Biography of Arthur Bienenstock

Dr. Arthur Bienenstock
Associate Director for Science Office of Science and Technology Policy

         B.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1955
         M.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1957
         Ph.D., Harvard University, 1962

     During parts of the period 1957-1962, Professor Bienenstock was also employed by the National Bureau of Standards.  In the academic year 1962-1963, he was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at A.E.R.E., Harwell. In 1963, he joined the faculty of the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University as an assistant professor.  Except for a brief stay in the spring of 1966 at Stanford University, where he held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, he remained at Harvard University until the summer of 1967.  In July of 1967, he became a member of the faculty of Stanford University, where he held a joint appointment as Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Applied Physics.  In the autumn, 1971 quarter, he became a Fellow of the University. From the spring of 1972 until autumn, 1977, he was Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Affirmative Action Officer.  From January 1978 through September 1997, he was Director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.  He also served as Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, the Committee on Research and the Policy and Planning Board, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board on Indirect Costs.  In November 1997, he became Associate Director for Science of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

     Professor Bienenstock was, in 1968, the first recipient of the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society's Sidhu Award for his work in x-ray diffraction and crystallography.  He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Polytechnic Institute of New York Alumni Association in 1977.  He was also co-chairman of the 1968 Gordon Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Solids.  The subject of that conference was "Electrons and Phonons in Disordered Systems."  He served on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Fundamentals of Massive Glass as a Structural Material formed by the Materials Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, on the NRC's Subcommittee to Assess the Current (1983) Status of Facilities Dedicated to the Production of Synchrotron Radiation and on the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography.  He has also served on the Ad Hoc Committee on Small-Angle Scattering of the American Crystallographic Association, as Guest Editor of the Special Issues on Amorphous Semiconducting Devices of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and as Editor of Volume 10 of the Transactions of the American Crystallographic Association, which is devoted to atomic arrangements and their determinations in amorphous materials.  He has been a member of the Science Advisory Committee of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Board of the Institute for Amorphous Studies.  Most recently, He was a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

         Member of: American Crystallographic Association Materials Research Society
         Fellow of: American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science American Physical Society

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