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Robert Zellem

Rob was born just outside the Philadelphia city limits but grew up in Hendersonville, TN. He went to Villanova University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics, minoring in Physics, Mathematics, and Classics, and getting an Honors Concentration. HIs love of travel and learning about other cultures brought him to University College London in England where he got his MSc in Space Science. He then moved out west to Tucson, AZ, where he received his PhD in Planetary Sciences from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. He is currently a post-doctoral scholar at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When he's not observing exoplanets, he enjoys jazz piano, cooking, trying not to kill all his patio plants, brewing beer, playing ice hockey, and fantasizing about retiring to work at Disney World.


Education
  • PhD in Planetary Science – Lunar & Planetary Laboratory – University of Arizona
  • MSc with Distinction in Space Science – University College London
  • BS in Astronomy & Astrophysics – Villanova University

Research Interests

Spectroscopy of transiting exoplanets to measure their atmospheric molecular abundances and thermal structure


Selected Publications
  1. Zellem, Robert; et al. (2015) XO-2b: A Hot Jupiter with a Variable Host Star That Potentially Affects Its Measured Transit Depth, ApJ, 810, 11.
  2. Zellem, Robert; et al. (2014) The ground-based H, K, and L-band absolute emission spectra of HD 209458b, ApJ, 796, 48.
  3. Zellem, Robert; et al. (2014) The Spitzer/IRAC 4.5 micron full-orbit phase curve of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b, ApJ, 790, 53.

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