Assistant Astronomer
Ph.D. 2012, University of Sydney
M.S. 2007, University of Vienna
  • Asteroseismology of Cool Stars
  • Exoplanet Host Stars
  • Stellar Populations of Transit Surveys
  • Interferometry of Solar-like Stars and Red Giants
  • Galactic Archeology
IfA Mānoa, 109-B
(808) 956-8573(808) 956-8573

About

My research focuses on studying the structure and evolution of solar-type and low-mass stars using observational techniques such as asteroseismology, spectroscopy, optical long-baseline interferometry and broadband photometry, as well as the study of exoplanets through the characterization of their host stars. I use data from space-based and ground-based telescopes such as Kepler, K2, Keck, the CHARA Array, as well as various ground-based photometric and spectroscopic surveys.

Research

My group is involved in a number of research projects related to the study of stars and their planets in our galaxy, in particular using asteroseismology. Check out my homepage for more details on current projects.

Advisees

Students

Current
  • Sam Grunblatt (PhD, IfA)
  • Jie Yu (PhD, University of Sydney)
  • Ashley Chontos (PhD, IfA)
  • Isabel Colman (Masters, University of Sydney)