CV

Ivan Ramirez

Astrophysicist, Educator

Contact Information

Work Experience

  • Teaching
    • Tacoma Community College, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2016 – present
    • Austin Community College, Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2014 – 2016
  • Research
    • McDonald Observatory, Research Fellow, 2012 – 2016
    • Carnegie Observatories, Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 – 2011
    • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2008 – 2010
    • University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Research Assistant, 2003 – 2008
    • Space Telescope Science Institute, Research Assistant, 2003
    • Peruvian Space Agency, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2000 – 2003

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, PhD Astronomy, 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin, MA Astronomy, 2005
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru), BS Physics, 2002

Publications

  • About 130 entries in NASA’s Astrophysics Data System with over 4,500 citations; 30 first-author publications. Most cited first-author paper with about 370 citations; H-index = 26 (as of December 2017)
  • PhD Thesis: Spectroscopic Signatures of Granulation in K-type Dwarf Stars, May 2008
  • MA Thesis: Oxygen abundances in Nearby Stars, June 2005

Interests

  • Astronomy and physics education
  • High-resolution stellar spectroscopy
  • Chemical composition of stars

Skills

  • Programming
    • Advanced: IRAF, IDL, Python
    • Intermediate: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
  • Web-enhanced and Full Online teaching: Canvas, Google Drive
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Languages: English, Spanish