Gary S. Collins

Washington State University, USA

Gary S. Collins was born in New Jersey, NJ, USA in 1944. He received a B.A. degree in physics from Rutgers College in 1966 and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Rutgers University in 1976, both located in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Between 1977 and 1985, he was a Postdoctoral Associate and then a Research Assistant Professor at the Clark University, Worcester, Mass, USA. In 1985, he took a permanent position at the Washington State University, where he is now a Professor of physics. He is an Experimentalist who uses nuclear hyperfine interaction techniques to study the local structure of solids. His Ph.D. research involved Mössbauer spectroscopy but he now almost exclusively uses perturbed angular correlation of gamma rays (PAC) in his research. He has had almost continuous funding from the Metals program, DMR, NSF over the past thirty years. His research interests in the 1980’s included magnetic critical phenomena and point defects in metals. Later, he studied point defects in intermetallic compounds. Currently, his group studies lattice locations of impurity atoms in ordered compounds and diffusion of PAC probe atoms at high temperatures in materials detected via measurements of atomic jump frequencies. His areas of expertise include especially defects and diffusion in, and the thermodynamics of, materials. He holds a Minor Editorial Positions, in particular for the journal Hyperfine Interactions, and has been an ad hoc reviewer for many journals.

Biography Updated on 14 April 2011

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