Gregory S. Boebinger

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Distinguished Alumnus 2005

  • B.S. Physics; B.S. Electrical Engineering; B.A. Philosophy, 1981, Purdue University
  • Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Physics, Churchill College Cambridge University
  • Ph.D Physics, 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Greg Boebinger received a truly rounded education at Purdue, earning Bachelor’s degrees in physics, electrical engineering, and philosophy, all with a final grade point index of 5.96 on a 6.0 scale. He spent a year at Cambridge University’s Churchill College, earning a certificate of postgraduate study in physics before entering MIT to pursue the Ph.D in physics. He spent a year of postdoctoral research with the Groupe de Physique des Solides of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, and then joined Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff in the Physical Research Laboratory.

Greg joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1998 as director of the Uulsed Magnetic Field Laboratory. In 2003 he was named deputy division leader for Science Programs at the Los Alamos Lab’s Materials Science and Technology Division. In 2004, he became the director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, a joint operation of Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also holds appointments on the faculties of both Florida State and the University of Florida. Greg has authored more than 100 publications with a total of over 2,200 citations. He counts among his honors his election as Fellow of the American Physical Society, a NATO postdoctoral fellowship, fellowships from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, the Karl Taylor Compton Foundation, and the Winston Churchill Foundation. He was the speaker at his Purdue commencement ceremony in 1981 and at his graduation from North Central High School in 1977. He is proud of his achievement award in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and his Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1974. Greg is active in his church, the United Church of Los Alamos.

Career Highlights

  • 2004 Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • 2002 Deputy Director for Science Programs, Los Alamos Division of Material Science and Technology
  • 1998 Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 1996 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1987 Member, Technical Staff, Physical Research Laboratory, Bell Laboratories
  • 1986 NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ecole Normale Superieure
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