Prof David Tomanek

Despre Prof David Tomanek

David Tománek studied Physics in Switzerland and received his Ph.D. from the Free University in Berlin. While holding a position as Assistant Professor of Physics in Berlin, he got engaged in theoretical research in Nanostructures at the AT&T Bell Laboratories and the University of California at Berkeley. He established the field of Computational Nanotechnology at Michigan State University, where he holds a position as Full Professor of Physics. His scientific expertise lies in the development and application of numerical techniques for structural, electronic and optical properties of surfaces, low-dimensional systems and nanostructures. Since he was working on his Ph.D. Thesis, he promoted the use of computer simulations to understand atomic-level processes at surfaces and in atomic clusters. Witnessed in several hundred publications and invited talks are his results on the electronic structure, mechanical, thermal, and optical properties, as well as quantum conductance of nanostructures. His contributions to Computational Nanotechnology, in particular in the field of fullerenes and nanotubes, have been rewarded by a Fellowship of the American Physical Society, the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Distinguished Senior Scientist Award and the Japan Carbon Award for Life-Time Achievement.

Opinii Apararea Decentei in Stiinta

Prof David Tomanek

Oamenii de stiinta au, in general, o reputatie buna in societatea noastra. Chiar si cei care nu inteleg in profunzime ce inseamna Stiinta, suspecteaza ca aceasta este in beneficiul tuturor prin promovarea cunostintelor si intelegerii. Cei mai multi ar spune ca devotarea fata de Stiinta este o atitudine idealista care, desi nu este rasplatita financiar, implica o un sentiment mai profund de implinire decat vanzarea unor masini uzate. Oamenii de stiinta sunt, in general, priviti ca fiind impartiali si de incredere, lucru care ar trebui sa-i recomande drept candidati mai buni cu privire la abilitatea de a distinge binele de rau, decat, sa zicem, vanzatorii de masini uzate.

In timp ce majoritatea oamenilor de stiinta beneficiaza pe drept de o reputatie favorabila, unii au folosit-o in mod gresit pentru a-si atrage beneficii personale . . .