University of Central Florida Physicist Wins Early Career Award from NASA

Adrienne DoveAdrienne Dove, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, received the Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Dove was honored for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions, and planet formation.

Dr. Dove joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2012. She has been a strong advocate for increasing the presence of women in physics and space sciences.

Dr. Dove is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri, where she majored in physics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics and planetary science from the University of Colorado-Boulder. The title of her dissertation was “Experimental Investigations of the Lunar Photoelectron Environment and Related Dust Dynamics.”

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