CURRICULUM VITAE
John Andrew Panitz

J. A. Panitz is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He joined UNM in 1988 and during his tenure he was Professor of Physics, Professor  of High Technology Materials and Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Medicine. At UNM he developed Visual E&M the first undergraduate laboratory courseware that encouraged critical thinking and role playing in the structured environment of cooperative learning groups.

From 1970 to 1988 Professor Panitz was a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque. At Sandia he invented and patented the first field emission immunochemical sensor and the Field Desorption Spectrometer that became the Imaging Atom Probe - the progenitor of commercial atom probes and Atom Probe Tomography.

In 1993 Professor Panitz founded High-Field Consultants to provide expertise and training in high-field phenomena and chemical analysis at the atomic level.

Research Interests

Molecular imaging in high electric fields. Binding of biological molecules at metal and semiconductor surfaces from aqueous solution using cryopreparation and cryofixation techniques. Atom-Probe Tomography, field-ionization; field electron emission tunneling and field ionization of liquid metals.

Education and Professional Experience

2004 -             Emeritus Professor of Physics.
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM 87131.

2001 - 2004    Professor of Physics.
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Professor of High-Technology Materials, Center for HTC.
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology,  School of Medicine.
The University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM 87131.

1988 - 2001    Associate Chair.
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Professor of High-Technology Materials, Center for HTC.
Professor of Cell Biology, School of Medicine.
The University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM 87131.

1987 - 1988    Member of the Technical Staff.
Laser Projects Division 1275.
Sandia National Laboratories. Albuquerque, NM 87185.

1985 - 1987    Visiting Research Professor of Cell Biology.
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
The University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM 87131.

1970 - 1985    Member of the Technical Staff.
Surface Science Division 5114/1134.
Sandia National Laboratories. Albuquerque, NM 87185

l969 - l970      Postdoctoral Fellow.
Ionosphere Research Laboratory.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

1966 - 1969    Ph.D. Physics.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

1965 - 1966    M.S. Physics.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

1962 -l 965    B.S. Physics.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

Professional Associations

2014    Board of Directors, University of New Mexico Retiree Association.
2011    Owner and Curator, Gallerie Imaginarium.
2008    President, University of New Mexico 21 Club.
1990    Editorial Board, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology (B).
l986    Editorial Board, Review of Scientific Instruments.
l986    Steering Committee, International Field Emission Symposium.
l980    Member, New York Academy of Sciences.
l979    Member, American Chemical Society.
l978    Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
l973    Member, American Physical Society.
l972    Member, American Vacuum Society.
l969    Member, Field-Emission Symposium.
l968    Member, Phi Eta Sigma.
l968    Member, Sigma Pi Sigma.