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Dr. Wolfgang Haller

Research Interests

Synthesis and properties of nanoparticles. Surface chemistry. Physics and Chemistry of Glasses. Glass Technology. Separation Science

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Science Medal First Class. Federal Republic of Austria, 1996
  • R & D 100 Award, 1978
  • Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 1975
  • Gold Medal Award, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1973
  • Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, 1972
  • NBS Distinguished Service Award for outstanding research paper, 1964
  • NBS Distinguished Service Award for outstanding research paper, 1963


Chemist, NIST Associate
Ceramics Division
Nanomechanical Properties Group

Employment History:

1984-present: Research Associate, Guest Worker, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Ceramics Division
1958-1984: Senior Research Scientist; Chief of Inorganic Glass Section; Group Leader Glass and Optical Materials
1954-1957: Professor for Physical Chemistry, Institute for Silicate Research, Univ Toledo, Ohio
1951-1954: Research Associate and Fulbright Fellow. University of Washington, Seattle and Univ. of Calif. Berkeley
1949-1951: Research Associate University of Vienna, Austria


Ph.D., Major: Chemistry, Minor: Physics, Thesis: Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria 1950


Phone: 301-975-5767
Fax: 301-975-5334