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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Francis J. DiSalvo

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Dates

July 20, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

DiSalvo, Francis J.

Biography

Abstract

Francis J. DiSalvo is Professor of Physical Science at Cornell University (1986-present). Other institutional affiliations include Bell Laboratories. His research interests include testing nanoscale materials for possible application to new energy systems, and synthesis and characterization of solid state compounds.

Important Dates

July 20, 1944Birth, Montréal (Québec).

1966Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1971Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1971 – 1983Member, Technical Staff (1971-1978); Head, Chemical Physics Research Department (1978-1981); and Head, Solid State Chemistry Research Department (1981-1983), Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1983 – 1986Head, Solid State and Physics of Materials Research Department, AT & T Bell Laboratories.

1986 – presentProfessor of Chemistry (1986-1996); John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science (1996-present); Director, Center for Materials Research (2000-2005); Co-Director, Fuel Cell Institute (2003-present); and Director, Center for a Sustainable Future (2007-present), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1991Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1991Awarded International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1994 – 1999Member (1994-1999) and Chair (1997), Board of Trustees, Gordon Research Conferences.

1999 – 2004Member, Council on Materials Sciences, United States Department of Energy.

2000 – 2004Member, Solid State Sciences Committee (2000-2004) and Member, Committee on Midsized Facilities (2002-2004), National Research Council.

2005 – presentMember, Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee, United States Department of Energy.

2005 – presentMember, Panel on Assessment and Outlook of the National Science Foundation (NSF) MRSEC Program, National Research Council.

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Montréal (Québec)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Nitrides.

Physical chemistry.

Solid state chemistry.

Thermal conductivity.

Relationships

People

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.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Baker, William O. (William Oliver), 1915-2005

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

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.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at 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.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

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.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

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.

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.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ross, Ian M. (Ian Munro)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Head, Solid State and Physics of Materials Research Department.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff; Head, Chemical Physics Research Department; Head, Solid State Chemistry Research Department; and Head, Solid State and Physics of Materials Research Department.

Cornell University. Department of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science; Director, Center for Materials Research; Co-Director, Fuel Cell Institute; and Director, Center for a Sustainable Future.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1991 International Prize for New Materials.

Gordon Research Conferences

Member and Chair, Board of Trustees.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Solid State Sciences Committee; Member, Committee on Midsized Facilities; and Member, Panel on Assessment and Outlook of the NSF MRSEC Program.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Obtained PhD (1971).

United States. Department of Energy

Member, Council on Materials Sciences and Member, Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee.

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