David S. Davis     


Fermi SSC/GSFC, Code 661.0

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone 301-286-9971

Email: ddavis'at'nasa.gov



My objective is to establish myself in an academic environment. It is my intention not only to continue my present research program but also to expand that program to include students. I believe that teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is an important component of fostering their interest in the sciences and communicating the excitement of research.



I possess a strong background in observational X-ray astronomy. This includes a long program of research on the X-ray properties of clusters and groups of galaxies along with elliptical galaxies. My teaching experience includes observational astronomy labs, teaching assistant for introductory mid-level astronomy courses. In addition to classes I supervised undergraduates that were in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during my postdoctoral work.



1998-1994              PhD., University of Maryland

1981-1983           M.S., Physics, University of Florida

1977-1981           B.S.,  Physics, University of Alabama




2002-present      Associate Research Scientist, Univerisity of Maryland, Baltimore County/GLAST SSC


1996-2002      Associate Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ASC


1994-1996           EPSCoR Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Alabama


1991-1994           Research Assistant, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Goddard Space   Flight Center


1990-1991           Research Assistant Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland


1988-1990           Teaching Assistant, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland


1983-1988           Research Assistant, Space Telescope Science Institute



                              American Astronomical Society



                              NASA Graduate Research Fellowship



                              Suzaku, Chandra, XMM, ASCA, ROSAT, HST



                              ROSAT TAC 1995, 1996

                              ASCA TAC 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

                              ADP/LTSA review 2000, 2012

                              Swift TAC 2004