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Biography

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

John K. Hulm

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Dates

July 4, 1923 – January 16, 2004

Authorized Form of Name

Hulm, John K.

Additional Forms of Names

Hulm, John Kenneth

Biography

Abstract

John K. Hulm was Chief Scientist at Westinghouse Electric Corporation (1954-1996). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Chicago and Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation. His research interests included superconductivity and materials at low temperatures.

Important Dates

July 4, 1923Birth, Southport (England).

1943Obtained BA, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1945Obtained MA, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1949 – 1951Research Fellow in Physics, Union Carbide Corporation.

1951 – 1954Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of Metals, University of Chicago.

1954 – 1996Advisory Physicist (1954-1956); Manager, Solid State Department of Physics (1956-1960); Associate Director of Research, Solid State Physics Department (1960-1964); Director of Cryogenic Research, Solid State Physics Department (1964-1969); Research Director, Solid State Physics Department (1969-1974); On Leave (1974-1976); Manager of Chemical Research, Research Laboratories (1976-1980); Director of Corporate Research, Research Laboratories (1980-1987); and Chief Scientist (1987-1996), Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1974 – 1976Science Attaché, United States Embassy, London, United States Department of State.

1979Awarded International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1980Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

January 16, 2004Death.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Southport (England)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Materials science.

Solenoids.

Solid state physics.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Hulm, Joan

Wife. Married in 1948.

Colleagues

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Institute for the Study of Metals.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Institutions

Major Positions

Union Carbide Corporation

Research Fellow in Physics.

United States. Department of State

Science Attaché, United States Embassy, London.

University of Chicago. Institute for the Study of Metals

Assistant Professor.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Advisory Physicist; Manager, Solid State Department of Physics; Associate Director of Research, Solid State Physics Department; Director of Cryogenic Research, Solid State Physics Department; Research Director, Solid State Physics Department; On Leave; Manager of Chemical Research, Research Laboratories; Director of Corporate Research, Research Laboratories; and Chief Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1979 International Prize for New Materials.

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

University of Cambridge. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1943), MA (1945), and PhD in Physics (1949).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

H. Kamerlingh Onnes Symposium on the origins of applied superconductivity [videorecording] / recorded by the Naval Research Laboratory ; 1986 Oct 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Morrel H. Cohen, 1981 March 31 and June 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Fifty Years of Superconductivty, and the Next Fifty Too," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15 (2005): 2441-2442

"John Hulm, Scientist and Friend: A Remembrance," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15 (2005): 2440

"John K. Hulm: 1923-2004", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences