Scientific Career of Dr. R. Bruce Doak

R. Bruce Doak

Education

  • June 1981: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA with specialty in “Physics of Fluids
  • September 1973: MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • May 1973: B. Sc, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in Engineering Physics

Professional Career

  • Aug 1977 - Jul 1978: Aerodyne Research Inc., Bedford, MA, USA. Research scientist, senior staff (while MIT PhD student); US security clearance. Development of high power HF/DF lasers for orbital deployment
  • Aug 1978 - Sep 1980: Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany. Pre-doctoral research fellow. Measurement of surface phonon dispersion curves by inelastic helium atom scattering
  • Nov 1980 - Mar 1981: AVCO Everett Research Labs, Everett, MA, USA. Research consultant while finishing MIT PhD thesis. Development of high power HF/DF lasers for orbital deployment
  • Jun 1981 - Mar 1982: Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany. Post-doctoral research fellow. Measurement of surface phonon dispersion curves by inelastic helium atom scattering
  • Apr 1982 - Aug 1991: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Surface Physics Research Department. Principal Investigator
  • Sep 1991 - Dec 2013: Arizona State University, Department of Physics, Tempe, AZ. Full, tenured professor
  • Oct 2012 - Oct 2013: Sabbatical visit to Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany. Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF
  • Jan 2014 - present: Max Planck Institut für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany. Independent group leader position under a special grant from the President of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss

Awards and Elected Memberships

  • 1978: Student Fellowship, Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
  • 1980: Otto-Hahn-Medallion of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 1994: Senior Fellowship, Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
  • 1998: Fulbright Senior Fellowship and Visiting Professorship, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2001: Senior Fellowship, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 2012: ASU Faculty Achievement Award:  “Defining Edge Research/Creative Activities”
  • 2012: Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF

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