Frank Fradin

  • Argonne Distinguished Fellow,Special Term Employee
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Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science & Physics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - 1967
  • M.S. Materials Science & Physics, Universiy of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - 1964
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusettes Institute of Technology - 1963

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Illinois, Urbana - 1988
  • Fellow, American Physical Society - 1977

Consultantships

  • Consultant to the President, Northern Illinois University - 1979, 1989-1990
  • Member, Technical Advisory Board, American Superconductor Corporation - 1987-1997
  • Member, Advisory Board, Texas Superconductivity Center - 1989-1995
  • Member, Executive Board, Materials Research Center, Northwestern University - 1990

Government Committees

  • Member, Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee - 1986-1989

Professional Society Offices and Award Committees

  • Member, APS Award Committee, IBM International Prize for New Materials - 1980
  • Member, Nominating Committee, APS Topical Group on Materials Physics - 1985, 1988
  • Member, E. O. Lawrence Award, Screening Panel - 1989
  • Member, Steering Committee, APS Division of Materials Physics - 1988—1991
  • Member, APS Review Committee on Journals - 1992-1993

Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Applied Physics Letters - 1974-1975
  • Member, Editorial Board, Materials Research Society Bulletin - 1985-1995
  • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters - 1985-1988
  • Principal Editor, Journal of Materials Research - 1993—1996

Technical Panels

  • Member, ERDA Panel on Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics - 1977
  • Chairman, EXAFS Panel, Cornell Workshop on Applications of Synchrotron Radiation - 1977
  • Member, DOE Panel on New Materials - 1979
  • Member, DOE Panel on Materials Preparation and Characterization - 1982

Professional Experience

Argonne National Laboratory

  • Argonne Distinguished Fellow / Senior Scientist - 1977-present
  • Interim Laboratory Director - July 1998 – Aug 1999
  • Associate Laboratory Director for Physical, Biological, and Computing Sciences - 1987-2002
  • Director, Materials Science and Technology Division - 1984-1987
  • Associate Director for Advanced Materials, Materials Science and Technology Division - 1982-1984
  • Associate Director for Physical Research, Materials Science Division - 1978-1982
  • Group Leader, Materials Science Division - 1971-1977
  • Scientist, Materials Science Division - 1970-1977
  • Assistant Scientist, Metallurgy Division - 1967-1970

Other Institutions

  • Visiting Professor (part-time), Physics Department, Northern Illinois University - 1977-1978, 1980-1988
  • Visiting Associate Professor (part-time), Materials Science Department, Northwestern Univ. - 1969-1970
  • Research Assistant, Materials Science Department, University of Illinois - 1965-1967
  • National Science Foundation Fellow, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - 1964
  • Technical Staff, IIT Research Institute - 1962-1963
  • Research Assistant, Materials Science Department, Northwestern University - 1960-1961

Research Areas

  • Studies of atomic diffusion mechanisms in metals, alloys, and semi¬conductors using tracer, nuclear magnetic relaxation, and p-n junction migration techniques. Studies of electronic properties of scandium, and the dilute magnetic impurity problem using nuclear magnetic resonance, susceptibility, and transport property measurements. Studies of the electronic and magnetic structure of actinide alloys and inter-metallic compounds. Many-body theoretical calculations of impurity enhanced dynamic susceptibility. Studies of electron-phonon interactions, anharmonicity, and the degree of chemical ordering in superconducting transition metal inter-metallic compounds using nuclear magnetic resonance, heat capacity and Mössbauer effect. Calculations of the effects of structure in the electronic density of states on the temperature dependence of the spin susceptibility, electronic heat capacity, electrical resistivity, and the phonon mediated electron mass enhancement. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) studies of superconductors and amorphous systems. Effects of zero-point motion on charge and spin density in PdH and PdD super¬conductors. Studies of local moment spin dynamics and spin polarization in ternary magnetic superconductors. Studies of high temperature oxide superconductors. Studies of magnetic vortex dynamics and spin Hall angle using ferromagnetic and other resonance techniques.