Adriana Durbala

Associate Professor

Contact Information
​Office: ​SCI B203
​Phone: ​715.346.3298
​Fax: ​715.346.2944
Ph.D. University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
M.S. University of Bucharest, Romania
B.S. University of Bucharest, Romania

ASTR 100 - Unveiling the Universe
ASTR 205 - The Solar System
ASTR 206 - Stars and Stellar Systems
ASTR 311 - Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS 384 - Astrophysics
ASTR 305 - The History of Astronomy
Research Interests
Extragalactic astronomy – isolated galaxies, compact groups of galaxies, isolated pairs of galaxies, the role of interactions (environment) in galaxy formation and evolution
Select Publications
“X-ray Emission from Expanding Cocoons” (Zanni, C.; Bodo, G.; Rossi, P.; Massaglia, S.; Durbala, A.; Ferrari, A.) – 2003, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 402, 949

“Mixed-Morphology Pairs as a Breeding Ground for Active Nuclei” (Domingue, D.L.; Sulentic, J.W., Durbala, A..) – 2005, The Astronomical Journal, 129, 2579

“AMIGA Sample of Isolated Galaxies – Morphological Refinement” (Sulentic, J.W.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Bergond, G.; Lisenfeld, U.; Durbala, A.; Espada, D.; Garcia, E.; Leon, S.; Sabater, J.; Verley, S.; Casanova, V.; Sota, A. ) – 2005, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 449, 937

“Seyfert’s Sextet – A Slowly Dissolving Stephan’s Quintet?” (Durbala, A.; del Olmo, A.; Yun, M. S.; Rosado, M.; Sulentic, J.W.; Plana, H.; Iovino, A.; Perea, J.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Fuentes-Carrera, I.) – 2008, The Astronomical Journal, 135, 130

“Photometric Characterization of a Well Defined Sample of Isolated Galaxies in the Context of the AMIGA project” (Durbala, A.; Sulentic, J.W.; Buta, R.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.) – 2008, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 390, 881

“Fourier Photometric Analysis of Isolated Galaxies in the Context of the AMIGA Project” (Durbala, A.; Buta, R., Sulentic, J. W.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.) – 2009, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 397, 1756

Honors and Awards
2009 - Research Start-up Funds as new faculty at UW-Stevens Point
2008 - Research Assistantship at the University of Alabama
2007 - University of Alabama Graduate Council Fellowship
2006 - Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student award (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Alabama)
2006 - Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student (College of Arts and Sciences of University of Alabama)
2006 - Selected as an AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) Outstanding Teaching

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