Title: Research Professor
Company: University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Garland, Texas, United States
Wiley P. Kirk Jr., PhD, Research Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements and leadership in academia.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Kirk has been a research professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2011, having been a visiting professor with the school’s Dallas campus since 2008 and a professor of electrical engineering at the Arlington campus from 1999 to 2008. Prior to obtaining these positions, he held a number of positions with Texas A&M University, including NanoFAB Center director from 1989 to 2002 and physics professor from 1984 to 1999, having previously been an associate professor since 1978 and assistant professor since 1975. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kirk was an assistant professor at the University of Florida from 1972 to 1975, having been a postdoctoral fellow since 1970, and was a technical collaborator with Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1969 to 1970.
Dr. Kirk first pursued an education at Washington University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in physics in 1964. He then joined the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completing a Master of Science in 1967. He continued his studies at the school, earning a PhD in physics in 1970. Dr. Kirk is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the Materials Research Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Sigma Xi.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Kirk has been an active member of his community. He was the editor of “Quantum Statistics and the Many-Body Problem,” “Nanostructure Physics and Fabrication,” “Nanostructures and Mesoscopic Systems” and “2D Quantum Metamaterials.” A member of the editorial board of “Superlattices and Microstructures,” he has contributed more than 120 articles to professional journals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kirk has been recognized for his contributions. A grantee of the National Science Foundation, he received the National Bureau of Standards Precision Measurements Award and the Texas Engineering Experimental Station Research Fellow Award. Dr. Kirk has been featured in numerous honors publications, including 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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