Ph.D., Astronomy, Boston University, 2012
M.A., Astronomy, Boston University, 2005
B.S., Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Joined FSC in 2014
Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:
I am an extra-galactic astronomer. My research focuses primarily on the interaction between radio galaxies within galaxy clusters and the hot, X-ray bright, intracluster medium in which they are embedded. By using large X-ray databases such as the Chandra and XMM Newton archives, along with SDSS, and radio surveys, I study the formation and evolution of the most massive gravitationally bound structures in the Universe.
Previous Academic or Professional Positions:
Visiting Professor of Scientific Thinking at the American University in Cairo (2011-2013)