I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the University of Central Florida Department of Physics – Planetary Sciences Group – that studies potentially habitable worlds. I am also a member of the Martians Moons exploration (MMX) science team and a collaborator/advisor with LUVOIR and LIFE.
I develop atmospheric models (1D, 2D, 3D, climate, atmospheric..etc) to assess the physical processes that make planets habitable. This includes improving definitions of the habitable zone that are used to target potentially habitable worlds and studying the habitability of worlds within our solar system to better understand extrasolar planet habitability. My work is at the leading edge of the emerging field of dynamic habitability.
RECENT WORK HIGHLIGHTS:
Our white paper submitted to the Astro 2020 decadal survey: Habitable zone predictions and how to test them