BARRY L. LUTZ
Department of Physics and Astronomy Telephone: 928-523-9117
Box 6010 Fax: 928-523-8688
Northern Arizona University Email: Barry.Lutz@nau.edu
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6010
Born January 2, 1944. U.S. citizen
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1968 (astrophysical sciences specialty: atomic and molecular physics).
B.S., (magna cum laude), Lebanon Valley College, 1965 (physics).
2004- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences,
Northern Arizona University
1991- Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
1993- Associate Director, Arizona Space Grant Consortium and Director, NAU/NASA Space
1992-2001 Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
1977-1991 Astronomer, Lowell Observatory
1971-1977 Senior Research Associate, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, State University of
New York at Stony Brook
1970-1971 Research Astronomer, Lick Observatory, and Board of Studies in Astronomy and
Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz
1968-1970 Postdoctorate Fellow, Division of Pure Physics, National Research Council of Canada
1988-1991 Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
1983-1986 Adjunct Professor of Physics, Arizona State University
1981-1983 Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics, Arizona State University
1974-1981 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science, State University of
New York at Stony Brook
1971-1974 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, State University
New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED
Interstellar Diatomic Carbon and the Cygnus OB2 Association, by Steven Peter Souza, State University
of New York at Stony Brook, December 1979
Search for Minor Constituents in the near Infrared Spectra of Titan, Uranus, and Neptune, by Robert
Gerard Danehy, State University of New York at Stony Brook May 1982 (co-director)
CONSULTANTSHIPS AND VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
January-June 1990 Visiting Scholar, Departments of Physics & Astronomy:
University of California, Berkeley
October 1980 University of Dijon
March-April 1979 Observatoire de Meudon
August-Sept 1974 Princeton University Observatory
January 1973 Kitt Peak National Observatory
CURRENT ACADEMIC COMMITTEES
University Information Resource Management Change Management Committee (Chair 2006-
Steering Committee for Administrative Computing (2006-present)
Learning Community Advisory Committee (2006-present)
College Door to Door Task Force for Student Services (Chair 2005-present)
Improvement of Instruction Committee (Chair 2005-present)
Graduate Programs Committee (Co-Chair 2005-present)
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC COMMITTEES
University Provost’s Academic Computer Advisory Committee (2002-2006, Chair 2004-06)
Research and Graduate Education Task Force (2004-2005)
Northern Arizona Task Force on Higher Education (AZ Universities System-wide
Restructuring, Fall 2004)
Committee for Oversight of Implementation of College Re-structuring (Fall 2004)
Committee on Faculty Effort and Expectations (Workload Committee, Fall 2004)
Space Planning and Utilization Committee (2002-Fall 2004)
Faculty Senate (2002-2005); Treasurer (2003-05)
Information Resources Management Steering Committee (2001-Fall 2004, Chair 2003-
College of Engineering’s EE Chair Search Committee (2000-01)
College of Health Professions, Speech Pathology and Audiology Chair Search (2000)
Faculty & Staff Annual Fund (Co-Chair 1999-2000)
Senate Council Planning and Budget (1999-2002)
College of Health Professions’ Dental Hygiene Chair Search (1998-2000)
NAU Council of Chairs’ Executive Committee (1997-2000)
College of Engineering’s Master of Engineering Planning Committee (1996-97)
Administrative Committee for CoFS rewrite (1997)
NCAA Accreditation Self-Study Committee (1996-97)
University Community Development Committee (1996)
College of Engineering’s CSE/EE Chair Search Committee (1995-96)
College of Engineering’s ME Chair Search Committee (1994-95)
Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (1992-95)
Faculty Senate Budget Review Committee (“Right-Sizing”) (1992-93)
President's Council on Economic Development (1991-95)
College Computer Science Faculty Search Committee (Chair 2006-07)
Electrical Engineering Faculty Search Committee (Chair 2006-07)
Electrical Engineering Chair Search Committee (Chair 2005-06)
Proposition 301 Committee on Science/Mathematics Teacher Certification (Chair 2000)
Graduate Education Committee (2000)
Systems Support Analyst, Sr. Searches (Chair 1998-99)
Technology Task Force (Chair, 1997-99)
Coordinating Council for Science and Mathematics Education (1996-97)
College Budget Review Committee (1992-93)
Promotion and Tenure Committee (1991-92)
Math Chair Search Committee (1991-92)
Department Curriculum Committee (2004 – 05)
Graduate Committee (2004 – 05)
Committee on Faculty Status (1991-92)
Committee on Evaluation Procedures (1991-92)
Graduate and Curriculum Committee (Chair, 1991-92)
Organized Research Evaluation Committee (Chair, 1991-92)
NSF AND NASA TEAMS AND COMMITTEES:
NASA Educational Products review Panel (2004)
NASA New Frontiers Mission Review Panel (2004)
NSF Educational Instrumentation Review Panel (2003)
NSF ILI Peer Review Panel (1996, 1999)
NASA Discovery Mission Peer Review Panel (1994, 1997, 1998)
Jupiter-Shoemaker Levy 9 Collision Proposal Review Panel (1993)
EUVE Peer Review Committee, Solar System Panel (1993)
Hubble Space Telescope Proposal Review (Chair, Solar System Panel 1993)
Planetary Astronomy Peer Review Panel (1991-92)
Planetary Astronomy Management Operation Working Group (1985-96)
Astro-Halley Science Team (1984-86)
IUE Peer Review Committee, Solar System Panel (1984; 1985, Chair 1987-89; 1991, 1993)
Infrared Experiments Working Group on Remote Sensing in Planetary Atmospheres (1980-81)
Committee on Laboratory Spectroscopy in Planetary Atmospheres (1975)
CURRENT EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROPOSALS
Changes in Altitudes (5th – 12th Grade Balloon Satellite Program, a Education Public Outreach Thread
for Phoenix Mission to Mars) Principal Investigator. Oct.. 1, 2004 – Sept. 30, 2008. Total NAU Award
NAU/NASA Space Grant (NASA Statewide consortium through UA) Principal Investigator for NAU;
Associate Director, of Statewide Consortium. Feb. 1993- Mar. 2010. Total NAU Award $1,400,000.
PREVIOUS EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROPOSALS SINCE 1991
NAU/NASA Space Grant Work Force Development Initiative: ASCEND! Satellite Project (NASA
Statewide consortium through UA) Principal Investigator for NAU; Associate Director, of Statewide
Consortium. Feb. 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006. Total NAU Award $35,000.
NAU/NASA Space Grant Work Force Development Initiative (NASA State-wide Consortium through
UA) Principal Investigator for NAU. Feb 1, 2003 – April 30, 2005. Total NAU Award: $35,000.
X-Ray Processing of Cometary Ice Mixtures (NASA Origins Program) Co-Investigator. 1999-2002
Total NAU Award $105,000.
Solar System Spectroscopy (NASA Planetary Astronomy Program, NAGW-2811) Principal
Investigator. 1991-1997. Total NAU Award: $386,499.
Research in Planetary Astronomy: New Faculty Position at NAU (NASA Planetary Astronomy
Program, NAGW- 3847) Principal Investigator, Project Creator/Monitor. 1993-1997 Total NAU
Physical and Chemical Processes in Dense Interstellar Clouds (Hubble Space Telescope Program, GO-
02415.04-87A, Multi-institution consortium) Principal Investigator on NAU grant, Co-Investigator on
Consortium Grant. 1994-1997. Total NAU Award: $20,788.
Planetary Watch (NASA Education Division, NGT-010015) Principal Investigator. 1994-1997. Total
NAU Award: $100,000.
Research in Origins of Solar Systems: New faculty Position at NAU (NASA Origins of Solar System
Program, NAGW-4243) Principal Investigator. 1994-1998. Total NAU Award: $210,240.
AIMER: A Mobile Computer Classroom for Outreach to Native American Reservation Public Schools
(INTEL Corporation) Principle Investigator). 1995. Total NAU Award: $30,000.
Solar Irradiance Network (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies High School Outreach/Research
Program, a nation-wide consortium) Principal Investigator on NAU Contract, Research Partner on
consortium grant. 1995- 1997. Total NAU Award: $24,000.
Aiming At Science (Eisenhower Program, Arizona Board of Regents Grant) Principal Investigator.
1998. Total Award $49,880.
INTERNALLY FUNDED PROPOSALS SINCE 1991
A Class Act – Freshman Retention through the Enhancement of Student Learning (President’s Office)
Co-Principal Investigator. Total Award $1,000.
Workforce Development through Learner-Centered Academic programs: Increasing the Science and
Mathematics Teachers Pipeline (Prop 301 Initiative). 2001-2004. Total Award: $500,000.
Unix Server Request for Arts and Sciences (Academic Computer Service Steering Committee Award,
proposal author) 1998. Total NAU Award: Two E450 Sun Servers.
Software for the Physics & Astronomy Computing Laboratories (Academic Computer Services Steering
Committee Award, Principle Investigator 1997). Total NAU Award $20,861.
Computer-Based Introductory Mechanics Laboratories for the Department of Physics and Astronomy
(Academic Computing Steering Committee Award, Principle Investigator) 1992. Total NAU Award:
American Astronomical Society
Division for Planetary Sciences (Executive Committee 1987-90)
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
International Astronomical Union
Society of Sigma Xi (President Elect of NAU Chapter 1991-92; President 1992-93; Past President 1993-
In addition, Dr. Lutz has about 90 publications in refereed journals and more than 100 abstracts of
conference presentations; those appearing since 1991 are attached;
REFERREED PUBLICATIONS SINCE 1991
77) "Gas and Dust Production by Comet Halley (1910II)" (with E. S. Howell and V. M. Slipher
[deceased]). Astrophys. J., 371: 776-784 (1991).
78) "Deuterium on Venus: Observation from Earth" (with C. de Bergh, B. Bezard, T. Owen, D.
Crisp, and, J.P. Maillard). Science, 251: 547-549 (1991).
79) "The Brightness, Albedo and Temporal Variability of Neptune" (with G. W. Lockwood, D. T.
Thompson, and E. S. Howell) Astrophys. J., 368: 287-297 (1991).
80) "Book Review: Comets in the Post-Halley Era" (with S. Hoban) Origin of Life and the
Biosphere, 22: 321-329 (1992).
81) "Ion Abundances and Implications for Photochemistry in Comets Halley (1986 III) and Bradfield
(1987 XXIX)" (with M. P. Womack and R. M. Wagner) Astrophys. J.,410: 402-411 (1993).
82) "Pre-and Post Perihelion Abundances of Gas and Dust in Comet Halley" (with M. P. Womack
and R. M. Wagner) Astrophys. J., 433: 886-894 (1994).
83) "Four-Micron High Resolution Spectra of Jupiter in the North Equatorial Belt: H3+ Emissions
and the 12C/13C Ratio" (with A. Marten, C. de Bergh, T. Owen, D. Gautier, J.P. Maillard, D.
Drossart and G.S. Orton), Planetary and Space Science, 42: 391-399 (1994).
84) “The Translucent Molecular Clouds Toward HD 154368 I.Extinction, Abundances, and
Depletions.” (with T.P. Snow, J. H. Black, E. F. Van Dishoeck, G. Burks, R. M. Crutcher, M. M.
Hanson and R. Y. Sherping) Astrophys. J., 465:145-263, (1996)
85) “A Study of CO2 Solid by XPS” (with T. R. Dillingham, D. M. Cornelison, K. Galle, and S.
Tegler) Surface Science Spectra, 4: 157-160 (1997)
86) X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry Studies of X-Ray-Processed Solid
CO2 (with D. M. Cornelison, T. R. Dillingham, S. C. Tegler, K. Galle, and G. A. Miller)
Astrophys. J., 505: 443-451 (1998)
87) “Carbon and Oxygen Depletion and Extinction in the Translucent Cloud toward H D 24534 (X
Persei)” (with T. P. Snow, M. M. Hason, J. H. Black, E. F. Van Dishoeck, and R. M. Crutcher)
Astrophys. J. (Letters), 496: L113-L116 (1998)
88) “Line Intensities and Self Broadening Coefficients for the 32 Band of Monodeuterated
Methane” (with C. Boussin, C. de Bergh, and A. Hamdonni) J. Quant. Spect. and Rad. Trans.,
60: 501-514 (1998)
89) “Pressure Broadening and Shift Coefficients for H2, He, and N2 and the 32 of 12CH3D
Retrieved by a Multispectrum Fitting Technique” (with C. Boussin, A. Hamdonni, and C. de
Bergh) J. Quant. Spect. and Rad. Trans., 63: 49-84 (1999)
90) “CO and C2 Absorption Toward W 40 IRS 1 A (with R. Y. Shuping, T. P. Snow and R.
Crutcher) Astrophys. J., 520: 149-157 (1999)
91) “Carbon Monoxide Emissions at 4.7 Micrometers from Venus’ Atmosphere” (with J. Crovisier,
E Lellouch, C. de Bergh, J-P. Maillard and Bruno Bezard) Planetary and Space Science, 53(13):