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

  • Christopher Anderson

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison

  • 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

    Christine Chen

    Research Scientist

  • Brian Cherinka

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Pittsburgh

  • Marco Chiaberge

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, S.I.S.S.A./ISAS Trieste, Italy

  • Carol Christian

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Matt Collinge

    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)

  • Roberto Cotesta

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    MS, Sapienza University of Rome

  • Ferenc Czako

    Visiting Scientist
    PhD, Eotvos Lorand University

  • Rahul Datta

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Jullianna Denes Couto

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Susana Deustua

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Aditya Devarakonda

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

  • Laszlo Dobos

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Eotvos Lorand University

  • Joseph Eimer

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University

  • Margaret Eminizer

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University

  • Michael Finkenthal

    Michael Finkenthal

    Fellow by Courtesy
    PhD, Hebrew University

    • 410-516-8588
    • mfinken1@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 117
    • Research Interests: Experimental plasma physics

  • Bridget Falck

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Natalie Gandilo

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Toronto

  • Mario Gennaro

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Heidelberg University

  • Suvi Gezari

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Parviz Ghavamian

    Visiting Scientist

  • Karoline Gilbert

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Bethan James

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, University College London

  • Mary Beth Kaiser

    Fellow by Courtesy
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

    • 410-516-5088
    • kaiser@pha.jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 107
    • Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; spectrophotometry; Seyfert and starburst galaxies; sounding rocket space astronomy

  • Susan Kassin

    Susan Kassin

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Mojammel Alam Khan

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Louisiana State University

  • Jai Won Kim

    Research Scientist - IDIES

  • Ely Kovetz

    Visiting Scholar

  • K. D. Kuntz

    K. D. Kuntz

    Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Maryland

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

  • Erini Lambrides

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University

  • Gerard Lemson

    Research Scientist - IDIES

  • 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

  • David Moise Nataf

    David Moise Nataf

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Ohio State University

  • Michelle Ntampaka

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Patrick Ogle

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, California Institute of Technology

  • Gregory Olmschenk

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

  • Rachel Osten

    Rachel Osten

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Astrophysics and Planetary Science

    • 410-338-4762
    • 410-338-5090
    • osten@stsci.edu
    • STSCI - Muller 437
    • Personal Website
    • Research Interests: Dynamics of Stellar Outer Atmospheres/Multi-wavelength Astronomy

  • Joshua Peek

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Molly Peeples

    Molly Peeples

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Andreea Petric

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Columbia University

  • Adam Phelan

    Research Scientist (Chemistry)

  • Imants Platais

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Latvian University

    • 410-516-5285
    • imants@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 503
    • Research Interests: Astrophysics

  • Andy Ptak

    Visiting Scientist
    PhD, University of Maryland

  • Marc Rafelski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Armin Rest

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Massimo Robberto

    Massimo Robberto

    Research Scientist

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

  • Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes

    Assistant 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

    • 410 338 4711
    • anand@stsci.edu
    • Bloomberg P635
    • 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

  • Giovanni Strampelli

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    PhD, University of la Laguna

  • Louis-Gregory Strolger

    Research Scientist

  • Daniel Stutman

    Principal Research Scientist

  • Manuchehr Taghizadeh Popp

    Research Scientist

  • Ani Thakar

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, Ohio State University

  • David Thilker

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, New Mexico State University

    • 410-516-3861
    • dthilker@jhu.edu
    • Bloomberg 405
    • 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

    Jason Tumlinson

    Research Scientist

  • Maria Pia Valdivia Leiva

    Maria Pia Valdivia Leiva

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Lynne Valencic

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Louisiana State University

  • Janet Weiland

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Richard Wilton

    Associate Research Scientist
    MD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Robert Wojciechowski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Jennifer Wojno

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Anna Wright

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Rutgers University

  • Wei Zheng

    Fellow-by-Courtesy
    PhD, University of California, San Diego

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

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