Marcos H. Grimsditch
Distinguished Alumnus 2006
- M.S. 1973, Physics, Purdue University
- Ph.D 1976, Physics, Purdue University
Marcos Grimsditch grew up in Buenos Aires , Argentina and came to Purdue Physics as a Fulbright exchange student in 1972. He earned his doctorate under the guidance of Prof. Anant Ramdas, Lark-Horovitz Distinguished Professor of Physics, a world-class expert in the spectroscopy of crystals.
Marcos joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1980, rising to the position of Senior Scientist in the Materials Science Division in 1998. The division's materials scientists, physicists, and chemists carry out collaborative research on a variety of problems, bringing fundamental research to improve the performance of old materials or to design new materials.
Marcos is an internationally recognized expert in inelastic light scattering techniques as applied to solids. Prof. Ramdas cites Marcos' “superb experimental skills, his appreciation of the scientific opportunities involving fundamental issues in semiconductors, insulators, superconductors, and amorphous materials.” He has authored more than 300 articles, and in 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor reserved for a very select group of APS members.
- 1998 Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
- 1996 Fellow, American Physical Society
- 1980 Research Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
- 1977 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Max-Planck Institute