David J. Helfand, Interim Chair
David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University for thirty-nine years, served half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is the author of nearly 200 scientific publications and has mentored 22 PhD students, but most of his pedagogical efforts have been aimed at teaching science to non-science majors. He instituted the first change in Columbia's Core Curriculum in 60 years by introducing science to all first-year students. In 2005, he became involved in the effort to create Canada's first independent, non-profit, secular university, Quest University Canada. He was a Visiting Tutor in the University's inaugural semester in the Fall of 2007 and served as President & Vice-Chancellor from 2008 to 2015. He also recently concluded a four-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society.
He is now a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Science Counts, an organization formed to communicate to the public the importance and impact of publicly funded fundamental research. His recently book, “A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age” provides the essential tools informed citizens must acquire to combat the tsunami of mis- and dis-information that threatens rational approaches to personal decision-making and the formation of good public policy.
John S. Haynes, Chief Executive Officer, AIP Publishing
John Haynes received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford. After two decades in the STM publishing industry, including senior positions with the Institute of Physics Publishing and Royal Society of Chemistry, John joined the American Institute of Physics in 2009 as Vice President, Publishing. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the newly established AIP Publishing.
Alan Singleton, Secretary
Alan Singleton originally qualified in Physics from the University of Oxford. After several years in the electronics industry, he earned a Masters in Information Science and went on to the Institute of Physics (IoP) on a grant studying communication in physics, then worked as a Commissioning Editor at Elsevier and a Research Fellow in research communications at Leicester University. From 1985-98, Alan held increasingly responsible positions at IoP Publishing, beginning as a Research Officer and culminating his tenure there as Journals Director. He was science, medicine (books) and electronic Publishing Director at Oxford University Press for three years and, in 2001, became Managing Director of the publishing arm of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. Since 2009, he has been active as a consultant to the scholarly publishing industry, primarily managing and assisting bid processes for learned societies seeking a journal publisher. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Learned Publishing until the end of 2014.
Alan Jeffrey Giacomin
Editor-in-Chief of the AIPP journal Physics of Fluids, Jeffrey Giacomin holds the NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rheology and is Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Queens University at Kingston. Jeffrey is President of the Canadian Society of Rheology, former President of The Society of Rheology and former Associate Editor for Business of the Journal of Rheology, the archival journal of The Society of Rheology. For nearly 20 years, Jeffrey directed the Rheology Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been named Professor of the French Academy of Sciences, Fellow of The Society of Rheology, and he holds the title of Honorary Associate Member of the Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics in Wales.
Diane Bartoli is the General Manager of the Education business at Amazon Kindle where the goal is to enable anyone to learn anything, anywhere. Prior to joining Amazon, she led the Clinical Reference and Workflow business at Elsevier, overseeing a digital product portfolio that included integrated physician order sets, nursing care plans, eBook platforms, and clinical reference products, most notably, ClincalKey, which she managed from idea conception through to successful launch and post launch growth. During her tenure at Elsevier she held positions in Strategy, Marketing and Product Management before becoming Senior Vice President and General Manager. Earlier in her career, Diane was an editor for Dell Publishing (an imprint of trade publisher Penguin Random House, Inc.), as well as a literary agent at an agency she helped found. Diane has a BA in English from the George Washington University, and an MBA in finance from New York University. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Neal Bascomb, and two daughters.
Gerald Fuller is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 1980 following his graduate work at Caltech where he acquired his MS and PhD degrees. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Calgary, Canada. Professor Fuller's interests lie in studies of rheology and interfacial fluid mechanics. His work has been recognized by receipt of the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology, membership in the National Academy of Engineering, election to the American Academy of Arts and Science, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Crete, Greece, and Leuven, Belgium.
Greg Tananbaum serves as a consultant to publishers, libraries, universities, and information providers as owner of ScholarNext. Clients include Microsoft, SPARC, PLOS, AIP, the University of California, and Annual Reviews. He has been President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote.
Greg writes a regular column in Against the Grain covering emerging developments in the field of scholarly communication. He has been an invited speaker at dozens of conferences, including the American Library Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers, and Online Information UK. Greg holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University.
Ivan Petrov is Principal Research Scientist at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Adjunct Professor of Materials Science, and 1998-2010 Director of the Center for Microanalysis of Materials at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been Professor of Physics at Linköping University, Sweden since 2010 and was Visiting Professor of Surface Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK from 2000-2012.
Ivan earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Linköping University. He has published 270+ refereed papers cited over 10,500 times. Ivan is an Associate Editor of Surface Science Spectra and Surface and Coatings Technology.
A Fellow of the AVS, Ivan currently serves as the 2015 AVS President. He received the 2009 Bunshah Award and Honorary Lecture from the Advanced Surface Engineering Division of AVS and the 2013 AVS John A. Thornton Memorial Award/Lecture. He served as AVS Publication Chair from 2010-2014 and has been elected as the Chair of the Surface Engineering Division of the International Union of Vacuum Science Technology and Application from 2009-2017.
John R. Helliwell
John R. Helliwell is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. He was awarded a DSc degree in physics from the University of York in 1996. He was Director of Synchrotron Radiation Science at the Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils (CCLRC). He has served as President of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Biology, and the American Crystallographic Association. In 1997, he was made an Honorary Member of the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia. He was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, Spain, in 2015. He was made an Honorary Member of the British Biophysical Society in 2017. He was the Kathleen Lonsdale Lecturer of the British Crystallographic Association in 2011, the Patterson Prize Awardee of the American Crystallographic Association in 2014, and the Max Perutz Prize Awardee of the European Crystallographic Association in 2015. He is the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Representative at the International Council for Science Committee on Data. He has published more than 200 research publications and two research monographs. He is the author of the general books Skills for a Scientific Life and The Whys of a Scientific Life. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of IUCr Journals (1996-2005) and as a Main Editor of Crystallography Reviews (2007 to 2017).
Kathleen Kingscott is Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for IBM Research. She is responsible for developing collaborative research partnerships between IBM, industry, academia and government. Ms. Kingscott is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Innovation Policy Forum and chairs the CTO Work Group of the Semiconductor Industry Association. She is the co-chair of the Task Force on American Innovation, a coalition of companies, university associations and professional societies that supports federal investment in scientific research. Kathleen is a member of the AIP Public Policy Committee and the Executive Committee of the Electronics Division of the National Defense Industrial Association.
Previously, Kathleen held the IBM Industry Chair at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. Other earlier roles include Director, Worldwide Innovation Policy for IBM with responsibility for worldwide public policy matters regarding innovation, science and technology and a number of public policy, Congressional relations, information technology marketing and marketing management positions in IBM. She served as a member of the Secretary of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council 2015-2016. She has been with IBM for 44 years and holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Kristen Ratan is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), a nonprofit with a mission to evolve how knowledge is created, produced, and shared. Kristen has a 20-year history working to accelerate advances in science and research communication, most recently as Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). Prior to that Kristen held leadership positions at HighWire Press, Atypon and BIOSIS. Kristen also serves on the boards of the Code for Science and Society.
Michael H. Moloney
Michael H. Moloney is the ninth CEO of the American Institute of Physics. Previously he was the Director for Space and Aeronautics at the Space Studies Board (SSB) and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has served as a study director at the National Materials Advisory Board; the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design; the Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies; and the Board on Physics and Astronomy. The American Astronomical Society awarded Moloney a special citation in 2011 for his leadership on the decadal survey “New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics.”
At the Academies, Moloney served as study director or senior staff on about 100 reports on subjects as varied as quantum physics, nanotechnology, cosmology, the nation’s helium reserves, counterfeit currency, corrosion science and nuclear fusion. He was senior or lead staff on the physics decadal surveys on atomic, molecular, and optical science, condensed matter and materials physics, and plasma physics. At the SSB and ASEB he oversaw decadal surveys in astronomy and astrophysics, planetary sciences, Earth science and applications from space, solar and space physics, and microgravity sciences..
Prior to his service at the Academies, Moloney was a foreign service officer for the Irish government for seven years, serving at the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Irish Mission to the United Nations in New York. An experimental physicist by training, Moloney holds a doctorate from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in Ireland, and he received his undergraduate degree in experimental physics at University College Dublin, where he was awarded the Nevin Medal for Physics.
Moloney is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also a recipient of a distinguished service award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Susan E. Fox
Susan E. Fox is Executive Director of the Acoustical Society of America. A Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives, Susan earned her M.S. in Public Affairs from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. She specializes in institutional change, governance, strategic positioning, and organizational development. Previously she served as Executive Director of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., the American Association of Law Libraries, the Society of American Archivists, and as Director of Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Wolfgang Christian is the emeritus Brown Professor of Physics at Davidson College where he taught for 33 years. He is currently serving as the elected national Secretary of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Wolfgang is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He is the author or co-author of nine books including: Open Source Physics: A User’s Guide with Examples (Addison Wesley 2006), An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods: Applications to Physical System (Addison Wesley 2006), Physlet Quantum Physics (Prentice Hall 2005), Physlet Physics (Prentice Hall 2004), Physlets: Teaching Physics with Interactive Curricular Material (Prentice Hall, 2001), Just-in-Time Teaching (Prentice Hall, 1999). He has been the books editor of the American Physical Society (APS) journal Computers in Physics. Wolfgang served as the co-chair of the 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Physics Research and Education. His current research is in computational physics and in internet-based interactive curriculum development.