Brief Biography

Places Lived
Years Lived There
  • I'm excited to be joining the faculty of the University of Utah's Physics & Astronomy Department, starting August 2017.
  • Came to NASA GSFC as a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow, living in Greenbelt and later (presently) in Baltimore. Here I joined the NuSTAR mission and put in the work.
  • PhD-gettin' time at the University of Virginia where I became an X-ray astronomer, found my wife, and failed to find diffuse inverse Compton emission in any galaxy clusters, to my great disappointment.
  • Hiatus teaching English in China.
  • Four great years at Ohio University, with summer internships in the NOAO and SAO REU programs.
  • Always thought my parents chose to live in this SW Ohio town for its excellent schools; turns out that was just chance. Lucky for me.