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John Comins

John Darrell Comins


Born 10-06-1942

John Comins is Chair of Materials Physics Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is Chair of the Interim Governing Comm Schonland Research Centre for Nuclear Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is Director of the Witwatersrand-NRF Raman and Luminescence Lab. He is also Professor of Solid State Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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O: (011) 717-1000



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Current Position(s)

Professor | Solid State Physics, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 2003 - present




Previous Position(s)

Visiting Professor | DAAD Visiting Fellowship, University Kaiserslautern
Germany | 2002 - 2002

Invited Professor | University of Nantes
2001 - 2001

Head | Department of Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
1995 - 1997

Acting Head | Department of Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
1994 - 1994

Invited Professor | University of Nantes
1992 - 1992

Ad Hominem Professor | Optical Spectroscopy of Solids
1990 - 2002

Sabbatical | School of Physics | University of Bath
United Kingdom | 1985 - 1985

Associate Professor | Department Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
1981 - 1990

Sabbatical | Clarendon Laboratory
Oxford | 1976 - 1977

Senior Lecturer | Department Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
1974 - 1981

Lecturer | Department Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
1971 - 1973

Post-doctoral Fellow | Physics Department | Queen's University
Canada | 1970 - 1970

Educational history

Tertiary

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Bachelor of Science

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Bachelor of Primary Education

Achievements

Awards

The 2006 De Beers Gold Medal | South African Institute of Physics

'A'-Rated Scientist | NRF

Assoc | CSIR

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Memberships

Royal Society of SA (RsSA), 1997-

Fellow

Conseil Nationale des Ingeniéurs et des Scientifiques de France, Section Afrique du Sud 1998-

Vice-President

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