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Joel Kastner

Contact Information

Title: Professor
Phone: (585) 475-7179
Office: ENG-3197

Degrees

BS Physics, University of Maryland, 1981
MS, Astronomy, UCLA, 1986
PhD, Astronomy, UCLA, 1990

Professional Experience

2011-present: Director, Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics, Rochester Institute of Technology
2007-present: Graduate Faculty, Astrophysical Sciences & Technology PhD Program, Rochester Institute of Technology
2005-present: Professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
2007-2008: Visiting Astronomer, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
1999-2005: Associate Professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
1993-1999: Research Staff, Chandra X-Ray Science Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990-1993: Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Haystack Observatory

Scholarships and Awards

  • RIT - Trustees Scholarship Award (2012)
  • RIT - RIT Million Dollar Club – for securing more than 1 Million dollars in external grants and contracts (2008)
  • Laboratory d'Astrophysique de Grenoble - Visiting Scientist Fellowship (2007)
  • NASA - Group Achievement Award, Chandra X-ray Observatory Science Team (1999)