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Curriculum Vitae

A PDF version of my cv.... and selected reprints are below.

Personal Information

Name:Nicholas Lane Chapman
Address:




CIERA - Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone:(847) 491-5626
Fax:(847) 467-0679
Home page:http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/nchapman
Citizenship:USA

Research Experience

2014– Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
2010–13 CIERA Postdoctoral Associate, Northwestern University.
  • Exploring the role of magnetic fields in low-mass cores.
  • Greatly improved the software pipeline by implementing proper treatment of covariance between any arbitrary number of pixels.
  • Developing the software analysis pipeline for HAWC+, a second-generation instrument for SOFIA (PI D. Dowell).
2007–10 Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Mapped the magnetic field in two regions of Taurus
  • Analysed the density, temperature, and chemistry of high-mass star-forming cores in Orion.
2002–07 Research Assistant , University of Maryland
  • Member of the Cores to Disks (PI Neal Evans) and Gould's Belt (PI Lori Allen) Spitzer Legacy Science Programs.
  • Responsible for band merging of source extractions from IRAC and MIPS instruments, source visualization, and automated source classification.

Teaching Experience

2011 Mentoring , Northwestern University.
  • Worked with one undergraduate on a project to analyze the instrumental polarization of SHARP, a sub-mm polarimeter.
2009–10 Adjunct Faculty , Glendale Community College in California.
  • Taught Astronomy 110 (The Solar System) and Astronomy 120 (Stars & Galaxies), with 20–30 students in each class.
  • In charge of creating the syllabus, lectures, homeworks, exams, in-class group activities, and periodic use of the one-campus planetarium.
2004–07 Mentoring, Unversity of Maryland.
  • Worked with undergraduates on the Cores to Disks and Gould's Belt and Spitzer Legacy Science Programs.
  • Trained students in using the software pipeline and lead the team during processing of data
2001–02 Teaching Assistant , University of Maryland.
  • Lead discussion sections, planned activities, and taught an introductory laboratory class.

Refereed Publications

Titles in boldface are papers where I am first author or contributed significantly to the science. Titles in italics are papers where I contributed to the data analysis and team work that enabled the paper.
  1. Ren, Z., Li, D., & Chapman, N. Massive Quiescent Cores in Orion: V. The Physical Structures on Sub-Jeans Scale and the Chemical Properties in Two Extremely Dense Cores , 2013, submitted [arXiv:1308.3935]
  2. Matthews, T. G., Ade, P. A. R., Angilè, F. E., et al. Lupus I Observations from the 2010 Flight of the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope for Polarimetry, 2013, submitted [arXiv:1307.3935]
  3. Zeng, L., Bennett, C. L., Chapman, N. L., Chuss, D. T., Jimenez-Serra, I., Novak, G., & Vaillancourt, J. E. The Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum of M17 , 2013, ApJ, 773, 29 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  4. Chapman, N. L., Novak, G., Davidson, J. A., Looney, L. W., et al. Alignment Between Flattened Protostellar Infall Envelopes and Ambient Magnetic Fields, 2013, ApJ, 770, 151 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  5. Stephens, I. W., Looney, L. W., Kwon, W., et al. The Magnetic Field Morphology of the Class 0 Protostar L1157-mm. 2013, ApJL, 769, L15.
  6. Dunham, M. M., Arce, H. G., Allen, L. E., et al. The Luminosities of Protostars in the Spitzer c2d and Gould Belt Legacy Clouds . 2013, AJ, 145, 94.
  7. Chapman, N. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Pineda, J. L., et al. The Magnetic Field in Taurus Probed by Infrared Polarization, 2011, ApJ, 741,21 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  8. Peterson, D. E., Caratti o Garatti, A., Bourke, T.~L., et al. The Spitzer Survey of Interstellar Clouds in the Gould Belt. III. A Multi-wavelength View of Corona Australis. 2011, ApJS, 194, 43.
  9. Davidson, J. A., Novak, G., Matthews, T. G., et al. Magnetic Field Structure Around Low-mass Class 0 Protostars: B335, L1527, and IC348-SMM2 , 2011, ApJ, 732, 97 [Link to ADS][reprint]
  10. Wahhaj, Z., Cieza, L., Koerner, D. W., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Weak-line T Tauri Stars. III. The Transition from Primordial Disks to Debris Disks. 2010, ApJ, 724, 835.
  11. Pineda, J. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Chapman, N., et al. The Relation Between Gas and Dust in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, 2010, ApJ, 721, 686 [Link to ADS][reprint]
  12. Chapman, N. L. & Mundy, L. G. Deep JHKs and Spitzer Imaging of Four Isolated Molecular Cloud Cores. 2009, ApJ, 699, 1866 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  13. Cieza, L. A., Padgett, D. L., Allen, L. E., et al. Primordial Circumstellar Disks in Binary Systems: Evidence for Reduced Lifetimes. 2009, ApJL, 696, L84.
  14. Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L. G., Lai, S.-P. & Evans, N. J., II. The Mid-Infrared Extinction Law in the Ophiuchus, Perseus, and Serpens Molecular Clouds. 2009, ApJ, 690, 496. [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  15. Merín, B., Jørgensen, J., Spezzi, L., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. XI. Lupus Observed with IRAC and MIPS. 2008, ApJL, 177, 551.
  16. Spezzi, L., Alcalá, J. M., Covino, E., et al. The Young Population of the Chamaeleon II Dark Cloud. 2008, ApJ, 680, 1295.
  17. Harvey, P. M., Huard, T. L., Jørgensen, J. K., et al. The Spitzer Survey of Interstellar Clouds in the Gould Belt. I. IC 5146 Observed With IRAC and MIPS. 2008, ApJ, 680, 495.
  18. Alcalá, J. M., Spezzi, L., Chapman, N., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. X. The Chamaeleon II Pre-Main-Sequence Population as Observed with IRAC and MIPS. 2008, ApJ, 676, 427.
  19. Gutermuth, R. A., Bourke, T. L., Allen, L. E., et al. The Spitzer Gould Belt Survey of Large Nearby Interstellar Clouds: Discovery of a Dense Embedded Cluster in the Serpens-Aquila Rift. 2008, ApJL, 673, L151.
  20. Padgett, D. L., Rebull, L. M., Stapelfeldt, K. R., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. VII. Ophiuchus Observed with MIPS. 2008, ApJ, 672, 1013.
  21. Cieza, L., Padgett, D. L., Stapelfeldt, K. R., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Weak-Line T Tauri Stars. II. New Constraints on the Timescale for Planet Building. 2007, ApJ, 667, 308.
  22. Chapman, N.L., Lai, S.-P., Mundy, L. G., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. IV. Lupus Observed with MIPS. 2007, ApJ, 667, 288 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  23. Rebull, L. M., Stapelfeldt, K. R., Evans, N. J., II, et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. VI. Perseus Observed with MIPS. 2007, ApJS, 171, 447.
  24. Harvey, P., Merín, B., Huard, T. L., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. IX. The Serpens YSO Population as Observed with IRAC and MIPS. 2007, ApJ, 663, 1149.
  25. Harvey, P. M., Rebull, L. M., Brooke, T., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. VIII. Serpens Observed with MIPS. 2007, ApJ, 663, 1139.
  26. Merín, B., Augereau, J.-C., van Dishoeck, E. F., et al. Abundant Crystalline Silicates in the Disk of a Very Low Mass Star. 2007, ApJ, 661, 361.
  27. Porras, A., Jørgensen, J. K., Allen, L. E., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. V. Chamaeleon II Observed with IRAC. 2007, ApJ, 656, 493.
  28. Brooke, T. Y., Huard, T. L., Bourke, T. L., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Nearby Dense Cores. IV. Revealing the Embedded Cluster in B59. 2007, ApJ, 655, 364.
  29. Dunham, M. M., Evans, N. J., II, Bourke, T. L., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Nearby Dense Cores. I. First Direct Detection of the Embedded Source in IRAM 04191+1522. 2006, ApJ, 651, 945.
  30. Bourke, T. L., Myers, P. C., Evans, N. J., II, et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Nearby Dense Cores. II. Discovery of a Low-Luminosity Object in the "Evolved Starless Core" L1521F. 2006, ApJL, 649, L37.
  31. Padgett, D. L., Cieza, L., Stapelfeldt, K. R., et al. The SPITZER c2d Survey of Weak-Line T Tauri Stars. I. Initial Results. 2006, ApJ, 645, 1283.
  32. Jørgensen, J. K., Harvey, P. M., Evans, N. J., II, et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. III. Perseus Observed with IRAC. 2006, ApJ, 645, 1246.
  33. Harvey, P. M., Chapman, N. L., Lai, S.-P., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Insterstellar Clouds. II. Serpens Observed with IRAC . 2006, ApJ, 644, 307 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  34. Young, K.E., Harvey, P.M., Brooke, T.Y., et al. The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. I. Chamaeleon II Observed with MIPS. 2005, ApJ,628, 283 [Link to ADS] [reprint]
  35. Young, C. H., Jørgensen, J. K., Shirley, Y. L., et al. A "Starless" Core that Isn't: Detection of a Source in the L1014 Dense Core with the Spitzer Space Telescope. 2004, ApJS, 154, 396.

Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings where I am first author are listed in bold.
  1. Matthews, T., Ade, P., Angilè, F. E., et al. 2010 BLASTPol Observations of the Magnetic Field of the Filamentary Galactic Cloud 'Lupus I'. 2013, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 222, #110.04
  2. Dowell, C. D., Staguhn, J., Harper, D. A., et al. HAWC+: A Detector, Polarimetry, and Narrow-Band Imaging Upgrade to SOFIA's Far-Infrared Facility Camera. 2013, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 221, #345.14
  3. Chapman, N. L., Novak, G., Davidson, J. A., et al. Magnetic Field Alignment With the Inner Envelope of Low-Mass Cores, 2013, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 221, #312.05
  4. Chapman, N. L., Davidson, J. A., Novak, G., et al. The Magnetic Field Surrounding Serp-FIR1, 2012, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 219, #220.06
  5. Pineda, J. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Chapman, N. L., et al. The Relation Between Dust and Gas in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. 2011, EAS Publications Series, 52, 157
  6. Chapman, N. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Li, D., & Clemens, D. The Alignment of Dust Grains With the Magnetic Field in Dense Regions of Taurus, 2011, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 43, #112.07
  7. Novak, G., Matthews, T., Attard, M., et al. Mapping Magnetic Fields near Low-mass Protostars with SHARP/CSO. 2010, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 42, #369.05
  8. Chapman, N. L., Goldsmith, P., & Clemens, D. The Magnetic Field in Taurus. 2010, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 42, #332.03
  9. Chapman, N. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Li, D., & Velusamy, T. High-resolution CARMA Observations Of Two High-mass Cores In Orion, 2009, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 214, #422.04
  10. Pineda Galvez, J. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Chapman, N., et al. The Relation Between Gas and Dust in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. 2009, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 213, #485.02
  11. Li, D., Chapman, N., Goldsmith, P., & Velusamy, T. Resolving Supercritical Orion Cores. 2009, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 213, #439.08
  12. Chapman, N. L., Goldsmith, P. F., Li, D., et al. Spitzer Observations of High-Mass Quiescent Cores in Orion, 2009, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 213, #327.04
  13. Spezzi, L., Alcalá, J. M., Chapman, N., et al. Infrared and optical studies of the Chamaeleon II and Lupus low-mass star forming regions. 2009, Memorie della Societé Astronomica Italiana, 80, 67
  14. Chapman, N. L. & Mundy, L. G. Dust Structure and Composition Within Molecular Clouds and Cores, 2007, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 211, #153.07
  15. Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L. G., Lai, S.-P., Françcois Ménard, & the c2d team. Dust Properties and the Extinction Law in the Serpens Molecular Cloud, 2005, BAAS, 37, 1247
  16. Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L., Evans, N. J., II, & C2D Team Spitzer Observations of the Lupus Molecular Cloud. 2006, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 209, #55.04
  17. Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L. G., Lai, S.-P., & C2D Team Dust Properties and the Extinction Law in the Serpens Molecular Cloud. 2005, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 207, #63.05
  18. Lai, S.-P., Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L. G., & Evans, N. J., II. Dust Extinction in Molecular Clouds: Results from the Spitzer c2d Legacy Project. 2005, Protostars and Planets V, 8601
  19. Mundy, L. G., Chapman, N. L., Lai, S.-P., & the C2D team. Spitzer View of the Lupus Molecular Cloud. 2005, Protostars & Planets V, 8586
  20. Mundy, L. G., Looney, L. W., & Chapman, N. Circumstellar Disks in the First Million Years: A Birthplace for Giant Planets? 2003, AAS Meeing Abstracts, 202, #24.10
  21. Chapman, N. L., Mundy, L. G., Lee, C.-F., & White, S. M. Investigating the HH 212 Molecular Outflow: the Jet- and Wind-Driven Models. 2002, AAS Meeting Abstracts, 201, #20.01

Other Talks

  • Mapping Magnetic Fields Near Low-Mass Protostars, Northwestern NASA Summer Research Program Seminar, 19 June 2013
  • Alignment Between Flattened Protostellar Infall Envelopes and Ambient Magnetic Fields, Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI, 1 May 2013
  • Alignment Between Flattened Protostellar Infall Envelopes and Ambient Magnetic Fields, Neal Fest, Austin, TX, 25 April 2013
  • Mapping Magnetic Fields Near Low-Mass Protostars , Northwestern NASA Summer Research Program Seminar, 9 August 2012
  • The Magnetic Field in Taurus Probed by Infrared Polarization, Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI, 4 April 2012
  • Magnetically Regulated Star Formation, Northwestern Theory Group Meeting, 8 March 2012
  • The Magnetic Field Strength in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, Northwestern Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, 2 March 2011
  • Quiescent High-Mass Cores in Orion , JPL Postdoc Seminar Series, 29 April 2010
  • The Magnetic Field in Taurus, Magnetic Field Workshop, JPL, Pasadena, CA, 19 August 2009
  • Dust Structure and Composition in Molecular Clouds and Cores, IPAC Lunch Talk, Pasadena, CA, 9 July 2008
  • Multiple Molecule Observations of HH212: Investigating the Outflow Driving Mechanism, RAL Seminar, University of California Berkeley, 10 March 2003

Education

2007
thesis:
advisor:
Ph. D., Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Dust Structure and Composition Within Molecular Clouds and Cores
Lee G. Mundy
2003 M. S., Astronomy, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, MD
2000
honors:
B.S. Physis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Merry Lewis Pence Award (Outstanding Senior Physics Major)

Observing Experience

  • Lowell Observatory, Mimir instrument (near-infrared polarimeter)
  • Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (sub-millimeter polarimetry and heterodyne observing)
  • Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) (interferometry)
  • Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association (BIMA) millimeter-wave interferometer
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) 4-meter Mayall telescope, FLAMINGOS, the FLoridA Multi-object Imaging Near-infrared Grism Observational Spectrometer (near-infrared photometry)
  • Spitzer Space Telescope, InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC) and Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) instruments

Outreach Events & Astronomical Community Service

I have reviewed papers for ApJ, ApJL, & MNRAS. In addition, I reviewed a chapter for The Handbook of Star Forming Regions.
2013– Serving on the NRAO Star Formation Science Review Panel
  • Responsible for reviewing VLBA, VLA, and GBT proposals twice a year
2013 Garfield Park Conservatory astronomy night
2009–10 JPL Open House
2005–07 Maryland Day, an annual university-wide open house

Nicholas Chapman 2013-September-27