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Randall Kamien: Endowed Chair in Natural Sciences
September 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 3

Kamien, Randall

Dr. Randall D. Kamien has been named the inaugural Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. This chair was established by an anonymous donor.

Dr. Kamien is a professor of physics and astronomy, and served as the associate chair for graduate affairs last year. In addition, he is an associate editor for the journal Reviews of Modern Physics in the area of his research specialty, soft condensed matter. Dr. Kamien has close to 70 publications to his credit. His most recent, “Entropic Attraction and Ordering,” is due out in the spring in the book Soft Matter: Volume 3, Colloidal Order: Entropic and Surface Forces.

Dr. Kamien has been awarded fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1992.

Almanac - September 11, 2007, Volume 54, No. 3