Biographical entry McClure-Griffiths, Naomi Melissa (1975 - )
- 11 July 1975
Atlanta, Georgie, U.S.A.
- Radio astronomer
Naomi McClure-Griffiths is a radio astronomer who was appointed Professor of Radio Astronomy at the Australian National University in 2015. Her principal research is on the evolution of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, particularly in relation to gas evolution, magnetism and feedback. For her discovery of an outer spiral in the Milky Way she was awarded to 2006 Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Australian Scientist of the Year. Other discoveries include 19 new shells and to chimneys. McClure-Griffiths has been involved in the Galactic All Sky Survey, with the aim of creating the most sensitive and high resolution all-sky atlas of hydrogen, and in the planning of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
- Education - BS (hons), Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Life event - Migrated to Australia
- Education - PhD, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
- 2001 - 2004
- Career position - Bolton Post-doctoral Fellow, Australian Telescope National Facility
- 2004 - 2006
- Career position - Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Telescope National Facility
- Award - Award - Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Australian Scientist of the Yea
- 2006 - 2012
- Career position - OCE Science Leader, Australian Telescope National Facility
- Award - Powerhouse Wizard Award, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
- 2012 - 2014
- Career position - Deputy Head of Astrophysics, Australian Telescope National Facility
- 2014 - 2015
- Career position - Head of National Facility Science, Australian Telescope National Facility
- 2015 -
- Career position - Professor of Radio Astronomy, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University
- Award - Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
- Bhathal, Ragbir, 'Naomi McClure-Griffiths: Milky Way astronomer', A&G: News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, vol. 58, 2017, pp. 40-2. Details
Created: 29 May 2018, Last modified: 3 July 2018