I am currently a postdoc at MIT in STAR Lab. As graduate researcher at Boston University I specialized in optical and ultraviolet instrumentation for space physics and astronomy, including the integration and launch of the PICTURE-B sounding rocket mission to test exoplanet imaging technologies.
Other projects I have contributed to include the Interstellar Medium Absorption Gradient Experiment Rocket (IMAGER), the Dual-Wavelength Echidna Lidar (DWEL), and analysis of data from RAIDS on the International Space Station (the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System). Before Boston University, I worked at LIGO Hanford Observatory.
Most years, I have a blast teaching the talented students at Astronomy Camp.
Some of the code I have written for both the lab and data analysis is available on github.com/douglase.
[Photo taken at Kitt Peak National Observatory].