Research Staff

PAPRS, the Physics & Astronomy Postdoc + Research Staff association, brings together postdoctoral fellows and research staff from all over the department (astrophysics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, etc.) to become an umbrella body under which advocacy, representation, and general support will be ensured.

  • Graeme Addison

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Katherine Alatalo

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Appel

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Ayan Archayya

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Integrated BS/MS, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Giampaolo Benevento

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, Università di Padova
  • Christine Chen

    Research Scientist

  • Brian Cherinka

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Marco Chiaberge

    Research Scientist

    PhD, S.I.S.S.A./ISAS Trieste, Italy
    • marcoc@stsci.edu
    • Bloomberg 633
    • 410-338-4980
    • Research Interests: Active Galactic Nuclei, Radio Galaxies
  • Carol Christian

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Dan Coe

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Matt Collinge

    Associate Research Scientist
    Deputy Director, Maryland Space Grant Consortium

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Jaime Combariza

    Associate Research Scientist; Director, Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC)

  • Lara Cullinane

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Ferenc Czako

    Visiting Scientist

    PhD, Eotvos Lorand University
  • Rahul Datta

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Jullianna Denes Couto

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Susana Deustua

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Laszlo Dobos

    Assistant Research Professor

    PhD, Eotvos Lorand University
  • Joseph Eimer

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Margaret Eminizer

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Finkenthal

    Fellow by Courtesy

    PhD, Hebrew University
    • mfinken1@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 117
    • 410-516-8588
    • Research Interests: Experimental plasma physics
  • Andrew Fox

    Andrew Fox

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Guangwei Fu

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Maryland
  • Natalie Gandilo

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Toronto
  • Shiyuan Gao

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, Washington University
  • Mario Gennaro

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Heidelberg University
  • Suvi Gezari

    Research Scientist

  • Karoline Gilbert

    Research Scientist

  • Samuel Grunblatt

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Hawaii
  • Susan Kassin

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Jai Won Kim

    Research Scientist - IDIES

  • Ely Kovetz

    Visiting Scholar

  • K. D. Kuntz

    Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Maryland
    • kkuntz1@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 535
    • 410-516-5829
    • Research Interests: The X-ray background, hot ISM/IGM, X-ray instrumentation, solar wind charge-exchange, and various topics concerning the Earth's magnetosheath
  • Satya Kushwaha

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Erini Lambrides

    Visiting Scientist

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gerard Lemson

    Principal Research Scientist

  • Dmitry Medvedev

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  • Nathan Miller

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Arik Mitschang

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Maria Amaya Moro Martin

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Arizona
  • Claire Murray

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Melinda Nagy

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, Eötvös Loránd University
  • David Moise Nataf

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Ohio State University
    • dnataf1@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 519
    • 443-410-1866
    • Research Interests: Galactic archaeology and interstellar dust
  • Michelle Ntampaka

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gregory Olmschenk

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Rachel Osten

    Research Scientist

    PhD, Astrophysics and Planetary Science
    • osten@stsci.edu
    • STSCI - Muller 437
    • 410-338-4762
    • Research Interests: Dynamics of Stellar Outer Atmospheres/Multi-wavelength Astronomy
  • Joshua Peek

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Molly Peeples

    Research Scientist

  • Andreea Petric

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Columbia University
  • Adam Phelan

    Research Scientist (Chemistry)

  • Imants Platais

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Latvian University
    • imants@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 503
    • 410-516-5285
    • Research Interests: Astrophysics
  • Andy Ptak

    Visiting Scientist

    PhD, University of Maryland
  • Marc Rafelski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Armin Rest

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Massimo Robberto

    Research Scientist

    • robberto@stsci.edu
    • Mueller S417
    • 410-338-4382
    • Research Interests: Astronomical instrumentation for the ground and space. IR astronomy. Star formation and young stellar clusters.
  • Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Arpita Roy

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Benjamin Sargent

    Associate Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Rochester
  • Kate Searle

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Anand Sivaramakrishnan

    Research Scientist (JHU); Observatory Scientist (STScI)

    PhD, University of Texas at Austin
    • anand@stsci.edu
    • Bloomberg P635
    • 410 338 4711
    • Research Interests: High contrast imaging (optics, coronagraphy, non-redundant masking, adaptive optics)
  • Stephen Smee

    Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Manager - Instrument Development Group

  • Johannes Staguhn

    Principal Research Scientist

    PhD, University of Cologne, Germany
    • johannes.g.staguhn@nasa.gov
    • Research Interests: Astrophysics; far-infrared through millimeter wavelength astronomical instrumentation and observations, concentrating on AGN phenomena, star formation, and cosmology
  • Louis-Gregory Strolger

    Research Scientist

  • Daniel Stutman

    Principal Research Scientist

  • Manuchehr Taghizadeh Popp

    Research Scientist

  • Ani Thakar

    Principal Research Scientist

    PhD, Ohio State University
    • thakar@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 613
    • 410-516-4850
    • Research Interests: Computational astrophysics; counterrotating disks in spiral galaxies
  • David Thilker

    Principal Research Scientist

    PhD, New Mexico State University
    • dthilker@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 477
    • 410-516-3861
    • Research Interests: Star formation and the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies; low surface brightness outskirts of galaxies; circumgalactic HI and HVCs; ultraviolet, infrared, radio, and H-alpha imaging; space-based astronomy
  • Kevin Tritz

    Kevin Tritz

    Research Scientist

  • Jason Tumlinson

    Research Scientist

  • Lynne Valencic

    Research Scientist

    PhD, Louisiana State University
  • Janet Weiland

    Research Scientist

    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Richard Wilton

    Associate Research Scientist

    MD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Robert Wojciechowski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Anna Wright

    Assistant Research Scientist

    PhD, Rutgers University
  • Wei Zheng

    Fellow-by-Courtesy

    PhD, University of California, San Diego
    • wzheng3@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 143
    • 410-516-5459
    • Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; UV and optical spectroscopy of quasars and active galaxies; study of the intergalactic medium
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