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Luke Leisman

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107 Altgeld Hall
1409 W. Green Street
1409 W Green
M/C 382
Urbana, IL 61801
Visiting Internship Project Developer, INMAS


Luke is the Associate Director for the Internship Network in the Mathematical Sciences (Inmas), and a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy. As project developer he works with companies and other organizations creating new internship opportunities for graduate students in the mathematical sciences, serving as a liaison between industry and academia. As astronomy professor, Luke studies radio waves from extreme galaxies, working with students and collaborators from around the world. Luke also is an affiliate adjunct professor of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University. When he’s not working on astronomy or math, Luke enjoys kayaking, reading, playing the violin, and hanging out with friends.


PhD - Cornell University, 2017

MS - Cornell University, 2014

BS - Calvin University, 2011