Naseem Rangwala

Naseem Rangwala

Deputy Project Scientist (Acting)

Phone: (650) 604-4079
Fax (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

Assisting the NASA SOFIA Project Scientist with the strategic planning for the senior review and SOFIA’s extended mission, community outreach.

Research interests:

Observational Astrochemistry (SOFIA, ALMA), Molecular ISM of local luminous infrared galaxies (Herschel, ALMA)


PhD in Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, 2009
M.Sc. in Particle Physics, Durham University, UK, 2001

Professional Experience:

04/2017 - present:  Research Scientist, NASA Ames
03/2015 – 03/2017: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
06/2009 – 02/2015: Research Associate, University of Colorado - Boulder

Highlight publications:

High Spectral Resolution SOFIA/EXES Observations of C2H2  towards Orion-IRc2
Rangwala, N., Colgan, W., J., Le Gal, R., Acharyya, K., et al., 2017, arXiv: 1709.04084

"Warm and cold molecular gas conditions modelled in 87 galaxies observed by Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer"
Kamenetzky, J., Rangwala, N., Glenn, J., 2017, MNRAS, 471, 2917

Morphology and Kinematics of Warm Molecular Gas in the Nuclear Region of Arp 220 as Revealed by ALMA”
Rangwala, N, Maloney, P., Wilson, C., et al. 2015, ApJ, 806, 17

Observations of Arp 220 Using Herschel-SPIRE: An Unprecedented View of the Molecular Gas in an Extreme Star Formation"
Rangwala, N., Maloney, P., Glenn, J., et al.

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