Company: Acon Technologies Incorporated
Location: Stanford, California, United States
Walter Harrison, PhD, Consultant at Acon Technologies Incorporated, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in applied physics and higher education.
Commencing his career as a student at Cornell University, Dr. Harrison obtained a Bachelor of Arts in engineering physics in 1953. Subsequent to this achievement, he attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in 1954 and 1956, respectively. Moving into a professional role, he served General Electric Research Laboratories as a physicist from 1956 to 1965. From there, he was employed by Stanford University as a professor of applied physics, serving in this capacity from 1965 until attaining emeritus status in 2001. During his tenure, he notably acted as chair of the department of applied physics for four years. After enjoying his retirement for seven years, Dr. Harrison began working as a consultant for Acon Technologies Incorporated in 2008, a role he holds to the present day.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Harrison sat on the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Stuttgart, Germany, from 1989 to 1992. In addition, he participated in the Fermi Surface Conference in 1970, which he cites as a crowning moment of his career. He has authored five books, including “Theoretical Alchemy: Modeling Matter” in 2010, “Applied Quantum Mechanics” in 2000, “Elementary Electronic Structure” in 1999, “Solid State Theory” in 1970, and “Pseudopotentials in the Theory of Metals” in 1966. He has also been a Russian, Japanese and Polish translator, as well as the editor of numerous proceedings.
A fellow of the American Physical Society and member of the European Physical Society, Dr. Harrison has garnered numerous accolades and honors in relation to his unparalleled expertise. The three-time recipient of the Von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award in 1981, 1989, and 1994, he held a visiting fellowship to the University of Cambridge and a Guggenheim Fellowship from 1970 to 1971. Impressively, he was highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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