Most faculty are based at IfA Mānoa, located in the city of Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Some are located on the neighbor islands, at our IfA Hilo and IfA Maui locations.


Christoph Baranec Assistant Astronomer

IfA Hawaii island, Hilo 214 and Manoa C109D
(808) 932-2318(808) 932-2318
Robo-AO (Palomar, Kitt Peak, Maunakea), Robo-AO Kepler Planetary Candidate Survey, Rapid Transient Surveyor, Hybrid adaptive optics (e.g., PULSE), `imaka (PI: M. Chun), IfA TechTalks

Joshua Barnes Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-219
(808) 956-8138(808) 956-8138
Chair, Undergraduate Astronomy Program, Dynamical Reconstruction of Galaxy Collisions, Numerical Methods for Galactic Dynamics

Ann Boesgaard Astronomer/Professor Emerita

IfA Mānoa, B-217
(808) 956-8756(808) 956-8756
Stellar spectroscopy

Fabio Bresolin Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-208
(808) 956-8306(808) 956-8306
Stellar and nebular abundances in nearby galaxies, distance scale

Bobby Bus Astronomer; IRTF Support Scientist

IfA Hawaii island, 216
(808) 932-2371(808) 932-2371

Kenneth Chambers Astronomer, Pan-STARRS Director

IfA Mānoa, B-205
(808) 956-9844(808) 956-9844
wide field surveys, distant galaxies and quasars, explosive transients, moving objects

Mark Chun Assoc. Specialist

IfA Hawaii island, 215
(808) 932-2317(808) 932-2317
`imaka - A ground-layer adaptive optics testbed for Maunakea, Keck near-infrared pyramid wavefront sensor, MIRAO - A thermal infrared optimized AOS for TMT

Paul Coleman Specialist, REU Chair

IfA Mānoa, C-206
(808) 956-7598(808) 956-7598
Fractal Nature of the Universe, Radio Astronomy, Old Hawaiian Astronomy (Kilohoku)

Michael Connelley Associate Astronomer; IRTF Support Scientist

IfA Hawaii island, 232
(808) 932-2370(808) 932-2370

Antoinette Cowie Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, B-219
(808) 956-8379(808) 956-8379

Lennox Cowie Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-203
(808) 956-8134(808) 956-8134

Harald Ebeling Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-230
(808) 956-9695(808) 956-9695
Groups and Clusters of Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Large-Scale Structure and Bulk Flows, Gravitational Lensing, X-ray Astronomy

Roy Gal Associate Specialist

IfA Mānoa, C-102
(808) 956-6235(808) 956-6235
ORELSE survey, Outreach

Shadia Habbal Astronomer, Faculty Chair

IfA Mānoa, B-103
(808) 956-6531(808) 956-6531
Eclipse Parametric Observations, Solar Magnetic Fields, Origin & Evolution of Solar Winds

Donald Hall Astronomer

IfA Hawaii island, 230
(808) 932-2360(808) 932-2360

Günther Hasinger Astronomer, IfA Director

IfA Mānoa, C-202
(808) 956-8566(808) 956-8566

J. Patrick Henry Astronomer/Professor Emeritus

X-ray astronomy

Klaus Hodapp Astronomer, Assoc. Dir., IFA Hilo

IfA Hawaii island, Hilo 211
(808) 932-2313(808) 932-2313
JWST NIRCam GTO: Spectroscopy of spatially separated exoplanets, JWST NIRCam GTO: Dust and Ice in Molecular Cores

Esther Hu Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-220
(808) 956-7190(808) 956-7190

Daniel Huber Assistant Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-109B
(808) 956-8573(808) 956-8573
Asteroseismology of Cool Stars, Exoplanet Host Stars, Stellar Populations of Transit Surveys, Interferometry of Solar-like Stars and Red Giants, Galactic Archeology

Robert Jedicke Specialist

IfA Mānoa, C-228
(808) 956-8080(808) 956-8080
Orbit and size distributions of asteroid populations including main belt and near Earth objects, Centaurs, Trans-Neptunian objects, comets, and interstellar objects., 110 refereed publications as of 2017 July 27

Stuart Jefferies Astronomer

IfA Maui, 107
(808) 573-9520(808) 573-9520
Seismology of the Sun and Giant Planets, Instrumentation for remote sensing, Imaging through atmospheric turbulence, Space weather

Nicholas Kaiser Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-212
(808) 956-8580(808) 956-8580
Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology

Jacqueline Keane Assistant Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, PSB 213
(808) 956-6880(808) 956-6880

Rolf-Peter Kudritzki Astronomer (Emeritus)

IfA Mānoa, C-118
(808) 956-6527(808) 956-6527
physics of galaxies and stars, distances and chemical evolution, quantitative spectroscopy

Michael Liu Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-109B
(808) 956-6666(808) 956-6666

Eugene Magnier Astronomer, Pan-STARRS

IfA Mānoa, B-203A
(808) 956-6317(808) 956-6317
Pan-STARRS, Low-Mass Content of the Solar Neighborhood, Andromeda Variability

Robert McLaren IfA Associate Director

IfA Mānoa, C-120
(808) 956-8531(808) 956-8531
Observatory Development, Site Characterisation, Instrumentation

Karen Meech Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-231
(808) 956-6828(808) 956-6828
Manx comets-testing dynamical models, Comet volatiles (H2O, CO, CO2), Comet/asteroid space missions, Characterizing Earth's primordial water

Roberto Méndez Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-105
(808) 956-6756(808) 956-6756
Central stars of Galactic planetary nebulae; kinematics of extragalactic planetary nebulae.

Michael Nassir Instructor

IfA Mānoa, Watanabe 426
(808) 956-2922(808) 956-2922
Undergraduate Physics Lecture & Lab Instruction, Introductory Astronomy Lab Supervision & Coordination, Academic Advising and Program Development for Physics & Astro Majors, HI STAR Summer Program Co-Director, Physics & Astro Education and Public Outreach

Andreea Petric Assistant Specialist

IfA Hawaii island
(808) 885-7944(808) 885-7944

Narayan Raja Specialist

IfA Mānoa, B-208
(808) 956-6943(808) 956-6943
Computer Section

John Rayner Astronomer, IRTF Director

IfA Mānoa, C-116
(808) 956-9846(808) 956-9846
Observatory management, Instrumentation development, Infrared spectroscopy

David Sanders Astronomer and Professor

IfA Mānoa, C-207
(808) 956-5055(808) 956-5055
COSMOS (Cosmic Evolution Survey), GOALS (Great Observatories All-Sky LIRG Survey, 3CR2 (Complete Calibration of the Color-Redshift Relation, Euclid / WFIRST Surveys

Alan Stockton Astronomer (Emeritus)

IfA Mānoa, C-217
(808) 956-7995(808) 956-7995

Xudong Sun Assistant Astronomer

IfA Maui, ATRC 205
(808) 573-9513(808) 573-9513
Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), Daniel K. Inoue Solar Telescope (DKIST)

Istvan Szapudi Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, B-206
(808) 956-6196(808) 956-6196

David Tholen Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, B-102
(808) 956-6930(808) 956-6930

R. Brent Tully Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-232
(808) 956-8606(808) 956-8606
Galaxy distances and velocities; distribution of matter in large scale structures

Jennifer van Saders Assistant Astronomer

IfA Mānoa, C-103
(808) 956-6157(808) 956-6157

Richard Wainscoat Specialist

IfA Mānoa, B-220
(808) 956-8429(808) 956-8429
Pan-STARRS, Near Earth Objects, Dark Skies

Gareth Wynn-Williams Emeritus Professor of Astronomy

IfA Mānoa, C-106