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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

David A. Weitz

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Dates

October 3, 1951 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Weitz, David A.

Additional Forms of Names

Weitz, David A., 1951-

Biography

Abstract

David Weitz is Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University (2005-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of Pennsylvania and Exxon Research and Engineering Company. His research interests include the structure and properties of soft materials such as colloids, emulsions, liquid crystals and biomaterials.

Important Dates

October 3, 1951Birth, Ottawa (Ont.).

1973Obtained BSc in Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo (Ont.).

1975Obtained AM in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1978Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1978 – 1995Physicist (1978-1995); Leader, Interfaced and Inhomogeneous Materials Group (1987-1989); and Science Area Leader, Complex Fluids (1989-1993), Exxon Research and Engineering Company.

1995 – 1999Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

1999 – presentGordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Physics (1999-2005); Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (2001-present); Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (2005-present); Professor of Systems Biology (2006-present); Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology (2007-present); and Co-Director, BASF Advanced Research Initiative (2007-present), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

2001 – 2005Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Arryx Corporation.

2001 – presentMember, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Polymers.

2001 – presentMember, Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Non-Linear Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

2002 – presentMember, Scientific Advisory Board, Cabot Corporation.

2006 – presentCo-Founder and Member, Board of Directors, Radiance Technologies.

2007 – presentMember, Technical Advisory Board, Dow Corning Corporation.

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Soft condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Ottawa (Ont.)

Undergraduate Education

Waterloo (Ont.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Complex fluids.

Liquid crystals.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Soft condensed matter.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Tinkham, Michael

Ph.D. advisor at Harvard University and both employed at Harvard University.

Colleagues

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lubensky, T. C.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Middleton, Roy, 1927-2004

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at Harvard University.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Physicist; Leader, Interfaces and Inhomogeneous Materials Group; and Science Area Leader, Complex Fluids.

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Systems Biology.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AM (1975) and PhD (1978). Gordon McKay Professor of Physics and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics; Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics; Director, Materials Research and Engineering Center; Co-Director, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology; and Co-Director, BASF Advanced Research Initiative.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Cabot Corporation

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

Dow Corning Corporation

Member, Technical Advisory Board.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Non-Linear Science.

Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Waterloo

Obtained BSc in Physics (1973).

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