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Mail Code: MC 249-17
My research interests lie in instrumentation and algorithms for the direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets. Particularly, I work on developing new techniques for high contrast, high resolution spectroscopy. I apply these concepts to existing and future instruments to improve the capabilities of the Astronomy community as a whole. My thesis work is to develop, validate, and deploy a new fiber nulling technique, known as Vortex Fiber Nulling, for characterizing exoplanets at extremely small inner working angles. I also support the HCST testbed in our lab as well as the KPIC instrument at the Keck II Telescope in Hawaii.
Daniel Echeverri was born in Colombia and moved to Central Jersey at the age of 5. After high school, he went to nearby Princeton University, pursuing a bachelors degree in Mechanical and Aerospace and Engineering. At Princeton he worked with Professor Jeremy Kasdin as an undergraduate research assistant in the High Contrast Imaging Laboratory. Following an internship at JPL in 2016, he returned to work in the ET Lab in 2017, starting his PhD in 2018. Outside of the lab, he likes to run, hike, and play board games.