David C. Johnston
A209 Zaffarano Hall
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