I am a Resident Astronomer for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin. I live in Fort Davis, TX on top of Mt. Locke. I am also an Adjunct Faculty at the Centre for Space Studies, American Public University System, where I teach online course in astronomy and astrophysics.
Prior to that, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science located at Pasadena, California. Before that, I was a President's International Postdoctoral Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. I was working at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing for the Antarctic Transient Survey. I have pursued doctoral study in Supernova Cosmology from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology under supervision of Professor Jeremy Mould.
My research interests in supernova cosmology are: classification, photometry, spectroscopy, lightcurve fitting, host galaxy photometry and spectroscopy, cosmology fitting, and superluminous supernovae.
My latest paper on the correlation between Type Ia Supernovae and their host galaxies can be found in the link below:
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