Rabalais, J. Wayne 1944-

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RABALAIS, J. Wayne 1944-

PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1944, in Bunkie, LA; son of Stafford (a teacher) and Lurline (a homemaker; maiden name, Saucier) Rabalais; married Rebecca Giillory (a teacher), January 29, 1966; children: Dennis W., Eva-Marie. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Louisiana, B.S., 1966; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1970; postdoctoral study at University of Uppsala, 1970-71.

ADDRESSES: Home—5315 Lexington Cir., Lumberton, TX 77657. Offıce—Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Copolymer Research Co., Baton Rouge, LA, research scientist, 1966; University of Florida, Gainesville, instructor in chemistry and physics, 1968; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, assistant professor, 1971-75; University of Houston, Houston, TX, associate professor, 1975-79, professor of chemistry and physics, 1979—, Distinguished University Professor, 1981-88, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, 1988—, Cullen Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics, 1998—. Sandia National Laboratories, visiting faculty researcher, 1983. Member of editorial board, Chemical Physics Letters, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, and Surface Science. Guest speaker at educational institutions. Holder of patents for processes and techniques in his field.

MEMBER: American Vacuum Society (fellow).

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow in Sweden, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1970-71; technical writing awards from Pittsburgh Chemistry Club and Society for Technical Communications, 1973, 1976; award from Southeastern Texas section, American Chemical Society, 1983; inducted into Hall of Distinction, Louisiana State University, 1989; Esther Farfel Award, University of Houston, 1993.


Principles of Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 1977.

(Editor) Low Energy Ion-Surface Interactions, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 1994.

(Editor, with P. Nordlander) Proceedings of the TwelfthInternational Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions, North-Holland Publishing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1999.

Principles and Applications of Ion Scattering Spectrometry: Surface Chemical and Structural Analysis, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor of more than 350 articles to scientific journals.



Spectroscopy, December, 2002, review of Principles and Applications of Ion Scattering Spectrometry: Surface Chemical and Structural Analysis, p. 136.


University of Houston Web site,http://www.chem.uh.edu/ (August 31, 2004), "J. Wayne Rabalais."