Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Ryan William Pfeifle

(PHD PROGRAM FELLOW)

 ryan.w.pfeifle@nasa.gov

 301.286.1111

Org Code: 662

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 662
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NPP POST-DOC CONTRACT

Positions/Employment


NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - Goddard Space Flight Center

May 2022 - Present


Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

June 2017 - May 2022


GMU Observatory Guide

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

August 2015 - December 2021

Education


Ph.D in Physics, 2022, George Mason University

B.S. in Physics, 2017, George Mason University

Awards


'Outstanding Physics PhD Dissertation' Award (May 2022)

  • Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, George Mason University

Domestic Travel Grant (Nov. 2021)

  • Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University
  • Award amount: $370 [Declined; conference cancelled]

Summer Research Fellowship Award (March 2021)

  • Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, George Mason University
  • Award amount: $7,500.00

[COVID-19 Pandemic]

American Astronomical Society (AAS) International Travel Grant (April 2019)

  • Award amount: $1,562.63

International Travel Grant (Fall 2018)

  • Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University
  • Award amount: $1,000

International Travel Grant (Spring 2018)

  • Graduate Student Travel Fund, George Mason University
  • Award Amount: $1,000

Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research (GRIAR) Award (Spring 2018)

  • Award amount: $1,700

Other Professional Information


NASA Chandra Press Release (Sept. 2019)

Found: Three Black Holes on a Collision Course

Press Coverage: NYT, CNN

European Week of Astronomy and Space Sciences (EWASS) Press Release (June 2019)

Astronomers discover eight buried dual AGN candidates

Press Coverage: Astronomy.com