The Department of Astronomy would like to congratulate Dr. Zhijie Qu for being selected as a recipient of the 2021 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This award is meant to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced exceptional dissertations in their field of study.

Dr. Qu received his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2021 from the University of Michigan. His thesis was entitled "The Warm-Hot Circumgalactic Medium and its Co-Evolution with the Galaxy Disk.”

Dr. Qu is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago.

Congratulations Dr. Qu!