Sachin Shenoy, Ph.D.
Dr. Sachin Shenoy is an astronomer working as a senior research scientist at Space Science Institute (SSI) in Boulder, CO. He continues as an instrument scientist working with two mid and far-infrared instruments: FORCAST and HAWC+ onboard NASA’s SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy), a highly modified 747 plane that contains a 2.5 meter telescope, flying at 40,000 ft performing astronomical observations in the near to far-infrared. In the coming year, after the shutdown of the SOFIA program, he is moving to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and will join Hubble Space Telscope’s Wide-Field Camera 3 (WFC3) team as a Principal Staff Scientist. His science interests are, understanding the physical and chemical properties of molecular clouds, effects of star formation on the interstellar grains, creation and destruction of organics in the interstellar medium and circumstellar disks. Prior to SOFIA, he was a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Ames Research Center, staff scientist at Spitzer Space Telescope Science Center, MIPSGAL postdoctoral fellow and adjunct faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sachin is an avid bird watcher and loves the outdoors, frequently volunteering for National Park Service, Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO), Astronomy on Tap, and local/city parks and recreation. He also enjoys cooking, traveling and long distance running.