Curriculum Vitae

Robin T. Garrod

Education

  • Ph.D. Astronomy, 2001 — 2005
    University College London (UK)
    Thesis Title: “The Chemistry of Transient Dense Cores in Molecular Clouds”
    Thesis Advisors: J. M. C. Rawlings, D. A. Williams

  • M.Sci. Physics (1st Class with Honours), 1997 — 2001
    University College London (UK)
Employment

  • Assistant Professor, 2015 – present
    Departments of Astronomy & Chemistry, University of Virginia

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2015 – present
    Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

  • Senior Research Associate, 2012 – 2014
    Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University

  • Research Associate, 2008 – 2012
    Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 2007 – 2008
    Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006 – 2007
    Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2004 – 2006
    Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
Research Funding

  • PI, “Comprehensive models of interstellar ice formation and complex molecule chemistry”
    NASA Astrophysics Theory Program
    Total budget: $354,278; period: 1/1/11 – 1/1/14

  • Cornell start-up funds
    Budget: $60,000; start date: 8/15/08
Fellowships & Awards

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2007 – 2009 (Relinquished 2008)
    Hosted by Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany

  • Doctoral sponsorship, 2001 – 2004
    Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (UK)
Professional Activities

  • Referee for Scientific Journals:
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences;
    Astrophysical Journal;
    Astrophysical Journal Letters;
    Astronomy & Astrophysics;
    New Astronomy;
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics;
    Chemical Reviews;
    Faraday Discussion, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) International Journal of Astrobiology
  • Referee for Funding Agencies:
    NASA grants programs (2), panelist, 2014
    NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Grants Program, proposal reviewer, 2013
    French Research Agency (ANR), proposal reviewer, 2013
    NASA Origins of Solar Systems Program, proposal reviewer, 2013
    NASA Cosmochemistry Program, proposal reviewer, 2011
    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), proposal reviewer, 2010
  • Committees:
    SOC: Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Faraday Discussion 168:
    “Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas”, 2014
    SOC: Lorentz Center Workshop:
    “Grain-surface networks and data for astrochemistry”, 2014
  • Professional memberships:
    Royal Astronomical Society (UK), fellow
    American Astronomical Society, member
    Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), member
    American Chemical Society, member of Astrochemistry subdivision
    Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), associate member
Supervising

  • Graduate Student Supervisor (student: T. Pauly), June 2012 – present
    Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

  • Undergraduate Student Supervisor (student: T. Pauly), June – Aug. 2010
    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
    Department of Astronomy, Cornell University
Teaching

  • Guest Lecturer, “Life in the Universe” (undergraduate level), Feb. 2013
    Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

  • Lecture to summer students, “The amazing complexity of interstellar chemistry”, Summer 2009 – 2011
    Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

  • Guest Lecturer, “Introduction to Astrochemistry” (senior undergraduate level), Feb. 2006
    Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University

  • Teaching Assistant, undergraduate laboratory, 2001 – 2002
    Department of Physics, University College London (UK)