Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yanga R. Fernández


Univ. of Central Florida
Dept. of Physics
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816-2385
Ph: +1-407-823-6939
Fax: +1-407-823-5112
Email: yan (at) ucf (dot) edu

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D. Astronomy, 1999.
Dissertation: Physical Properties of Cometary Nuclei

University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Astronomy, 1995.

California Institute of Technology, B.S. with Honors, Astronomy, 1993.

Professional Experience
2011-present
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida.
2005-2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida.
2002-2005
SIRTF Fellow, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai`i.
Supervisor: Prof. D. C. Jewitt.
1999-2002
Scientific Researcher, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai`i.
Supervisors: Prof. D. C. Jewitt, Prof. K. J. Meech.
1996-1999
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park.
Advisor: Prof. M. F. A'Hearn.
1994-1996
Graduate School Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park.
Advisor: Dr. L. A. McFadden.
1994-1996
Teaching Assistant, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park.
1993-1994
Goddard High-Energy Astrophysics Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Supervisor: Dr. K. A. Arnaud.
1992
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology.
Advisor: Prof. S. R. Kulkarni.

Honors and Awards
SIRTF Fellowship. 2002 - 2005.

Graduate School Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park. 1994 - 1996.

Goddard High-Energy Astrophysics Fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center. 1993 - 1994.

Spalding Fellowship, California Institute of Technology. 1990 - 1993.

Minor Planet (12225) Yanfernandez named in honor.

Invited Presentations
``Sizes, Shapes and Size Distributions of Asteroids and Comets,'' presented at Future Ground-based Solar System Research: Synergies with Space Probes and Space Telescopes, Portoferraio, LI, Italy, September 2008.

``The Enigmatic Behavior of Comet Encke,'' presented at Belton Symposium: Journey Through the Solar System, Tucson, AZ, November 2006.

``Review of Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of Small Bodies,'' presented at IAU Symposium 229, Comets Asteroids Meteors, Búzios, RJ, Brazil, August 2005.

``Size and Activity of Comet Hale-Bopp,'' presented at IAU Colloquium 186, Cometary Science After Hale-Bopp, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, January 2002.

``Physical Properties of Comet Hale-Bopp,'' presented at Washington Area Astronomers meeting, Fairfax, VA, October 1997.

Professional Societies
American Astronomical Society, Division for Planetary Sciences
American Geophysical Union
International Astronomical Union


Refereed Publications
[Citations in ADS database]

E. A. Kramer, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2014. A Dynamical Analysis of the Dust Tail of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) at High Heliocentric Distances. Icarus 236, 136. [ADS, arXiv]

J. P. Emery, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2014. Thermal Infrared Observations and Thermophysical Characterization of OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroid (101955) Bennu. Icarus 234, 17. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2013. Thermal properties, sizes, and size distribution of Jupiter-family cometary nuclei.. Icarus 226, 1138. [ADS, arXiv]

L. O'Rourke, et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2013. Determination of an upper limit for the water outgassing rate of main-belt comet P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS). Astrophys. J. 774, L13. [ADS]

M. S. Kelley, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2013. The persistent activity of Jupiter-family comets at 3-7 AU. Icarus 225, 475. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2013. Centaurs and scattered disk objects in the thermal infrared: Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE observations. Astrophys. J. 773, 22. [ADS, arXiv]

A. S. Rivkin et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2013. The NEO (175706) 1996 FG3 in the 2-4 μm spectral region: Evidence for an aqueously altered surface. Icarus 223, 493. [ADS]

K. J. Meech et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2013. The demise of comet 85P/Boethin, the first EPOXI mission target. Icarus 222, 662. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2012. WISE/NEOWISE preliminary analysis and highlights of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko near nucleus environs. Astrophys. J. 758, 18. [ADS]

H. Campins et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2012. Spectra of asteroid families in support of Gaia. Planetary & Space Science 73, 95. [ADS]

H. H. Hsieh et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2012. Discovery of main-belt comet P/2006 VW139 by Pan-STARRS1. Astrophys. J. Letters 748, L15. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2012. WISE/NEOWISE observations of active bodies in the Main Belt. Astrophys. J. 747, 49. [ADS]

J. Licandro et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2012. 5-14 μm Spitzer spectra of Themis family asteroids. A.&Ap. 537, 73. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. WISE/NEOWISE observations of comet 103P/Hartley 2. Astrophys. J. 738, 171. [ADS]

K. J. Meech et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. EPOXI: 103P/Hartley 2 observations from a worldwide campaign. Astrophys. J., 734, L1. [ADS]

M. J. S. Belton et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. Stardust-NExT, Deep Impact, and the accelerating spin of 9P/Tempel 1. Icarus 213, 345. [ADS]

K. J. Meech et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. Deep Impact, Stardust-NExT and the Behavior of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from 1997 to 2010. Icarus 213, 323. [ADS]

C. Magri et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. Radar and photometric observations and shape modeling of contact binary near-Earth asteroid (8567) 1996 HW1. Icarus 214, 210. [ADS]

J. Ziffer et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2011. Near-Infrared spectroscopy of primitive asteroid families. Icarus 213, 538. [ADS]

H. Campins et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2010. Water ice and organics on the surface of the asteroid 24 Themis. Nature 464, 1320. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández 2009. That's the way the comet crumbles: Splitting Jupiter-family comets. Plan. & Sp. Sci. 57, 1218. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2009. Albedos of small Jovian Trojans. Astron.J. 138, 240. [ADS]

J. Licandro, et al., including Y. R. Fernández et al. 2009. Spitzer observations of the asteroid-comet transition object and potential spacecraft target 107P (4015) Wilson-Harrington. A.&Ap. 507, 1667. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, Y. R. Fernández et al. 2009. Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of the nucleus of comet 103P/Hartley 2. P.A.S.P. 121, 968. [ADS]

H. H. Hsieh, D. Jewitt, Y. R. Fernández 2009. Albedos of Main-Belt Comets 133P/Elst-Pizarro and 176P/LINEAR. Astrophys.J. 694, L114. [ADS]

H. Campins et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2009. Spitzer observations of spacecraft target 162173 (1999 JU3). A.&Ap. 503, L17. [ADS]

H. Campins, M. S. Kelley, Y. R. Fernández et al. 2009. Low-perihelion near-Earth asteroids. Earth Moon & Plan. 105, 159. [ADS]

I. M. Coulson et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2009. JCMT observations of the Deep Impact event. In Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelength (H. U. Käufl and C. Sterken, Eds.), Springer, Berlin, pp. 69-72. [ADS]

J. Pittichova, Y. R. Fernández, K. J. Meech 2009. Dust evolution of comet 9P/Tempel 1. In Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelength (H. U. Käufl and C. Sterken Eds.), Springer, Berlin, pp. 317-322. [ADS]

LSST Science Collaborations and LSST Project 2009. LSST Science Book, Version 2.0, arXiv:0912.0201. (Contributing author to "The Solar System.") [ADS]

O. Groussin et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2009. The size and thermal properties of the nucleus of comet 22P/Kopff. Icarus 199, 568. [ADS]

N. Dello Russo et al., including Y. R. Fernández et al. 2008. The volatile composition of comet 17P/Holmes after its extraordinary outburst. Ap. J. 680, 793. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer et al., including Y. R. Fernández et al. 2008. The large-grained dust coma of 174P/Echeclus. P.A.S.P. 120, 393. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2007. Near-infrared light curve of comet 9P/Tempel 1 during Deep Impact. Icarus 187, 220. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2007. Planetary science goals for the Spitzer warm era. In The Science Opportunities of the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop (L. J. Storrie-Lombardi & N. A. Silberman, Eds.), AIP, Melville, NY, pp. 184-212. [ADS]

D. P. Cruikshank et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2007. Physical properties of trans-neptunian objects. In Protostars and Planets V (B. Reipurth et al., Eds.), U. Ariz. Press, Tucson, pp. 879-893. [ADS]

J. P. Emery et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2007. Ices on (90377) Sedna: Confirmation and compositional constraints. A.&Ap. 466, 395. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2006. Comet 162P/Siding Spring: A Surprisingly Large Nucleus. Astron.J. 132, 1354. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2006. Review of Spitzer Space Telescope observations of small bodies. In Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposium 229 (D. Lazzaro et al., Eds.), Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, pp. 121-131. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2006. Spitzer spectral observations of the Deep Impact ejecta. Science 313, 635. [ADS]

H. U. Käufl et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2006. Pre-impact mid-IR and optical observations of comet 9P/Tempel 1. Earth Moon & Plan. 97, 331. (Volume 97 technically has a 2005 date.) [ADS]

D. P. Cruikshank et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2006. Solar System observations with Spitzer Space Telescope. In The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos (L. Armus and W. T. Reach, Eds.), Astron. Soc. Pacific, San Francisco, pp. 23-30. [ADS]

J. Ziffer et al., including, Y. R. Fernández, 2006. Near infrared spectra of two asteroids with low Tisserand invariant. Eart Moon & Plan. 97, 203. (Volume 97 technically has a 2005 date.) [ADS]

H. Campins et al., including Y. R. Fernández, 2006. Nuclear spectra of comet 162P/Siding Spring (2004 TU12). Astron.J. 132, 1346. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2005. Albedos of asteroids in comet-like orbits. Astron.J. 130, 308. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2005. New near-aphelion light curves of comet 2P/Encke. Icarus 175, 194. [ADS]

Abell, P. A., Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2005. Physical characteristics of comet nucleus C/2001 OG108 (LONEOS). Icarus 179, 174. [ADS]

M. J. S. Belton, N. H. Samarasinha, Y. R. Fernández, K. J. Meech 2005. The excited spin state of comet 2P/Encke. Icarus 175, 181. [ADS]

K. J. Meech, M. F. A'Hearn, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2005. The Deep Impact Earth-based campaign. Space Science Reviews 117, 297. [ADS]

P. L. Lamy, I. Toth, Y. R. Fernández, H. A. Weaver 2005. The sizes, shapes, albedos, and colors of cometary nuclei. In Comets II (M. Festou et al., Eds.), U. Az. Press, Tucson, pp. 223--264. [ADS]

K. J. Meech et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2005. Deep Impact: Observations from a World-Wide Earth-Based Campaign. Science 310, 265. [ADS]

Lisse, C. M., et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2005. Rotationally resolved 8-35 micron Spitzer Space Telescope observations of the nucleus of comet 9P/Tempel 1 Ap. J. 625, L139. [ADS]

Cruikshank, D. P., et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2005. The high-albedo Kuiper Belt object (55565) 2002 AW197. Ap. J. 624, L53. [ADS]

M. J. S. Belton, et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2005. Deep Impact: Working properties for the target nucleus -- comet 9P/Tempel 1. Space Science Reviews 117, 137. [ADS]

J. A. Stansberry, et al., including Y. R. Fernández 2004. Spitzer observations of the dust coma and nucleus of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1. Ap. J. Supp. 154, 463. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2004. A tale of two very different comets: ISO and MSX measurements of dust emission from 126P/IRAS (1996) and 2P/Encke (1997). Icarus 171, 444. [ADS]

H. H. Hsieh, D. C. Jewitt, Y. R. Fernández 2004. The strange case of 133P/Elst-Pizarro: A comet amongst the asteroids. Astron.J. 127, 2997. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2003. The albedo distribution of Jovian Trojan asteroids. Astron.J. 126, 1563. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2003. The nucleus of Deep Impact target comet 9P/Tempel 1. Icarus 164, 481. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer, K. J. Meech, Y. R. Fernández et al. 2003. Physical survey of 24 Centaurs with visible photometry. Icarus 166, 195. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer, Y. R. Fernández et al. 2003. An optical survey of the active Centaur C/NEAT (2001 T4). P.A.S.P. 115, 981. [ADS]

D. C. Jewitt, S. S. Sheppard, and Y. R. Fernández 2003. 143P/Kowal-Mrkos and the shapes of cometary nuclei. Astron.J. 125, 3366. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández 2002. The nucleus of comet Hale-Bopp: size and activity. Earth Moon & Planets 89, 3. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2002. Thermal properties of Centaurs Asbolus and Chiron. Astron.J. 123, 1050. [ADS]

H. Campins and Y. R. Fernández 2002. Surface characteristics of cometary nuclei. Earth Moon & Planets 89, 117. [ADS]

J. M. Bauer, K. J. Meech, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2002. Observations of the Centaur 1999 UG5: Evidence of a unique outer Solar System surface. P.A.S.P. 114, 1309. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, A. Schulz, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 2002. Discovery of an extremely red object in the field of HD 155826. Astrophys.J. 570, 779. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, M. F. A'Hearn, Y. R. Fernández, S. B. Peschke 2002. A search for trends in cometary dust emission. In Dust in the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems (S. F. Green, I. P. Williams, J. A. M. McDonnell, N. McBride, Eds.), pp.259-268. Pergamon. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2001. Low albedos among extinct comet candidates. Astrophys.J. 553, L197. [ADS]

D. C. Jewitt and Y. R. Fernández 2001. Physical properties of planet-crossing objects. In Collisional Processes in the Solar System (H. Rickman and M. Marov, Eds.), pp. 143-161. Kluwer, Dordrecht. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 2000. Physical properties of the nucleus of comet 2P/Encke. Icarus 147, 145. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 1999. The nucleus and inner coma of comet Hale-Bopp: Results from a stellar occultation. Icarus 140, 205. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 1999. Infrared observations of the dust emitted by comet Hale-Bopp. Earth Moon & Planets 78, 251. [ADS]

C. M. Lisse, Y. R. Fernández, et al. 1999. The nucleus of comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2). Icarus 140, 189. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 1997. Analysis of POSS images of comet-asteroid transition object 107P/1949 W1 (Wilson-Harrington). Icarus 128, 114. [ADS]

Y. R. Fernández et al. 1997. X-Band VLA observations of comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2) and implications for nuclear properties. Plan. & Sp. Sci. 45, 735. [ADS]

I. de Pater, et al.including Y. R. Fernández 1997. BIMA array observations of comet Hyakutake: upper limit to the 2.7 mm continuum emission. Plan. & Sp. Sci. 45, 731. [ADS]

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