2009 News

Rutgers Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Saurabh Jha has been selected to receive an NSF CAREER award

Professor Jha won the award for his proposal "CAREER: Supernova Cosmology and the Changing Sky". This is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of early career-development activities with special emphasis on integrating research and education. The award provides long term funding stability (5 years). This is the 7th such award to our department during the past two years.

Profile(s): Jha, Saurabh W.

Ron Ransome has received an award from the Department of Education for 5 fellowships under the Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program

The fellowships are intended to support students with excellent records and financial need, with an emphasis on encouraging under-represented groups to pursue careers in areas of national need.

Profile(s): Ransome, Ronald D.

Chuck Keeton has been named to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Chuck is being recognized by the White House as an outstanding early career researcher, the highest honor that a beginning scientist or engineer can receive in the United States. The awards are given based on pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and a commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.
Charles Keeton will receive his award in the Fall at a White House ceremony.

Profile(s): Keeton, Charles R.

Former Rutgers postdoc, Dr. Kate Jones, has received a 2009 Outstanding Junior Investigator award from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics

She worked under the supervision of Professor Jolie Cizewski and is now at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The award is given to exceptionally talented new physicists early in their careers to assist and help facilitate the development of their research programs.

Professor Kristjan Haule has been awarded a Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence

Professor Kristjan Haule has been awarded a Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, recognizing him as one of the university's most distinguished young faculty members.

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Professor Jolie Cizewski has been named Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society

The Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for APS journals and to the physics community. Each year a small percentage of the 42,000 APS referees are selected and honored with the Outstanding Referee designation. Selections are made based on the number, quality, and timeliness of the referee reports as collected in a database over the last 20 years.

Profile(s): Cizewski, Jolie A.

Professor Jack Hughes will receive the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research

This award is the university's highest honor for distinguished research contributions.

Profile(s): Hughes, John P.

Professor Sunil Somalwar will receive the Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award

This award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in research and teaching, making visible the link between teaching and scholarship.

Profile(s): Somalwar, Sunil

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has selected David Maiullo as the recipient of a Distinguished Service Citation

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has selected David Maiullo as the recipient of a Distinguished Service Citation, to be awarded at the Summer 2009 meeting, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The distinguished Service Citation is presented to AAPT members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to AAPT and physics teaching.

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Profile(s): Maiullo, David

Assistant Professor Alex Morozov, who has a joint appointment in our department and in BioMaps, has won a Sloan Foundation fellowship

These two-year prestigious fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Profile(s): Morozov, Alexandre V.

Assistant Professor Alex Morozov, who is in his first year on our faculty, has just received funding for his first grant proposal to NIH

His proposal was rated in the 99.5th percentile in the NIH study section (the highest in this section), where most of the proposals came from more senior scientists.

Profile(s): Morozov, Alexandre V.

Sourabh Dube has been awarded the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's 2009 Chamberlain Fellowship

This Fellowship honors Owen Chamerlain, who (along with others) discovered the antiproton in 1955 at the Berkeley Bevatron.