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Curriculum Vitae

Thomas G. Phillips
Citizenship - U.S.A.


1958 - 1961

Undergraduate University - St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.
1st Class Honors in Physics.

1961 - 1964 Postgraduate University - Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford.
D.Phil. March, 1964.

Positions Held

1963 - 1967Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford.
1965 - 1966Research Associate, Stanford University, California.
1966 - 1968Lecturer, Magdalen College, Oxford.
1968 - 1979Physics Research Laboratory, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey.
1974 - 1975University Reader in Physics, Queen Mary College, London University.
1979 - 2004Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
1981 - 1985 Associate Director of Owens Valley Radio Observatory, with Responsibility for Millimeterwave Astronomy.
1986 - 2013 Director, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory.
2004 - 2011 Altair Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology.
2011 - 2013

John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology.

2013 - John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology.

Society Memberships and Honors

1975 - Fellow of the American Physical Society.
1976 - Member of the American Astronomical Society.
1978 - Member of the International Astronomical Union.
1987 NASA Kuiper Airborne Observatory - Group Achievement Award.
1994 - By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University.
1995 - Member, International Union of Radio Science.
1997 - 2002American Astronomical Society representative to U.S. National Committee for Radio Science.
1998 - PI of NASA HIFI instrument for Herschel.
2001 NASA Group Achievement Award - Development of Cryogenic Detectors for Astrophysics.
2004 American Astronomical Society - Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
2008 New Vision 400 Honoree -- Progress in Telescope Systems, Beijing, China.
2009 Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Submillimeter Astrophysics and Technology: A Symposium at Caltech Honoring Thomas G. Phillips.
2010 NASA Herschel Hardware Development Team -- Group Achievement Award.
2010 NASA Exceptional Public Service Award -- NASA Astrophysics Submillimeter Program and Herschel HIFI instrument development.
2014 Doctor Honoris Causa - title awarded by l'Observatoire de Paris
National & International Committees
1981 - 1984Member of the Committee for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics-National Academy of Sciences.
1981 - 1984Member of the NASA Management Operations and Working Group for Shuttle Astronomy.
1983 - 1985Member of the Science Coordination Group for the NASA Large Deployable Reflector.
1984 - 1990Member of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Millimeter Array Advisory Committee.
1985 - 1988 Member of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Visiting Committee. [Chair, 1988]
1987 - 1990Chair of the American Physical Society Fellowship Committee.
1989 - 1990Member of the Radio panel and the Infrared panel of the Research Council Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee - National Academy of Sciences.
1989 - 1995Member of the National Research Council Committee on Radio Frequencies - National Academy of Sciences.
1989 - Member of the Smithsonian Millimeter Array Scientific and Technical Advisory Group.
1990 - 1998Chair, NASA Submillimeter Astronomy Science Working Group.
1991 - 1994Member of the NASA Kuiper Airborne Observatory Review Committee.
1992 - 1994Member of the NASA Astrophysics Management and Operations Working Group.
1992 - 2005Member of the IRAM Science Advisory Committee, Grenoble, France.
1992 - 1999Member of the External Advisory Board of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica.
1992 - 2001Member of Fachbeirat for Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany.
1995 - 1996Chair, Fachbeirat for Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany.
1999 - 2001Member of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Program Advisory Committee.