Faculty Directory

Department Chair: Raja Guha Thakurta Department Manager: position is vacant
Undergraduate Program Director: Jonathan Fortney Graduate Advisor: Lindsay Lauver
Graduate Program: Brant Robertson Administrative Assistant: position is vacant
Administrative Assistant, Astrobiology Institute: Deana Tanguay
Rebecca Jensen-Clem
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Center for Adaptive Optics, 101
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory

Research Interests

My research focuses on extreme adaptive optics technology development and observational exoplanet science. I study the atmospheres of gas giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs using near-infrared polarimetry while pushing the state of the art in wavefront sensing and control to discover new exoplanets. 

Biography, Education and Training

2008-2012  MIT, B.S.
2012-2017  Caltech, M.S. and Ph.D.
2017-2019  UC Berkeley, Miller Fellow
2020-           UC Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor