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Charles Fadley

Professor, Physics


One Shields Avenue
Physics Department
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 241 Phy/Geo
Phone: +1 (530) 752-8788
Fax: +1 (530) 752-4717
Email: fadley@physics.ucdavis.edu

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Research Interests

Condensed matter physics, surface and interface physics; homogeneous and nanophase materials science; magnetic materials and nanostructures, synchrotron radiation; photoelectron spectroscopy, diffraction and holography; x-ray absorption and emission, x-ray fluorescence holography

Career History

  • B.S., Massachusetes Institute of Technology, 1963
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1970
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chalmers Institute of Technology, 1970-71
  • Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Dar es Salaam, 1971-72
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 1972-1974
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 1974-1978
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 1978-1991
  • Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Davis and Senior Faculty Scientist, Materials Science Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1991-Present


  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (London), 2004
  • Elected Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, 1995
  • Elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 1993
  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research, University of Hawaii, 1990
  • Invited lecturer in Soviet Union under the USSR and Ukrainian Academies of Science with talks in Kiev, Moscow, Leningrad, and Novosibirsk, August 1998
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1987
  • Fujio Matsuda Scholar, University of Hawaii, 1986-87
  • University of Hawaii Merit Award with Excellence, 1981-82
  • Visiting Professor (Professeur Associé) University of Paris, 1978-79 and 1986-87
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1975-77
  • Sigma Xi, Science Honorary (M.I.T., Berkeley)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemistry Honorary (M.I.T.)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honorary (M.I.T.)
  • Freshman Competitive, Elks National Foundation and Sloan Foundation Scholarships (M.I.T.)
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