Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Association for the Advancement of Sciences | American Astronomical Society | International Astronomical Union
Dr. Elmegreen works in the Physical Sciences Department of the Research Division of IBM. His interests in the field of astrophysics include star formation, interstellar matter, and galactic structure. He is currently investigating star formation in clumpy irregular galaxies. In the field of Nanotechnology, Dr. Elmegreen designs and models piezoelectronic devices and circuits. For Physical Analytics, he models traffic flow in cities. He leads the international collaboration between IBM Research and the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope project. He joined IBM in 1984 after holding a faculty position at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. at Princeton University under the guidance of Lyman Spitzer, Jr., and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University. He was raised in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison as an undergraduate. Dr. Elmegreen has written over 300 scientific articles, given 200 invited talks at international conferences, and obtained 18 patents. He was Chair of the Publications Board of the American Astronomy Society from 1998 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Publications Board of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. In 2001, he received the Dannie Heineman Prize of the American Astronomical Society and the American Physical Society. He is a member of the US National Science Foundation Math and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is President of Division H on Interstellar Matter and Local Universe and Chair of the Resolutions Board for the International Astronomical Union. Also for the IAU, he is an elected National Representative of the American Astronomical Society.