Professional Service

  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. NPP proposal assessment. 11/2015 - 12/2015
  • FWF/Austria. Role: Reviewer. Proposal assessment. 10/2015 - 10/2015
  • NASA. Role: External reviewer. NASA proposal review. 09/2015 - 10/2015
  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. NPP proposal assessment. 09/2015 - 10/2015
  • CSCS. Role: Proposal reviewer. Supercomputing project assessment. 11/2014 - 12/2014
  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. NPP proposal assessment. 11/2014 - 11/2014
  • Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. Role: Reviewer. Provide technical and scientific evaluation of supercomputer allocation proposals. 10/2014 - 11/2014
  • DFG, German Research Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Proposal assessment, planet formation. 10/2014 - 10/2014
  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. Astrophysics. 07/2014 - 07/2014
  • NSF. Role: Review panelist. Astronomical sciences. 02/2014 - 02/2014
  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. Exobiology Program. 10/2013 - 10/2013
  • NASA. Role: Proposal reviewer. Origins of the Solar System. 07/2013 - 08/2013
  • DFG, German Research Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Proposal assessment, planet formation. 07/2013 - 07/2013
  • NASA. Role: Reviewer. NPP proposal assessment. 11/2012 - 12/2012
  • SnowPAC 2013 Scientific Organizing Committee. Role: Co-Organizer (with Anil Seth). Helped organize the 2013 SnowPAC conference on "Black Hole Fingerprints.". 10/2012 - 03/2013
  • DFG, German Research Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Proposal assessment, dynamics of Saturn's propeller moonlets. 07/2012 - 08/2012
  • NASA. Role: Reviewer. Origins Program proposal assessment: planet formation. 07/2012 - 08/2012
  • DFG, German Research Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Proposal assessment, debris disk interpretation. 01/2012 - 02/2012
  • NASA. Role: Reviewer. Origin of Solar System program proposal assessment. 08/2011 - 08/2011
  • DFG, German Research Foundation. Role: reviewer. Proposal assessment for research in Planet Formation. 06/2011 - 06/2011
  • NSF. Role: Reviewer. Review Panel for proposals to the AST Planet Formation and circumstellar disks program. 04/2011 - 04/2011
  • NASA. Role: Reviewer. Post-doctoral review, Planet formation, black hole physics. 12/2010 - 12/2010
  • Misc. Journals (Astrophys. J., Astron. J., Icarus, MNRAS, Nature, PRL). Role: ad hoc referee. refereeing journal articles. 01/2010 - present
  • Misc. Journals. Role: Referee. Reviewer (Astron. J., Astrophys. J, Icarus, MNRAS, Nature, Phys. Rev. D, Space Sci. Rev.; approx 6 assignments per year). 01/1998 - present

Internal Service

  • Administrative/miscellaneous. Associate Chair, 08/16/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Fletcher Building Steering Committee. 01/04/2013 - present. University service.
  • Space Committee. Chair, 07/01/2012 - present. Department service.
  • RPT Advocate . Advocate for Springer, LeBohec, Seth, Sandick, Ivans, Bolton, 09/2011 - 10/2011. Department service.
  • State Physics Major Articulation Meeting. Representative, 09/2011 - 09/2011. Department service.
  • Graduate Council. council member, 08/2011 - present. University service.
  • Graduation Admissions Committee. committee member, 08/2011 - present. University service.
  • Policy Board. member, 08/2011 - 06/2014. Department service.
  • Graduate recruitment committee. Organize graduate symposium, 08/2011 - 07/2012. Department service.
  • Astronomy Task Force. committee member, 08/2010 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. Oversee Physics and Astronomy graduation program , 08/2010 - 06/2012. Department service.
  • Graduate Advising Committee. chair, 08/2010 - 06/2012. Department service.
  • Astronomy Search Committee. Chair. Search resulting in two new hires, 08/2010 - 06/2011. College service.
  • M. S. Comput. Eng. & Sci. (MS-CES) Executive Committee. 10/2001 - present. University service.

Community Partnership

  • Pluto Palooza Party celebrating the New Horizon flyby; Speaker, . 07/2015 - 07/2015
  • Presentation to the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. 11/2011 - 11/2011
  • Presentations to Granite School District classes (grades 7-9). 09/2009 - present

Outreach

  • "The search for planets: hot Jupiters, water worlds and Planet X". invited talk to the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. 02/17/2016 - 02/17/2016
  • "Space Exploration" (presentation). Invited speaker at NHMU/Utah Film Society screening about the Apollo program. 02/09/2016 - 02/09/2016
  • SLVSEF (Science and Engineering Fair) judge. 03/2014 - 03/2014
  • Natural History Museum of Utah, Scientist on site, Wave at Saturn Event. 07/19/2013 - 07/19/2013
  • Natural History Museum of Utah, Scientist in the Spotlight. 08/17/2012 - 08/17/2012
  • Bryant Middle School, Career day speaker. 05/24/2012 - 05/24/2012
  • SLVSEF Science Fair Judge. 03/2011 - 03/2011

Honors & Awards

  • Best undergrad seminar. Physics & Astronomy, 05/2014
  • Best undergrad seminar. Physics & Astronomy, 12/2010
  • University Professor. University of Utah, 05/2005

Affiliations

  • NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NASA NCCS), research scientist, 08/2011 - present

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