Marcel Agüeros

Professor Marcel Agüeros’ research interests are time-domain astronomy, with a focus on stellar astrophysics and late stages of stellar evolution, especially white dwarfs. His current research uses new datasets and technologies to address classic questions in stellar astrophysics.

Before joining the Columbia University faculty, Professor Agüeros was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow in the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory for four years. For two of those years, he was also the Associate Director of Columbia's Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in the Natural Sciences (now in STEM), which he directed for a decade.

Professor Agüeros is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and of Columbia University's Distinguished Faculty Award and its Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. He received his B.A. in Astronomy from Columbia College, earned his M.Phil in Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Return to Service Awards