Wayne G. Roberge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Tel:  (518) 276-6454

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fax: (518) 276-6680

 

110 Eighth Street

roberw at rpi dot edu

 

Troy, NY 12180-3590

http://www.rpi.edu/~roberw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Current interests: evolution of ices in the interstellar medium and solar nebula;

 

computer simulations of multifluid, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) shock waves;

 

analytic and numerical methods for multifluid MHD; physics of interstellar dust

 

 

 

Funding history: NASA, NSF, NIST, Semiconductor Research Corp. and others

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University, in theoretical astrophysics (1981)

 

B.A. valedictorian, Williams College, in astronomy & physics  (1976)

 

 

Employment

Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1999-)

 

Faculty of Information Technology, Rensselaer (1998-)

 

Associate Professor of Physics, Rensselaer (1992-1998)

 

Assistant Professor of Physics, Rensselaer (1986-1992)

 

Postdoctoral, Applied Mathematics, Exxon Research & Engineering (1983-1986)

 

Postdoctoral, Theoretical Astrophysics, Institute for Advanced Study (1981-1983)

 

 

Selected

President, The Dudley Observatory (2004-6)

Service

Associate Director, NASA New York Space Grant Consortium (2000-2)

Activites

Chair, Dudley Observatory Research Grants Program (2000-6)

 

Chair, Rensselaer Undergraduate Physics Program (1998-)

 

Board of Directors, Astronomical Society of New York (1986-)

 

American Astronomical Society (1979-)

 

 

Reviewer

Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, National Science Foundation, NASA, Research Corporation, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Dudley Observatory

 

 

Fellowships

Rensselaer Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (Rensselaer, 1994)

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Lilly Endowment Fellowship (Eli Lilly Foundation, 1989)

Scholarships

Harvard University Scholarship (Harvard University, 1978)

 

Agassiz Fellowship (Harvard University; 1976-1977)

 

Tyng Graduate Scholarship (Williams College; 1976-1979)

 

Tyng Undergraduate Scholarship (Williams College, 1972-1976)

 

National Merit Scholarship (IBM; 1972)

 

 

Other

Rensselaer Alumni Association Teacher of the Year (2004)

Honors

National Boeing Outstanding Educator Award (Boeing Corp.,1995)

 

Early Career Award (Rensselaer,1991)

 

Bergan Award (Dudley Observatory,1988)

 

Canby Prize (Williams College, 1976)

 

Milham Astronomy Prize (Williams College,1976)

 

United States Presidential Scholar (US Dept. of Education,1972)