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NJIT Physics Professor Dale Gary Receives Top Award for Outstanding Teacher

Dale Gary, PhD, a professor in the department of physics and the chair of that department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today, the Harlan J. Perlis Award for Outstanding Research.

Gary, of Berkeley Heights, joined the NJIT faculty in 1997. He is the director of the Owens Valley solar array radiotelescope near Big Pine, CA. Prior to working at NJIT, Gary was a research associate in astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. Gary is principal investigator for a design study for a new radiotelescope array called the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope.

Gary is the author of more than 100 articles in scholarly journals. His interests are in solar and stellar radiophysics, radio astronomy, and microwave instrumentation.

Gary received his BS in physics from University of Michigan in 1976 and his PhD in astrogeophysics at University of Colorado in 1982.

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