June 10, 2014 | Uncategorized
The U.S. Department of State has selected Dr. Steve G. Greenbaum, Professor of Physics at Hunter College and Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15.
Dr. Greenbaum’s research involves spectroscopic studies of disordered solids by magnetic resonance and synchrotron x-ray absorption, most recently on materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (batteries and fuel cells).
His career in academia began at Brown University, where he earned his Ph.D. He went on to conduct postdoctoral research at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. and spent sabbatical years as a Fulbright Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Senior Research Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has served as visiting professor at universities across the world, authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, and has given over 50 invited talks at national and international conferences.
The Jefferson Science Fellowship was established in 2003 by the Office of Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State. Fellows spend a year in Washington D.C. providing “up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing science, technology, engineering and medical arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).” The assignment may also include extended travel to U.S. foreign embassies or missions. After the fellowship year, Jefferson Science Fellow return to his/her academic career, but remain available to the U.S. Department of State/USAID for short-term projects over the subsequent five years.