Departmental Service

I have served on most of the departmental committees during my time at Columbia, such as graduate admissions, teaching assignments, colloquium committee, etc. 

In the early 2000’s I served several years as Director of Graduate Studies. 

Beginning in 2009, I served five years as Chair of Columbia’s Department of Physics. I am very proud of the outstanding faculty that we were able to hire during that period, (And of course we continue to hire outstanding individuals today!)

During my time as Chair I also proposed the Pupin Theory Center

Theory Center

convinced the university to undertake this project and participated in all of the design meetings, including the re-design of the Rabi Room.