Christopher R. Gelino
Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy
California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 105-24
Pasadena, CA 91102
cgelino AT

New Mexico State University:
    Ph.D. (Astronomy) June 2002
    M.S. (Astronomy) May 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
    B.S. (Astronomy) May 1995

Research Experience:
Research Assistant, Astronomy Department, NMSU: 1996-2002
Advisor: Dr. Mark Marley
Extrasolar planets: modeled reflected spectra and albedos
Martian hydrothermal processes: modified United States Geological Survey code to model Mars
Brown Dwarfs: far visible and near infrared observations, data reduction, and data analysis

Summer Research Assistant, Department of Astronomy, UIUC: Summer 1994

Advisor: Dr. John Dickel
performed image processing of Hubble Space Telescope images using the IRAF package

Other Experience:

NMSU Astronomy Department Webmaster: 2000-Present

maintained and updated department pages as needed

Teaching Assistant, Astronomy Department, NMSU: 1996-1999

Taught laboratory sections for undergraduate astronomy courses including:
introductory planetary class (3 semesters)
general introductory astronomy class (2 semesters + 1 summer session)
upper level undergraduate course (1 semester)

American Astronomical Society
Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS


"A Multi-wavelength Search for Photometric Variability in L Dwarfs," Gelino, C.R. 2002, Ph.D. dissertation New Mexico State Univ.

"A Case for Clouds in L dwarfs," Gelino, C.R., Marley, M.S., & Holtzman, J.A. 2003, in The Future of Cool-Star Astrophysics, Eds. A. Brown, G. M. Harper, & T. R. Ayres. Proceedings of 12th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, & The Sun (Boulder: Univ. Colorado), 676

"L dwarf Variability: I-band Observations," Gelino, C.R., Marley, M.S., Holtzman, J.A., Ackerman, A.S., & Lodders, K. 2002, ApJ, 577, 433

"Probing the Substellar Regime with SIRTF," Martin, E.L., Brandner, W., Jewitt, D.C., Simon, T., Wainscoat, R., Connelley, M., Marley, M., & Gelino, C. 2001, PASP, 113, 529

"Variability in an Unresolved Jupiter," Gelino, C.R. & Marley, M.S. 2000 in ASP Conf. Ser. 212, From Giant Planets to Cool Stars, editors C.A. Griffiths & M.S. Marley, (San Francisco: ASP), 322

"The Effect of Clouds on the Visible Spectra of Extrasolar Giant Planets," Stephens, D.C., Marley, M, Gelino, C.R., & Lunine, J.I. 2000, EM&P, 81, 105

"Model Bond Albedos of Extrasolar Giant Planets," Gelino, C.R., Marley, M., Stephens, D., Lunine, J., & Freedman, R. 1999, Phys. Chem. Earth (C), 24, 573

"Reflected Spectra and Albedos of Extrasolar Giant Planets. I. Clear and Cloudy Atmospheres," Marley, M.S., Gelino, C.R., Stephens, D., Lunine, J.I., & Freedman, R. 1999, ApJ, 513, 879

"Negative Search for a Counterpart to the Gamma Ray Repeater Source 0525-66," Dickel, J.R., Chu, Y.-H., Gelino, C., Beyer, R., Burton, M.G., Milne, D.K., Spyromilio, J., Green, D.A., Wilkinson, C., & Junkes, N. 1995, ApJ, 448, 623