Shan Huang


After undergraduate study at the University of Science and Technology of China, I came to the US for graduate study. Now I am a sixth year (from 2007) graduate student in the Astronomy Department at Cornell University. My research field is extragalactic astronomy. I am a member of the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) team. My PhD advisors are Martha Haynes and Riccardo Giovanelli.

My research focus is on the nature of nearby HI-rich galaxies, with particular attention given to the lowest and highest HI mass galaxies identified in the ALFALFA. Combining multi-wavelength imaging from the SDSS,GALEX, Halpha, etc, I have been studying the gas, stellar and star formation properties in these galaxies. The goal is to increase our understanding of the current state of HI-rich galaxies and the role HI plays in the formation of structures.

In my free time I enjoy cooking and traveling with my husband, Yiming Li, who is an astronomy graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Astronomy Graduate Student