DR JULIE MCENERY

UCD ALUMNI AWARD IN RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND IMPACT

An astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Julie McEnery received her PhD in Physics from UCD in 1997. She has worked for over ten years in the field of high energy gamma-ray astrophysics, working with all elements of the mission as the Project Scientist for the Fermi gamma-ray Space Telescope.

A curious child, Julie was interested in the fundamental questions and is now directly involved in opening up new ways of looking at the universe, discovering exciting new things and posing new questions. Alongside her work in NASA she is Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland and at the George Washington University. In 2011, she was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

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