Margaret Hanson

Margaret M. Hanson

Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, Professor

McMicken Hall

151A

A&S College of Arts and Sciences - 0367

Professional Summary

Prof. Hanson's research in observational (experimental) astronomy has extended from the ultraviolet, optical, infrared, millimeter and into the centimeter wavelengths.  Her most recent research uses infrared spectroscopy of hot, massive stars to characterize massive stellar clusters found deeply embedded within our Milky Way Galaxy. From 2005 to 2012, she served as Associate Editor-in-Chief for The Astronomical Journal, the oldest professional science journals in astronomy in the United States and among the most prestigious.  In 2011, she moved to the Graduate School, to serve as Associate University Dean.  In 2016, she returned to the College of Arts & Sciences as the Associate, then Divisional Dean for Natural Sciences.  

For an up-to-date listing of publications, please see her: Google Scholar Page

Education

PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, 1995 (Astrophysics, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences)

M.S., University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, 1993 (Astrophysics, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences)

B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1988 (Astrophysics)

B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1988 (Physics)

Positions and Work Experience

11-2011 -06-2016 Associate University Dean, Graduate School, University of Cincinnati,

09-1998 -08-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati,

09-2003 -08-2009 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati,

09-2009 -To Present Professor, Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati,

01-2016 -To Present Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Research Support

Investigators:Margaret M Hanson 2007 -2009 NASA IDEAS Grant Program Role:Co-PI $76,000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Margaret M. Hanson 01-2005 -12-2011 The Astronomical Journal, American Astronomical Society Salary & Incidentals as Assoc. Editor-in-Chief Role:PI ~$50,000/year Active Type:Contract

Grant: #NSF 1035323 Investigators:Helen Meyer helen.meyer@uc.edu (Principal Investigator) Bruce Ault (Co-Principal Investigator) Margaret Hanson (Co-Principal Investigator) Stephan Pelikan (Co-Principal Investigator) 09-01-2010 -08-31-2015 National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Track Phase II Role:Co-PI $750,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #0434086 Investigators:Helen Meyer helen.meyer@uc.edu (Principal Investigator) Glenn Markle (Former Principal Investigator) Piyush Swami (Former Principal Investigator) Catherine Koehler (Former Principal Investigator) Bruce Ault (Co-Principal Investigator) Margaret Hanson (Co-Principal Investigator) Ted Fowler (Co-Principal Investigator) Robert Endorf (Former Co-Principal Investigator) 09-01-2004 -08-31-2010 National Science Foundation Cincinnati Robert Noyce Scholarship Partnership Role:Co-PI $494,487 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #HST-GO-10172.01-A Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 01-01-2005 -12-31-2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our Galaxy's Most Promising Super Star Cluster Candidate, Westerlund1: Tip of the Iceberg? Role:PI $3,999.00 Completed

Grant: #DGE-1102690 Investigators:Akkara, Pinto; Degouvea-Pinto, Neville; Hanson, Margaret 12-01-2010 -11-30-2015 National Science Foundation 2010-2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Role:PI $423,500.00 Completed

Grant: #AST-0607497 Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 08-01-2006 -07-31-2011 National Science Foundation Revealing Our Galaxy's Massive Star Clusters Role:PI $350,484.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #AST-0094050 Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 07-01-2001 -06-30-2007 National Science Foundation CAREER: Spectral Analysis of Massive Stars in the Near-Infrared Role:PI $549,625.00

Grant: #AST 9973922-NCE Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 08-01-1999 -01-31-2002 National Science Foundation Sub-Millimeter Studies of Massive Star Forming Regions Role:PI $69,376.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #AST-1009550 Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 09-01-2010 -08-31-2015 National Science Foundation Massclean: A Powerful New Tool for the Study of Stellar Clusters Role:PI $404,162.00 Completed

Grant: #DGE-1610397 Investigators:Hanson, Margaret 12-01-2015 -11-30-2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Role:PI $149,500.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Hanson, MM & Popescu, B (08-2009. ) Deducing the Milky Way's Massive Cluster Population .International Astron. Union, General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professional Meeting. . Level:International

Hanson, MM (12-2007. ) One Hundred 30 Dors? .International Astron. Union, Symposium 250: Massive Stars as Cosmic Engines, Kauai, United States. Professional Meeting. . Level:International

Hanson, MM (05-2005. ) Near-infrared spectral analysis of young OB star .International Astron. Union, Symposium 227: Massive Star Birth, Acireale, Italy. Professional Meeting. . Level:International

Hanson, MM (06-2002. ) Stellar content of obscured compact HII regions .International Astron. Union, Symposium 212: A Massive Star Odyssey, Lanzarote, Spain. Professional Meeting. . Level:International

Hanson, MM (11-2009. ) Massive Star Clusters of the Milky Way .Keynote Speaker, Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Northern Kentucky University. Level:State

Hanson, M M (08-2012. ) Summary of IAU GA SpS5 - I. Obscured and distant clusters .IAU GA 28, SpS 5, Beijing, China. Level:International

Hanson, MM (02-2017. ) Improving Age Estimates of Star Clusters .American University, United Arab Emirates. Level:International

Colloquium

(09-17-2009). Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

(09-15-2009). Department of Astronomy, University of Indiana, Bloomington.

(04-07-2009). Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

(11-25-2008). European Southern Observatory, Santiago, Chile.

(06-19-2008). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Valporaiso, Chile.

(04-22-2008). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Notre Dame.

(03-11-2008). Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

(02-28-2008). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Toledo.

(02-26-2008). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Notre Dame.

(10-18-2007). Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

(05-08-2007). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware.

(11-17-2006). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming.

(11-09-2006). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kentucky.

(11-07-2006). Department of Astronomy, Boston University.

(05-24-2006). Arcetri Osservatorio, Florence, Italy.

(01-27-2006). Department of Physics, Wright State University.

(12-08-2005). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Georgia.

(09-24-2005). Cincinnati Observatory, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-15-2010). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas.

(04-16-2010). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

(06-30-2010). Cerro-Tololo International Observatory, La Serena, Chile.

(07-02-2010). Department of Physics, University of Valporaiso, Chile.

(10-14-2010). Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

(10-30-2015). Department of Physics, Dartmouth University.

(03-09-2014). Department of Physics, New York University - Abu Dhabi, UAE.

(03-05-2014). Department of Physics, American University, Sharjah, UAE.

(05-08-2012). Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University.

(03-22-2012). Department of Physics, Ball State University.

(12-29-2011). Cerro-Tololo International Observatory, La Serena, Chile.

(12-02-2005). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Louisville.

(10-30-2005). Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati.

Honors and Awards

2010 Young Investigator Award, Sigma Xi

2003 Science & Technology Award, Leading Women of Cincinnati

2002 Edith C. Alexander Award for Distinguished Teaching

2001 NSF CAREER Award

2011 Elected Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

2020 Elected (Legacy) Fellow, American Astronomical Society

Post Graduate Training and Education

10-01-1995-Bad Format: 19980931 Hubble Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, , Tucson, AZ

Other Information

2005 - 2012  Associate Editor-in-Chief, The Astronomical Journal,