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Research and Instrument Analysis Branch

Photo gallery of Research and Instrument Analysts (RIA). Also see the gallery of all Instruments Division staff.

  • Varun Bajaj
  • Hubble WFC3 Team
  • RIA at STScI since Nov 2014
  • MS Physics
  • Dave Borncamp
  • Hubble ACS Team
  • Astrometry, photometry, AstroDrizzle
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2013
  • BA Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Stacey N. Bright
  • Webb MIRI Team, LEGUS project
  • AstroDrizzle, IR-Interferometry (VLTI), Radiative Transfer Modeling
  • Planetary Nebulae, Post-AGB stars, dusty disks
  • RIA at STScI since Oct 2013
  • PhD Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Brian Brooks
  • Webb NIRCam team
  • RIA at STScI since Aug 2014
  • BS Physics, Applied Math
  • Keira Brooks
  • Telescopes group
  • RIA at STScI since Feb 2016
  • MSc Astronomy
  • Nicholas Earl
  • Webb MIRI team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2014
  • MS Astronomy, BS Astrophysics, BA Philosophy
  • Mees Fix
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2015
  • BS Physics, minors in Astronomy, Mathematics
  • Katie Gosmeyer
  • Hubble WFC3 team: UVIS photometry, CTE, IR gain, spatial scans, QuickLook
  • IDL, Python, Fortran, C programming, Git version control
  • Solar System interests: rings, KBOs, icy moons, Cassini/VIMS data, variability of geysers on Enceladus, simulations of colliding Oort Clouds of comets
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2013
  • BS Astrophysics, BS Physics
  • Publications
  • Brendan Hagan
  • Webb MIRI team
  • RIA at STScI since Nov 2015
  • Master's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, BA Mathematics and Physics with Astronomy concentration
  • Harish Khandrika
  • Hubble WFC3 team, Frontier Fields
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • MS Astronomy
  • Sean Lockwood
  • Hubble COS-STIS Team
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2012
  • MA Astronomy, BA Astrophysics
  • Douglas Long
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2007
  • MESA, detector lab (ODL)
  • MSc. Physics; BS Astronomy
  • Joseph Long
  • Telescopes Group
  • RIA at STScI since Aug 2014
  • BA Physics and Astronomy
  • Catherine Martlin
  • Hubble WFC3 team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2015
  • BA Astronomy and Classical Studies
  • Aparna Maybhate
  • RIA Branch Deputy
  • Hubble ACS-WFPC2 Team
  • PhD Astronomy, MSc Physics, at STScI since Nov 2005
  • TalaWanda Monroe
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • Spectroscopy, MIR photometry, Chemical abundances of stars, Open clusters, solar twins, debris disks
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • PhD Astronomy, MA Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Max Mutchler
  • RIA Branch Lead, Hubble Heritage Team
  • Hubble's cameras (WFPC2, ACS, WFC3), observing and data analysis strategies (dither/drizzle)
  • Planetary science: comets, asteroids, dwarf planets, The Planet Pipeline, mission support (Dawn, New Horizons)
  • MS Space Sciences, BS Astronomy-Physics, at STScI since June 1990
  • Publications
  • Maria Pena-Guerrero
  • Webb NIRSpec team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2015, STScI postdoc 2012-2015
  • PhD Astronomy
  • Rachel Plesha
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • BA Physics, Astronomy
  • Blair Porterfield
  • Hubble ACS team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2014
  • BS Astrophysics, Computer Science
  • Allyssa Riley
  • Hubble STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2016
  • BA Astrophysics
  • Ben Sunnquist
  • Hubble WFC3 team
  • RIA at STScI since Nov 2015
  • BS Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science
  • Kyle Van Gorkom
  • Telescopes Group
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • BS Physics, Philosophy
  • James White
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since Aug 2015
  • BS Physics and Astronomy