Peter Roming received the Ph.D. degree in physics and astronomy, with a secondary emphasis in mechanical engineering, from Brigham Young University (BYU), USA, in 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), and, in 2005, he joined the graduate faculty at PSU. From 2006 to 2010, he was a Senior Research Associate in the same department at PSU. He is currently a Staff Scientist in the Space Science Department at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Since 1991, Dr. Roming has been involved in astronomical space programs. From 1991 to 1998, he was a Member of the GoldHelOX Team at BYU where his responsibilities included Optical Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, and eventually Project Manager. Between 1998 and 1999, he was an Instrument Scientist for the Rocket Program at PSU. From 1999 to 2010, he was the Swift Ultra-Violet/Optical Telescope Lead (equivalent to Principal Investigator). He is a Recipient of four NASA Group Achievement Awards, the 2007 High Energy Astrophysics Division Bruno Rossi Prize as a Member of the Swift Team, and, in 2009 received the Muhlmann Award, also as a Member of the Swift Team. Dr. Roming’s research interests fall into three main categories: astronomical and space instrumentation, transient object observations (particularly gamma-ray bursts and core collapse supernovae), and observational cosmology.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011