Preethi Nair

Preethi  Nair

Assistant Professor

Office Hours

By appointment


PhD, University of Toronto, 2009


Research Groups

Research Interests

Dr. Nair is an observational astronomer investigating the formation and evolution of galaxies. Dr. Nair is particularly interested in data mining large surveys to explore how galaxies have evolved over time.

Dr. Nair received her doctoral degree from the University of Toronto in 2009. She joined the faculty of The University of Alabama in January 2014.


Research Group Members

-Amy Jones (postdoc)

Graduate Students

– Nirmal Baral
Topic: Improving automated classifications of visual morphologies

– Wenhao Li
Topic: X-ray/Optical properties of merging galaxies

– Kavya Mukundan
Topic: X-ray/Optical properties of non-merging galaxies

Undergraduate Students (current)

– Jeremy Cummings
– Emily Frank
– Jake Powell
– Ben Runge
– Jacob Winton