CV & Resume

Abhijith Rajan – ResumeCurriculum VitaePublication List (updated Apr 2018)

Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, MD 21210
arajan at stsci dot edu
phone: (667) 218-6482

Positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow Space Telescope Science Institute 2017 – present
Research Assistant Arizona State University 2012 – present
Research & Instr. Analyst Space Telescope Science Institute 2008 – 2012
Head Teaching Assistant San Diego State University 2007 – 2008

Education:

Ph.D. (Astronomy) Arizona State University 2012 – 2017
M. S. (Astronomy) San Diego State University 2005 – 2008
B. Engg. (Instrumentation) University of Pune, India 1999 – 2004

Awards and Service:

Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize: Honorable Mention 2018
NASA Keck Grant 2016 – 2017
AAS Astronomy Ambassador 2012 – 2013
HST Grant – Determining the Atmospheric Properties of Directly Imaged Planets 2011 – 2014
Graduate & Professional Student Assoc. – Travel Grant Reviewer 2012 – present
HST Time Allocation Committee Support 2010

Publications:

1 – Characterizing 51 Eri b from 1 to 5 micron: A Partly Cloudy Exoplanet – Rajan, A., Rameau, R., De Rosa, R.J., Marley, M.S., et al., 2017, AJ, 154, 10

2 – Exoplanet Meteorology: Characterizing the Atmospheres of Directly Imaged Sub-Stellar Objects– Rajan, A., 2017, Ph.D.~Thesis, 10.5281/zenodo.804060

3 – Characterizing the Atmospheres of the HR8799 Planets with HST/WFC3  – Rajan, A., Barman, T., Soummer, R., Brendan H., J., Patience, J., Pueyo, L., Choquet, E., Konopacky, Q., Macintosh, B., Marois, C., 2015, ApJL, 809, 33

4 – The Brown-dwarf Atmosphere Monitoring (BAM) Project II: Multi-Epoch Monitoring of Extremely Cool Brown Dwarfs – Rajan, A., Patience, J., Wilson, P. A., Pont, F., De Rosa, R. J., Morley, C.V., Fortney, J., 2015, MNRAS, 448, 2618

5 – The Brown dwarf Atmosphere Monitoring (BAM) Project I: The largest near-IR monitoring survey of L- & T-dwarfs – Wilson, P. A., Rajan, A., Patience, J. 2014, A&A, 566, 111

6 – Orbital Motion of HR 8799 b,c, d using Hubble Space Telescope data from 1998: Constraints on Inclination, Eccentricity and Stability – Soummer, R., Brendan H.J., Pueyo, L., Thormann, A., Rajan, A., Marois, C., 2011 ApJ, 741, 55

7 – Wide Field Camera 3 Data Handbook, v2.0 – Rajan, A., and the WFC3 team, 2010 STScI

8 – Parameters and Predictions for the Long-Period Transiting Planet HD 17156b – Irwin, J., Charbonneau, D., Nutzman, P., Welsh, W.F., Rajan, A., Hidas, M., Brown, T.M., Lister, T.A., Davies, D., Laughlin, G., Langton, J., 2008 ApJ, 681, 636

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