Andrew Skemer

TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentAstronomy & Astrophysics Department,
UC Observatories
Web Site Personal Website
OfficeCfAO 107
Campus Mail StopUCO / Lick Observatory
Andrew Skemer

Research Interests

My work involves characterizing the atmospheres of exoplanets and searching for new ones with adaptive optics imaging and spectroscopy.  To this end, I develop novel instrumentation and observational techniques to improve our ability to see very faint planets near their bright host stars.  I'm particularly in instrumentation that expands our ability to image exoplanets at a variety of wavelengths and spectral resolutions.

Biography, Education and Training

2002-2006  Swarthmore College, B.A.
2006-2011  University of Arizona, M.S. and Ph.D.
2011-2014  University of Arizona, LBTI Instrument Scientist
2014-2015  University of Arizona, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow
2016-          UC Santa Cruz, Assistant Professor