Joseph H. Hamilton#

Joseph H. Hamilton
Membership Number:3012
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics
  • 1982 - present Director, Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, ORNL
  • 1986 - present Adjunct Professor of Physics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
  • 1988 - present Honorary Advisory Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • 1992 - present Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 2000 - present University Distinguished Laboratory Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 1958 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Indiana Univ.
  • 1958 - 1959 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, (On leave from Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1958 - 1962 Assistant Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
  • 1962 - 1963 Research Appointment from Institute for Nuclear Physics Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands (On leave from Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1962 - 1966 Associate Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1966 - 1981 Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1971 Founder and Executive Committee, University Isotope Separator, UNISOR, Oak Ridge, Consortium of 12 universities, now University Radioactive Ion Beam, UNIRIB, consortium
  • 1974 - 1975 Centennial Fellow, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1979 - 1980 Senior Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Univ. of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1979 - 1985 Chairman, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1981 - 1992 Landon C. Garland Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1981 Founder, Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research (JIHIR), Oak Ridge, TN
  • 1981 - 1987, 1991 First Director, JIHIR
  • 1987, 1990 Guest Professor, University of Frankfurt/Main
  • May 1991 Guest Professor, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

Fields of Scholarship
  • Element 117
  • Experimental nuclear physics

Honours and Awards
  • 1975 Jesse Beams Gold Medal for Outstanding Research, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society
  • 1979 Senior Alexander von Humboldt Prize (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • 1983 - 1984 Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor (Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1985 Order of Golden Arrow Outstanding Alumni Award (Mississippi College)
  • 1988 George Pegram Award for Outstanding Teaching, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society
  • Nov. 1988 Earl Sutherland Prize for Excellence in Research (Vanderbilt University)
  • 1990 Guy and Rebecca Forman Award for Excellence in Teaching of Physics (Vanderbilt University)
  • 1991 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Outstanding Professor of the Year for the State of Tennessee
  • Nov. 1992 Proc. 12th Int. Conf. on "Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry": Dedicated to Professor J. H. Hamilton for his many contributions to nuclear physics.
  • Nov. 1992 International Symposium on "Nuclear Physics of Our Times," Sanibel Island, FL: Held in Honor of the 60th birthday of Professor J. H. Hamilton.
  • 1995 Thomas Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service to Vanderbilt University
  • 1996 American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for International Cooperation
  • Jeffery Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 1996
  • One of 90 living Tennesseans honored with a biographical sketch in the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 1998, the first comprehensive history of the State from 1700-1996, commissioned as part of the State's Bicentennial Celebration
  • Outstanding Science Professor Vanderbilt University 1998 for Tennessee Science Teacher's Association, First Recognition of University Professors
  • First Visiting Distinguished Laboratory Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2000
  • First Outstanding Leadership Award, Oak Ridge Associated Laboratories, March 2000
  • 2000 Francis Slack Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Service to Physics, Southeastern Section American Physical Society
  • Ilkovic Gold Medal for Career Achievements in Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2001
Symposium, held in Honor of Career Achievements in Physics, Univ. of Georgia and Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, September 2002
  • 2002 International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People's Republic of China, Government of the People's Republic of China
  • 2003 G. N. Flerov Prize for major achievements in Nuclear Physics Research, given by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia
  • Professional Societies
    • Fellow of the American Physical Society
    • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Association of Physics Teachers
    • Sigma Xi
    • Sigma Pi Sigma (Student Physics Society)

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