Associate Professor, The University of Chicago
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago. My research focuses on understanding how planetary systems form. I apply numerical models to investigate the physical and chemical evolution of planetary materials, ranging from the small dust grains suspended in protoplanetary disks to the many kilometer-scale objects which accrete together to form planets. I compare my models to the observed properties of meteorites and cometary samples in our own solar system and extend the models to understand what kinds of planets exist around other stars.
My personal web page is located at: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~fciesla/.