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Naibi Mariñas

Naibi Mariñas

Lecturer | Associate Scientist

Office: 223 Bryant Space Science Center
Phone: (352) 294–1859
Fax: (352) 392–5089

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2007
  • B.Sc., Physics & Math, University of Florida, 1999

Areas of Specialty

Star formation, circumstellar disks, mid-infrared instrumentation, near-infrared and mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy.

Research Interests

My main area of research is star and planetary system formation. I used mid-infrared and near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy to study young stars and the dusty disks that surround them.


I was born in Havana, Cuba. Growing up my interests were split between literature and physics and I went to Havana University to study philology. In 1992, I came to the US with my family. After learning English, I came to UF to study physics and math and graduated in 1999. After a summer internship at the CFA, I decided to continue graduate studies in astronomy and obtained a PhD. from UF in May 2007.