Current Members

CASS OIR Laboratory
Shelley Wright

Shelley Wright
Associate 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
Project Scientist

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

Arun Surya

Arun Surya
TMT/IRIS postdoctoral scholar

Arun is a TMT/IRIS postdoctoral scholar. Arun is interested in astronomical instrumentation, optics, and developing advanced data reduction and software analysis tools.

Andrea Zonca

Andrea Zonca
Computational Scientist

Andrea has previous experience in Cosmic Microwave Background data analysis and has a strong expertise in High Performance Computing and software development in Python, he joined the team to help develop the IRIS Data Reduction System.

Andrey Vayner

Andrey Vayner
Physics Graduate Student

Andrey is a 6th 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 3rd year grad student working on astronomical instrumentation, and is exploring scaling relationships of local and distant star forming clumps.

James Wiley

James Wiley
Physics Graduate Student

James is a 1st year grad student with previous experience in ultraviolet astronomy. He is interested in instrumentation and is working on simulations for LIGER.

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 working on developing IRIS simulations for TMT.

JonJohn Ramos

JonJohn (Robert) Ramos
Engineering Undergraduate Student

Robert is a 4th year undergraduate studying engineering and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instrument.

Nina Shirman

Nina Shirman
Physics Undergraduate Student

Nina is a 4th year undergraduate studying AGB stars using high-contrast imaging instruments and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instrument.

Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett
Physics Undergraduate Student

Colin is a 4th year undergraduate studying astrophysics and conducting observations using the NIROSETI instrument.