THOMAS S. STATLER

Current Position and Address:

Professor and Director, Astrophysical Institute
Department of Physics and Astronomy
251B Clippinger Research Labs
Ohio University
Athens, OH, 45701
Tel.: (740) 593-1722
E-mail:  statler@ohio.edu
WWW:  http://www.phy.ohiou.edu/people/faculty/statler.html

Education:

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Princeton University, June 1986.
A.B. in Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley, June 1982.

Academic Honors:

Miller Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Phi Beta Kappa, 1982

Positions Held:

September 2006 - present, Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University.
September 2004 - present, Director, Astrophysical Institute, Ohio University.
September 1999 - August 2006, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University.
September 1995 - August 1999, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University.
July 1993 - June 1995, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
July 1991 - June 1993, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
September 1990 - May 1991, Lecturer, Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences Dept., University of Colorado at Boulder.
September 1988 - August 1991, Research Associate, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
September 1986 - August 1988, Miller Research Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley.

Visiting Appointments/Fellowships:

February - May 2003, Visiting Fellow, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Research Interests:

Structure and dynamics of galaxies: e.g., galactic structure and modeling, observations of stellar kinematics, equilibria and stability, galaxy interactions and formation; intergalactic light in galaxy groups and clusters; nuclear dynamics and black hole mass measurements; hydrodynamics and the hot interstellar medium of elliptical galaxies. Also, dynamics of small asteroids: optical observations of rotation rates; surface properties; modeling of infrared emission.

Offices in Professional Organizations:

Chair, American Astronomical Society Division on Dynamical Astronomy, 2005-2006
Vice Chair, AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy, 2004-2005
AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Division Committee, 2001-03

Professional Organization Memberships:

International Astronomical Union
American Astronomical Society
AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
Sigma Xi

Other Professional Service:

Chandra X-Ray Observatory Cycle 8 proposal review panel, 2006
Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 10 proposal review panel (Extragalactic 2), 2000
NASA Astrophysical Theory Program proposal review panels, Sep. 1994, Oct. 1998, Oct. 1999 (Chair)
NSF Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology proposal review panels, Oct. 1996 and Feb. 1998

Research Funding Sources:

NASA Astrophysical Theory Program
NSF Early Faculty Development (CAREER) Program
NSF Extragalactic Astronomy Program
Space Telescope Science Institute
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory/Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center
Ohio Supercomputer Center
Groundbased Telescope Time Allocations from Kitt Peak National Observatory, MMT Observatory, Very Large Array

Publications:

Online Publication List