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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Neal F. Lane

Photo

Dates

August 22, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lane, Neal F.

Additional Forms of Names

Lane, Cornelius Francis

Biography

Abstract

Neal F. Lane is Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University (2005-present). Other institutional affiliations include the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President and the National Science Foundation. His research interests include science and technology policy and the public and science policy.

Important Dates

August 22, 1938Birth, Oklahoma City (Okla.).

1960Obtained BSc, University of Oklahoma, Norman (Okla.).

1962Obtained MS, University of Oklahoma, Norman (Okla.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman (Okla.).

1964 – 1965National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellowship, Queen's University, Belfast.

1965 – 1966Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado.

1966 – 1984Assistant to Associate Professor of Physics (1966-1972); Professor of Physics, Space Physics, and Astronomy (1972-1984); and Chair, Department of Physics (1977-1982), Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1977 – 1978Chair, Division of Electron and Atomic Physics, American Physical Society.

1979 – 1980Director, Physics Division, National Science Foundation.

1981 – 1984Member, Panel on Faculty Positions for Women Physicists (1981-1982); Member, Executive Committee (1981-1983); Councilor at Large (1981-1984); and Chair, Panel on Public Affairs (1983), American Physical Society.

1983 – 1986Member, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics.

1984 – 1986Chair, Advisory Panel on Advanced Scientific Computing, National Science Foundation.

1984 – 1986Chancellor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

1986 – 1988Chair, Panel on Science and Engineering Manpower, Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress.

1986 – 1993Chair, Evaluation Panel for the Center for Basic Standards of the National Bureau of Standards (1986-1988); Chair, Evaluation Panel of the Center for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1988-1990); and Chair, Panel on Future Opportunities in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences, (1991-1993), National Research Council.

1986 – 1993Provost and Professor of Physics, Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1987 – 1993Member, Board of Overseers (1987-1993) and Member, Executive Committee (1990-1993), Superconducting Super Collider.

1993 – 1998Member, National Science Board.

1993 – 1998Director, National Science Foundation, Washington (D.C.).

1998 – 2001Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

2001 – presentEdward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly University Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2001-2005) and Malcolm Gillis University Professor (2005-present), Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

2002 – presentAdjunct Fellow, Joint Institute for Lab Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder.

2003 – 2005Adjunct Professor, Health Sciences Center, University of Texas.

2003 – 2005Chair, Committee on the Transportation of Radioactive Waste, National Research Council.

2004 – 2007Member, Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2009 – presentChair, Board of Directors, Federation of American Scientists.

Occupation

Science policy maker and educator.

Places

Birth

Oklahoma City (Okla.)

Undergraduate Education

Norman (Okla.)

Graduate Education

Norman (Okla.)

Employment

Houston (Tex.)

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

High temperature plasmas.

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Science and state.

Relationships

People

Family

Lane, Christy Saydjari

Daughter.

Lane, John

Son.

Lane, Joni Sue Williams

Wife. Married 1960.

Colleagues

Bierbaum, Rosina M., 1952-

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Gabriel, Clifford

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Gibbons, John H., 1929-2015

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Jones, Kerri-Ann, 1954-

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen), 1941-2011

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Additional

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

Institutions

Major Positions

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Visiting Fellow and Adjunct Fellow.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Director, Physics Division; Chair, Advisory Panel on Advanced Scientific Computing; and Director.

Rice University. Physics and Astronomy Department

Assistant to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Provost and Professor of Physics; Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly University Professor of Physics and Astronomy; and Malcolm Gillis University Professor.

Rice University. Space Physics and Astronomy Department

Professor.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Chancellor.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Adjunct Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Institute of Physics

Member, Governing Board.

American Physical Society

Chair, Division of Electron and Atomic Physics; Member, Panel on Faculty Positions for Women Physicists; Member, Executive Committee; Councilor at Large; and Chair, Panel on Public Affairs.

Federation of American Scientists

Chair, Board of Directors.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Evaluation Panel for the Center for Basic Standards of the National Bureau of Standards; Chair, Evaluation Panel of the Center for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Chair, Panel on Future Opportunities in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences; and Chair, Committee on the Transportation of Radioactive Waste.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Queen's University of Belfast

National Science Foundation Research Fellowship.

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Member, Board of Overseers and Member, Executive Committee.

United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment

Chair, Panel on Science and Engineering Manpower.

University of Oklahoma. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BSc (1960), MS (1962), and PhD in Physics (1964).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Neal Lane papers, 1964-2002.

Fondren Library. Woodson Research Center.

Rice University

P. O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77001, USA

Science policy: yesterday, today and tomorrow [sound recording], 2009 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Understanding more quantum physics : quantum states of atoms / Michael A. Morrison, Thomas L. Estle, Neal F. Lane.

Subject

Dr. Neal F. Lane 2008 Winner AIP Karl T. Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics