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Archival as Author

R. M. Tromp

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Dates

1954 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Tromp, R. M.

Additional Forms of Names

Tromp, R. (Rudolph)

Tromp, R. M. (Rudolf Maria), 1954-

Tromp, Rudd

Tromp, Rudolph

Biography

Abstract

Rudolf Tromp is Researcher and Manager at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines (IBM) (1983-present). His research interests include the structure and growth of surfaces and interfaces, surface phase transitions, modifications of crystal growth by organic and inorganic monolayers ('surfactants'), and the development of novel experimental techniques and methods.

Important Dates

1954Birth.

1978Obtained BS, Twente University of Technology, Enschede (Netherlands).

1982Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands).

1983 – presentResearcher and Manager, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines (IBM), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1993Fellow, American Physiscal Society.

2003Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Occupation

Surface physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Enschede (Netherlands)

Graduate Education

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Employment

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Subjects

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Surface (Physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Fang, Frank F.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Institutions

Major Positions

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Researcher and Manager.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2003 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht

Obtained PhD in Physics (1982).

Technische Hogeschool Twente

Obtained BS (1978).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Vacuum Society interview collection, 1991-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA