Erika Hamden

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, funded by an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. At Caltech, I am working with Prof. Chris Martin on a number of instrument projects. My research focus is on technology development, spectroscopy and spectrograph design, and the diffuse universe. My current projects are UV detector development at JPL, FIREBall, KCWI, and the diffuse Galactic UV background.