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About Richard Ignace

Richard Ignace is an astrophysicist whose primary area of research is stellar astrophysics, particularly theoretical modeling, and observational astronomy often using NASA’s orbiting telescopes. He has received grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation for his work to increase understanding of stellar winds. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and a Masters in Physics from the University of Wisconsin and three years of post-doctoral research experience at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Positions

Present Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, East Tennessee State University Honors College
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Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2017 Classification of Massive Stars Based on their X-ray Spectra
NASA
Role: Primary Investigator
Colleague(s): Huenemoerder, Nichols
$44,999
2017 Legacy HETG Spectrum of a Massive Star
NASA
Colleague(s): Waldron (PI), Nichols, Huenemoerder, Moffat, Naze, Richardson, Oskinova, Hamann, Miller, Lauer, Dahmer, Gayley, Ramiaramantsoa, Shenar
$230,897
2016 The Wind Variability in Oscillating Massive Stars
NASA
Colleague(s): Oskinova (PI), Balona, Hamann, Hubrig, Huenemoerder, Massa, Prinja, Todt
$42,426
2016 Time Resolved Echelle Spectroscopy of Massive Stars at the SARA Observatory
National Science Foundation
Colleague(s): Petit (PI), Batcheldor, Henson
$417,399
2016 Using the Sharp Chandra's Eyes to Find a Neutron Star Lurking in the Wind of WR 124
NASA
Colleague(s): Oskinova (PI), Toala, Torrejon, Hainich, Hamann, Chu, Guerrero
$26,500
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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 - ETSU Basler Fellow
  • 2008 - Marsico Short Term Visiting Scholar
  • 2009 - ETSU Distinguished Research Award for the College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2016 - ETSU Distinguished Research Award for the College of Arts & Sciences


Education

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1996 PhD, Astronomy, University of Wisconsin
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1994 MS, Physics, University of Wisconsin
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1993 MS, Astronomy, University of Wisconsin
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1991 BS, Astronomy, Indiana University
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Contact Information

PO Box 70652
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 274 Brown Hall
Phone: 423-439-6904

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