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CXC Biographies: Jeremy Drake
Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Jeremy Drake
Jeremy Drake is an Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research has included work in different fields of astrophysics, including: stellar atmospheres, stellar coronae and activity; the chemical compositions of stars and stellar evolution; the interstellar medium; EUV-X-ray spectroscopy; and X-ray instrumentation.

Drake was an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and obtained a doctorate in Astrophysics at Oxford University in 1989. He held a NATO postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin between 1990-1992, where he worked on the chemical compositions stars and stellar evolution. He took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for EUV Astrophysics of the University of California, Berkeley, during 1992-1993, followed by a position as Research Astronomer from 1993-1995. In Berkeley, Drake worked in areas including stellar outer atmospheres and magnetic activity, and research involving the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite. He took up his present position at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1995, where he works with the Chandra X-ray Observatory and different areas of X-ray astronomy and stellar physics.

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