Hsiao-Wen Chen

(陳曉雯)

orcid.org/0000-0001-8813-4182

CONTACT

Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
The University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
U.S.A.
+1 (773) 702-8747
hchen (at) astro dot UChicago dot edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1999)
M.S. Physics, National Taiwan University (1994)
B.S. Physics, National Taiwan University (1992)

EXPERIENCE/SERVICE

Professor, the University of Chicago (2017-present)
Member of the AAS Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize Committee (2019-2021)
Member of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020), Panel on Galaxies
The University of Chicago Representative to the Magellan Council (2018-present)
Member of the Magellan SAC (2018-present)
James Webb Space Telescope Early Release Science Program review panel chair
Chair of the Space Telescope Users Committee (2016/2017)
Swift proposal review panel co-chair
Vice President of the International Astronomical Union IGM Commission (2015-2018)
Chair of the Adler Planetarium Visiting Committee (2014-2015)
Associate Professor, the University of Chicago (2012-2017)
Member of Adler Planetarium Visiting Committee (2012-2014)
Hubble Space Telescope proposal review panels/TAC
Member of ASIAA Advisory Panel (2014-2016)
Member of the Space Telescope Users Committee (2014-2017)
Member of the GMT Science Advisory Committee (2010-2015)
Member of AURA Observatory Council (2010-2013)
Senior Member, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (2007-present)
The University of Chicago Representative to AURA (2006-2015)
Assistant Professor, the University of Chicago (2005-2012)
Hubble Fellow, MIT (2002-2005)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Observatories (1999-2002)
Research Assistant, SUNY at Stony Brook (1996-1999)
Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996)
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995-1996)
Teaching Assistant, SUNY at Stony Brook (1995)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Image Slicer
Cosmic Ultraviolet Baryon Survey (CUBS)
A Multi-Sightline Investigation of the Complex Circumgalactic Medium
Halo Occupation of Dark Baryons using QSO Absorption-Line Systems
Gamma-ray Burst Afterglows as Cosmic Probes

GRANTS AND AWARDS

HST Cycle 25 Grant, COS Ultraviolet Baryon Survey (CUBS)
HST Cycle 25 Grant, Resolving the Multiphase ISM of an Elliptical Galaxy at z~0.4
NSF Extragalactic Research Grant, A Multi-Sightline Investigation of the Complex Circumgalactic Medium (2017-2020)
The University of Chicago Women’s Board Grant, Building An Image Slicer to Reveal the Invisible Cosmos (2017-2019)
HST Cycle 24 Grant, Resolving Fe-rich Neutral ISM in a Massive Quiescent Galaxy at z~0.4
HST Cycle 24 Grant, Differentiating Gas Infall and Outflows with Resolved Star Formation Morphology
HST Cycle 23 Grant, Characterizing Circumgalactic Gas around Passive Galaxies
HST Cycle 20 Grant, A Public Snapshot Survey of Galaxies Associated with O VI and Ne VIII Absorbers
HST Cycle 17 Director’s Discretionary Time, Unveiling the Dusty Starburst Galaxy Hosting GRB080607
HST Cycle 17 EPO Grant, Meteorology in Virgo: A 3D HD Video of the Structure & Dynamics of the Virgo Cluster
HST Cycle 17 Grant, The Structure and Dynamics of Virgo’s Intracluster Medium
HST Cycle 17 Grant, A WFC3 Grism Snapshot Survey for Lyman Limit Absorption at z = 2
NSF Extragalactic Research Grant, Gamma-ray Burst Afterglows as a New Probe of the Young Universe (2006-2009)
HST Cycle 15 EPO Grant, Core Sampling the Universe—An Interactive High-Definition Video
HST Cycle 15 Grant, An ACS Prism Snapshot Survey for z ~ 2 Lyman Limit Systems
HST Cycle 15 Grant, Unveiling Starburst Morphology of Distant Damped Ly-alpha Galaxies Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts
NASA Long-Term Space Astrophysics (LTSA) Grant (2005-2008)
Hubble Fellowship (2002-2005)
Swift GO Cycle 2, Probing Interstellar and Intergalactic Media at z > 1: Tracing the Evolution of Dust and Gas in the Ancient Universe with Swift Bursts (2005)
Swift GO Cycle 1, Probing Interstellar and Intergalactic Media at z > 1: Tracing the Evolution of Dust and Gas in the Ancient Universe with Swift Bursts (2004)
HST GO Cycle 11, ACS Grism Parallel Survey of Emission-line Galaxies at z < 7 (2002)
FUSE GO Cycle 2, Physical Properties of a z << 1 Lyman Limit System (2000)
American Astronomical Society Small Research Grant (2000)
Lee Wilcox Prize for outstanding thesis in experimental physics (2000)
Astronomical Society of New York Graduate Student Research Prize (2000)
Peter B. Kahn Fellowship (1999)

CURRENT AND PAST POSTDOCS

Dr. Erin Boettcher (2018 – 2021)
Dr. Yuko Kakazu (2011 – 2012)
Dr. Christopher Thom (2006-2009), executive manager at Quantium (2019– )

CURRENT AND PAST STUDENTS

Ms. Mandy Cuncheng Chen, U. Chiacgo PhD candidate, expected 2024
Mr. Naren Kasinath, U. Chicago undergrad research intern, (2020– )
Mr. Rohan Venkat, U. Chicago undergrad research intern, (2021– )
Mr. Carlos Carrillo-Gallegos, University of Chicago Leadership Alliance SR-EIP program (2021)
Ms. Soo May Wee, U. Chicago undergrad senior thesis in Physics Class of 2021
Dr. Fakhri Zahedy, U. Chicago PhD 2019, Carnegie Fellow (2019– )
Dr. Sean Johnson, U. Chicago PhD 2016, Assistant Professor, UMichigan, Ann Arbor (2020– )
Dr. Jean-Rene Gauthier, U. Chicago PhD 2011, Senior Principal Product Data Scientist at Oracle (2015–present)
Dr. Jia (Cameron) Liang (2012-2016), U. Chicago PhD 2018
Ms. Yun-Hsin Huang (2013-2015), U. Chicago masters student
Dr. Jennifer Helsby (2008-2009), summer REU student/full time research assistant, U. Chicago PhD 2015
Ms. Lindsey Pollack (2006-2008), UCSC masters student
Ms. Hanjue Zhu, U. Chicago undergrad Class of 2020, graduate student (2020– )
Mr. Michael Thew (2019), summer research intern
Ms. Abigail Burrus (2018), summer research intern
Ms. Rebecca Pierce (2015-2017), Research Assistant
Ms. Analis Lawrence (2017), summer REU student, University of Florida, physics graduate student (2018– )
Mr. Taweewat (Champ) Somboonpanyakul, UChicago undergrad senior thesis in Physics Class of 2015, MIT physics PhD 2021
Ms. Saki Kamon (2015), summer REU student
Mr. Gilberto Lopez (2010), summer REU student