Keri Hoadley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Keri Hoadley is an expert in far-ultraviolet astrophysics. She studies a wide variety of astronomical topics, including the interstellar gas, star and planet formation, the nearly invisible gas surrounding all galaxies, and stellar collisions. She is also a leader in space ultraviolet spectrographs and telescopes, managing a variety of NASA suborbital missions (and currently spearheading the next flight of FIREBall-2) and being a core team member on future UV space missions (Aspera, Hyperion). She secured a prize postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech prior to her arrival at the University of Iowa for her leadership role on FIREBall-2. In 2021, she received NASA's prestigious Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics for rising PIs among early career scientists.

Research areas
  • Astrophysics
  • Space Instrumentation
Keri Hoadley
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2017
Contact Information

412 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States