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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

C. V. Shank

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Dates

July 12, 1943 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Additional Forms of Names

Shank, Charles V.

Biography

Abstract

Charles Shank is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include femtosecond laser systems and nanocrystals. His other institutional affiliations include Bell Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Important Dates

July 12, 1943Birth, Mount Holly (N.J.).

1965Obtained BS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1966Obtained MS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1969Obtained PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1969 – 1984Member, Technical Staff (1969-1976); Head, Quantum Physics and Electronic Research Department (1976-1983); Director, Electronics Research Laboratory (1983-1989); and Member, Technical Staff (1983-1989), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1983Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1984Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1984 – 1989Director, Electronics Research Laboratory and Member, Technical Staff, AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1989Member, California Council on Science and Technology.

1989 – 2004Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1990Member, National Critical Technologies Panel, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President.

1996Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

1997Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society.

2004 – present Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Sciences to Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Mount Holly (N.J.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Femtosecond lasers.

Lasers.

Semiconductor nanocrystals.

Solid state physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bersohn, Richard, 1925-2003

Collaborated on short pulse lasers in biology research at Bell Labs.

Ippen, E. P. (Erich Peter), 1940-

Collaborated on short pulse lasers in biology research at Bell Labs.

Rentzepis, Peter M., 1934-

Collaborated on short pulse lasers in biology research at Bell Labs.

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, Berkeley.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Ching-wu, 1941-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, Julia M.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Willett, Robert L.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Director, Electronics Research Laboratory and Member, Technical staff.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff; Head, Quantum Physics and Electronic Research Department; and Director, Electronics Research Laboratory.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Director.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Director.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Obtained BS in 1965, MS in 1966, and PhD in 1969. Professor of Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Sciences to Professor Emeritus.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

Received 1996 George E. Pake Prize and 1997 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

California Council on Science and Technology

Member.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Optical Society of America

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Member, National Critical Technologies Panel.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Anthony John DeMaria, 1984 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Written Testimony of Dr. Charles V. Shank Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Subject

From Duct Tape to Dark Energy: Shank's Directorship Continues: Unexpected Discoveries in Times of Tumult.