Professional Service

  • Entity: NSF Role: Panel Reviewer. Proposal assessment. 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA Proposal assessment. 2019 - 2019
  • Commencement Speaker, American Indian Services Pre-freshman Engineering Program, Blanding Utah. 2018 - present
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: NASA NPP proposal assessment. 2015 - 2015
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: FWF/Austria Proposal assessment. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: NASA Role: Proposal reviewer. NPP proposal assessment. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: NASA Role: External reviewer. NASA proposal review. 2015 - 2015
  • Pluto Palooza Party celebrating the New Horizon flyby; Speaker,. 2015 - 2015
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: CSCS Supercomputing project assessment. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: NASA NPP proposal assessment. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DFG, German Research Foundation. Proposal assessment, planet formation. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Provide technical and scientific evaluation of supercomputer allocation proposals. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: NASA Astrophysics. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Review Panelist. Entity: NSF Astronomical sciences. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: NASA Exobiology Program. 2013 - 2013
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DFG, German Research Foundation. Proposal assessment, planet formation. 2013 - 2013
  • Role: Proposal Reviewer. Entity: NASA Origins of the Solar System. 2013 - 2013
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA NPP proposal assessment. 2012 - 2012
  • Role: Co-Organizer (With Anil Seth). Entity: SnowPAC 2013 Scientific Organizing Committee Helped organize the 2013 SnowPAC conference on "Black Hole Fingerprints.". 2012 - 2013
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DFG, German Research Foundation. Proposal assessment, dynamics of Saturn's propeller moonlets. 2012 - 2012
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA Origins Program proposal assessment: planet formation. 2012 - 2012
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DFG, German Research Foundation Proposal assessment, debris disk interpretation. 2012 - 2012
  • Presentation to the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA Origin of Solar System program proposal assessment. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: DFG, German Research Foundation Proposal assessment for research in Planet Formation. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NSF Review Panel for proposals to the AST Planet Formation and circumstellar disks program. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA Post-doctoral review, Planet formation, black hole physics. 2010 - 2010
  • Role: Ad Hoc Referee. Entity: Misc. Journals (Astrophys. J., Astron. J., Icarus, MNRAS, Nature, PRL) refereeing journal articles. 2010 - present
  • Presentations to Granite School District classes (grades 7-9). 2009 - present
  • Role: Referee. Entity: Misc. Journals Reviewer (Astron. J., Astrophys. J, Icarus, MNRAS, Nature, Phys. Rev. D, Space Sci. Rev.; approx 6 assignments per year). 1998 - present

Internal Service

  • Astronomy Search Committee. 2020 - 2021. service.
  • Adnimistrative/miscellaneous. Associate Chair, 2019 - present. service.
  • Administrative/miscellaneous. Chair, 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Administrative/miscellaneous. Associate Chair, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Fletcher Building Steering Committee. 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Space Committee. Chair, 2012 - present. service.
  • RPT Advocate. Advocate For Springer, Lebohec, Seth, Sandick, Ivans, Bolton, 2011 - 2011. service.
  • State Physics Major Articulation Meeting. Representative, 2011 - 2011. service.
  • Graduate Council. Council Member, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Graduate recruitment committee. Organize Graduate Symposium, 2011 - 2012. service.
  • Policy Board. Member, 2011 - 2014. service.
  • Graduation Admissions Committee. Committee Member, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Graduate Advising Committee. Chair, 2010 - 2012. service.
  • Astronomy Search Committee. Chair. Search Resulting In Two New Hires, 2010 - 2011. service.
  • Astronomy Task Force. Committee Member, 2010 - present. service.
  • Role: Oversee Physics and Astronomy graduation program Director of Graduate Studies. 2010 - 2012. service.
  • M. S. Comput. Eng. & Sci. (MS-CES) Executive Committee. 2001 - present. service.

Honors & Awards

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

Affiliations

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

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