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地球物理学家Maria Zuber任麻省理工学院副校长

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JO_Editor1 发表于 2013-2-25 04:13:44 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Maria Zuber appointed vice president for research
(来源:http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/20 ... uncements-1127.html

Maria T. Zuber, the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, will become MIT’s next vice president for research, President L. Rafael Reif announced today. Zuber chaired MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences from 2003 to 2011, and has held leadership roles associated with scientific experiments or instrumentation on nine NASA missions over the past two decades.

Maria Zuber has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1995; she was previously on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. She has also served, since 1994, as a senior research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

“Well-versed in the ways of Washington, with a deep awareness of the needs of world-class research teams, a broad understanding of the research enterprise at MIT and a proven ability to orchestrate complex processes and build effective teams, Professor Zuber is extraordinarily well-prepared to lead MIT in federal research policy and administration,” Reif said. “As uncertainty prevails around federal research funding, she will be a compelling advocate for farsighted federal investment in university research.”

As vice president for research, Zuber will be responsible for research administration and policy at the Institute. She will oversee more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers, including the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the Research Laboratory of Electronics, the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and the Haystack Observatory. The vice president for research is also responsible for research integrity and compliance, and plays a central role in research relationships with the federal government.

“The research enterprise is the heart and soul of MIT,” Zuber said. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to shape the organization to be optimally responsive to faculty needs and to articulate the importance of investment in science and technology. I look forward to building on the strong foundation established by Claude Canizares to enable more cross-disciplinary endeavors that can be game-changers within and beyond MIT.”

Since 1990, Zuber has held leadership roles associated with scientific experiments or instrumentation on nine NASA missions; at present, she remains involved with six of these missions. Since 2008, she has served as principal investigator of the space agency’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, an effort to map the moon’s gravitational field. By precisely measuring changes in distance between twin spacecraft orbiting the moon, she and other scientists hope to answer fundamental questions about the moon’s evolution and internal composition.

Currently, Zuber also holds leadership positions on two research projects that are part of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission: as investigation lead on the laser ranger project and as deputy principal investigator on the lunar orbiter laser altimeter project.

Zuber’s research bridges planetary geophysics and the technology of space-based laser and radio systems; she also has extensive experience in leading large scientific projects. GRAIL has been recognized for its achievements in science, technology and education; Zuber’s management brought the mission in on time and under budget.

Zuber holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, awarded in 1980, and an ScM and PhD from Brown University, awarded in 1983 and 1986, respectively. She has received awards and honors including MIT’s Killian Faculty Achievement Award; the American Geophysical Union’s Harry H. Hess Medal; and numerous NASA awards, including the Distinguished Public Service Medal and the Outstanding Public Leadership Medal.
 楼主| JO_Editor1 发表于 2013-2-25 04:19:39 | 显示全部楼层
本帖最后由 JO_Editor1 于 2013-2-25 06:11 编辑

Maria Zuber教授与林间老师为JoyOcean网友丁忞同学(MIT/WHOI研究生)博士论文的共同指导教授。Maria Zuber也是林老师在布朗大学研究生时的师姐,同为布朗大学地球动力学教授Marc Parmentier的学生。

关于Maria Zuber的介绍,见:[转载】Maria Zuber 的成长和研究心历 http://joyocean.org/viewthread.php?tid=1002
汤民强 发表于 2013-2-25 05:49:05 | 显示全部楼层
Congratulations!
SunZhen 发表于 2013-2-25 08:38:00 | 显示全部楼层
Wow, great! Congratulations! MIT has another great women serving for its science and technology.
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