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We welcome new members from all departments who will contribute to the science, education, and outreach mission of the Center.

New faculty wishing to become affiliated with the Center must submit an application, consisting of a letter of intent and a CV, to the Director.

West Virginia University Members

Benjamin M. Statler
College of Engineering & Mineral Resources

Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

Kevin Bandura, Assistant Professor
(304) 293-9686 |

Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, Professor
(304) 293-9691  |

Natalia Schmid, Professor

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Loren Anderson, Associate Professor
(304) 293-4884  |

Zach Etienne, Associate Professor
(304) 293-8515 | 

Duncan Lorimer, Professor 
(304) 293-4867  |

Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor, Center Director
(304) 293-4812  |

Sean McWilliams, Assistant Professor
(304) 293-3076  |

D.J. Pisano, Associate Professor
(304) 293-4886  |

Kathryn Williamson, Teaching Assistant Professor
(304) 293-3422  |

Harsha Blumer, Postdoctoral Researcher

Peter Breiding, Postdoctoral Researcher    

Paul Brook, Postdoctoral Researcher

Natalia Lewandowska, Postdoctoral Researcher 

Dustin Madison, Postdoctoral Researcher 

Michal Pirog, Postdoctoral Researcher  

Mayuresh Surnis, Postdoctoral Researcher  

Affiliate Members

Marshall University

Department of Physics

Maria Babiuc-Hamilton, Associate Professor
(304) 696-2754 |

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Green Bank Telescope

Ryan Lynch, Staff Scientist

Shepherd University

Institute for Environmental and Physical Sciences

Jason Best, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Department of Physics & Engineering

Tracey DeLaney, Research Assistant Professor

Advisory Board Members

Elizabeth Ferrara
Assistant Research Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Arthur Kosowsky
Professor, Associate Director of PITT PACC
University of Pittsburgh
Cole Miller
Professor and JSI Director
University of Maryland

Chris Palma
Senior Lecturer II
Penn State University
Jeff Peterson
Professor, Physics
Carnegie Mellon University