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university professor and research physicist

Archibald Howie, British Physics educator. Fellow Royal Society London (Hughes medal 1988), Royal Society Edinburgh (honorary 1995), Institute Physics London (Curriculum Vitae Boys prize 1965, Guthrie medal 1992), Royal Microscopical Society (honorary president 1984-1986), Electron Microscopical Society American (honorary, Distinguished Scientist award 1991).

Background

Howie, Archibald was born on March 8, 1934 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Son of Robert and Margaret Marshall (McDonald) Howie.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1956. Master of Science, California Technology University, Pasadena, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1961.

Doctor Physics (honorary), University Bologna, Italy, 1989. Doctor Physics (honorary), University Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995.

Career

Research fellow Churchill College, Cambridge, England, 1960-1961, teaching fellow England, 1961-1986. Research fellow Cavendish Laboratory, University Cambridge, 1960-1961. Demonstrator in physics University Cambridge, 1961-1965, lecturer in physics, 1965-1979, reader in physics, 1979-1986, professor physics, 1986—2001.

Professor emeritus Churchill College, since 2001. Head department University Cambridge, 1989-1997. Professorial fellow Churchill College, 1986—2001, emeritus fellow, since 2001.

Consultant World Bank, Washington, 1984, Norwegian Research Council, Oslo, 1986, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1986, BP PLC Research Laboratory, Feltham, England, 1990, Haldor Topsoe, Copenhagen, 1999-2002. Non-executive director National Physical Laboratory Management Ltd., 1995-2001. Honorary professor University York, United Kingdom, since 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals, 1965. Editor: Surface and Interface Characterisation, 1988. Contributor science papers to professional journals.

Membership

Board member Frontier Research Advisory Committee, Japan, 2002—2006, Center Electron Nanoscopy, Danish Technology University, 2006—2008. Fellow Royal Society London (Hughes medal 1988, Royal medal 1999), Royal Society Edinburgh (honorary 1995), Institute Physics London (Curriculum Vitae Boys prize 1965, Guthrie medal 1992), Royal Microscopical Society (honorary president 1984-1986), Electron Microscopical Society of America (honorary, Distinguished Scientist award 1991), Chinese Electron Microscipy Society, Japanese Society Microscopy, International Federation Societies for Electron Microscopy (president 1999-2002, vice president, 2003-2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Making wine.

Connections

Married Melva Jean Scott, August 15, 1964. Children: David Robert (deceased), Helena Margaret.

father:
Robert Howie

mother:
Margaret Marshall (McDonald) Howie

spouse:
Melva Jean Scott

child:
Helena Margaret Howie

child:
David Robert Howie (deceased)