Jonathan Dorfan

Jonathan DorfanThe Establishing Members for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation announced on July, 9, 2010 that they have selected Prof. Jonathan Dorfan, an internationally recognized physicist and Director Emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (now renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), as the first President of the OIST Graduate University.

His extensive experience as a director and manager of world-class scientific research and as a leader of major international collaborative initiatives will be key to accomplishing the university's goals of recruiting outstanding faculty and students from around the globe, forming the graduate school curriculum, developing OIST's collaboration with academia and industry worldwide, and enhancing OIST's role in the future development of Okinawa.

Ph.D. (Experimental Particle Physics), University of California, Irvine

  • Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
  • Associate Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University (until September 1999)
  • Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University (until September 2007)
  • Member of Executive Cabinet, Stanford University  (until September 2007)
  • Special Assistant to President Hennessy, Stanford University (until November 2008)
  • President elect, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until 2011)
  • November 2011 President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

 

1991 Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Energy (until 1994)
2000 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich (-present)
2005 Member, Board of Governors, Weizmann Institute of Science (-present)
2007 Member, Accelerator Advisory Panel, Int. Linear Collider Global Design Effort (until 2010)
2008 Chair, Machine Advisory Committee for the SuperB Project in Italy (-present)
2009 Co-Chair, Scientific and Academic Advisory Committee, Weizmann Institute of Science (-present)
Member of Advisory Board, John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, Oxford University (until 2010)
Vice Chair, American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs (until 2010)
July 2010 Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October 2011)
November 2011 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
November 2011 Chair, Board of Councilors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

 

December 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science, D. Sc. honoris causa ,University of Cape Town
July 2009 Honorary Doctorate, Dr. rer nat. honoris causa, Technische Universität Dresden