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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

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 Born: May 28, 1924 in London, England

 Naturalized U.S. Citizen: April 29, 1963.

Education:

 B.Sc. 1946 Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 Ph.D. 1949 Crystallography, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 D.Sc. 1957 Crystallography, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 Fil.Dr. (honoris causa) 1981, University of Uppsala, Sweden

 Docteur honoris causa 1997, University of Bordeaux, France

Professional Appointments:

 1949-1950 Research Fellow, University of Minnesota

 1950-1954 Member of Staff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 1954-1957 Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

 1957-Present Guest Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

 1957-1982 Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories

 1979 Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux, France

 1982-1988 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Retired 1988.

 1989-1990 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior U.S. Scientist, University of Tübingen, Germany

 1990, 1993 Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux

 1990-Present Adjunct Professor of Physics, Southern Oregon University

 1995 Visiting professor, University of Tübingen

National Committees and Scientific Societies:

 U.S.A. National Committee for Crystallography:
   Member 1966-1980
   Chairman 1970-1972

 National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council

 Committee on Chemical Crystallography:
   Member 1967-1968
   Chairman 1968-1976

 National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council

 Numerical Data Advisory Board:
   Member 1987-1991

 American Institute of Physics - Publishing Policy Committee:
   Member 1974-1980
   Chairman 1981-1991

 American Institute of Physics Subcommittees on:
   Information Technology, Member 1980-1991
   Intellectual Property Rights, Member 1990-1991
   Numeric Data Bases, Member 1986-1991

 Member ex-officio: Subcommittees on Journals, Books, PACS Oversight

 PI-NET, AIP Journal Editors Panel

 American Crystallographic Association:
   Charter member 1950-Present
   President 1968

 American Association for the Advancement of Science:
   Member 1957-1979
   Fellow 1980-Present

 American Physical Society:
   Member 1961-1980
   Fellow 1981-Present

 Sigma Xi:
   Member 1949-Present
   Founding President, SOU Chapter 1993-1995

 Royal Society of Chemistry, London:
   Member 1946-Present

International Union of Crystallography:

 Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus:
   Member 1963-1972
   Chairman 1972-1975

 Commission on Crystallographic Data:
   Member 1978-1987

 Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature:
   Chairman 1978-Present

 Commission on Journals:
   Chairman 1978-1987

 Finance Committee:
   Member 1981-1987

IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols:

 IUCr Representative 1984-Present

U.S. Delegate to International Congresses of Crystallography:

 (appointed by National Academy of Sciences)

 1969 Stony Brook, U.S.A.
 1972 Tokyo, Japan - Chairman of Delegation
 1975 Amsterdam, Netherlands
 1978 Warsaw, Poland
 1981 Ottawa, Canada
 1984 Hamburg, German Federal Republic

Alternate U.S. Delegate:

 1966 Moscow, U.S.S.R
 1987 Perth, Australia

Editorships:

 Editor-in-chief:  Acta Crystallographica, 1978-1987

 Editorial Board Review of Scientific Instruments, 1963-1965

 Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 1988-1991

 Founding Editor Transactions of the American Crystallographic Association, Volume 1, 1965

 Managing Editor American Crystallographic Association 1965-1990

 Co-Editor  Anomalous Scattering, Munksgaard, Copenhagen, 1975

 Editor  World Directory of Crystallographers, Fifth Edition, 1977

 Book Review Editor Ferroelectrics, 1975-Present

Awards:

 Humboldt-Prize, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation 1989

 Humboldt-Prize Extension, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation 1995

Visiting Committees:

 National Bureau of Standards 1967-1971

 Brookhaven National Laboratory 1979-1983

 High Flux Brookhaven Reactor:  Program Advisory Committee 1985-1991

 Danish Natural Sciences Research Council:  Evaluation Panel on Crystallography, Chairman 1985-1986

Federal Grants:

 National Science Foundation DMR-9310461, 1993; DMR-9708246, 1996; 1/13/98; DMR-0137323, 2001;
    04-511 MRI EAR-0420855