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Naomi McClure-Griffiths

CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility


Curriculum Vitae

Naomi McClure-Griffiths

ADDRESS: Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO
PO Box 76
Epping NSW 1710
Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9372 4321
FAX: +61 2 9372 4310
EMAIL: Naomi.McClure-Griffiths@atnf.csiro.au
WWW: http://www.atnf.csiro.au/people/Naomi.McClure-Griffiths/

PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Born 11 July 1975; Atlanta, Georgia, USA


EDUCATION
1997-2001 Doctor of Philosophy (Astrophysics), University of Minnesota
 Thesis title: "The H I Southern Galactic Plane Survey"
Advisor: Dr. John Dickey (University of Minnesota)
1993-1997 Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Physics), Oberlin College
Honors project: "A Scintillation Study of the Eclipsing Pulsar PSR B1259-63"
Advisors: Dr. Daniel Stinebring (Oberlin College) Dr. Simon Johnston (University of Sydney)
 
EMPLOYMENT
2006-  CEO Science Leader
Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO
2004-2006 Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow
Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO
2001-2004 Bolton Post-Doctoral Fellow
Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO
1999-2001  NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellow
Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
1999   Instructor, Introductory Astronomy
Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
1998-1999     Research Assistant
Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
1997-1998  Teaching Assistant
Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
1997 Laboratory Assistant
Department of Physics, Oberlin College
1995-1997 Research Assistant
Department of Physics, Oberlin College
1995 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Georgia Institute of Technology
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
    ISM: structure, dynamics, and thermal phases; Galactic structure, H I shells and supershells, interaction of massive stars with the ISM, mosaicing, short-spacings correction, H I spectroscopy, single dish and interferometric survey techniques, large dataset visualization

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of Australia, International Astronomical Union, Sigma Xi Research Organization


HONORS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
2006 The Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
2006 Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant and Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship ($700k over 5 years, declined)
2003 Best Dissertation Award for Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Minnesota Graduate School
2002 Access to Major Research Facilities Program Grant, ANSTO
2001 Aneesur Rahman Prize in Physics, University of Minnesota
2001 Grant for Research Abroad, University of Minnesota Graduate School
1999 NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship
1997 Honors in Physics, Oberlin College
1996 National Association for Women in Construction Scholarship
1996 Robert Weinstock Award in Physics, Oberlin College

TEACHING AND  PUBLIC OUTREACH
2006 Teaching Associate for 'Wildflowers in the Sky', Program to take Astronomy to remote schools in Western Australia
2004 -  I co-supervise the PhD projects of two students: A. Ford (Swinburne University) and K. Newton-McGee (University of Sydney)  
2001 -  I regularly give lectures to amateur astronomy groups including: Central West Astronomical Society, Western Sydney Astronomical Society, British Astromical Association, the Minnesota Amateur Astronomers Society, and the North Sydney Astronomical Society  
2002  I was the primary supervisor for an honours student at the University of Adelaide. Student: Mark Cheung. Project title: Supernova Remnants and the Interstellar Medium  
2002  Occasional public presentations in the Parkes Visitors' Centre.  
1999  I taught introductory astronomy at the University of Minnesota during the summer of 1999.  As the instructor of this course, I was responsible for all course materials in the lecture and laboratory. I prepared and presented lectures. A teaching assistant under my direction taught the laboratories. 
1997-1998  I was a teaching assistant for introductory astronomy laboratories at the University of Minnesota. I taught two sections per term and I was responsible for the material presented therein. 
1997-2000  I regularly deliver public outreach lectures for small groups of children including the Girl Scouts of America, high school classes, and special programs for girls interested in science. 

SELECTED RECENT TALKS
May 2006 "Galactic Legacy Projects" invited presentation at 'NRAO Legacy Projects' meeting, NRAO, Socorro, NM
May 2006 "The Renaissance of Galactic HI" invited Radio Astronomy Lab seminar, University of California, Berkeley USA
Sept 2005 "HI Supershells and the Galactic Ecosystem" invited colloquium at NRAO, Socorro, NM
April 2005 "HI Supershells and the Galactic Ecosystem" invited colloquium at the University of Washington, Seattle
Sept 2004 "The Role of HI Shells in the Galactic Ecosystem" invited presentation at "Diffuse Interstellar Medium", Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Sept 2003 "New HI Surveys of the Milky Way" invited reviw at "Dense Interstellar Medium", Zermatt, Switzerland
April 2003 "HI Structure in the Milky Way: The Big and the Small" invited colloquium at Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
October 2002 "The Structure of Galactic HI on the Largest Scales" invited colloquium at University of Melbourne
September 2002 "The Structure of Galactic HI on the Largest Scales" Radio Astronomy Lab seminar at University of California, Berkeley
August 2002 "Shells, Bubbles and Chimneys in the Southern Galactic Plane Survey" contributed presentation at "Winds, Bubbles, and Explosions", Patzcuaro, Mexico
August 2002 "HI Mosaicing with the Australia Telescope" contributed presentation at URSI General Assembly, Maastricht, The Netherlands
May 2002 "The Southern Galactic Plane Survey" invited colloquium at Swinburne University of Technology
January 2002 "The HI Southern Galactic Plane Survey" colloquium at NRAO, GreenBank, WV and Charlottesvile, VA
November 2001 "The Southern Galactic Plane Survey" invited talk at "Celebrating 40 years of Excellence with the Parkes Radio Telescope", Parkes NSW, Australia
October 2001 "The Southern Galactic Plane Survey" invited review at "Seeing Through the Dust: Interstellar Medium in Galaxies", Penticton BC, Canada
September 2001 "Combining Single Dish and Interferometer Data" invited talk at the ATNF Astronomical Synthesis Imaging Workshop, Narrabri NSW, Australia 
May 2001 "The Southern Galactic Plane Survey," invited review at the HI Surveys of the Milky Way Workshop, Green Bank, West Virginia