Curriculum Vitae

Most up-to-date publications list:




UC Santa Cruz
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Astronomy, September 2018
M.S. in Astronomy, June 2014
Dissertation: Characterizing Low-mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs and Upgrading NIRSPEC
Advisors: Profs. Ian McLean and Mike Fitzgerald

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

B.S. in Physics, B.A. in French, May 2012
Senior Thesis: Optical Design of a Red-Sensitive Spectrograph
Advisors: Profs. Darren DePoy and Jennifer Marshall
Magna Cum Laude, Undergraduate Research Scholar


NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2018 – current
UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2018 – 2020
Keck Visiting Scholar, W. M. Keck Observatory, August-October 2018

Awards & Honors

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2017-2018
NASA Group Achievement Award, 2017
Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award, 2017
IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship, January – July 2016
Bachmann Instrumentation Fellowship, March – September 2015

Refereed Publications

C. E. Hood, J. J. Fortney, M. R. Line, E. C. Martin, C. V. Morley, J. L. Birkby, Z. Rustamkulov, R. E. Lupu, R. S. Freedman, “Prospects for Characterizing the Haziest Sub-Neptune Exoplanets with High Resolution Spectroscopy.”, 2020 AJ, in press, arxiv:

M.-G. Suh, X. Yi, Y.-H. Lai, S. Leifer, I. S. Grudinin, G. Vasisht, E. C. Martin, M. P. Fitzgerald, G. Doppmann, J. Wang, D. Mawet, S. B. Papp, S. A. Diddams, C. A. Beichman, K. Vahala, ”Searching for Exoplanets Using a Microresonator Astrocomb.”, 2019, Nature Photonics, 13, 25-30. doi: 10.1038/s41566-018-0312-3

J. D. Kirkpatrick, E. C. Martin, R. L. Smart, et al., “Preliminary Trigonometric Parallaxes of 184 Late-T and Y Dwarfs and an Analysis of the Field Substellar Mass Function into the “Planetary” Mass Regime.”, 2019, ApJS, 240, 19, doi: 10.3847/1538-4365/aaf6af

E. C. Martin, J. D. Kirkpatrick, C. A. Beichman, R. L. Smart, J. K. Faherty, C. R. Gelino, M. C. Cushing, A. C. Schneider, E. L. Wright, P. J. Lowrance, J. Ingalls, C. G. Tinney, I. S. McLean, S. E. Logsdon, J. Lebreton. “Y Dwarf Trigonometric Parallaxes from the Spitzer Space Telescope.”, 2018, ApJ 867, 109, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae1af

S. E. Logsdon, G. N. Mace, I. S. McLean, E. C. Martin. “Probing Late-type T dwarf J – H Color Outliers for Signs of Age.”, 2018, ApJ, 867, 96, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aade9b

E. C. Martin, G. N. Mace, I. S. McLean, S. E. Logsdon, E. L. Rice, J. D. Kirkpatrick, A. J. Burgasser, M. R. McGovern, L. Prato. “Surface Gravities for 228 M, L, and T dwarfs in the NIRSPEC Brown Dwarf Spectroscopic Survey.” 2017, ApJ, 838, 73, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa6338

J. D. Kirkpatrick, K. Kellogg, A. C. Schneider, S. Fajardo-Acosta, M. C. Cushing, J. Greco, G. N. Mace, C. R. Gelino, E. L. Wright, P. R. M. Eisenhardt, D. Stern, J. K. Faherty, S. S. Sheppard, G. B. Lansbury, S. E. Logsdon, E. C. Martin, I. S. McLean, S. D. Schurr, R. M. Cutri, T. Conrow. “The AllWISE Motion Survey, Part 2.” 2016, ApJS, 224, 36. doi:10.3847/0067-0049/224/2/36

X. Yi, K. Vahala, J. Li, S. Diddams, G. Ycas, P. Plavchan, S. Leifer, J. Sandhu, G. Vasisht, P. Chen, P. Gao, J. Gagné, E. Furlan, M. Bottom, E. C. Martin, M. P. Fitzgerald, G. Doppmann, C. A. Beichman. “Demonstration of a Near-IR Line-Referenced Electro-Optical Laser Frequency Comb for Precision Radial Velocity Measurements in Astronomy.” 2016, Nature Communications, 7, 10436. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10436