13 March 2023

Patrick Kamieneski Receives the 2022 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Dissertation Award

Kenneth Kellermann NRAO

Patrick KamieneskiThe National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated Universities. Inc. (AUI) are pleased to announce that Patrick Kamieneski, currently a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University, is the winner of the 2022 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. In his University of Massachusetts thesis, Dr. Kamieneski developed an innovative use of gravitational lensing to interpret his ALMA and JVLA observations of high redshift galaxies to study the extreme rate of star formation in the distant universe. He will receive his award at a ceremony on 23 March at the NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is administered by AUI and the NRAO on behalf of Bob Brown’s friends and family to honor Bob’s life and career. The award is given each year to a recent recipient of a doctoral degree from any recognized degree-granting institution in the United States and is substantially based on new observational data obtained at any AUI-operated facility and considered to be of an exceptionally high scientific standard value and impact within and beyond the area of study.

The award is available to degree recipients of any nationality and consists of $1,000, a framed certificate, and an invitation to give a lecture at the NRAO. To be eligible, the applicant must have successfully defended the thesis during the calendar year of the award.