Hugh Siefken

Dr. Hugh Siefken

Professor Emeritus of Physics & Engineering

Phone: 618.664.4081
Email: hugh.siefken@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Engineering Physics and Engineering Projects

Education:

A.B.    Mathematics, Physics, Greenville College 1962
M.S.   Physics, University of Kansas  1965
Ph.D.  Physics, University of Kansas  1968

 

Awards and Recognition

Socony-Mobil Fellowship (1967 – 1968)
Research Corporation Grant (1971)
Outstanding Educators of America Award (1971)
Who’s Who in the Midwest Award (1975)
American Men and Women in Science (1976)
Who’s Who in Technology Today (1982)
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Achievement Award (1987)
Invited Speaker – NASA – Technology 2003 Conference,  Anaheim, CA
Distinguished Alumnus Award - Greenville College (1997)

Publications and Presentations

1.  “Gamma Ray Transitions in N15”, Bulletin of the American Physical   Society Vol. 12, No. 4, p 517 (1967).
2.  “The 9.16 MeV Doublet States in N15”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society Vol. 13. No 11, p. 1423, (1968).
3.  “Lifetime Measurements in N15”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society Vol. 13, No. 11 p. 1423, (1968).
4.  “Levels in N15 Resulting from the Proton Capture of C14”, Nuclear Physics Vol. 128A, No. 1, p. 162, (1969).
5.  “Gamma Ray Transitions in Ti46,47”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society Vol. 15, No. 12, p. 1673, (1970).
6.  “Study of Ti47 with Sc45 (He, p) Ti47 Reactions”, Nuclear Physics Vol. 199A, 593, (1973).
7.  “Energy Levels of  121Sb and 123Sb Excited from the (nn¢¡) Reactions”, 1977 CAP Congress Bulletin.
8.  “Levels of 55Mn following Inelastic Neutron Scattering”. Physical Review C, January 1979.
9.  “Gamma-Ray Angular Distribution Measurements from the
             i.  121-122SB(nn¢¡) Reactions”, Physical Review C, December (1979).
10.  “The 204Pb(nn¢¡) 2043b Reaction”, Physical Review C, 22, 928 (1980).
11.  “Injector Transport Code Analysis”, NPBIE Technical Paper – 007, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, St. Louis, July 1986.
12.  “Injector Physics”, p. 164-232 in Cryogenic Accelerator Development Program, Final Report D564-10007-6, MDAC – St. Louis, June 1987.
13.   “Direct Production of H- from LiH”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63, 3394 (1992).
14.   “Equipment for an Inexpensive Introductory Optics Lab” – The Physics Teacher, 32, 315 (1994).
15.  "A Future, Intense Source of Negative Hydrogen Ions” – NASA Conference 3249, 411 (1994).
16.   “Magnetic Field Mapping” – The Physics Teacher, 35, 181 (1997).
17.   “Divine Stardust” – Direction, 29, 27 (2000)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teacher
Sigma Xi
Member Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Council member (1976 – 1982, 1984 - 1990)
Chairman Faculty Council (1975-1976, 1978 – 1979)
Chairman Physics Department (1978 – 2004)
Chairman Division of Mathematics, Natural and Computer Sciences (1984 – 2004)
Greenville City Zoning Board (1983 – 1986)
Greenville City Planning Commission (1979 – 1983, 1987 – 2014)
Board of Trustees Greenville Free Methodist Church (1970 – 1990)
President Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (1986- 1989)
Board of Utlaut Health Services, Greenville (1992 – 2007)
Chair – Emerald Pointe Senior Living Committee

Related Experiences

Post doctorate Associate in Nuclear Physics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. (1968-1969)
Professor, Physics Department, Greenville College (1969)
Argonne National Laboratory (Summer of 1970)
Visiting Scientist – Nuclear Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton (1976-1977)
Construction of Ion Accelerator, Ion Optics Design, Vacuum System, Detectors at Greenville College  (1972-1999)
Inelastic Neutron Scattering – Argonne, Nuclear Research Center, Edmonton, and Greenville College (1976-1978)
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company- NPBIE Physicist on injector subsystem, SDI work for U.S.A.F. (1986-1987)
Charge transfer of ions in gases, ion scattering spectroscopy, H- Ion Source Development, SDI Research (1986)
Consultant – MDAC – St. Louis – Ion Optics Neutral Particle Beams (1987-1988)
Consultant – U.S. Air Force – Kirtland A.F.B. - Albuquerque, N.M. (1989)
Launched the CATALYST FUND (1999)
Started Observatory Design (2000)
Constructed Observatory (2001)
Designed Environmental Science Building (2002)
Performance of Solar cells in a solar wind environment. (2002)
Began Construction (2003)
Nuclear radiations in the environment. (2009)



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