A renowned physicist, educator and researcher, Philipp P. Kronberg, Ph.D., DSc, has garnered more than a half-century of professional experience. For nearly two decades, Dr. Kronberg has held the title of professor emeritus in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, where he is a member of the experimental particle physics and astrophysics group. Additionally, he has served as a visiting scholar for the Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2003. The mission of the federally funded research and development center is to “solve national security challenges through scientific excellence.” Dr. Kronberg’s educational background is just as robust as his career appointments. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics from Queen’s University in Canada in 1961, followed by a Master of Science from the same university in 1963. Dr. Kronberg then obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from Manchester University in 1967. In 1995, he was awarded the Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manchester “for career research accomplishments of high distinction.”
Prior to joining Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2002 as a distinguished Orson Anderson Scholar, Dr. Kronberg dedicated three decades to teaching and lecturing future physicists. He briefly lectured at the University of Manchester from 1966 to 1968. Subsequently, Dr. Kronberg joined the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of physical science and astronomy, eventually attaining status as a full professor. Notably, Dr. Kronberg formerly served as a distinguished visiting fellow in Australia, in particular at The University of Sydney and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, which is the federal agency for scientific research in Australia. Over the years, he has been professionally affiliated with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Canadian Space Agency, California Institute of Technology, United States Department of Energy, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Dr. Kronberg has exercised his passion for his profession through memberships with prominent industry organizations, including the National Research Council of Canada. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Physical Society. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Kronberg served as president of the Toronto Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. He has held many posts as an adviser of management and future development for the National Science Foundation’s radio science facilities, including the Arecibo Observatory.
Since entering the field, Dr. Kronberg has gained numerous additional accolades: a Senior Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1975-1977, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984, Humboldt Senior Scientist Awardee at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie in 1990, re invited in 1998 and 2008. Elected to Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2005. Since 2003 to 2017, Dr. Kronberg has continued as a part-time Visiting Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory, on leave from the University of Toronto.
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