Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Association for the Advancement of Sciences | American Astronomical Society | International Astronomical Union
Dr. Elmegreen works in the Physical Analytics and IoT Department of the Research Division of IBM. His interests in the field of astrophysics include star formation, interstellar matter, and galactic structure. In the field of Nanotechnology, Dr. Elmegreen has designed and modeled phase change material structures and piezoelectronic devices and circuits. For Physical Analytics, he has modeled traffic flow in cities and studied long-term weather patterns. He has contributed to an 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 360 scientific articles, given over 200 invited talks at international conferences, and obtained 20 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. In 2016, he received an IBM Research Outstanding Accomplishment Award for research in star formation. He was a member of the US National Science Foundation Math and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee from 2012-2016 and became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013. From 2015-2018 he was President of Division H on Interstellar Matter and Local Universe and Chair of the Resolutions Board for the International Astronomical Union. Also during this time for the IAU, he was an elected National Representative of the American Astronomical Society.