Current Members

CASS OIR Laboratory
Shelley Wright

Shelley Wright
Assistant Professor

Shelley’s research focus on developing innovative astronomical instrumentation and observations using some of the world's largest optical telescopes. Shelley is the PI of the CASS Optical and Infrared Laboratory.

Jerome Maire

Jérôme Maire
Assistant Project Scientist

Jérôme is interested in developing high-angular resolution instrumentation, high-contrast imaging techniques and high-time resolution astronomy.

Greg Walth

Greg Walth
TMT/IRIS postdoctoral scholar

Greg is the TMT/IRIS postdoctoral scholar who is developing the IRIS data reduction system. He is interested in utilizing the most massive galaxy clusters as cosmic lenses to study the formation and evolution of dusty, star-forming galaxies.

Andrey Vayner

Andrey Vayner
Physics Graduate Student

Andrey is a 5th year Physics grad student studying how supermassive black holes and galaxies form and evolve using multi-wavelength data sets. He is focusing on understanding the effects that distant quasars have on their host galaxies.

Maren Cosens

Maren Cosens
Physics Graduate Student

Maren is a second year grad student interested in astronomical instrumentation and observations using integral field spectrographs to study distant galaxies.

Nils-Erik Bjorn Rundquist

Nils-Erik Bjorn Rundquist
Staff Researcher

Nils graduated with a B.S. in Physics with a Astrophysics specialization at UC San Diego. He is running IRIS simulations for TMT.

JonJohn Ramos

JonJohn (Robert) Ramos
Engineering Undergraduate Student

Robert is a 3rd year undergraduate studying engineering and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instrument.

Clayton Hultgren

Clayton Hultgren
Physics Undergraduate Student

Clayton is a 3rd year undergraduate studying astrophysics and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instrument.

Nina Shirman

Nina Shirman
Physics Undergraduate Student

Nina is a 3rd year undergraduate studying AGB stars using high-contrast imaging instruments.