Jonathan Dorfan

Jonathan Dorfan
Jonathan Dorfan
President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1976 Ph.D. (Experimental Particle Physics), University of California, Irvine
1969 BSc, University of Cape Town, South Africa
 

Prof Jonathan Dorfan was already an internationally recognized physicist and Director Emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (now renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) when he came to OIST. His extensive experience as a director and manager of world-class scientific research and as a leader of major international collaborative initiatives continues to be key to accomplishing the university's goals of recruiting outstanding faculty and students from around the globe, developing OIST's collaboration with academia and industry worldwide, and enhancing OIST's role in the future development of Okinawa.

Experience

1989 Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
1994 Associate Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University (until September 1999)
1999 Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University (until September 2007)
Member of Executive Cabinet, Stanford University (until September 2007)
2007 Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University (-present)
2007 Special Assistant to President Hennessy, Stanford University (until November 2008)
2010 President elect, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until 2011)
2011 President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Service

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)

Awards

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
April 2012 Doctor of Public Service, Honoris Causa, University of Maryland University College