Melville P. Ulmer


Telephone: 847-491-5633
Fax: 847-491-3135
Dearborn Dept Assisant Telephone: 847-491-7650
Electroforming Facility Telephones: 847-491-7705 and 7115
mailing address:
2131 Tech Drive
Dearborn Observatory
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Northwestern Univ.
Evanston, IL 60208-2900
Office:Dearborn Observatory #3 (General Campus Interactive Map)

Biographical sketch: He received his Ph.D. in Physics with a minor in Astronomy from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1970. He then spent 4 years at the Univ. of California, San Diego and 2 years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before coming to Northwestern University in 1976. He has been Director of the Astrophysics Program at Northwestern University since 1983 and a Full Professor since 1987. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of SPIE, NIAC Fellow, and he has served on numerous NASA advisory and review panels.

Research: He was a charter member and Co-I of the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. Ulmer has published over 400 articles in journals and conference proceeding. He was a charter member and Co-I of the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. One of his desired follow projects, if he can find the time, is ALLEGRO which we proposed to study gamma-ray bursts and the transient hard X-ray sky. His research philosophy is summed up in the following figure:

A few selected publications

2019ApPhL.114p1101R InGaAs based heterojunction phototransistors: Viable solution for high-speed and low-noise short wave infrared imaging
Rezaei, Mohsen; Park, Min-Su; Rabinowitz, Cobi; Tan, Chee Leong; Wheaton, Skylar; Ulmer, Melville; Mohseni, Hooman Astro2020 Science White Paper New Frontiers for Terrestrial-sized to Neptune-sized Exoplanets the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
Wang, J; Meyer, M. Boss, Alan, and 20 more (including Ulmer)

2018SPIE10761E..0BU Magnetostrictively
deforming the surface of a silicon wafer at two locations
Ulmer, M. P.; Coppejans, R.; Khreishi
, M. A.; Keely, K.; Buchholz, D. B.; Shiri, R.; Rodriguez, L. A.; O'Donnell, A. E.; Schonfeld Z. J.; Reinhardt, W. H.; Borgsmiller
, L. E.; Baturalp, T. B.; Coverstone, V. L.; Cao, J.

2018SPIE10698E..1KB Membrane mirror evaluation of APERTURE: a precise extremely large reflective telescope using re-configurable elements
Baturalp, Turgut B.;Coverstone, Victoria L.;Coppejans, Rocco;Cao, Jian;Chung, YipWah; Buchholz, David B.; Ulmer, M. P.;

2018MNRAS.475..523L Star-formation rates of cluster galaxies: nature versus nurture
, Tatiana F & Ulmer, M. P.

2017AAS...22923704M Automated Census Of Variable X-Ray Objects in the Direction of Clusters of Galaxies
MacIntosh, Lupe; Cunningham, Elizabeth; & Ulmer, Melville P.

2016SMaS...25h5038W Deformation of rectangular thin glass plate coated with magnetostrictive material
Wang, Xiaoli; Yao, Youwei; Liu, Tianchen; Liu, Chian; Ulmer, M. P.; Cao, Jian

2016ApJ...825.Star Formation Activity in a Young Galaxy Cluster at Z = 0.866
, T. F.; Ulmer, M. P.; Martins, L. P.; da Cunha, E.

Deep spectroscopy of the MV -14.8 host galaxy of a tidal disruption flare in A1795
Maksym, W. P.; Ulmer, M. P.; Roth, K. C.; Irwin, J. A.; Dupke, R.; Ho, L. C.; Keel, W. C.; Adami, C.

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