Arthur Bienenstock, the Past-President of the American Physical Society, is Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy at Stanford University, where he also is Director of the Wallenberg Research Link and a professor at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and in the Departments of Applied Physics and Materials Science & Engineering. He was Vice Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Policy during the period September 2003 to November 2006. From September 2002 to September 2003, he also served as the Director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials. Dr. Bienenstock received a B.S. (1955) and M.S. (1957) degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962. In addition, he was a recipient of a Ph.D. (honorary) from Polytechnic University in 1997 and from Lund University in June, 2006
His research involves the use of synchrotron radiation, and the development of new techniques, for the determination of atomic arrangements in physically interesting non-crystalline materials, including liquids.
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