Duane Douglas Johnson
Professor Johnson received his PhD in Physics in 1985 from the University of Cincinnati, performing his thesis work in the Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Following a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Bristol, England, and a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory, he was Senior Research Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Dr. Johnson joined UIUC faculty in 1997, and is presently professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, principal investigator in the interdisciplinary Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and the Director of the National Science Foundation supported Materials Computation Center. He is affiliated with the College of Engineering's Computational Science and Engineering Program, which fosters interdisciplinary, computationally-oriented research among all fields of science and engineering.