Dr. Stuart Wolf Receives E. O. Hulburt Award

8/2/1996 - 81-96r
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Dr. Stuart Wolf, head of the Material Physics Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Materials Science and Technology Division, is the recipient of the Laboratory's 1995 E.O. Hulburt Award. This award, which is presented annually, is NRL's highest civilian award for scientific and engineering achievement.

Dr. Wolf was recognized for being "engaged in research at the heart of superconductivity - from the start, when he literally established the subfield, which has become known as inhomogeneous superconductivity, to the present, where he has contributed significantly to our understanding of the important superconducting oxides, many of which are superconducting well above liquid nitrogen temperature." Dr. Wolf was a major leader in the NRL high-temperature superconductivity space experiment (HTSSE). More recently, he has initiated major national efforts in the field of magnetic materials. According to the award nomination, "working with ARPA and scientists in his branch, Dr. Wolf has established NRL as the major US laboratory for the development of magneto-electronic devices."

Dr. Wolf came to NRL in 1972 as a research physicist and has served as head of the Materials Physics Branch since 1987.

Dr. Wolf received his A.B. degree from Columbia College in 1964. He went on to Rutgers University to receive his M.S. degree in 1966 and his Ph.D. degree in 1969. Dr. Wolf was a research associate at Case Western Reserve University from 1969-1972. And he participated in the Advanced Graduate Study Program at UCLA in 1981-1982.

Dr. Wolf has received numerous awards, including a Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1986, and the NRL Chapter of Sigma Xi Pure Science Award in 1991. He has served as co editor of the Journal of Superconductivity and has published 260 papers in refereed journals. Dr. Wolf has edited six books and co-authored two books. He holds six patents.

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