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Gordon Thomas - Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Job Info

Employer:
New Jersey Institute of Technology - NJIT

Employer Home Page:
http://www.njit.edu/

Position Type:
Education
Research

Job skills:
Complex problem solving
Synthesizing information
Mathematical skills
Lab or instrumentation skills
Knowledge of physics principles
Modeling or simulation
Data analysis
Communication
Team work

Gordon Thomas' Job:
He collaborates with Dr. Richard Greene of NJIT and Dr. Robert Fechtner,  director of the glaucoma division at UMDNJ-Newark Jersey Medical School on devices to prevent blindness through the New Jersey Vision Technology Center.  In his classes,  students learn the principles of physics by doing demonstrations.

My Previous Jobs:
He worked as a researcher at Bell Laboratories,  studying the optical communications that helped develop the purest optical fiber. After Bell Laboratories,  he worked on biophysics research at MIT. And now,  as a physics professor at NJIT.

Career Facts

Employer Type:
School/Academia

Current Location:
Newark, NJ 07102

Physics Degree:
Doctorate

Educational Information

PhD - Physics,  University of Rochester.

More about Gordon Thomas

Gordon Thomas' home page:
http://physics.njit.edu/people/thomas.php

Direct link to Gordon Thomas' profile:
http://www.njit.edu/features/faculty/gordon-thomas.php

Gordon Thomas

Biography:

He has earned his PhD in Physics.  Has acquired 16 patents and published 150 research papers. For these achievements,  he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society,  an honor given only to the leading 3 percent of physicists in the nation.