Raymond E. White III
Professor of Astronomy

CURRICULUM VITAE


Address: Department of Physics & Astronomy  office: (205)348-3040
University of Alabama  FAX: (205)348-5051
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324 e-mail: rwhite@ua.edu
U.S.A. web: astronomy.ua.edu/white/

Education:  A.B. (Physics) 1979, Princeton University (Senior Thesis advisor: P.J.E. Peebles)
M.A. (Astronomy) 1982, University of Virginia (advisor: R.A. Chevalier)
Ph.D. (Astronomy) 1986, University of Virginia (advisor: C.L. Sarazin)

Research  
Interests:
 
Evolution of hot gas in galaxies and clusters of galaxies; formation and evolution 
of galaxies and clusters of galaxies; opacity of spiral disks. 

Research  
Experience:
 
1999-present Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
2007-2016 Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
2006-2007 Interim Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
1999-2000 National Research Council Senior Research Associate
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics
1993-1999 Associate Professor 
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
1988-1993 Assistant Professor 
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
1987-1988 Postdoctoral research associate 
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Alabama
1986-1987 Science & Engineering Research Council postdoctoral research associate 
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, England
1979-1985 Graduate studies 
Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia
1979 Summer Research Assistant 
Sacramento Peak Observatory, Sunspot, New Mexico
1975-1979 Research Assistant 
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
1974-1975 Research Assistant 
Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona

Honors: National Merit Scholar 1975 
Dupont & Dean's Reserve Fellowships, University of Virginia 1979-1985 
Research Associate, Darwin College, Cambridge University 1986-1987 
Faculty Senate Vice-President (1997/8) & Secretary (1998/9), University of Alabama
National Research Council Senior Research Associate (NASA/GSFC) 1999-2000
University of Alabama National Alumni Association's Outstanding Commitment to
          Teaching Award (OCTA) 2002
Jim Salem Chair Award, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama 2016

Professional 
Societies:
American Astronomical Society
High Energy Astrophysics Division, AAS
Royal Astronomical Society 
International Astronomical Union

Professional 
Service:
NASA ROSAT satellite observing proposal review panel 1991, 1992
NASA HEASARC User's Group 1992-2000
NASA ASCA satellite observing proposal review panel 1993, 1994 (chair), 1996 (chair)
NASA Science Operations, Missions Operations Working Group 1994-1995
NASA Mission Concepts Review: X-ray panel 1995 (chair) 
NASA Chandra satellite Users' Committee 1997-2000
NASA Chandra satellite observing proposal review panel 1998 (chair)
NASA Chandra Fellowship review panel 1998
Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 9 observing proposal review panel 1999
NASA Suzaku satellite observing proposal review panel 2006 (chair), 2010 (chair)

Postdocs: David Davis   (1994-1996; now a Research Scientist at NASA/Goddard)
Paul Eskridge   (1995-1997; now Assoc. Prof. at Minnesota State Univ., Mankato)
Mark Henriksen   (1992-1993; now Assoc. Prof. at U. of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Eric Lufkin   (1991-1992; now a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter)

Students: Renato Dupke   (Ph.D. 1998; now a Research Scientist at University of Michigan)
Yuanyuan Su   (Ph.D. 2014; now a postdoc at the Center for Astrophysics,
                            Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)