Edward Montiel

Instrument Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-3196
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

Processing and quality assessment of data from observations taken with SOFIA science instruments

Research interests:

Evolved stars, variable stars, molecular spectroscopy, and the overall lifecycle of gas and dust in the Universe


PhD Louisiana State University 2016 (PhD Advisor Geoffrey C. Clayton)
M.Sc. Louisiana State University 2015
B.Sc. University of Arizona 2010

Professional Experience:

2019 - present: SOFIA Science Center
2016-2018: Postdoctoral ScholarUniversity of California Davis
2010 – 2012: Research SpecialistSteward Observatory/University of Arizona

Highlight publications:

A Search for Water Vapor Plumes on Europa using SOFIA
Sparks et al. 2019 , ApJ Lett., 871, 5 

EXES: The Echelon-cross-echelle Spectrograph for SOFIA
Richter et al. 2018 , JAI,  7,  4, id. 1840013 

The Double Dust Envelopes of R Coronae Borealis Stars
Montiel et al.  2018 , AJ, 156, 148