College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Emily Rice
Assistant Professor
Engineering Science & Physics

Emily Rice
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 1N Room 232
Phone : 718.982.2809
Fax : 718.982.2830

Degrees :
Ph.D., UCLA (Astronomy & Astrophysics)
M.S., UCLA (Astronomy & Astrophysics)
B.S., University of Pittsburgh (Physics & Astronomy)
B.A., University of Pittsburgh (German)

Biography / Academic Interests :
Professor Rice’s research focuses on the astrophysical properties of the lowest mass stars, gas giant planets around nearby stars, and brown dwarfs, which are intermediate between stars and planets. She leads the research group BDNYC (Brown Dwarfs in New York City) with Prof. Kelle Cruz (Hunter College) and Dr. Jackie Faherty (Carnegie & AMNH). Her research methods combine observational and synthetic spectroscopy in order to infer the physical properties of these objects from state-of-the-art atmosphere models.

In addition to research and teaching, Professor Rice is committed to outreach and communicating science to the public. She presents public shows at the Hayden Planetarium at AMNH, organizes Astronomy on Tap (AoT) events at NYC bars, coordinates AoT locations worldwide, and co-founded the astronomy fashion blog STARtorialist. She is also co-author Astronomy Labs: A Concept-Oriented Approach, on a suite of 40 lab activities for introductory astronomy.

Professor Rice grew up in Rochester, NY and attended college at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Ph.D. at UCLA with Professor Ian S. McLean and was a postdoctoral researcher for two years with Rebecca Oppenheimer at the American Museum of Natural History before joining the faculty at the College of Staten Island.

Scholarship / Publications :
Fundamental Parameters and Spectral Energy Distributions of Young and Field Age Objects with Masses Spanning the Stellar to Planetary Regime. Filippazzo, J. C.; Rice, E. L.; Faherty, J.; Cruz, K. L.; Van Gordon, M. M.; Looper, D. L., Astrophysical Journal, Volume 810, Issue 2, article id. 158, 46 pp. (2015).

A New Method for Characterizing Very Low-Mass Companions with Low-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Rice, E. L.; Oppenheimer, R.; Zimmerman, N.; Roberts, L. C.; Hinkley, S. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 127, issue 951, pp.479-498 (2015).

Direct Spectrum of the Benchmark T Dwarf HD 19467.  Crepp, J. R.; Rice, E. L.; Veicht, A.; Aguilar, J.; Pueyo, L.; Godfrey (Giorla), P.; 15 additional co-authors. Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 798, Issue 2, article id. L43, 6 pp. (2015).

2MASS J035523.37+113343.7: A Young, Dusty, Nearby, Isolated Brown Dwarf Resembling a Giant Exoplanet. Faherty, J. K.; Rice, E. L.; Cruz, K. L.; Mamajek, E. E.; Núñez, A. Astronomical Journal, Volume 145, Issue 1, article id. 2, 11 pp. (2013).

Spectral Typing of Late-type Stellar Companions to Young Stars from Low-dispersion Near-infrared Integral Field Unit Data. Roberts, L. C., Jr.; Rice, E. L.; 23 additional co-authors. Astronomical Journal, Volume 144, Issue 1, article id. 14, 9 pp. (2012).

Last Updated: 01.29.2016