1.  Atmospheres of transiting exoplanets
  2.  Detection of exoplanets with transit and Doppler velocimetry
  3.  Fundamental properties of stars and planets
  4.  High precision photometric and spectroscopic techniques
  5.  Optical/IR interferometry
 
 
Links
Exoplanet.org Database  (Highly recommended for exoplanet related research)
Ming Zhao
I am a Research Associate at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) and the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State University. I received my Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Michigan with a focus on interferometric studies of stars and high resolution imaging. After my graduation I conducted two years of research as a NASA NPP Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Lab. My current research is focused on studying the atmospheres of exoplanets using ground and space-based observations, detection of exoplanets with transit and Doppler velocimetry, and studying fundamental properties of stars.
Contact
 
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email: mingzhao @  psu .  edu
Phone: (814) 863-0733