Wanggi Lim

SOFIA Instrument Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-1135
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:

Instrument scientist supporting the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA telescope (FORCAST)

Research interests:

Dust extinction and emission of interstellar medium, Initial condition and evolution of (massive) star and star cluster formation, Chemical evolution of star forming regions


PhD: University of Florida, 2017, (PhD Advisor - Prof. Jonathan C. Tan)
B.Sc. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

Professional Experience:

2020 - present: Instrument Scientist, SOFIA Science Center
2017 – 2020: Postdoctoral fellow, SOFIA Science Center
2012 – 2017: Research Assistant, University of Florida
2010 – 2012: Intern Researcher, Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute

Highlight publications:

"Star Cluster Formation in Orion A"
Lim, W., Nakamura, F., Tan, J. C., et al. 2020, PASJ, in press

"Surveying the Giant H II Regions of the Milky Way with SOFIA: II. M17"
Lim, W., De Buizer, J. M., & Radomski, J. T. 2020, ApJ, 888, 98

"Surveying the Giant H II Regions of the Milky Way with SOFIA: I. W51A"
Lim, W., & De Buizer, J. M. 2019, ApJ, 873, 51