Professor H. Eugene Stanley (Doctor of Science)

Tuesday 11 July, 3pm

Eugene Stanley was born in Oklahoma City and obtained a BA degree in Physics from the Wesleyan University in 1962 and his PhD from Harvard University in 1967. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at MIT in 1969 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1971. He was appointed Hermann von Helmholtz Associate Professor in 1973, in recognition of his inter-departmental teaching and research with the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. In 1976, he joined Boston University as Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Physiology. In 1978 he was promoted to Professor of Physiology and in 1979 to University Professor. His main research focus has been the anomalous behaviour of liquid water in bulk, nano-confined, and biological environments. Since 2007 he has held joint appointments with the Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering Departments at Boston. In 2011, he was appointed William F. Warren Distinguished Professor. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Physical Society and an Honorary Professor at Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest). He is also Honorary Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Pavia, and at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He is chair of the National Academy of Sciences/Keck Centre Futures Initiative on Complexity, and is an active member of the NAS Committee on Forefronts of Science at the Interface of Physical and Life Sciences, charged with finding ways of fostering useful collaborations between physicists and life scientists.

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