Yingjie Cheng

Teaching Assistant
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yingjiecheng@umass.edu

Office: 

LGRT 517-I

Address: 

University of Massachusetts Department of Astronomy LGRT-B 619E 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9305

Advisor: 

Mauro Giavalisco

Research Interests: 

My research interests focus primarily on galaxies and star forming regions. To be specific, I'm interested in how galaxies evolve and interact with their surrounding environment, how to understand star-formation processes and their feedback. I have experience in X-ray spectral analysis to study the starburst feedback and its impact on the surrounding ISM. I have also used infrared observations of a star-forming complex to study the protostar luminosity function and thus constrain the current star formation models. Currently, I’m working on the deep imaging and SED fitting of high-redshift galaxies, in order to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies