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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

John H. Gibbons

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Dates

January 15, 1929 – July 18, 2015

Authorized Form of Name

Gibbons, John H., 1929-2015

Additional Forms of Names

Gibbons, John H., 1929-

Biography

Abstract

John H. Gibbons was President of Resource Strategies (1998-2015). Other institutional affiliations included the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President and the University of Tennessee. His research interests included energy policy and atomic physics.

Important Dates

January 15, 1929Birth, Harrisonburg (Va.).

1949Obtained BS, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland (Va.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, Duke University, Durham (N.C.).

1954 – 1973Physicist and Group Leader, Nuclear Geophysics, Physics Division (1954-1969) and Director, Environmental Program (1969-1973), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (Tenn.).

1973 – 1974Director, Federal Office of Energy Conservation.

1974 – 1979Professor of Physics and Director of Energy, Environment and Resources Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Tenn.).

1976 – 1979Member, Advisory Committee, Energy Conservation Programs, National Bureau of Standards.

1977 – 1979Chair, Advisory Committee, Energy and Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

1977 – 1993Chair, Panel on Residential Energy Conservation Assessment (1977-1979) and Director (1979-1993), Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, Washington (D.C.).

1978 – 1979Member, Energy Research Advisory Board, United States Department of Energy.

1978 – 1979Member, Advisory Panel, Division of Policy Research and Analysis, National Science Foundation.

1979 – 1992Member, Energy and Resources Committee, Aspen Institute.

1980 – 1992Member, Senior Advisory Panel, Energy Modeling Forum (1980-1992) and Member, School of Engineering Advisory Council (1984-1989), Stanford University.

1983 – 1992Member, Board of Directors, Resources for the Future, Inc.

1988 – 1990Member, Board of Directors, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1993 – 1998Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington (D.C.).

1993 – 2006Member, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (1993-1998) and Member, International Advisory Board, Committee on International Programs (2000-2006), National Academy of Sciences.

1994Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1998 – 1999Karl T. Compton Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1998 – 2000Member, Steering Committee, National Climate Assessment.

1998 – 2009Council of Advisers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

1998 – 2015President, Resource Strategies, Plains (Va.).

1999Member, American Philosophical Society.

1999 – 2000Senior Fellow, National Academy of Engineering.

1999 – 2001Senior Adviser, United States Department of State.

2001 – unknownDivision Adviser, Division on Physical Sciences and Engineering, National Research Council.

2002 – 2015Consultant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

2003 – 2006Chair, Board of Directors, Population Action International.

2005Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2006 – presentMember, Advisory Board, Scientists and Engineers for America.

July 18, 2015Death, Crozet (Va.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Harrisonburg (Va.)

Undergraduate Education

Ashland (Va.)

Graduate Education

Durham (N.C.)

Employment

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

Knoxville (Tenn.)

Washington (D.C.)

Plains (Va.)

Death

Crozet (Va.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Energy conservation.

Energy policy -- United States.

Nuclear physics.

Science and state.

Relationships

People

Family

Barber, Virginia Gibbons

Daughter.

Gibbons, Mary Ann Hobart

Wife, married 1955.

Meyer, Mary Marshall Gibbons

Daughter.

Colleagues

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Lane, Neal F.

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Consultant.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Karl T. Compton Lecturer.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physicist; Group Leader, Nuclear Geophysics, Physics Division; and Director, Environmental Program.

Resource Strategies

President.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Energy, Environment, and Resources Center.

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Board of Directors.

American Philosophical Society

Member.

Argonne National Laboratory

Chair, Advisory Committee, Energy and Environmental Systems Division.

Aspen Institute

Member, Energy and Resources Committee.

Duke University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1954).

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

Member.

National Academy of Engineering

Senior Fellow and Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, International Advisory Board, Committee on International Programs.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Committee, Energy Conservation Programs.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Council of Advisers.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Division Adviser, Division on Physical Sciences and Engineering.

National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Policy Research and Analysis

Member, Advisory Board.

Population Action International

Chair, Board of Directors.

Randolph-Macon College

Obtained BS in Mathematics and Chemistry (1949).

Resources for the Future

Member, Board of Directors.

Scientists and Engineers for America

Member, Advisory Board.

Stanford University. Energy Modeling Forum

Member, Senior Advisory Panel.

Stanford University. School of Engineering.

Member, Advisory Council.

United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment

Chair, Panel on Residential Energy Conservation Assessment and Director.

United States. Department of State

Senior Adviser.

United States. Energy Research Advisory Board

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

John H. Gibbons papers, 1970-1998.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Published Resources

Author

This gifted age : science and technology at the millennium / John H. Gibbons ; foreword by Vice President Al Gore.

Subject

John Howard Gibbons Physics Today obituary.