Title: Former Dean
Company: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Neil S. Sullivan, PhD, Former Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements and leadership in academia.
With nearly 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Sullivan was the dean of liberal arts and sciences at the University of Florida from 2000 to 2006, having been the assistant dean since 2000. Prior to obtaining these roles, he held a number of positions with the school including chair of physics from 1989 to 1999, professor since 1983 and co-founder of the Microkelvin Research Laboratory. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sullivan was a research physicist with Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires from 1974 to 1982, having been a postdoctoral researcher with the institution since 1972.
Dr. Sullivan first pursued an education at the University of Otago, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science, with first-class honors, in 1964. He continued his studies at the school, completing a Master of Science in physics in 1965. Dr. Sullivan then relocated to the United States to join Harvard University, earning a PhD in physics in 1972.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Sullivan has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the European Physical Society and the Society Francaise de Physique. A contributor of articles on quantum solids and nuclear magnetism for professional journals, he has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Low-Temperature Physics. Dr. Sullivan was a co-principal investigator at the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sullivan has been recognized for his contributions, including having been named Teacher of the Year. The recipient of the Prix Saintour from the College de France, he was also given the Prix LaCaze by the Academy des Sciences. He was named a Fulbright Exchange grantee and a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow by Harvard University. Dr. Sullivan has been featured in numerous honor publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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