Jr., Karl E. Haisch,
Title:
Associate Professor - Physics
Office:
PS 205
Phone:
(801) 863-6473
Fax:
(801) 863-8064
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 7/23/14 -

Karl E. Haisch Jr.

 

Dept. of Physics, Utah Valley University

Mail Code 179, 800 W. University Pkwy.

Orem, Utah 84058-5999

 

phone: (801) 863-6473

fax: (801) 863-8064

email: Karl.Haisch@uvu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

1994-2000                        UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA                               Gainesville, FL

                                              Department of Astronomy. GPA: 4.0

                                              Doctor of Philosophy degree (Astronomy), December 2000

                                              Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Lada

 

 

1994-1998                         UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA                               Gainesville, FL

                                              Department of Astronomy. GPA: 4.0

                                              Master of Science degree (Astronomy), May 1998

                                              Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Lada

 

 

1989-1991                         MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY                   E. Lansing, MI

                                                Department of Physics and Astronomy. GPA: 3.6

                                               Master of Science degree (Physics), June 1991

                                               Advisor: Dr. Susan Simkin

 

 

1985-1989                         MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY                   E. Lansing, MI

                                               Bachelor of Science degree (Astrophysics). GPA: 3.2

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

National Science Foundation Astrophysics Grant 2010 - 2013

 

Top 1000 Most Cited published journal papers in the history of astronomy and

physics (Haisch, Lada, & Lada 2001, Astronomical Journal, 553, L153) 2008 - present

 

NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Grant  2005-2006

 

American Astronomical Society International Travel Grant, March 2003, 2004

 

SIRTF Fellowship Alternate, February 2002

 

National Research Council Resident Research Award

Awarded by the National Research Council and NASA

NASA Ames Research Center, January 2001

 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - Lifetime member

 

NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellow Honorable Mention

Awarded by NASA, Spring, 1998

 

NASA Florida Space Grant Fellowship

Awarded by NASA and the Florida Space Grant Consortium

University of Florida, May, 1995

 

National Science Foundation International Travel Award

Awarded by the National Science Foundation

Spring, 1998

 

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research Award

Awarded by Sigma Xi

Spring, 1995

 

 

MEDIA COVERAGE FOR RESEARCH

 

 

Circumstellar disk lifetimes and planet-formation timescales in young clusters:

featured on/in CNN, New York Times, Sky & Telescope, Science, The Economist,

National Public Radio, Space.com, and other print and electronic media around the

world, May - June 2003.

 

The Birth of Brown Dwarfs: featured in Mercury, November - December 2003.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

 

American Astronomical Society-Full Member

International Astronomical Union

Peer Reviewer for the Astronomical Journal

NOAO Telescope Time Allocation Committee

National Science Foundation Star Formation Proposal Funding Committee

NASA Proposal Funding External Reviewer

Planet Finding Working Group Committee for Gemini Observatory

UVU College of Science and Health Curriculum Committee

Capitol Reef Field Station Users Committee

Textbook peer reviewer for Norton and McGraw Hill Publishers

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Star Formation and Evolution

Circumstellar Disks

Binary Star Formation

Brown Dwarfs and Planetary Mass Objects

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Aug 2004 – Present              Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics     Orem, UT

                                                   Utah Valley University

 

Initiated a methane imaging survey of five young star forming regions to identify

candidate very-low-mass and planetary mass objects. I am also currently involved in

projects regarding the properties of molecular outflows from young stellar objects,

and using the properties of the youngest binary stars as a chronometer for planet

forming disks.

 

Oct 2002- Aug 2004             Postdoctoral Research Fellow                  Ann Arbor, MI

                                                   University of Michigan

 

Continued my study of the properties of protostellar binary systems. I also explored

various topics related to star and planet formation, including adaptive optics

searches for brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars in young, nearby clusters and

the properties of molecular outflows from young stars.

 

2001-2002                              NRC Postdoctoral Fellow                        Moffett Field, CA

                                                   NASA Ames Research Center

 

As an National Research Council Research Associate, I initiated a multiwavelength

study of the properties of protostellar binary systems.

 

1996-2001                              Graduate Research Fellow/NRC Research Associate

                                                   University of Florida/NASA Ames Research Center

 

I conducted the analysis of a near-infrared photometric dataset for two young

stellar clusters to search for small infrared excesses above the normal photospheric

emission, which are potentially due to remnant circumstellar disks.

 

1995-2000                             NASA Florida Space Grant Fellow            Gainesville, FL

                                                   University of Florida

 

During my tenure as a graduate student at the University of Florida I conducted my

dissertation research, entitled ``An Investigation of Circumstellar Disk Properties in

Cluster Environments''. I also participated in a project for the Absolute Calibration

Program for the Infrared Space Observatory. I observed asteroids at Rosemary Hill

Observatory in Bronson, FL.

 

1994-1995                             Graduate Research Assistant                    Gainesville, FL

                                                   University of Florida

 

I conducted a survey to detect 21cm emission from shell elliptical galaxies.

 

1989-1991                             Graduate Research Assistant                 East Lansing, MI

                                                   Michigan State University

 

I conducted my master's thesis research to determine the effect of companion

galaxies on Seyfert galaxy activity. In particular, I ran computer simulations to

search for correlations between companion frequency, separation and angular

momentum with Seyfert galaxy type.

 

1988-1989                             Undergraduate Research Assistant      East Lansing, MI

                                                   Michigan State University

 

For my undergraduate thesis, I observed Seyfert galaxies to search for bar-like

structures in their nuclear regions. These structures are thought to be a mechanism

for funneling material to smaller radii where it is eventually captured by a central

supermassive black hole.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2004-Present                         Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics       Orem, UT

                                                    Utah Valley University

 

Responsible for teaching lower and upper division undergraduate physics and

astronomy courses.

 

2003-2004                              Undergraduate Research Advisor            Ann Arbor, MI

                                                    University of Michigan

 

I mentored an undergraduate astronomy student. She was responsible for the

reduction and analysis of mid-infrared imaging data for my binary star research.

 

 

1994-1995                                Teaching Assistant                                       Gainesville, FL

                                                     University of Florida

 

Responsibilities included teaching sections of introductory astronomy labs for non

science majors, participating in public night programs at the campus observatory,

and assisting with public outreach programs for the general public and at local

schools.

 

1991-1994                                Physics and Astronomy Instructor        East Peoria, IL

                                                      Illinois Central College

 

Responsible for the overall physics and astronomy program, including the

development and implementation of all course related material. Teaching duties

included both large sections of general astronomy and physics, as well as smaller

physics/astronomy courses for undergraduate physical science majors. In other

areas, I taught chemistry labs and physical/environmental science courses.

 

1989-1991                                 Teaching Assistant                                   East Lansing, MI

                                                       Michigan State University

 

My primary duties involved teaching lecture and laboratory courses in physics and

astronomy to both physics/astronomy majors and non-science majors. In addition, I

assisted with the public night programs that were held at the campus observatory.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS

 

I have extensive observing experience at optical, near/mid-infrared and millimeter

(single dish and interferometric) wavelengths. In addition, I have extensive

experience with many different data reduction/analysis procedures. Furthermore, I

have been very successful with grant proposal and observing proposal writing.

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

Extensive computing experience including programming with FORTRAN and IRAF;

working knowledge of several image reduction packages including IRAF and IDL;

familiarity with various operating systems including UNIX, DOS, WINDOWS, and

LINUX; a working knowledge of several word processing programs (WordPerfect

and MicrosoftWord); Network editing (NetscapeComposer, HTML);  typesetting

programs (HTML, TeX and LaTeX).

 

 

Refereed Publications

 

 1.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M.,  & Tinney, C. 2010, ``A Methane Imaging Survey for T

       Dwarfs in the Rho Ophiuchi Molecular Cloud", Astrophysical Journal Letters, in

        press.

 

 2.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Jarrett, T.H., Sahai, R., Weinberger, A.J., & Ybarra, J.E.

       2009, ``Molecular Hydrogen Outflows in the Rho Ophiuchi Molecular Cloud",

       Astonomical Journal, in press.

 

 3.  Duchene, G., Delgado-Donate, E., Haisch, Jr., K.E., Loinard, L., & Rodriguez, L.F.

       2007, in Protostars and Planets V, ``New Observational Frontiers in the

       Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects", 379.

 

 4.  Brandeker, A., Jayawardhana, R., Khavari, P., Haisch Jr., K.E., & Mardones, D. 2006,

       ``Deficit of Wide Binaries in the Eta Chamaeleontis Young Cluster", Astrophysical

        Journal, 652, 1572.

 

 5.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Ressler, M., & Greene, T.P. 2006, ``A Mid-Infrared

      Multiplicity Survey of Class I/Flat-Spectrum Systems in Six Nearby Molecular

      Clouds", Astronomical Journal, 132, 2675.

 

 6.  Ybarra, J.E., Barsony, M., Haisch, Jr., K.E., Jarrett, T.H., Sahai, R., & Weinberger, A.J.,

       2006, ``First Evidence of a Precessing Jet Excavating a Protostellar Envelope",

       Astrophysical Journal, 647, 159.

 

 7.  Jha, S., & 83 coauthors. 2006, ``UBVRI Light Curves of 44 Type Ia Supernova",

      Astronomical Journal, 131, 527.

 

 8.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Jayawardhana, R., &  Alves, J. 2005, ``Constraints on Inner Disk

      Evolution Timescales: A Disk Census of the Eta Chamaeleontis Young Cluster",

      Astrophysical Journal, 627, L57.

 

 9.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P., Barsony, M., & Stahler, S.W. 2004, ``A Near-Infrared

      Multiplicity Survey of Class I/Flat-Spectrum Systems in Six Nearby Molecular

      Clouds'', Astronomical Journal, 127, 1747.

 

10.  Jayawardhana, R., Ardila, D.R., Stelzer, B., & Haisch Jr., K.E. 2003, ``A Disk Census

       for Young Brown Dwarfs", Astronomical Journal, 126, 1515.

 

11.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P., Barsony, M., & Ressler, M. 2002, Astronomical

        Journal, ``An Infrared Multiplicity Survey of Class I/Flat-Spectrum Systems in

        the Rho Ophiuchi and Serpens Molecular Clouds'', Astronomical Journal, 124,

        2841.

 

12.  Herbst, W., Hamilton, C.M., Vrba, F.J., Ibrahimov, M.A., Bailer-Jones, C.A.L, Mundt,

        R., Lamm, M., Mazeh, T., Webster, Z., Haisch Jr., K.E., Williams, E.C., Rhodes, A.H.,

        Balonek, T.J., Scholz, A., & Riffeser, A. 2002, PASP, ``Fine Structure in the

        Circumstellar Disk of a Young, Solar-like Star: the Unique Eclipses of KH 15D'',

        Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 114, 1167.

 

13.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., & Lada, C.J. 2001, Astrophysical Journal Letters, ``Disk

        Frequencies and Lifetimes in Young Clusters '', Astrophysical Journal, 553, L153.

 

14.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., & Lada, C.J. 2001, Astronomical Journal,

        ``Circumstellar Disks in the IC 348 Cluster'', Astronomical Journal, 121, 2065.

 

15.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., Pina, R.K., Telesco, C.M., & Lada, C.J. 2001,

        Astronomical Journal, ``A Mid-Infrared Study of the Young Stellar Population in

        the NGC 2024 Cluster'', Astronomical Journal, 121, 1512.

 

16.  Lada, C.J., Muench, A.A., Haisch Jr, K.E., Lada, E.A., Alves, J.F., Tollestrup, E.V, &

        Willner, S.P. 2000, Astronomical Journal, ``Infrared L-Band Observations of the

        Trapezium Cluster: A Census of Circumstellar Disks and Candidate Protostars'',

        Astronomical Journal, 120, 3162.

 

17.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., & Lada, C.J. 2000, Astronomical Journal, ``A Near

        Infrared L-Band Survey of the Young Embedded Cluster NGC 2024'',

        Astronomical Journal, 120, 1396.

 

 

Unrefereed Publications and Presentations

 

 1.  Higley, S.J., Haisch Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., \& Tinney, C. 2010, in Bulletin of the

       American Astronomical Society, ``Methane Imaging Search for Planetary Mass

       Objects in Rho Ophiuchi", 215, 334.

 

 2.  Haisch Jr., K.E. 2009, Recipes for Making Brownies: Theory vs. Observations

       Meeting, ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ``Methane Imaging of Brow

       Dwarfs and Planetary Mass Objects in Rho Ophiuchi", contributed talk.

 

 3.  Haisch Jr., K.E. 2009, New Technologies for Probing the Diversity of Brown

       Dwarfs and Exoplanets Meeting, Shanghai, China, ``Methane Imaging of Brown

       Dwarfs and Planetary Mass Objects in Rho Ophiuchi", contributed talk.

 

 4.  Barsony, M., Wolf-Chase, G.A., Ciardi, D.R., O'Linger, J., Haisch Jr., K.E., & Jarrett,

       T.H. 2008, ``Mid-Infrared Molecular Hydrogen Imaging of the Nearest Twisted

       Protostellar Outflow: Spitzer IRS Spectral Mapping of IRAS 16253-2429", poster

       paper.

 

 5.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Cotera, A., Gray, W., Higley, S., Jarrett, T., Ragozzine,

       B., Sahai, R., & Ybarra, J. 2007, in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society,

       ``Molecular Hydrogen Outflows in Rho Ophiuchi", 210, 8706.

 

 6.  Haisch Jr., K.E. 2007, From Stars to Planets: Connecting Our Understanding of

       Star and Planet Formation, Gainesville, Florida, ``New Observational Frontiers in

       the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects", invited talk.

 

 7.  Barsony, M., Greene, T.P., & Haisch Jr., K.E. 2006, in Bulletin of the American

      Astronomical Society, ``Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Young Binaries", 209,

      1204.

 

 8.  Haisch Jr., K.E. Barsony, M., Ressler, M.E., & Greene, T.P. 2006, in Bulletin of the

      American Astronomical Society, ``A Mid-Infrared Survey of Class I/Flat-Spectrum

      Binary/Multiple Systems", 209, 3008.

 

 9.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Ressler, M., & Greene, T.P. 2006, The Early Phase of

       Star Formation Workshop, Ringberg Castle, Germany, ``Mid-Infrared

       Observations of Class I/Flat-Spectrum Systems in Six Nearby Molecular Clouds",

       poster paper.

 

10.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Greene, T.P., & Ressler, M. 2005, in Bulletin of the

        American Astronomical Society, ``Mid-Infrared Observations of Class I/Flat

        Spectrum Systems in Six Nearby Molecular Clouds", 207, 1476.

 

11.  Barsony, M., & 20 coauthors. 2005, in Bulletin of the American Astronomical

        Society, ``Protostellar Outflows in Spitzer Data", 207, 6326.

 

12.  Haisch, Jr., K.E. 2005, ASIAA/TIARA Star Formation Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan,

        ``New Observational Frontiers in the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects",

        invited talk.

 

13.  Haisch, Jr., K.E., Jayawardhana, R., & Alves, J. 2004, in Bulletin of the American

        Astronomical Society, ``Constraints on Inner Disk Evolution Timescales: A Disk

        Census of the Eta Chamaeleontis Young Cluster", 205, 1706.

 

14.  Springsteen, S., Haisch, Jr., K.E., Barsony, M., Greene, T.P., & Stahler, S.W. 2004, in

        Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, ``Mid-Infrared Observations of

        Class I/Flat-Spectrum Objects in the Rho Ophiuchi, Serpens, and Chamaeleon I &

        II Dark Clouds", 203, 9407.

 

15.  Haisch, Jr., K.E. 2004, ESO Astrophysics Symposium Proceedings, ``Close

        Companions to Nearby Young Stars from Adaptive Optics Imaging on VLT and

        Keck", Springer, 177.

 

16.  Hamilton, C., Herbst, W., Bailer-Jones, C., Mundt, R., Lamm, M., Vrba, F.,

        Ibraghimov, M., Mazeh, T., Webster, Z.T., Haisch, K., Williams, W., Rhodes, A.,

        Balonek, T., Scholz, A., & Riffeser, A. 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten,

        Supplementary Issue 2, 324, 9.

 

17.  Haisch Jr., K.E. 2003, ESO Workshop, Garching, Germany, ``Science with

        Adaptive Optics'', invited talk.

 

18.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P., Barsony, M., & Stahler, S.W. 2003, IAU Symposium

        Proceedings, ``On the Multiplicity of Nearby Class I/Flat-Spectrum Systems'',

        221, 23.

 

19.  Jayawardhana, R., Mohanty, S., Basri, G., Ardila, D.R., Stelzer, B., & Haisch, Jr., K.E.

        2003, Proceedings of the Ouro Preto, Brazil Colloquium, ``Observational Clues to

        Brown Dwarf Origins", Kluwer-Dordrecht, 251.

 

20.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P., Barsony, M., & Stahler, S.W. 2003, Ouro Preto,

        Brazil, ``Open Issues in Local Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution'', poster

        paper.

 

21.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P.,  & Stahler, S.W. 2002, in Bulletin of the American

        Astronomical Society, ``A Near-Infrared Multiplicity Survey of Class I/Flat

        Spectrum Systems in Six Nearby Molecular Clouds'', 201, 9304.

 

22.  Hamilton, C.M., Herbst, W., Rhodes, A., Bailer-Jones, C.A.L., Mundt, R., Vrba,

        F.J., Mazeh, T., von Hippel, T., Crowe, R., Ibrimahov, M., Haisch Jr., K.E., Webster,

        Z. & Scholz, A. 2002, in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society,

        ``Detection of Significant Structure in the Circumstellar Disk of a Pre-Main

        Sequence Star'', 200, 1107.

 

23.  Lada, C.J., Lada, E.A., Muench, A.A., Haisch Jr., K.E., & Alves, J. 2002, in The Origins

        of Stars and Planets: The VLT View, ``Infrared Imaging of Embedded Clusters:

        Constraints for Star and Planet Formation'', p. 155.

 

24.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Greene, T.P., Barsony, M. & Ressler, M. 2001, in Bulletin of the

        American Astronomical Society, ``A Near/Mid-Infrared Imaging Survey for

        Protostellar Binaries in Rho Ophiuchus and Serpens'', 199, 410.

 

25.  Haisch Jr., K.E., & Lada, E.A. 2001, in The Eleventh Cool Stars, Stellar Systems

         and the Sun, ``Formation and Evolution of Circumstellar Disks,'' 223, 19.

 

26.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A. & Lada, C.J. 2001, Star Formation Workshop; Santa

        Cruz, California, ``Circumstellar Disk Frequencies and Lifetimes in Young

        Clusters'', poster presentation.

 

27.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., & Lada, C.J. 2000, in Bulletin of the American

        Astronomical Society, ``Circumstellar Disk Properties in Young Stellar Clusters'',

        197, 2402.

 

28.  Lada, C.J., Muench, A.A., Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., Alves. J.F., Tollestrup, E.V., &

        Willner, S.P. 2000, in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, ``A Census

        of Protoplanetary Disks and Candidate Protostars in the Trapezium Cluster'',

       197, 9104.

 

29.  Roberts, E.R., Backman, D.E., Stauffer, J.R., Barrado y Navascues, D., Jeffries, R.D.,

        Haisch Jr., K.E., & Dalton, J.J. 2000, in Bulletin of the American Astronomical

        Society, ``Open Cluster Lower Main Sequences at Ages 15 to 35 Myr'', 196, 4202.

 

30.  Haisch Jr., K.E., Lada, E.A., & Lada, C.J. 1999, in Bulletin of the American

        Astronomical Society,