M. Brian Maple
M. BRIAN MAPLE is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and holds the Bernd T. Matthias Chair in the Physics Department at the University of California, San Diego. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Physics and Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences and the Center for Interface and Materials Science at UCSD. He is a recipient of the David Adler Lectureship Award and the McGroddy Prize for New Materials of the American Physical Society, the Bernd T. Matthias Award for Superconducting Materials, and the Frank H. Spedding Award for Research on Rare Earths. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Maple received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego. In 1987, he was named UCSD Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.