Interested in the fields of physics and engineering from a formative age, Dr. Steven M. Grimes became involved in his area of expertise after helping his father, who was an engineer, design his family home. Learning about the intricacies of heating, cooling and electrical connections, Dr. Grimes soon developed an affinity for the subjects and decided to pursue physics as a career path. In 1963, he received a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University. Attending the University of Wisconsin shortly thereafter, he then earned a Master of Science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1968.
After receiving his doctorate degree, Dr. Grimes served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel in Switzerland for one year. In 1970, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was soon promoted to the rank of physicist in 1971. Remaining with the laboratory until 1981, he also served Ohio University as a visiting professor during this time between 1978 and 1979. Dr. Grimes joined the faculty of Ohio University in 1985, where he excelled as a physics educator, researcher and director of the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory. He retired in 1991, attaining the title of distinguished professor emeritus.
Since 1981, Dr. Grimes has continued his endeavors with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a consulting capacity. He has also served the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico since 1985 and was a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky briefly in 1991. Demonstrating versatility in his profession, he has contributed numerous articles to scientific journals and was an editor for “Moment Methods” in 1979 and “Neutron-Nucleus Collisions” in 1985.
In light of his outstanding feats, Dr. Grimes has received numerous accolades. In 2001, he was named a Distinguished Professor by the American Physical Society, with whom he also remains a fellow. Likewise, he was named an Outstanding Referee in 2008. Among his many career achievements, Dr. Grimes is especially proud of his accolades, emphasizing that it represents the culmination of several papers he has written over the years.
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