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Alberts, Stacey

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Galaxy Clusters, Star Formation, Active Galactic Nuclei, High Redshift Galaxies

Angel, J. Roger P.

Regents' Professor, Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Adaptive optics, Instrumentation, Extrasolar planets, Telescope design and optical fabrication, Geoengineering, Concentrating photovoltaic solar energy

Apai, Daniel

Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extrasolar planets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planet Formation, Astrobiology, Novel Space Telescope Architectures

Beatty, Thomas

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Brown Dwarfs, Atmospheres, Ground- and Space-based instrumentation and observing

Behroozi, Peter

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics, Galaxy Formation, Quasars, Cosmology

Bender, Chad

Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Star Formation, Binary Stars, Instrumentation, Astronomical Software

Besla, Gurtina

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics, Galaxy Formation, Dwarf Galaxies, Local Group Dynamics, Dark Matter and Structure Formation

Chan, Chi-Kwan

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Computational Astrophysics and High Energy Astrophysics

Chung, Haeun

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation, Optical Design, UV/VIS spectrograph, IFUs, Software Development, Circumgalactic Medium, Galaxy Kinematics, and Dynamics.

Close, Laird

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Brown Dwarfs, Adaptive optics, Instrumentation, Infrared Astronomy, Extrasolar planets, Galactic Astronomy, Star Formation, Astrobiology

Cunha, Katia

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: High-resolution Spectroscopy; Chracterization of exoplanet host stars; Stellar Abundances; Galactic Archeology

Douglas, Ewan

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Egami, Eiichi

Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Cosmology, Infrared Astronomy, Extragalactic Astronomy

Eifler, Tim

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Eisner, Josh

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation, Extrasolar planets, Astrobiology, Instrumentation

Fan, Xiaohui

Regents' Professor, Associate Head of the Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Faramaz , Virginie

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Planetary systems dynamics, planet-debris disk interactions, production of exocomets and exozodiacal dust, Astrobiology, IR and mm observations, N-body simulations.

Fleming, Thomas

Professor of Practice, Department of Astronomy, & Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Astronomy Education, Stellar Astronomy, High Energy Astrophysics, X-ray Astronomy

Ford, Alyson

Assistant Director and Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Structure and Dynamics, stellar populations, Space Debris, Asteroids, Image Processing, Signal Processing, Radar, Instrumentation

Frye, Brenda

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Cosmology, Extragalactic Astronomy, Intergalactic Medium

Gaspar, Andras

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation, Stellar Astronomy, Planetary Astronomy

Green, Elizabeth

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Stellar Astronomy

Green, Richard

Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, Instrumentation

Grier, Kate

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Active Galactic Nuclei, variability, reverberation mapping, black holes, galaxy--black hole coevolution

Guyon, Olivier

Astronomer, Steward Observatory, and Professor, College of Optical Sciences
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation, Extrasolar planets

Hainline, Kevin

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Active Galactic Nuclei, Obscured Quasars in the Context of Galaxy Evolution, high-redshift galaxies

Hamden, Erika

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation, UV detectors, Galaxy Evolution, IFUs and Spectroscopy, CGM and IGM.

Hill, John M.

Research Professor, Steward Observatory & Technical Director, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
Areas of Interest: Telescope design and optical fabrication, Instrumentation

Hinz, Joannah

Associate Staff Scientist, MMT, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Impey, Chris

Distinguished Professor of Astronomy & Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Jannuzi, Buell T.

Head, Department of Astronomy, Director, Steward Observatory, Professor of Astronomy, Astronomer in Steward Observatory, & Interim Director of CAAO
Areas of Interest: Observational Cosmology, Quasar Absorption Line Systems, Active Galaxies, Instrumentation for Surveys

Kennicutt, Robert

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: observational extragalactic astronomy; star formation and the interstellar medium in galaxies; galaxy formation, evolution, and chemical evolution; observational cosmology and the extragalactic distance scale

Kim, Jinyoung Serena

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy, Star and Planet Formation, Circumstellar Disk Evolution, Astrobiology

Kim, Daewook

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences and Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Large freeform optics fabrication using Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing process, Optical metrology using Computer Generated Hologram/interferometry/deflectometry, Freeform optical system design/manufacturing

Kratter, Kaitlin

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy and Applied Math GIDP, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Star and Planet Formation, Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, Binary Stars, Accretion Disks, Stellar and Planetary Dynamics

Krause, Elisabeth

Assistant Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Physics, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Kulesa, Craig

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory

Leisenring, Jarron

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Protoplanetary Disks, Extrasolar planets, high contrast imaging, IR Instrumentation

Lesser, Michael

Astronomer, Steward Observatory, Director, Imaging Technology Lab, & Research Professor, College of Optical Sciences
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation

Males, Jared

Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: : exoplanets, high contrast imaging, Adaptive optics, wavefront control, coronagraphy, Image Processing

Marrone, Dan

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, Instrumentation, Active Galactic Nuclei, Star Formation

Martin, Hubert (Buddy)

Project Scientist, Mirror Polishing Program and Associate Research Professor, Optical Sciences
Areas of Interest: Optical fabrication and testing, Active optics

McCarthy, Don

Distinguished Outreach Professor of Astronomy & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Astronomy Education, Infrared Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics; Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets, Planetary Astronomy

McMillan, Robert S. (Bob)

Associate Research Scientist, LPL and Associate Research Scientist, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Stellar Astronomy, Planetary Astronomy, Instrumentation

Melia, Fulvio

Professor (Physics & Applied Math-GIDP) and Professor, Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Physics, Astronomy, Applied Math

Milne, Peter

Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation

Morzinski, Katie

Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, planetary science, Brown Dwarfs, high contrast imaging, occultations, science and engineering inquiry education

Olszewski, Edward W.

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy, Extragalactic Astronomy, Instrumentation

Özel, Feryal

Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Physics
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics

Paschalidis, Vasileios

Assisstant Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory

Pascucci, Ilaria

Associate Professor, Planetary Sciences and Associate Professor, Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Circumstellar disks, Planet Formation, Exoplanets, Astrobiology

Pearce, Eric

Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: The application of astronomical telescope and advanced instrumentation to space surveillance—especially extremely high speed multi-color photometry, and the study of the dynamics and characteristics of high area-to-mass ratio objects in the earth orbiting environment.

Pickering, Timothy

Assistant Staff Scientist., MMT & Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Telescope Operations and Instrumentation, Galaxies and Galactic Dynamics, Time-domain Astronomy, AstroPy and AstroPy-affiliated Software Development

Pinto, Philip A.

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics

Poss, Richard

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: History of Astronomy, Astronomy and the Arts

Prather, Edward

Professor, Department of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Education Research

Psaltis, Dimitrios

Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Physics
Areas of Interest: Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics, General Relativity, Computational Astrophysics

Rieke, George H.

Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences; Astronomer, Steward Observatory; & Professor, Lunar and Planetary Lab
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation, Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, Instrumentation, Infrared Astronomy, Astronomy Education

Rieke, Marcia J.

Regents' Professor of Astronomy & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, Instrumentation, Infrared Astronomy, Galactic Astronomy

Sand, David

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation, Dwarf Galaxies, time domain astronomy, Supernovae, Instrumentation

Sarcevic, Ina

Professor Physics and Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics

Sasian, Jose

Professor, Optical Sciences and Professor, Astronomy

Schlawin, Everett

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Exoplanets, Atmospheres, Instrumentation

Schneider, Glenn

Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy, Infrared Astronomy, Extrasolar planets, Brown Dwarfs, Star Formation, Instrumentation

Shirley, Yancy

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Star Formation, Interstellar Medium, Astrochemistry, Astrobiology

Shivaei, Irene

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory

Smith, Nathan

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Evolution of Massive stars, Supernovae and eruptive transients, Star forming regions, Interstellar medium and circumstellar material

Smith, Paul S.

Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Cosmology, Polarimetry, Active Galactic Nuclei

Stark, Daniel

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, cosmic reionization

Strittmatter, Peter A.

Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy, Cosmology, Theoretical Astrophysics, Active Galactic Nuclei, Instrumentation, Astronomy Education

Su, Kate

Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Planetary Debris Disks, Planetary System Formation and Evolution

Thompson, Rodger I.

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Theory and measurement of fundamental constants, Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation, Infrared Astronomy, Instrumentation

Tilanus, Remo

Research Professor, Steward Observatory

Vargas, Carlos J.

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Assistant Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Evolution, Star Formation, ISM/CGM, Disk-halo interface, Radio/sub-mm Astronomy, UV Instrumentation

Walker, Christopher

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy, Star Formation, Instrumentation

Weiner, Benjamin

Assistant Staff Scientist, MMT & Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Instrumentation

West, Steve

Senior Research Scientist, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation

Williams, Christina

Assistant Astronomer
Areas of Interest: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Stellar Feedback, galactic outflows

Williams, Grant

Astronomer, Steward Observatory and Director MMT
Areas of Interest: Massive Stars, Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, Instrumentation, Polarimetry

Willmer, Christopher

Associate Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy

Wolff, Schuyler

Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Circumstellar disks, Star and Planet Formation, Extrasolar planets, high contrast imaging

Yoshii, Yuzuru

Professor, Department of Astronomy

Youdin, Andrew

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy & Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics, Planet Formation, Exoplanets (statistics, dynamics and atmospheres), Accretion Disks, Kuiper Belt objects, Hydrodynamics and Turbulence.

Zabludoff, Ann

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Zaritsky, Dennis

Professor, Department of Astronomy, & Deputy Director and Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Extralactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Ziurys, Lucy

Regents' Professsor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Astronomy, & Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Radio and Millimeter Astronomy, Molecular Astrophysics, Astrochemistry, Interstellar Medium, Astrobiology, Laboratory Astrophysics
Retirees

Arnett, W. David

Regents' Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics, Supernovae, Stellar Astronomy, Nuclear Astrophysics, High-Energy-Density Laser Experiments, Galactic Evolution

Axelrod, Tim

Astronomer Emeritus

Bechtold, Jill

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Cosmology, Intergalactic Medium, Instrumentation, Extragalactic Astronomy, Active Galactic Nuclei

Bieging, John

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Interstellar Medium, Galactic Astronomy, Star Formation

Cocke, W. John

Professor Emeritus, Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Astrophysics, Probability and Statistics

Hege, E. Keith

Associate Astronomer, Retired, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Instrumentation, Interferometry

Hoffmann, William F.

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Infrared Astronomy, Telescope building, astronomical instrumentation, Detector development, Dust in the Milky Way, Galactic Astronomy, Young Stars

Hubeny, Ivan

Senior Research Scientist, Retired, Steward Observatory

Tifft, William

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy

Woolf, Neville J.

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Astrobiology, Galactic Astronomy and Star Formation, Instrumentation
Affiliated Faculty

Bailin, Jeremy

Affiliate Associate Professor

Boyle, Richard

Associate Astronomer

Corbally, Christopher

UA Associate

Duschl, Wolfgang

Astronomer

Giampapa, Mark

Astronomer

Jiang, Linhua J

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Lee, Janice

Affiliate Astronomer
Areas of Interest: Extragalactic astronomy: stellar populations, star formation and the interstellar medium, Dwarf Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution

Pompea, Stephen

Affiliate Professor, Astronomy
Areas of Interest: Science education, Optical physics, Telescope system design, Space instrumentation

Sellwood, Jerry

Affiliate Professor, Astronomy

Sykes, Mark

Astronomer and Director of Planetary Science Institute (Tucson)
Areas of Interest: Asteroids, Planetary Astronomy

Vestergaard, Marianne

Associate Professor

Willman, Beth

Affiliate Astronomer, Deputy Director of NCOA, AURA
Areas of Interest: near-field cosmology, dark matter, Galaxy Formation, large sky surveys
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