The activity of faculty in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Department of Physics and Astronomy earned the department a place among the nation’s top 12 graduate programs.
The National Research Council ranking reflected the proportion of faculty with research grants, scientific publishing productivity and citations per publication.
Other UH faculty recently honored include—
- UH faculty members John Hamilton and Christian Andersen with NASA’s Group Achievement Award for work related to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.
- UH Mānoa geologist Charles “Chip” Fletcher with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 Environmental Award for climate change science.
- UH Mānoa Postdoctoral Fellow Yu Kosaka with the Meteorological Society of Japan’s Yamamoto-Shyono Medal for her work on factors affecting the summertime Asian jet stream.
- UH Mānoa Professor and Water Resources Research Center Interim Director Chittranjan Ray, elected to fellowship in the American Society of Civil Engineers.
- UH Mānoa astronomer and NASA Infrared Telescope Facility Director Alan Tokunaga with the American Astronomical Society’s 2010 Harold Masursk Award for contributions to planetary science.