Zubair Abdulla

I received my PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago, where I lead an instrumentation project to build 30 GHz heterodyne radio receivers for CARMA, an interferometric radio astronomy telescope in Owens Valley, California. Using the newly developed instrument, I studied outbursts from supermassive blackholes in galaxy clusters. As a JPL postdoc working with Joseph Lazio, I now support radio instrumentation for NASAs Deep Space Network.

  • University of Chicago, PhD
  • University of Illinois, B. Eng.

Research Interests: 

Radio Astronomy Instrumentation, Interferometry

Selected Publications: 
  1. Constraints on the Thermal Contents of the X-ray cavities of MS 0735+741 with Sunyaev Zel’dovich Effect Observations. Abdulla, Zubair et al., The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 871, Issue 2, article id. 195, 12 pp. (2019). DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaf888
  2. The XXL Survey: XVII. X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Properties of the Redshift 2.0 Galaxy Cluster XLSSC 122. Mantz, Adam B. et al.; Abdulla, Zubair. Astronomy and Astrophysics Volume 620, A2, 12 pp. (2018). DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201630096
  3. The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey. III. Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Masses of Galaxy Clusters at z∼1. Brodwin, Mark. et al.; Abdulla, Zubair. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 806, Issue 1, article id. 26, 8 pp. (2015). DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/26
Zubair Abdulla
4800 Oak Grove Dr
Pasadena, CA 91125