Keck Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

Our Next solicitation will be October 1, 2014.

I am extremely grateful to KISS, and the wonderful people who make this organization such a unique place to work and think about big, interesting science.  The KISS postdoc presents the special opportunity to work both at Caltech and JPL.  I personally learned much and benefited greatly from this arrangement.  I had offices both at Caltech and JPL, and regularly interacted with scientists at both organizations.  The pool of excellent scientists and engineers with whom to discuss ideas over lunch is hard to find.  The freedom and flexibility linked with the KISS postdoc really enables one to conceive and follow through on a broad array of activities—a rare find in a postdoctoral position.  In my time as a KISS postdoc I learned much, and, even more importantly, had fun while doing so.  I highly recommend this postdoctoral opportunity, and for those fortunate enough to join the KISS family, be sure to say yes to all KISS events linked to the Athenaeum.

Eric Kort, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
October 14, 2013

2013 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Abigail Crites
    Constraining Inflation with Measurements of the CMB Polarization with BICEP3
  • Nicolas Lee
    A Distributed Space Weather Monitoring Network

2012 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
    Lifting the Veil on the Dark Sector of the Universe

  • Christine Hartzell (February 2014: Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland)
    Computational Modeling of Spacecraft-Regolith Interactions

2011 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Eric Kort (now: Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan)
    Measurement of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Erik Shirokoff (June 2014: Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago)
    Development of ultra-sensitive photon detectors for sub-mm wavelength astronomy.

  • Namiko Yamamoto (June 2014: Assistant Professor at Penn State University)
    Material Engineering in Nano/Micro Levels for Space Structures

2010 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Piyush Shanker Agram (now: Radar Engineer at JPL)
    Multi-temporal InSAR and multi-dimensional phase unwrapping

  • Siddhartha (Sid) Pathak (now: Director's Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Nanoscale mechanical characterization of grain boundaries in metals, deformation behavior in sapphire using in-situ measurement techniques

  • Neus Sabater (now: Researcher at Technicolor's Rennes Research and Innovation Center)
    Optical image processing for Earth surface changes detection

2009 W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Oliver King (now: Senior Scientist of Radio Astronomy on the Caltech Campus)
    C-BASS, MMICs, and KuBE: Cutting-edge instruments and experiments

  • Marin Kobilarov (now: Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University)
    Discrete Geometric Motion Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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2010 Postdoctoral Fellows:

Piyush Shanker Agram

Piyush Shanker Agram

Sid Pathak

Siddhartha (Sid) Pathak

Neus Sabater

Neus Sabater