Devin W. Silvia
- About Me
M.S. & Ph.D, 2013, Astrophysics, University of Colorado | Boulder, CO.
B.S., 2007, Astronomy & Minor in Mathematics, University of Washington, College Honors | Seattle, WA.
B.S., 2007, Physics, University of Washington, College Honors 2007 | Seattle, WA.
Devin received a B.S. in physics and a B.S. in astronomy from the University of Washington in 2007 and went on to receive his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2013. He was previously a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University.
Devin is incredibly passionate about providing quality STEM education and promoting an equitable and inclusive learning environment. To achieve this, his teaching methods involve, interactive engagement (clicker question, think-pair-share, lecture tutorials), inquiry-based teaching and learning, and raising awareness on barriers to student success (e.g. stereotype threat, imposter syndrome)
As of 2017, Devin joined the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Michigan State University as a teaching specialist.
- Research Interests
• Non-Equilibrium Ionization Chemistry
• Intergalactic & Circumgalactic Medium
• Galactic Chemical Evolution
• Cosmological Hydrodynamics
- Selected Publications
Probing Non-Equilibrium Ionization Properties of Simulated IGM, Silvia, D. W., O’Shea, B. W., Smith, B. D., Shull, J. M., Turk, M. J., & Reynolds, D. R. 2016. in preparation; to be submitted to the Astrophysical JournalTRIDENT: A Universal Tool for Generating Synthetic Absorption Spectra from Astrophysical Hydrodynamical Datasets, Hummels, C. B., Smith, B. D., & Silvia, D. W. 2016. in preparationThe Orion Fingers: Near-IR Adaptive Optics Imaging of an Explosive Protostellar Outflow, Bally, J., Ginsburg, A., Silvia, D. W., & Youngblood, A. 2015. A&A, 579, A130Numerical Simulations of Supernova Dust Destruction. II. Metal-Enriched Ejecta Knots, Silvia, D. W., Smith, B. D., & Shull, J. M. 2012. ApJ, 748, 12Ejecta Knot Flickering, Mass Ablation, & Fragmentation in Cassiopeia, A Fesen, R. A., Zastrow, J. A., Hammell, M. C., Shull, J. M., & Silvia, D. W. 2011. ApJ, 736, 109
FS-17: CMSE 201 Intro to Computational Modeling
FS-17/SS-18: CMSE 202 Computational Modeling Tools and Techniques
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