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George D. Watkins

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

Watkins, George D.

Additional Forms of Names

Watkins, G. D.

Biography

Abstract

George Watkins is Sherman Fairchild Professor of Physics Emeritus at Lehigh University (1996-present). Other institutional affiliations include General Electric Company. His research interests include the physics of defects in solids, radiation damage, electronic structure of deep levels in semiconductors, nuclear and electron paramagnetic resonance, optical spectroscopy, optical detection of magnetic resonance, and deep level transient capacitance spectroscopy of point defects in solids.

Important Dates

1943Obtained BS in Physics, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland (Va.).

1947Obtained MS in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1952 – 1975Research Scientist, GE Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1962 – 1965Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

1966 – 1967National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University.

1969 – 1973Adjunct Professor, State University of New York, Albany.

1975 – presentSherman Fairchild Professor of Physics (1975-1996) and Sherman Fairchild Professor of Physics Emeritus (1996-present), Lehigh University, Bethleham (Pa.).

1978Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1983 – 1984Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research.

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1990 – 1991Visiting Professor, Lund University.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Ashland (Va.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Bethleham (Pa.)

Subjects

Semiconductors.

Solid state physics.

Relationships

People

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.

Edelheit, Lewis

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

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.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Additional

Pound, Robert V.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Research Scientist.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Research Scientist.

Lehigh University. Department of Physics

Sherman Fairchild Professor of Physics and Sherman Fairchild Professor of Physics Emeritus.

Lunds universitet

Visiting Professor.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor.

State University of New York at Albany

Adjunct Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1978 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Clarendon Laboratory

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1947) and PhD (1952).

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Randolph-Macon College

Obtained BS in Physics (1943).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Robert V. Pound, 1976 November 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Radiation effects in semiconductors, [proceedings] edited by James W. Corbett [and] George D. Watkins.