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Robert Pohl

Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus


Experimental investigations on lattice and heat transport in crystalline and amorphous solids; crystal growth; cryogenic techniques; problems involving energy

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1999
  • Fellow, International Thermal Conductivity Conferences, 1989
  • Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1988
  • Oliver E. Buckley Prize, 1985
  • Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1980-81
  • Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 1973-74

Educational Background

  • Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus, Cornell University, 2000-present
  • Visiting appointments at University of Aachen, University of Stuttgart, University of Munich, University of Konstanz, University of Regensburg, University of Canterbury, Tongji University; Nuclear Research Center, Julich, Germany
  • Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1968-2000
  • Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1963-68
  • Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1960-63
  • Research Associate, Physics, Cornell University, 1958-60
  • Research Associate, Erlangen University, 1957-58
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Erlangen, Germany, 1957
  • M.S., Physics, University of Erlangen, Germany, 1955
  • B.A., Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany, 1951