David C. Johnston

Faculty
Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Condensed Matter

A209 Zaffarano Hall
dcj99 [at] iastate [dot] edu
515-294-5435


Biosketch

Education 

Ph.D.,  Physics, 1975,  UC San Diego

B.A. Physics, 1969, Physics, UC Santa Barbara

Research and Professional Experience

2000-        Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

June 1998, Sept 1999  Visiting Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperschaung, Stuttgart, Germany

Summer, 1991  Visiting Scientist, National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo, Japan

1987-2000  Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University

1987-          Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory USDOE

1978-87      Scientific Staff, Corporate Research Laboratories, Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, New Jersey

1975-78        Assistant Research Physicist, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, University of California, San Diego

1969-75        Research Assistant, Department of Physics, UC San Diego

Summers 1968, 1969  Researcher, Ford Scientific Laboratory, Dearborn, Michigan

Honors and Awards

2007-       Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters

2007        Nominated “Outstanding Faculty Member”, Interfraternity Council, Iowa State University, for being "a professor that excels in relating to their students while teaching effectively"

2004        Designated a “Highly Cited Researcher” for 1981-1999 inclusive by the Institute for Scientific Information

2000        Listed as one of the Institute for Scientific Information's "1120 Most Cited Physicists, (1981-June 1997)"

2000        Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

1997        Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research

1995-98   Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters

1995        Co-recipient, Annual Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics, U.S. Department of Energy, "Investigation of Single Crystal RNi2B2C Magnetic Superconductors"

1993        Chair, 1993 Gordon Research Conference on Superconductivity, Oxnard, CA, January 4-8, 1993

1991        Japanese Government Research Award for Foreign Specialists

1988        Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

1969-71   National Science Foundation Trainee, Department of Physics,

                University of California, San Diego

1969        Graduation from University of California, Santa Barbara "With Highest Honors"

1967-69   Regents' Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara

1967        Elected to Phi Beta Kappa