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Jon T. Hougen

Dr. Jon T. Hougen began his career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as a member of D.R. Lide’s Microwave and infrared Group in 1967. From 1969 to 1973, Dr. Hougen served as Chief of the Molecular Spectroscopy Section. He was later named an NBS Senior Research Fellow in 1984 and served as Acting Chief of the Molecular Physics Division, 1991-1992. Since 2001, Dr. Hougen has continued his research activities as a NIST Scientist Emeritus.

Research Interests:

Quantum mechanical and group theoretical calculations of quantities of molecular spectroscopic interest for various cases of interaction between rotational, vibrational and electronic motion, with particular emphasis on rotational energy levels and rotational line intensities. 140 publications.

Professional Activities:

1960-present Member of American Physical Society
1979-present Fellow of APS
1975-present Member of Optical Society of America
1982-present Member of Coblentz Society
1988-1994 Member of American Chemical Society


1967-2010 Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy
1986-1988 Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Chemical Physics


1967, 1970 Member of Organizing Committee for Electronic Spectroscopy Gordon Conferences
1976 Chairman of Organizing Committee for Electronic Spectroscopy Gordon Conferences
1968 Member of Organizing Committee for Infrared Spectroscopy Gordon Conference
1970 Chairman of Organizing Committee for Infrared Spectroscopy Gordon Conference
1979 Member of NSF Workshop on Future Trends in Vibrational Spectroscopy
1980 Chairman of Organizing Committee for NBS High-Resolution Infrared Applications and Developments Conference
1983, 1986, 1990 Member of the Earle K. Plyler Award Committee
1988 Member of the William F. Meggers Award Committee
1989 Member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Journal of Chemical Physics
1990-92 Chairman of the International Advisory Committee for the Ohio State University "Symposium on Spectroscopy and Structure"
1992, 1994 Chairman of the International Organizing Committee for the Prague International Conference on High Resolution Infrared and Microwave Spectroscopy
1992-1994 Member of the Scientific Committee for the Laboratoire de Physique Moleculaire et Atmospherique, CNRS, Paris, France
1996 Member of the Scientific Committee for the Laboratoire de Photophysique Moleculaire, CNRS, Orsay, France
1993, 1996 Member of International Program Committee for the Russian Conference on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HighRuS)
1996-2009 Member of Advisory Committee for Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan
1996 Chairman of Workshop on "Future Needs for Molecular Spectroscopy Data," NIST
2006-2008 Member APS Broida Prize Committee

Visiting Appointments:

1979, 1980, 1984 Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki, Japan for 6-9 month stays
1981 University of Dijon, France for 3 months
1987 Kanazawa University, Japan for 1 month
1988 Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, the Netherlands for 3 months
1988 Senior Morino Fellow, Japan for 1 month
1990-1996 Universite de Paris VI, France for 2-4 weeks every 2 years
1993-1996 Kanazawa University, Japan for 1-3 months per year, under Japan's Ministry of Education International Scientific Research Program

Teaching:

1965 Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada for 1 semester
1968, 1969 Howard University, Washington, DC for 1 semester
1972 Lecturer at Journees d'Etudes on Molecular Electronic Spectroscopy, Tours, France

Awards:

1968 Coblentz Award
1974 NBS Silver Medal
1980 NBS Gold Medal
1984 Plyler Prize (APS)
1984 Lippincott Award (OSA)
2000 Marcus Marci Award (Czech Spectroscopy Society)
Jon Hougen

Position:

Scientist Emeritus
Sensor Science Division
Optical Radiation Group

Employment History:

1967-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1960-1966, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada

Education:

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

A.M. Physical Chemistry, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Contact

Phone: 301-975-2379
Email: jon.hougen@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-2950