Title: Research Scientist
Company: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
Lawrence A. LaJohn, Research Scientist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and chemistry research.
Known for his love of science and adventure, Dr. LaJohn has dedicated his life to continuous discovery and advancement. His interest in the field of physics was sparked in 1972, when he joined the National Institutes of Health as a chemist, leading him to positions as a research assistant at the Miles Laboratories in Indiana and physics instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and CCAC. In 1993, Dr. LaJohn became a research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he remains to this day. His research interests include atomic, molecular, and optical physics and theoretical chemistry.
Dr. LaJohn prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Arts at Ohio Northern University in 1971, followed by a Master of Science from the George Washington University in 1976, a Master of Science from Clarkson University in 1988, and a PhD from Clarkson University in 1990. During this time, he enhanced his knowledge by completing postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, Southern Illinois University, Queen’s University, Clarkson University, and Western University. He also joined prominent professional organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Mathematical Society, the American Physical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, The New York Academy of Sciences, and Sigma Xi.
Looking to the future, Dr. LaJohn intends to continue being active in research and teaching. When he has free time, he enjoys weightlifting, baseball, and bowling.
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