Welcome to my web home! I am in my 3rd year in the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST) Ph.D program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I am also a recipient of the NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship and member of the RIT Center for Detectors. Before coming to RIT, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy from the University of Arizona.
My research interests are experimental cosmology and near-infrared instrumentation. I am working with Dr. Michael Zemcov on the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment 2 (CIBER-2). We design and build an experiment with a rocket-borne optical/near-IR telescope, which we will then use to map the fluctuations in the intensity of the Extragalactic Background Light.
You can find an overview of my education, research projects, outreach and service activities, as well as related news on this webpage. If you have questions regarding my work, please contact me using the information below.
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Rochester Institute of Technology
Center for Detectors
Engineering Hall, Room 3175
74 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
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In the News
• Aug 18, 2017: Nguyen featured on Rochester Business Journal
• Aug 17, 2017: Nguyen featured on RIT University News [Read more...]
• Apr 13, 2017: Cosmic Optical Background research featured on Forbes [Read more...]
• Apr 11, 2017: Cosmic Optical Background research highlighted on RIT University News [Read more...]
• Aug 29, 2016: CSTARS team featured on ENGINEERING.com [Read more...]
• Aug 10, 2016: CSTARS team featured on RIT University News [Read more...]
• Spring/Summer 2016: Center for Detectors featured as key members of the RIT Future Photon Initiative [Read more...]