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Jack Hollander

Jack M. Hollander was a Professor in ERG from 1980-83. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1948 and Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951.

Dr. Hollander’s multifaceted career has included basic research in nuclear-structure physics, energy and environment research, and academic administration. The author of over 100 research publications and 20 edited books, Dr. Hollander was co-author of one of the ten most cited review papers in physics during the period 1955-1985. He also authored two books, “The Real Environmental Crisis” in 2003, and the memoir “My Lunch with Shostakovich” in 2009.

Professor Emeritus Hollander was the co-founder of the environmental research program at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1968) and first director of its Energy and Environment Division (1973-1976). He directed the National Academy of Sciences CONAES energy study (1976-1978), was co-founder of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (1980), first Director of the University of California Energy Institute (1979-1983), Chairman of the Beijer Institute of Energy and Human Ecology in Stockholm (1976-1988), and founding editor of the international book series Annual Review of Energy (1975-1992).

Dr. Hollander served as Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at The Ohio State University from1983 to 1989. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships (1958 and 1966), Dr. Hollander is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, AAAS, World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.