Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's been a busy recruiting year here in Physics and Astronomy!

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Anca Constantin has agreed to join our department in July this year.

Anca earned her B. S. degree from the University of Bucharest, Romania in 1995 and her Ph. D. from Ohio University in 2004. Since then she has held a postdoctoral position at Drexel University and a fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. Her research studies the accretion processes in the centers of galaxies. This includes the exploration of black holes at the center of galaxies and the so-called Active Galactic Nuclei. This is an exciting field of research and good complement to existing research in our department. She has been well funded by NASA and the NSF.

We are looking forward to Anca being part of our department and bringing her exciting research program to our students.

The addition of Anca brings us to a total 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty and a total of 21 full-time faculty. We're growing our department and our research opportunities for our students.

Welcome Anca!