Manuel Bautista

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Manuel Bautista
Professor of Physics
(269) 387-5360
2223 Everett Tower, Mail Stop 5252
Mailing address: 
Department of Physics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5252 USA
  • Ph.D., Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 1997
  • B.S., Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela, 1990
Teaching interests: 
  • Modern physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • University physics
  • Elementary physics
Research interests: 
  • Atomic physics and atomic data for astrophysics
  • Modeling of astronomical plasmas
  • Active galactic nuclei

Dr. Manuel Bautista is a professor of astrophysics in the Department of Physics at Western Michigan University.

He does theoretical research in atomic processes and atomic data for modeling of spectra from astronomical sources. His research is applicable to the study of many astronomical objects, such as stellar atmospheres and interiors, planetary atmospheres, supernovae and active galactic nuclei. Bautista also models astronomical photoionized plasmas. He employs various computational tools, including massively parallel computers, to calculate properties of atoms and ions and to model the interactions between ions, light and particles in astronomical plasmas.