I am an astronomer and a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.  My research group carries out observational investigations of supermassive black holes, quasars, and galaxies.  Our work uses data from facilities including Lick Observatory, the Keck Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

Here’s my CV and publication list.

My group’s research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

News (May 5 2016):

We’ve just published a paper describing the first black hole mass measurement from our group’s ALMA observing program targeting nearby elliptical and lenticular galaxies.  The  data we obtained for this project gives a great demonstration of ALMA’s high-resolution capabilities.  Here’s the published paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, and the preprint posted on the arXiv. There’s also been some news coverage: