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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

Gerald D. Mahan

Photo

Dates

November 24, 1937 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Mahan, Gerald D.

Additional Forms of Names

Mahan, Gerald D., 1937-

Mahan, Gerald Dennis

Biography

Abstract

Gerald D. Mahan is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University (2001-present). Other institutional affiliations include Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Indiana University. His research interests include condensed matter physics and solid state devices.

Important Dates

November 24, 1937Birth, Portland (Or.).

1959Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1964 – 1967Physicist, Research and Development Center, General Electric Company.

1967 – 1973Associate Professor of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene (Or.).

1973 – 1984Professor of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington (Ind.).

1984 – 2001Professor of Physics, University of Tennessee.

1984 – 2001Distinguished Scientist, Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (Tenn.).

1995Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2001 – presentDistinguished Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (Pa.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Portland (Or.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Eugene (Or.)

Bloomington (Ind.)

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

University Park (Pa.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Semiconductors.

Solid state physics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Mahan, Christopher

Son.

Mahan, Roy

Son.

Mahan, Sally Spaugh

Wife. Married 1965.

Mahan, Susan

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Cai, Jianwei

Advised by Mahan at Pennsylvania State University, "The thermoelectric properties of strongly correlated systems."

Neogi, Sanghamitra

Advised by Mahan at Pennsylvania State University, "Transport in nonlinear chains and across several condensed matter interfaces."

Colleagues

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Goodman, Charles D.

Both employed at Indiana University.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Indiana University.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Physicist.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Physicist.

Indiana University, Bloomington. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Distinguished Scientist, Solid State Division.

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Physics

Distinguished Professor of Physics.

University of Oregon. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1959).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1964) in Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Charles B. Duke, 2007 January 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Condensed matter in a nutshell / Gerald D. Mahan.

Local density theory of polarizability / Gerald D. Mahan and K.R. Subbaswamy.

Many-particle physics / Gerald D. Mahan.

Quantum mechanics in a nutshell / Gerald D. Mahan.