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John Hubbell

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John Hubbell received his B.S.E. in engineering physics from the University of Michigan in 1940. He earned his M.S. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1950. Hubbell was hired by Ugo Fano to work in the National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) Nuclear Physics Section of the Atomic and Radiation Physics Division in 1951. 

Notable honors and awards:

  • Bronze Star Medal, Department of Defense, 1945
  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society, 1981
  • Faculty Medal, Technical University of Prague, 1982
  • Paul C. Aebersold Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1985
  • American Nuclear Society Radiation Industry Award, 1985
  • Fellow, Health Physics Society, 1986
  • Honorary academician, International Higher Education Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1994
  • Doctor honoris causa, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 1996

Other appointments:

  • Editorial board member, Radiation Physics and Chemistry
  • Editorial board member, Applied Radiation and Isotopes

Research interests: photon (X-ray and gamma-ray) cross sections; energy absorption coefficients and transport data: evaluation, theoretical calculations and critical compilations used in medicine, engineering, space applications and other disciplines

Created July 26, 2019, Updated September 20, 2019