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 3rd 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 first year grad student interested in astronomical instrumentation and observations using integral field spectrographs to study distant galaxies.

Andres Duenas

Andres Duenas
Physics B.Sc.

Andres recently completed his Physics B.Sc. at UCSD and is now a part-time lab assistant working on improving the performance of the NIROSETI instrument.

Nils-Erik Bjorn Rundquist

Nils-Erik Bjorn Rundquist
Physics Undergraduate Student

Nils is a 4th year undergraduate student studying astrophysics. He is running IRIS simulations for the TMT.

JonJohn Ramos

JonJohn (Robert) Ramos
Physics Undergraduate Student

Robert is a 2nd year undergraduate studying astrophysics and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instruments.

Clayton Hultgren

Clayton Hultgren
Physics Undergraduate Student

Clayton is a 2nd year undergraduate studying astrophysics and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instruments.