Title: Senior Research Scientist
Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Joseph Dickey, Senior Research Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a physicist.
Dr. Dickey prepared for his career at Drexel University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1963, and continued his education at the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a Master of Science in physics in 1965. He concluded his academic efforts at the Catholic University of America, obtaining a PhD in physics in 1976. In 1965, Dr. Dickey started his professional pursuits as a senior research scientist at the David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, Maryland, where he worked from 1965 to 1996. He accepted a position as a senior research scientist with the Materials Science Department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1996, and has additionally served as the owner of the American Chestnut Restoration Orchard with the American Chestnut Foundation since 2005.
In addition to his primary positions, Dr. Dickey has contributed as a Congressional science fellow with the United States Congress, and as a visiting associate professor to the United States Naval Academy. He has also found success through his written works, co-authoring “Technical Advances in Engineering and Their Impact on Detection, Diagnostics and Prognostic Methods” in 1983, authoring more than 100 papers, and contributing articles to professional journals. Dr. Dickey boasts myriad achievements, including holding three United States patents on non-constructive evaluation, developing sensing systems, and performing experimental research in the areas of physical acoustics and theoretical work, and completing theoretical work in elastic scattering ultra-sonics and structural dynamics. He has been the treasurer of the American Association of Woodturners since 2016 and is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Dr. Dickey maintains affiliation with the American Institute of Physics, the American Association of Woodturners, the Guild of Bookworkers, the International Bluegrass Musicians Association and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, among others. He considers Albert Einstein to be a motivation and inspiration in his career, and he is also proud of his longstanding collaboration with his colleague, Gideon Maidanik. Dr. Dickey fondly remembers giving keynote addresses at national conferences as highlights of his career. As a testament to his success and experience, he has been selected for inclusion in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America and the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Dickey advises the next generation of aspiring professional physicists that the field of physics is fundamentally about pursuing the truth.
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