Michael F Smutko

  • 57 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Smutko is an expert in adaptive optics--a technique that removes the effects of atmospheric turbulence from ground-based telescopes in real time. Adaptive optics allows telescopes on the Earth to achieve images as sharp or better than telescopes in space for a tiny fraction of the cost of a space telescope. His current research is on the process of star formation and he is collaborating on infrared studies of high-mass star formation regions in our galaxy.

Education/Academic qualification

Astronomy & Astrophysics, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 1998

Astronomy & Astrophysics, MS, The University of Chicago

… → 1990

Astronomy and Physics, Astronomy, BS, Pennsylvania State University

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Adaptive optics
  • Near-infrared astronomy
  • Star formation

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Research Output

  • 57 Citations
  • 7 Article
  • 3 Conference article
  • 2 Conference contribution

MHOs toward HMOs: A Search for Molecular Hydrogen Emission-Line Objects toward High-mass Outflows

Wolf-Chase, G., Arvidsson, K. & Smutko, M., Jul 20 2017, In : Astrophysical Journal. 844, 1, 38.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations


    Walawender, J., Wolf-Chase, G., Smutko, M., Olinger-Luscusk, J. & Moriarty-Schieven, G., Dec 1 2016, In : Astrophysical Journal. 832, 2, 184.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Massive star formation, outflows, and anomalous H2 emission in Mol 121 (IRAS 20188+3928)

    Wolf-Chase, G., Arvidsson, K., Smutko, M. & Sherman, R., Jan 10 2013, In : Astrophysical Journal. 762, 2, 87.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Near-infrared and millimeter-wavelength observations of mol 160: A massive young protostellar core

    Wolf-Chase, G., Smutko, M., Sherman, R., Harper, D. A. & Medford, M., Feb 1 2012, In : Astrophysical Journal. 745, 2, 116.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    A morphological study of infrared line emission in compact star-forming regions

    Smutko, M. F. & Larkin, J. E., May 1999, In : Astronomical Journal. 117, 5, p. 2448-2465 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations