My research project focuses on the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, particularly transiting hot Jupiters. I use sophisticated radiative transfer models (VSTAR) to compare to spectra and photometric data from Gemini (Flamingos2), Hubble and Spitzer telescopes. I am also involved in the construction of a polarimeter (HIPPI), and complimentary models of polarised light from exoplanets and of the effects of the interstellar medium on polarimetric observations of nearby stars.
I have also done some work during my candidacy modeling the deuterium in the atmosphere of Uranus. Generally speaking, I am interested in atmospheres, planet/star formation and in brown dwarfs.
Find out more about me at My Astro Blog or the Australian Centre for Astrobiology.