Thrill of discovery, mentoring holds interest for 39 years

Thirty-nine years ago this fall, J. Thomas “Tom” Dickinson, a Regents Professor in physics, came to WSU. Since then, he has created an internationally recognized surface-science laboratory in his department. “I came to WSU right out of graduate school at University of Michigan,” said Dickinson. “It was a very wise decision.” Dickinson’s research is recognized […]

Dickinson to receive Eminent Faculty Award

J. Thomas Dickinson, Regents Professor, Department of Physics, has been named the winner of the annual Eminent Faculty Award, the highest honor the university bestows on a faculty member. Nominees must have changed the thinking in their respective fields by making lasting contributions through teaching, research, creative scholarship and service. They must also make notable […]

First five faculty honorees announced

Five faculty members have been named recipients of awards given out each spring by Washington State University in recognition of excellence in academic achievement. They will be honored publicly on Friday, March 24, as part of the annual World Class. Face to Face. Showcase, a day-long celebration of the achievements of faculty and staff.• Joseph […]

WSU physicist named Fellow of the AAAS

Washington State University physicist J. Thomas Dickinson was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this week.A member of the AAAS physics section, Dickinson was cited for “fundamental contributions to understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in fracture, tribology and laser interactions with materials.”Dickinson was the first director of the WSU […]

Colloquium to discuss online tutoring system

Tom Dickinson, WSU Regents professor, Paul A. Anderson professor of physics, and professor of material science, will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the WSU On-Line Question and Tutoring System during a physics and astronomy colloquium on Tuesday, Oct. 18.The title of the colloquium is “What you can do and what you can’t do with […]

Mittelhammer, Dickinson named Regents Professors

Exemplifying the highest level of achievement among faculty, Ronald C. Mittelhammer and J. Thomas Dickinson have been named two of three faculty promoted for 2004 to Regents Professor. Mittelhammer, nominees said, has made substantial, continuous and lasting contributions to the field of agricultural economics around the country and at Washington State University. “Receiving this honor […]

Dickinson elected fellow by American Physical Society

Washington State University physicist Thomas Dickinson has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Dickinson was recognized for “his pioneering and innovative work in basic bond breaking mechanisms, and the forces on particles at solid surfaces during mechanical or radioactive stimulation.” Only one half of one percent of the total APS membership is […]