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Sarah Loebman

Assistant Professor, Loebman Lab in the Department of Physics, University of California, Merced

Research Focus
Research Interests
About Sarah

My primary research interests are in galaxy evolution, clustered star formation, and chemo-dynamics in the Local Universe. I use high resolution galaxy simulations, survey data, and Big Data tools and techniques to conduct my research. I am also a devoted teacher and student advocate, and I am strongly committed to supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts in astrophysics. I work at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that is extremely young (UC Merced has only existed since 2004).  There is a huge interest/demand for astronomy research and public outreach training.  Currently, I am working to develop teaching resources enable undergraduate students to write short bilingual planetarium shows and present them to the public in a portable planetarium.  My goal to build community and multi generational interest in physics and astronomy and enable more first generation students to pursue this career path with buy in from their families.


2017 - Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

2017 - University of California, Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

2013 - Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar


Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Davis, 09/2017 - 08/2020

Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 09/2013 - 08/2017


Astronomy, University of Washington, 08/2013


Astronomy, University of Washington, 08/2008


Asian Studies, Cornell University, 06/2001

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Speaking
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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