Prof. Öberg obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy from Leiden University, followed by a Hubble fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Karin Öberg is professor of astronomy at Harvard University. She specializes in astrochemistry, and her research aims to uncover how chemical processes affect the outcome of planet formation, especially the chemical habitability of nascent planets. Her research group approaches this question through laboratory experiments, astrochemical modeling, and millimeter observations with ALMA.
Prof. Öberg joined the Harvard astronomy faculty in 2013 after obtaining her Ph.D. in 2009. Her research has been recognized with a Sloan fellowship, a Packard fellowship and the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy.