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Arthur Bienenstock

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Dates

March 20, 1935 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bienenstock, Arthur

Biography

Abstract

Arthur Bienenstock is a physicist, who researches the use of synchrotron radiation and techniques for the determination of atomic arrangements in physically interesting non-crystalline materials. His institutional affiliations include Harvard University and Stanford University.

Important Dates

March 20, 1935Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1955Obtained BS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York (N.Y.).

1957Obtained MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York (N.Y.).

1962Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1962 – 1963National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Harwell, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Research Establishment.

1963 – 1967Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University.

1965 – 1997Consultant, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

1967 – presentAssociate Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics (1967-1972) and Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics (1972-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1972 – 1977Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1978 – 1997Director (1978-1997) and Associate Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (1992-1997), Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1979 – 1981Member, Advisory Council to the President, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

1982 – presentMember, Board of Directors, Institute for Amorphous Studies.

1983 – 1988Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

1983 – 1988Member, United States National Committee for Crystallography.

1989 – 1990Member, Science Advisory Committee, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

1993 – 1996General Councilor (1993-1996) and Member, Committee on Applications in Physics (1994-1996), American Physical Society.

1993 – 1996Member, Science Advisory Committee, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

1996 – 1997Member, Committee on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, National Research Council.

1997 – 2001Associate Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

2000 – 2002Member, Action Forum on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce, National Academy of Engineering.

2001 – 2007Member, Board on Chemical Science and Technology (2001-2003), Member, Committee on the Physics of the Universe (2001-2005), Member, Committee on Small Facilities (2003-2005), and Member, Committee on Science and Security (2005-2007), National Research Council.

2001 – 2007Consultant, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

2002 – 2003Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

2002 – 2006Member, Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society.

2003 – presentVice Provost and Dean, Research and Graduate Policy (2003-2006); Acting Vice Provost, Graduate Education (2006); and Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy (2006-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

2004Chair, Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society.

2008President, American Physical Society.

2008 – presentDirector, Wallenberg Research Link, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Crystallography.

High temperature superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Harvard University and Stanford University.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Byer, R. L. (Robert L.), 1942-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Emmons, H. W. (Howard W.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at Stanford University.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at Stanford University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England)

NSF Fellow.

Energy Conversion Devices

Consultant.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Obtained PhD (Applied Physics) in 1962 and Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics.

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

Director and Associate Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory.

Stanford University

Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy and Director, Wallenberg Research Link.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Applied Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Materials Science.

Stanford University. Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Director.

Stanford University. Office of the Provost

Vice Provost and Dean, Research and Graduate Policy; Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs; and Acting Vice Provost, Graduate Education.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Associate Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President; General Councilor; Member, Committee on Applications in Physics; Member, Panel on Public Affairs; and Chair, Panel on Public Affairs.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Member, Advisory Council to the President and Vice Chair, Board of Directors.

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Member, Science Advisory Committee.

Institute for Amorphous Studies (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)

Member, Board of Directors.

National Academy of Engineering

Member, Action Forum on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Member, Board on Chemical Science and Technology; Member, Committee on the Physics of the Universe; Member, Committee on Small Facilities and Member, Committee on Science and Security.

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Electrophysics Department

Obtained BS in 1955 and MS in 1957.

U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

High temperature superconductivity 20 years later: achievements, promises and challenges [sound recording], April 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA