Charles Kerton

Ph.D. 2000 University of Toronto
Associate Professor

A313W Zaffarano Hall
kerton [at]

Dr. Kerton received his Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Toronto in 2000. After graduating he was a postdoctoral research associate for three years at the National Research Council of Canada working on the International Galactic Plane Survey. In 2003 he joined the faculty at Iowa State.  His research is in the area of observational studies of star formation and the physics of the interstellar medium and makes use of a wide variety of observational facilities ranging from the enormous 110-m diameter Green Bank radio telescope to the 0.8-m orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope in the infrared.

Recent Publications Lundquist, M.J., Kobulnicky, H.A., Alexander, M.J., Kerton, C.R.,  & Arvidsson, K. 2014, An All-sky Sample of Intermediate-mass Star-forming Regions, ApJ, 784, 111   Kerton, C.R., Arvidsson, K., & Alexander, M.J. 2013, Massive Star Formation at the Periphery of the Evolved Giant H II Region W 39, AJ, 145, 78   Kang S.-J. & Kerton, C. R. 2012, IRAS 01202+6133: A Possible Case of Protostellar Collapse Triggered by a Small HII Region, ApJ, 759, 13   Kobulnicky, H. A., Lundquist, M.J., Bhattacharjee, A., & Kerton, C. R. 2012, IRAS 03063+5735: A Bowshock Nebula Powered by an Early B Star, AJ, 143, 71