Myron Salamon

Myron Salamon


  • condensed matter physics
  • phase transitions
  • magnetism
  • higher education


Katherine Morales

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Myron Salamon, Ph.D. School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Dr. Salamon’s research has been in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on magnetism and superconductivity.  He is the author or co-author of more than 270 scholarly publications and has edited two books.

Salamon received his B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Institute of Technology) in 1961 and his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1966. 

In 1975 he was a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Prize, which enabled him to carry out research for a year at the Technical University of Munich.  He spent a sabbatical year in 1981 at the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble) and another in 1995 as a Berndt Matthias Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

From 1984 to 1991, he served as director of the NSF-supported Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.  In 2001, he assumed the position of Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois, a position he held until moving to the University of Texas at Dallas to become Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 



Updated: December 16, 2008