Kevin Volk was educated at the University of Calgary, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1986. He has been involved in research concerning the dust shells of asymptotic giant branch stars, post-asymptotic giant branch stars and planetary nebulae starting during his Ph.D. research using the then newly-released IRAS photometry and spectroscopy data, and continuing up until the present with ISO, Spitzer, and ground-based observations. During the last half of his career he has been more involved with support astronomy, first at Gemini Observatory and currently at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and so he has spent more time on issues of photometric and spectroscopic calibration in the last few years.
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Calgary
Research Topics: Dust; Planetary Nebulae; Evolved Stars; Mass Loss; Circumstellar Dust