Indiana University, Bloomington
Jorge Josť joined Indiana University as vice president for research in August 2010. Prior to his appointment at IU, he served five years as vice president for research at the University at Buffalo, the flagship campus in the 64-member State University of New York (SUNY) system, and the largest public university in the Northeast.
As IUís vice president for research, Josť is responsible for research development, research compliance, and research administration. Working with various university offices, campus leaders, and deans, he works to increase and diversify research and creative activities at IU, attract external funding for these activities, and develop public-private partnerships, technology transfer, graduate education, and intercampus research opportunities.
Vice President Josť is also the James H. Rudy Professor of Physics, and Professor of Integrative and Cellular Physiology at Indiana University Medical School. He is a fellow in the prestigious scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the Mexican National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was chosen as France's Chercheur Etranger D'haut niveau et de Renomme International in 2002 and bestowed with the Manuel Sandoval-Vallarta 2004 Award from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico. Prior to his positions at IU and SUNY Buffalo, he was the Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of the physics department at Northeastern University in Boston, where he founded the Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems, and subsequently served as the centerís director for ten years.
A naturalized U.S. Citizen and a native of Mexico City, Vice President Josť received his doctorate, as well as master's and bachelor's degrees in physics, from the National University of Mexico. He is trained as a theoretical condensed matter physicist and has done work in phase transitions, solution physics, disordered systems, high temperature superconductivity, classical and quantum Josephson junction arrays, quantum and classical chaos, and quantum phase transitions. Over the last ten years, he has been working on biological physics problems, specifically in computational neuroscience as applied to sensory motor behavior, in particular with autistic children.
Vice President Josť is the author and co-author of over 15o publications, has been a referee for several professional national and international journals, and is the co-author of Classical Mechanics: A Contemporary Approach, published in 1998 by Cambridge University Press. The book is presently used as a graduate textbook in the United States, Europe, Korea, Japan, India, and Asia. He just edited and wrote a chapter for the book 40 Years of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Theory, published by World Scientific (2013).
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