Joseph Simmons

Joseph Simmons

Joseph H. Simmons is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Florida, where he has been for the past 14 years. His prior posts were in the Physics Department of the Catholic University of America (10 years), the National Bureau of Standards (currently NIST) (8 years) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (4 years). Dr. Simmons graduated with a BS (University of Maryland), an MS (John Carroll University) and a PhD (Catholic University) in Physics. His studies have spanned numerous topics in condensed matter physics, optical physics and computational modeling. His current research programs include: (1) fundamental studies of quantum-size effects in nanoclusters, (2) time-resolved measurements of optical properties and carrier dynamics in wide bandgap semiconductors, (3) investigations of the processes underlying linear and non-linear optical behavior in inorganic glasses, including electronic Kerr non-linearity and permanent and transient photosensitivity of glass films, (4) atomistic simulations of optical and mechanical properties of various solids, and (5) non-linear viscous flow and rheological behavior of molten glasses. Dr. Simmons is the author of over 110 refereed journal articles, 13 US patents, 4 book chapters and the editor of 2 books.Dr. Simmons is the Co-Director of the International Laboratory for Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy at the University of Florida, and Editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. He is past Trustee of the American Ceramic Society, Member of the Steering Committee of the International Congress on Glass and Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Other past offices include Chair of the Glass & Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, Chair of the Gordon Conference on Glass, and member of various award committees. His most recent award was the George W. Morey Award 1997, presented for excellence

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University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.


Authors: Joseph Simmons & Kelly Potter Release Date: 18 Oct 1999
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