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José Onuchic

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Dates

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Authorized Form of Name

Onuchic, José

Biography

Abstract

José Onuchic is Professor of Physics at University of California, San Diego (1995-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of São Paolo. His research interests center on theoretical and computational methods for molecular biophysics and chemical reactions in condensed matter.

Important Dates

1980Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil).

1981Obtained BS in Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil).

1982Obtained MS in Applied Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil).

1987Obtained PhD in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1987 – 1990Assistant Professor of Physics, São Carlos Institute of Physics and Chemistry, University of São Paolo, São Paulo (Brazil).

1990 – presentAssistant Professor of Physics (1990-1992); Associate Professor of Physics (1992-1995); and Professor of Physics (1995-present), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1992 – 1996Director, College of Biophysics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.

1994 – 1999Member, Molecular Biophysics Panel, National Science Foundation.

1995Fellow, American Physical Society.

2000 – presentMember, Science Steering Committee (2000-present) and Member, Executive Committee (2008-present), Institute for Complex and Adaptive Matter.

2002 – 2007Member, Review Committee, Theoretical Division (2002-2007); Chair, Review Committee, Physical Biosciences Division (2003-2004); and Chair, Review Committee, Theoretical Division (2003-2005), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

2005 – 2008Member, Advisory Committee, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, National Science Foundation.

2005 – presentMember, President's Advisory Panel in Research, Research Corporation Foundation.

2005 – presentMember, Board of Physics and Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences.

2006Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2008 – presentPresident, Biological Physics Commission, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

2009 – presentMember, Panel on Public Affaird, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Biophysicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

São Paulo (Brazil)

Graduate Education

São Paulo (Brazil)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Biophysics.

Condensed matter.

Molecular electronics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Hopfield, John J.

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "New aspects of the theory of electron transfer reaction dynamics."

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Institutions

Major Positions

Universidade de São Paulo

Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering (1980), BS in Physics (1981), and MS in Applied Physics (1982). Assistant Professor of Physics, São Carlos Institute of Physics and Chemistry.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow and Member, Panel on Public Affairs.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1987).

Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

Member, Science Steering Committee and Member, Executive Committee.

International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Director, College in Biophysics.

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

President, Biological Physics Commission.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Member and Chair, Review Committee, Theoretical Division and Chair, Review Committee, Physical Biosciences Division.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Member, Board of Physics and Astronomy.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Molecular Biophysics Panel and Member, Advisory Committee, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.

Research Corporation

Member, President's Advisory Panel in Research

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