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--)
  • Member of the scientific staff (Scientist - Faculty Senior Scientist) LBNL (1957--)
  • 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, (1992)
  • Hugh M Huffman Award of the Calorimetry Conference (2004)