About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside in California, USA. My research centers around understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies over cosmic time using observations. I am currently working with Prof. Gillian Wilson at UC Riverside, predominantly studying the effect of environment on galaxies in high-redshift galaxy clusters. I am an active member of the Gemini Observation of Galaxies in Rich Early Environments (GOGREEN) survey, the Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) and the KMOS Cluster survey (KCS).

Prior to my current position, I was a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany as part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Astrophysics at the LMU Munich. Supervised by PD Dr. Roberto Saglia, I have worked as part of the abovementioned KCS collaborations and used both space and ground-based observations to study the morphological properties of high redshift cluster galaxies. I did my Bachelor at University of Hong Kong in Mathematics/Physics and M.Phil. in Astrophysics, and worked on several research projects supervised by Dr. Jeremy Lim, such as studying the structure of the spectacular filamentary nebula of NGC 1275, the brightest central galaxy of the Perseus cluster.

Besides my research projects and all astronomy-related hobbies, in my free time, I enjoy building models and playing games with friends. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and skiing with my family.


Mailing Address

Dr. Jeffrey C. C. Chan
Pierce Hall 2213
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521