I am an Assistant Professor (CLTA) at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
I study the early stages of star formation in isolation and in clusters. My research focuses on analysing the structure and composition of dense gas in star forming molecular clouds through observations at multiple single-dish and interferometer telescope facilities.
I completed my PhD in 2009 at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia, working with James Di Francesco. I next became involved in preparations for the ALMA as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the North American ALMA Science Center at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) until 2012. From 2012 - 2017, I was a Dunlap Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. I then returned to NRAO as an Assistant Scientist until 2019, working on the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
You can read more on my research page, or see my publication list here.
Contact me at friesen at astro.utoronto.ca