51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, Astronomy
Research Expertise: Modeling aerosols and chemistry in planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres
VPL Focus: Task A: Earth as an ExoplanetHomepage: http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~pgao/
I am currently a 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on aerosols and chemistry in planetary atmospheres within and beyond the Solar System.
I recieved my PhD in Planetary Science from Caltech, where I worked on modeling the clouds and hazes of Venus, Titan, and Pluto, and the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial worlds orbiting M dwarf stars. After graduation I spent a year at NASA Ames Research Center, where I continued my journey into the study of exoplanet atmospheres.
A comprehensive list of publications can be found here