a Carnegie Fellow in Instrumentation at The Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. I received my Ph.D. in Astronomy at The Ohio State University. I was an undergraduate at Northwestern University, where I was a Physics and Integrated Science major.
My scientific interests include near-field cosmology, Galactic kinematics, metal-poor and cool stars, and stellar chemistry. I am currently the Project Scientist for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer project, a next-generation massively multiplexed spectroscopic facility.
In the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation Laboratory we design and build astronomical instrumentation to enable scientific observations for the HETDEX project, the Giant Magellan Telescope, the Dark Energy Survey, and other telescopes. Detailed information about all of our work, past and present, may be found on the lab's website.
Curriculum Vita, including publications