Dr. Ian Czekala

I am an assistant professor in the Astronomy and Astrophysics department at Pennsylvania State University, located in State College, PA, USA. I am also a Faculty Fellow of Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS). I am affiliated with Penn State’s Center for Astrostatistics and Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds.


My research interests include planet formation, protoplanetary disks, radio interferometry, synthesis imaging, high resolution spectroscopy, radial velocity, hierarchical Bayesian inference, and machine learning, among other topics. Here is a recent press release from NRAO highlighting some of our work on planet formation in circumbinary disk systems:

The Strange Orbits of ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Disks from NRAO Outreach on Vimeo.

Contact Information

415 Davey Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802, USA

Email: iczekala@psu.edu

CV and Publications

Curriculum Vitae PDF

All of my refereed publications are listed in an ADS library. The following is a snapshot of some recent publications:
ADS library link