About

Hi, everyone! I am a third-year graduate student and research assistant at IfA Hilo working with Mark Chun and Christoph Baranec. My current research project is helping to commission Robo-AO-2, and use it to perform hybrid AO demonstration at UH88. I worked with Mark Chun on using deflectometry for large convex mirror metrology for my 699-1 and ultracool dwarfs classification with Mike Liu for my 699-2. Before coming to graduate school, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University in the summer of 2020. My undergraduate research was building a Fourier Transform spectrometer with a novel design to study cosmic analog dust. Outside of school, I love anything nature related such as hiking and swimming. I also enjoy dancing 😉

Ruihan (Suzanne) Zhang

Graduate Student
B.S. 2020, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics
IfA Hawaii island, 133