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Prof. Gunton (Ph.D, Stanford University, 1967) is a statistical physicist whose current research interests are in the general field of pattern formation in nonlinear, nonequilibrium systems. This encompasses a wide range of fundamental and practical problems in several interdisciplinary fields.

He started his academic career at University of Western Australia, continuing with Temple University from 1968 and Lehigh University since 1988. His research work has been carried out with grants from institutions in Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and US.


College Attended Degree Earned Year of Graduation
Linfield College (Oregon) B.A., Chemistry 1958
Oxford University B.A., Physics 1961
Stanford University Ph.D., Physics 1967

Professional Experience and Awards:


Date(s) Position
2005- Joseph A. Waldschmitt, Professor of Physics
1995-2005 Professor of Physics, Lehigh University
1994-1995 Provost, Kenyon College
1988-1994 Dean, College of Arts and Science, Lehigh University
1976-1988 Professor of Physics, Temple University
1985-1988 Director, Center for Advanced Computational Science, Temple University
1983-1985 Director, Institute for Surface and Interface Science, Temple University
1973-1976 Associate Professor of Physics, Temple University
1970-1973 Assistant Professor, Temple University
1968-1970 Visiting Assistant Professor, Temple University
1966-1968 Lecturer in Physics, University of Western Australia