Professor Mazin attended Yale University, graduating in 1997. He then attended the California Institute of Technology, graduating with a doctorate in Astrophysics in August, 2004. After a short post-doc at Caltech, he went to work as a scientist at JPL in March, 2005. He joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara in September, 2008, where he leads a lab dedicated to the development of optical/UV/X-ray Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) and astronomical instrumentation for time and energy resolved studies. His current research focus is building and using MKID-based instruments for detecting and characterizing nearby exoplanets. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2010, and the Worster Chair in Experimental Physics in 2017.
Office: 2015H Broida Hall
Professor Benjamin Mazin
Worster Chair in Experimental Physics
Dr. Jeb Bailey
Jeb is a Project Scientist at UCSB who joined the group in May 2018. Prior to joining Mazin Lab, Dr. Bailey was a calibration scientist for the JWST MIRI instrument working out of Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands. He received his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Michigan in 2015 where he helped design and commission the Michigan/Magellan Fiber System for the Magellan Clay Telescope. His scientific research focuses on the precision kinematics of and exoplanets within open star clusters.
Nastazia recently graduated from UCSB Physics, and is currently working as a fabrication technician in Mazin Lab.