Dr. Jared Males graduated from Brookings High School in 1994, and from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998. He then served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years as a submarine officer. Following his time in the Navy, Jared worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In 2008 he began pursuing a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Arizona, in Tucson.
Jared received his PhD in 2013, and was awarded a NASA Sagan Fellowship to continue his research at Arizona. In 2016 he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory. Jared’s research is focused on developing instruments and techniques to characterize exoplanets — planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. He is the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation funded instrument, called “MagAO-X”, which is being developed to image exoplanets from the Magellan telescope in Chile.
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