Norman E. Phillips

Norman E. Phillips

Professor Emeritus
office: BG4A Giauque
phone: (510) 642-4855
fax: (510) 642-2835

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Materials and Solid State Chemistry

Measurements of low-temperature properties, primarily specific heat, are compared with theoretical calculations and other models to provide insight on the relation between macroscopic properties and microscopic structure. The specific-heat measurements, which include measurements under pressure and in magnetic fields, have been made on a variety of materials, including, e.g., condensed phases of 3He and 4He, superconductors, normal metals, magnetic materials, and heavy-fermion compounds. The materials studied most recently are manganites, MgB2 and C-doped MgB2, "exotic" superconductors (the cuprate high-Tc superconductors, CeRhIn5 UGe2, and Na0.3CoO2·1.3H2O), and nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes.


Born 1928; B.A., M.A., Chemistry, University of British Columbia (1949, 1950); Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Chicago (1954); NRC Postdoctoral Fellow (independent), Department of Chemistry UCB (1954 - 1955); Faculty member (Instructor - Professor) Department of Chemistry UCB (1955 - present); Member of the scientific staff (Scientist - Faculty Senior Scientist) LBNL (1957 - present); Sloan Fellow, UCB (1961); Guggenheim Fellow (Oxford University, 1963); Fellow, American Physical Society (1965); Fellow, AAAS (1966); Associate Dean, Graduate Division, UCB (1966 - 1970); NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellow (Technical University, Helsinki, 1970); Dean, College of Chemistry, UCB (1975 - 1981); Professeur Associé (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, 1985); Associate Director, LBL (1984 - 1986); Division Head (MMRD, MCSD, CSD) LBL (1984 - 1991); Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists (Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, 1991); Invited Lecturer in Physics of the National Council of the Republic of China, Taiwan (1992); Hugh M Huffman Award of the Calorimetry Conference (2004).