Mike Thorpe Foundation Professor
Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Biographical Information

Bateman Physical Sciences PSF 470
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504 USA

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E-Mail: mfthorpe@asu.edu
Home page: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~thorpe/
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256 East Louis Way
Tempe, AZ48864-3858
Tel: (480) 491-2549

Date of Birth: 12 March, 1944
Marital Status : Married 1967, two children
Citizenship: Dual Nationality (UK and USA)

Professional Experience

1997 -2003 University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
1980-1996 Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department, Michigan State University
1976-1980 Associate Professor, Physics Department, Michigan State University
1974-1977 Associate Professor, Department of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University
1970-1974 Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University
1968-1970 Research Associate, Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1968 D.Phil., Oxford University
1965-1968 Research in Solid State Theory, Department of Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
1962-1965 B.Sc., (1st Class Honours) Theoretical Physics, at Manchester University

Honors and Affiliations
General Series Editor, Fundamental Materials Research
[Published annually by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1994 -]
D.Sc., Oxford University, 1993
Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University, 1989
Fellow of American Physical Society
Fellow of the British Institute of Physics
Member of the European Physical Society
Member of Sigma Xi and AAAS

Occasional Consultant
AERE, Harwell, England
Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
ATT (Bell Laboratories), Murray Hill, New Jersey
Axon Technologies Corp., Phoenix, Arizona
Energy Conversion Devices, Detroit, Michigan
Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan
IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York
ILL, Grenoble, France
Mol F lex LLC, East Lansing, Michigan
NEC Institute, Princeton, New Jersey
NIST, Washington, D.C.
Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto, California

Visiting Appointments

Summer 2002 Visiting Professor,University of Paris VI, France.
Fall 1998 Distinguished University Lecturer, Delft Technical University, Holland.
Summer 1997 NATO visitor to University of Lancaster and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.
Fall 1996 Monash Professor, Faculty of Science, Monash University, Australia
Summer 1996 Yamada Foundation Visiting Professor at Osaka University, Japan
Summer 1993 Consultant at the NECI Institute, Princeton, New Jersey.
Summer 1992 Consultant at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, (Washington, DC)
1990 - 1995 Visiting Professor, Physics Department, University of Reading, England
1989 - 1990 Sabbatical spent at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, (Washington, DC), Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago) and Ford Motor Company (Detroit).
Spring 1987 NATO visitor to University of Lancaster
Spring 1986 SERC Senior Visiting Fellowship at Imperial College, London
Summer 1984 Visiting Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1982 - 1983 Sabbatical spent in Oxford and Cambridge Universities
with SERC Senior Visiting Fellowship and Visiting Fellowship at New College, Oxford.
Summer 1982 Visiting Professorship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Summer 1980 Summer Visitor, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Winter 1979 Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Summer 1979 Summer Visitor, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Summer 1978 Scientific Consultant, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
1978 Senior Visiting Fellowship from SRC. to spend six months at Oxford University
Summer 1977 Consultant at A.E.R.E. Harwell, England
Summer 1976 Summer Visitor, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Summer 1975 Scientific Consultant, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
Summer 1974 Summer Faculty Program, IBM Research Labs., Yorktown Heights, New York
1972 - 1973 Junior Faculty Fellowship from Yale University to spend one year at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart.
Summer 1972 Summer Visitor, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Summer 1971 Summer Visitor, University of Stuttgart
Summer 1965 Research Assistant at National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, W.Virginia

Books & Journals
Co-editor (with S.J.L. Billinge) of Beyond the Average Structure: From Semiconductors to Proteins (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2002)
Co-editor (with L. Tichy) of Properties & Applications of Amorphous Materials NATO-ASI series (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001)
Co-editor (with L. A. Kuhn) of Protein Flexibility & Folding (Elseviewr Science, Inc, 2001)
Co-editor (with P. M. Duxbury) of Rigidity Theory and Applications (Plenum Press, New York, 1998)
Co-editor (with S.J.L. Billinge) of Local Structure from Diffraction (Plenum Press, New York, 1997)
Co-editor (with M. I. Mitkova) of Amorphous Insulators & Semiconductors
Proceedings of NATO ASI (1996)
Co-editor (with T. J. Pinnavaia) of Access in Nanoporous Materials (Plenum Press, New York, 1996)
North American Editor, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (1995 - 1997)
Series editor Fundamental Materials Science , new series published by Kluvwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
Co-editor (with A. Wright) of Amorphous Insulators (March 1995 issue of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids)
Editor of Excitations in Disordered Systems (Plenum Press, New York, 1982)
NATO Advanced Study Institute Series B78.

Patent # 6014449 issued in 2000 to M.F. Thorpe and D. J. Jacobs
Computer Implemented System for Analyzing Rigidity of Substructures within a Macromolecule

Mike Thorpe
Arizona State University
PSF 359
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504

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