Melanie Archipley

 Melanie Archipley

Contact Information

133 Astronomy
1002 W. Green Street
Urbana IL 61801
M/C 221

Office Hours

  • M 11-12PM, Th 1-2PM
Graduate Student
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Melanie is a first-year Graduate Student in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her Bachelor's degree with majors in Astrophysics, Physics, and German from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Between undergraduate and graduate school, she interned at ABB in Baden, Switzerland in an experimental high-voltage lab working on gas circuit breakers. Outside of university, she is a member of the leader team for the International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC), a non-profit organization based in Germany. At UIUC, she is interested in pursuing research in cosmology instrumentation or cosmology-related fields.

Last updated August 2018


  • University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor of Arts in Astrophysics, Physics, German (2017)

External URLs


  • Fall 2018 - ASTR 122, TA

In The News

  • Four professors, one instructor, and one TA are on the Fall 2018 Excellent Teacher list. Professors Bryan Dunne and Brian Fields were listed as Outstanding. Others on the list include: Professors Charles Gammie, Joaquin Vieira, and Tony Wong, Instructor Amanda Winans, and TA Melanie Archipley.