|Contact:||John K. McIver, 277-2616 or
Michael Padilla, 277-1816
Jan. 5, 2001
McIver appointed UNM interim vice provost for research
John K. McIver has been appointed University of New Mexico interim vice provost
for Research effective Jan. 2, said Brian L. Foster, UNM provost and vice president
for Academic Affairs.
McIver will serve in this capacity until the position is filled permanently
which is expected to occur by late spring or early summer. McIver has served
as chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at UNM since 1997. He will
still hold the titles of professor of Physics and Astronomy and professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Jack McIver is an extraordinarily thoughtful and articulate spokesperson
for research at UNM and he is a superb manager. We are fortunate to have Jacks
help at this critical time in our strategic planning process, Foster said.
I am delighted that I will be able to serve in the capacity as interim
vice provost of Research, McIver said.
He received his bachelors degree, masters and doctoral degrees
from the University of Rochester in New York.
McIver was a liaison officer with the European Office of Aerospace Research
and Development, United States Air Force, London, UK, from 1995-97. He served
as associate professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Engineering at UNM from 1987-93. He was an assistant professor
of Physics and Astronomy at UNM from 1984-87. From 1980-84 he was a senior research
associate at the UNM Institute for Modern Optics. From 1979-80 he was research
associate at Arizona Research Laboratories at the University of Arizona. He
was a National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scientist at the P. N. Lebedev Physical
Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, USSR from 1978-79.
McIvers interests include laser physics, nonlinear optics, interaction
of intense electromagnetic fields with condensed matter, delay-differential
equations, nonlinear dynamics, symmetries of nonlinear partial-differential
equations. He has published more than 120 refereed and invited articles and
conference contributions. He is a member of the American Physical Society and
of the Optical Society of America.
He is currently the primary investigator (PI) or co-PI on five contracts to support research in the interaction of laser pulses with condensed matter and overtone lasing. One contract supports collaborative research with scientists in the Uzbechi Academy of Sciences on intense field interactions with atoms. He has had continual support for his research during the twenty years that he has been UNM.
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