Curriculum Vitae

 

Sidney C. Abrahams

 

 

 

SIDNEY CYRIL ABRAHAMS

CURRICULUM VITAE (2010)

 

Southern Oregon University

Department of Physics and Engineering

 

 

Born: May 28, 1924 in London, England

Naturalized U.S. Citizen: April 29, 1963

 

 

Education

B.Sc. 1946 Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 

Ph.D. 1949 Crystallography, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 

D.Sc. 1957 Crystallography, University of Glasgow, Scotland

 

Fil. Dr. (honoris causa)1981, University of Uppsala, Sweden 

 

Docteur honoris causa 1997, University of Bordeaux, France 

 

Professional Appointments

1949-1950 Research Fellow, University of Minnesota

 

1950- 1954 Member of staff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

 

1954-1957 Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

 

1957-Present Guest Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory

 

1957-1982 Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories

 

1979 Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux, France

 

1982-1988 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Retired 1988.

 

1989-1990 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior U.S. Scientist, University of Tübingen, Germany

 

1990, 1993 Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux

 

1990-Present Adjunct Professor of Physics, Southern Oregon University

 

1995 Visiting Professor, University of Tübingen

 

National Committees and Scientific Societies

U.S.A. National Committee for Crystallography:  Member 1966-1980; Chairman 1970-1972

 

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council

Committee on Chemical Crystallography:  Member 1967-1968; Chairman 1968-1976

 

National Academy of Sciences  - National Research Council

Numerical Data Advisory Board:  Member 1987-1991

 

American Institute of Physics - Publishing Policy Committee: Member 1974-1980; Chairman 1981-1991

 

American Institute of Physics - Subcommittees on

Information Technology, Member 1980-1991

Intellectual Property Rights, Member 1990-1991

Numeric Data Bases, Member 1986-1991

 

Member ex-officio: Subcommittees on Journals, Books, PACS Oversight

 

PI-NET, AlP Journal Editors Panel

 

American Crystallographic Association:  Charter member 1950-Present; President 1958

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science:  Member 1957-1979; Fellow 1980-Present

 

American Physical Society:  Member 1961-1980; Fellow 1981-Present

 

Sigma Xi:  Member 1949-Present; Founding President SOU Chapter 1993-1995

 

Royal Society of Chemistry, London:  Member 1946-Present

 

International Union of Crystallography

 

Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus:  Member 1963-1972; Chairman 1972-1975

 

Commission on Crystallographic Data:  Member 1978-1987

 

Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature:  Chairman 1978-Present

 

Commission on Journals:  Chairman 1978-1987

 

Finance Committee:  Member 1981-1987

 

IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols

IUCr Representative 1984-Present

 

U.S. Delegate to International Congresses of Crystallography

(Appointed by National Academy of Sciences)

 

1969 Stony Brook, U.S.A.

1972 Tokyo, Japan - Chairman of Delegation

1975 Amsterdam, Netherlands

1978 Warsaw, Poland

1981 Ottawa, Canada

1984 Hamburg, German Federal Republic

 

Alternate U.S. Delegate

1966 Moscow, U.S.S.R.

1987 Perth, Australia

 

Editorships

Editor-in-chief:  Acta Crystallographica, 1978-1987

 

Editorial Board Review of Scientific Instruments, 1963-1965

 

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 1988-1991

 

Founding Editor Transactions of the American Crystallographic Association, Volume 1, 1965

 

Managing Editor American Crystallographic Association 1965-1990

 

Co-EditorAnomalous Scattering, Munksgaard, Copenhagen, 1975

 

Editor World Directory of Crystallographers, Fifth Edition, 1977

 

Book Review Editor Ferroelectrics, 1975-Present

 

Awards

Humboldt-Prize, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation 1989

 

Humboldt-Prize Extension, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation 1995

 

Visiting Committees

National Bureau of Standards 1967-1971

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory 1979-1983

 

High Flux Brookhaven Reactor:  Program Advisory Committee 1985-1991

 

Danish Natural Sciences Research Council:  Evaluation Panel on Crystallography, Chairman 1985-1986

 

Federal Grants

National Science Foundation DMR-9310461, 1993; DMR-9708246, 1996; 1/13/98;

DMR-0137323, 2001; MRI EAR-0420855