Dr Veach has a PhD in Physics from Arizona State University.
Dr. Veach is an astrophysicist specializing in the design, fabrication, and operation of laboratory, ground-based, balloon-borne, and spaceflight astronomical instruments. His research interests include UV/VIS/IR imaging and spectroscopy, FIR interferometry, cryogenics, astronomical detector development, star formation, supernovae, extra-solar planet formation and evolution, and cosmological structure formation.
Dr. Veach has over 15 years’ experience with UV/VIS/IR imaging and spectroscopy, FIR interferometry, cryogenics, astronomical detector development, calibration, and cryogenic system design. Dr. Veach’s work has focused on the design of novel readout technology and characterization of astronomical detectors, the development of an FUV camera for a sounding rocket, and the cryogenic, mechanical, and electrical design for the Balloon Experimental Twin Telescopes for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) experiment. Dr. Veach has developed analog and digital electronic control circuitry, cryogenic thermal control systems, instrument control software, and astronomical data reduction software. Dr. Veach has extensive cryogenic experience at both LHe and LN2 temperatures and has developed multiple cryogenic instruments, including ground based instrument, rockets, and stratospheric balloons. Dr. Veach’s current research interests are in multi-messenger astronomy, systems engineering, developing new control systems for micro-Kelvin instrument control, photonic detector development, and general instrument development.