Came to GSFC in 1985 from PhD thesis at Washington U (StLouis).
Worked on gamma-ray spectroscopy with hi-resolution Ge spectrometer
(the GRIS balloon instrument);
and GRB research (the Rapidly Moving telescope project).
Continued the GRB work using CGRO-BATSE data, and created
the BATSE Coordinates Distribution Network (BACODINE),
which then expanded in the GRB Coordinates Network (GCN)
with the addition of many other GRB-constributing missions.
Then started CdZnTe detector technology development
which ended up in the detector array for the Swift-BAT instrument.
Current: Lead Scientist, Swift-BAT instrument. PI of the GCN.
Previous: Development of the Swift MidEx mission. Development of InFOCuS balloon instrument. Rapid optical follow-up observations of GRBs. Development of CdZnTe & CdTe detector technology (planar, strip & pixel). Design, development, and flights of a Hi-Z Hi-Energy Cosmic Ray balloon instrument. Gamma-ray spectroscopy of astrophysical sources with GRIS.
1976-1985 PhD Physics Washington University, thesis: "Abundances and Energy Spectra of High Energy Heavy Cosmic-Ray Nuclei"
1972-1976 BSc Physics. Case Western Reserve U.
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