28 September 2017

Vita

 

ROBERT S. KNOX

 

 

Current Business Address and Phones:

 

      Department of Physics and Astronomy

      Bausch and Lomb Hall 466

      University of Rochester

      P. O. Box 270171

      Rochester, New York 14627-0171

      Voice (585) 275-8572;  fax (585) 273-3237;  Email rsk@pas.rochester.edu

 

Home:

 

      53 Songbird Lane

      Rochester, New York 14620-3174

      Voice (585) 271-8328;  cell (585) 413-8493;  Email  rknox@frontiernet.net

 

Date and Place of Birth:

 

      July 13, 1931, Franklin, New Jersey

 

Citizenship:

 

      United States of America

 

Marital Status:

 

      Married (Myrta Borges)

 

Academic Degrees:

 

      B. S.        (Engineering Physics) Lehigh University, 1953

      Ph. D.      (Physics, Optics) University of Rochester, 1958

 

Employment:

 

      1968 - 1997      Professor of Physics, University of Rochester

      1963 - 1968      Associate Professor of Physics, University of Rochester

      Summer 1963    Theoretical Physicist, Xerox Corporation

      1960 - 1963      Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Rochester

      Summer 1960    Resident Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory

      1959 - 1960      Research Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Illinois

      1958 - 1959      Research Associate in Physics, University of Illinois

      1953 - 1958      Teaching and Research Assistant in Physics and Optics, University of Rochester

      Summers,         Apprentice Assistant Design Engineer, Naval Ordinance Division,

        1952 - 1955    Eastman Kodak Company

 

Appointments (all University of Rochester)

                                

      1997 -              Professor of Physics Emeritus

      1985 - 2016      Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

      1998 (spring)     Acting Director, Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science and Engineering

      1997 - 2001      Faculty Senior Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy

      1982 - 1986      Dean, University College of Liberal and Applied Studies (part-time position)

      1982 - 1987      Associate Dean for Special Programs, College of Arts and Science (part-time position)

      1969 - 1974      Chairman, Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

Awards and Honors:

 

      1994                Prize in Biological Physics, American Physical Society

      1993                Royal Society Guest Research Fellow and UK Fulbright Scholar, Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (January-June)

      1987                Watkins Visiting Professor, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (one week)

      1979                Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (short-term) at the Physics Department of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (September - November)

      1978, 1989       Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Physics and Astronomy,

                             University of Rochester

      1967 - 1968      National Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, at the University

                             of Leiden Biophysical Laboratory

      1955 - 1956      National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, at the University of

                             Rochester

 

Memberships:

 

               American Association of Physics Teachers

               American Physical Society (APS) (Fellow)

               American Society for Photobiology (Charter member)

 

Other Professional Activity:

 

      1997 - 1998      Member, Organizing and Planning Committees, EXCON III (Third International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Boston, MA, November 1998)

      1996 - 1997      Organizer, Fourteenth Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

      1994 - 2016      Member, editorial board, American Institute of Physics/Springer Verlag  Series in Basic and Applied Biological Physics

      1990 - 1993      Member of Joint Publication Committee, Biophysical Journal

      1989 - 1994      Member and Chair (1989-1993), Physics Programs Policy Committee, American

                             Institute of Physics

      1986 - 1989      Member of APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics

      1985 - 1988      Member of APS Committee on Education

      1985 - 1988      Member of Council, APS, representing the Division of Biological Physics

      1984 - 2002      Member of the editorial board, Journal of Luminescence

      1984 - 1989      Associate Editor, Biophysical Journal

      1984                Co-organizer (with S. Doniach and L. Stryer), Workshop on Membrane Biophysics, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO

      1981 - 1982      Chairman, APS Division of Biological Physics

      1980 - 1981      Vice-Chairman, APS Division of Biological Physics

      1977 - 1990      Chair, Organizing Committee, Rochester Condensed Matter Symposium

      1977 - 1980      Member at large, executive committee, APS Division of Biological Physics

      1973 - 1975      Chairman, New York State Section, APS

      1971 - 1977      Member of the executive committee, New York State Section, APS

      1971 - 1973      Vice chairman and program committee chairman, New York State Section, APS

 

Extended Consultantships:

 

      1975 - 1982      Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY

      1975 - 1977      Solid State Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

      1963 - 1971      Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY

      1960 - 1972      Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

      1959 - 1969      Solid State Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

 

Service on Visiting Committees:

 

      May 1996-99     Physics Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

      Oct 1996          Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

      Apr 1994          Physics Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

      Apr 1991          Physics Department, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

      Mar 1988          Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

      Dec 1986          Physics Department, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

      May 1985         Physics Department, SUNY College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

      July 1976         Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA  (annually through June 1983)

      Jan 1976           Physics Department, Clarkson College, Potsdam, NY

 

Community Service

 

      2007 –             Member, Board of Directors, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester

      2011 – 2015      Vice President – Finance, Society for Chamber Music in Rochester

      2005 – 2014      Member, Board of Directors, Rochester Torch Club

      2007 – 2012      Secretary, Rochester Torch Club

      2005 – 2011      Member, Executive Committee, Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries

      2007 – 2009      Treasurer, Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries