Curriculum Vitae

Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.

Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge CB3 0HA
United Kingdom
Tel: (44)1233 765844, FAX: (44)1233 339910
E-mail: robk[at]ast.cam.ac.uk

Education

Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Washington 1978
M.S., Astronomy, University of Washington 1976
B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1973

Positions Held

Director, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Plumian Professor of Astronomy & Experimental Philosophy, University of Cambridge 2005 - pres.
Professorial Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge 2006 - pres.
Professor/Astronomer, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona 1992 - 2006
Editor-in-Chief, The Astrophysical Journal 1999 - 2006
Deputy Head, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona 1991 - 1998
Associate Professor/Astronomer, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona 1988 - 1992
Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota 1985 - 1988
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota 1980 - 1985
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Hale Observatories 1978 - 1980
Adjunct Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology 1978 - 1980

Visiting Appointments and Lectureships

Bruno Rossi Lecturer, Arcetri Observatory, Florence 2008
Lyman Spitzer Lecturer, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University 2007
Caroline Herschel Distinguished Visitor, STScI 2006 - 2007
Adriaan Blaauw Professor, University of Groningen 2001
Visiting Astronomer, Carnegie Observatories 1995
Beatrice M. Tinsley Centennial Professor, University of Texas 1994
Spring Lecturer, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University 1990
Visiting Fellow, Leiden Observatory, University of Leiden 1982

Honors and Awards

Gruber Cosmology Prize (with W. Freedman, J. Mould) 2009
Dannie Heineman Prize in Astrophysics, AIP/AAS 2007
Elected to National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) 2006
Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2001
Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship 1983 - 1987

Professional Organizations

Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
Member, American Astronomical Society (Vice President, 1998-2001)
Member, International Astronomical Union
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Lectureships and International Schools

Hendrik de Waard Lecture, Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, U. Groningen 2009
Grubb-Parsons Lecture, Department of Physics, University of Durham 2009
Joseph Larmor Lecture, Cambridge Philosophical Society 2007
Faculty, Ninth Vatican Summer School in Observational Astronomy & Astrophysics 2002 - 2003
Whitford Lecturer, Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin 2002
Lecturer, IAG Advanced School on Star Formation, Sao Paolo, Brazil 1998
Lecturer, Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics 1997 - 1998
Lecturer, 26th Saas Fee Advanced Course 1996
Lecturer, Les Houches Summer School 1996
Lecturer, 3rd Latin American Conference on Extragalactic Astronomy, Cordoba, Argentina 1996
Lecturer, Canary Islands Winter School in Astronomy 1991

Professional Service and Activities (last 10 years)

Chair, Herschel Space Observatory Users Group 2009 - pres.
Member, STFC Groundbased Astronomy Facilities Review Panel 2009
Member, NRC/NAS Astronomy 2010 Decadal Survey Committee 2008 - 2010
Member, Section 12 Nominating Committee, National Academy of Sciences 2008 - 2011
Member, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Visiting Committee 2008 - pres.
Astrophysics Series Editorial Board, Cambridge University Press 2007 - pres.
Member, International Advisory Board, Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) 2007 - pres.
Member, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam 2006 - 2010
Member, RAS Awards Committee 2008 - 2009
Member, European Southern Observatory OPC Nominating Committee 2007 - 2009
Member, Astrophysics Subcommittee to NASA Advisory Council 2006 - 2009
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, European Virtual Observatory Project 2006 - 2009
Chair, Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee 2008
Member, STFC Programmatic Review Groundbased Astronomy Panel 2008
Member, NASA Astrophysics Program Senior Review Committee 2008
Member, MNRAS Editor Search Committee 2008
International Advisory Committee, Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2002 - 2008
Panel Chair and Member, Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee 2007
Member and Panel Co-Chair, Science Vision Working group,
ASTRONET European Decadal survey in Astronomy/Astrophysics
2006 - 2007
Editor-in-Chief, The Astrophysical Journal 1999 - 2006
Member, Gemini Observatory Visiting Committee 2004 - 2005
Member, NSF National Virtual Observatory Advisory Committee 2002 - 2006
Member, Spitzer Legacy Science Working Group 2001 - 2006
Member, NASA Science Mission Directorate Evaluation Team 2004 - 2005
Member, Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute Council 2000 - 2004
Chair, STScI Director Search Committee 2004 - 2005
Member, MMT Observatory Director Search Committee 2003 - 2004
Chair, NSF Astronomy Early Career Award Selection Committee 2003
Member, European Southern Observatory Visiting Committee 1997 - 2003
Member, NASA Future Space UV-Optical Telescope Study Working Group 2002 - 2003
Member, Carnegie Observatories Visiting Committee 2002
Member, External Review Committee, CWRU Astronomy Department 2004
Vice President, American Astronomical Society 1998 - 2001
Member, NGST Interim Science Working Group 2000 - 2001
Member, Steward Observatory Council 1989 - 2005
Member, NOAO Director Search Committee 2000
Member, External Review Committee, Michigan State University Astronomy Program 2000
Member, NAS/NRC Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics 1998 - 2001
Member, NSF Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology Program Peer Review Panel 2000
Member, American Astronomical Society Executive Committee 1999 - 2001
Member, AURA Nominating Committee 1998 - 2000

Scientific Organising Committees (last 10 years)

SOC Member, From Stars to Galaxies, Gainesville, Florida, USA 2009 - 2010
SOC Member, SFR@50: Filling the Cosmos with Stars, Spineto, Italy 2008 - 2009
SOC Member, Unveiling the Mass: Extracting and Interpreting Galaxy Masses, and a
Celebration of Vera Rubin's Career
, Halifax
2008 - 2009
SOC Member, Gas and Stars in Galaxies: a Multi-Wavelength 3D Perspective, ESO 2007 - 2008
SOC Member, Galaxy Evolution: Emerging Insights and Future Challenges, Austin 2008
SOC, LOC Member, Putting Gravity to Work: From Black Holes to Galaxy Clusters, Cambridge 2007 - 2008
SOC Member, The Evolving Interstellar Medium in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies, Pasadena 2007
SOC Member, Legacy of Multiwavelength Surveys, Xining, China 2007
SOC Member, Astrophysics in the Next Decade: JWST and Concurrent Facilities, Tucson 2006 - 2007
SOC Member, Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks, Rome 2005 - 2007
SOC Member, Gas Accretion and Star Formation in Galaxies, Garching 2006 - 2007
SOC Member, Pathways Through an Eclectic Universe, Tenerife 2005 - 2007
SOC Member, Galaxies in the Local Volume, Sydney 2006 - 2007
SOC Member, Dwarf Galaxies as Astrophysical and Cosmological Probes, Ringberg 2005 - 2006
SOC Member, Island Universes: Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies, Terschelling 2004 - 2005
SOC Member, Extreme Starbursts Near and Far, Lijiang, China 2004 - 2005
SOC Member, Extra-Planar Gas, Dwingeloo, Netherlands 2003 - 2004
SOC Co-Chair, AURA/NASA/ESA Workshop Hubble's Science Legacy:
Future Visible/UV Astronomy from Space, Chicago
2001 - 2002

University and College Service Activities

Director and Head of Department, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member, Investments Advisory Committee, Churchill College 2009
Member, Council of the School of Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member, Faculty Board for Physics and Chemistry, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member, Needs Committee, Faculty of Physics & Chemistry, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member, Degree Committee for Physics & Chemistry, University of Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member and Chair (2006 - 07), Faculty Promotions Committee (Physics & Chemistry),
University of Cambridge
2005 - pres.
Member, Board of Discipline, Churchill College, Cambridge 2008 - pres.
Member, Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge 2007 - pres.
Member, Professorial Search Committee, Leiden Observatory 2007 - 2008
Member, Sackler Visitor and Lecture Committee, IoA 2006 - pres.
Member, Institute of Astronomy Teaching Committee 2006 - pres.
Chair, Strategic Review of IoA and Cavendish Astrophysics Programs 2006 - 2007
Member, IoA Faculty Search and Selection Committee 2005 - 2006
Academic Director, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona 1990 - 1998
Member, College of Science Advisory Committee for Science Teacher Education Program 1994 - 1998




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