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Daniel F. Morgan
333 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in physics, 1991. Dissertation on
particle physics, cosmology, quantum gravity. Additional coursework in
solid state physics, pure and applied math.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. in physics and mathematics,
1985. Thesis on particle physics and cosmology in the early universe. Several
computer science courses. Minor in philosophy.
Project Management. One-day course, Fred Pryor Seminars. May 1997.
Congressional Policymaking. Four two-hour classes over two weeks, National
Research Council internal training. August 1996.
Science and Technology Policy Experience
National Research Council (Senior Program
Officer, National Materials Advisory
Board, 1998-present; Program Officer, Board
on Physics and Astronomy,1994-1998) - Staff officer responsible for
study committees of expert scientists and engineers. Duties: obtain support
from federal funding agencies for workshops, studies, and other activities;
plan and manage the work of the committee volunteers; select expert reviewers
for study reports and bring review process to timely closure; prepare reports
for publication; interact with leaders in research and industry, professional
societies, government policymakers, and others to disseminate study conclusions
and recommendations. (See list of published reports.)
Science Policy Division, Congressional Research Service (1991-1994) - Provided
Members of Congress and their staff with information and analysis, from
simple facts and definitions to in-depth analysis of technologies and policy
proposals. Worked with congressional offices to define their needs, investigated
and analyzed the policy issues, prepared explanatory and analytical memoranda
and reports, obtained outside expert review when appropriate, explained
conclusions clearly and effectively to requesting Member or staff. On occasion,
presented seminars for congressional staff on current policy issues. Main
areas of responsibility: major federally funded physics projects, advanced
energy technologies. (See list of published reports.)
University of Texas Theory Group (1986-1991) - Studied quantum field theory,
string theory, cosmology including its interaction with particle physics,
quantum gravity. (See list of papers published.)
University of Texas Atomic and Molecular Physics Group (Summer 1986) -
Designed, built, and operated an experiment on the scattering of electron
beams by solids.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Crystal Ball Group (Summer 1985) - Using
computer simulations, analyzed the performance of a large elementary-particle
detector at the DESY accelerator facility in Hamburg, Germany.
University of Texas (1985-1991) - Taught nontechnical physics for nonscientists
and an introductory physics laboratory for premedical students. Tutored
undergraduates one-on-one in physics and mathematics.
Professional Society Membership
American Physical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
National Research Council Reports
Making the Surface Transportation System More Secure: A Research and
Development Strategy, study conducted by the Committee on R&D Strategies
to Improve Surface Transportation Security (National Academy Press, Washington,
D.C., 1999). Publication expected May 1999.
Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: Basic Research and Tomorrow's
Technology, study conducted by the Committee on Condensed-Matter and
Materials Physics (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1999). Publication
expected April 1999.
Light: Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century, study
conducted by the Committee on Optical Science and Engineering (National
Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1998).
of Materials: How Science Improves Our Lives, study conducted by
the Committee on Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics (National Academy
Press, Washington, D.C., 1997).
Materials: Scientific and Technological Frontiers, study conducted
by the Panel on Biomolecular Materials (National Academy Press, Washington,
for the Modeling and Simulation of Plasma Processing, study conducted
by the Panel on Database Needs in Plasma Processing (National Academy Press,
Washington, D.C., 1996).
Innovation Through Materials Research: Proceedings of the 1996 Solid State
Sciences Committee Forum, study conducted by the Solid State Sciences
Committee (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1996).
From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications, study
conducted by the Panel on Opportunities in Plasma Science and Technology
(National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1995).
Congressional Research Service Reports for Congress
Science and Technology Policymaking in Other Countries, with 4 coauthors,
94-733 SPR, September 16th 1994.
High-Energy Physics Accelerator Facilities, 93-843 SPR, September
Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage: Opportunities and Issues,
with R. E. Rowberg, 93-565 SPR, June 8th 1993.
Hydrogen as a Fuel, 93-350 SPR, March 22nd 1993.
Energy Policy Act of 1992: Summary and Implications, with 12 coauthors,
93-134 ENR, February 1st 1993.
Advanced Gas Turbines for Electricity Generation, 92-837 SPR, November
H.R. 776: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the House and Senate Versions,
with 12 coauthors, 92-695 SPR, September 8th 1992.
The Current State of Federal R&D on Environmental Technologies,
with 15 coauthors, 92-675 SPR, August 25th 1992.
Energy Efficiency in Cars and Light Trucks, 92-502 SPR, June 11th
Renewable Energy Technologies, 92-444 SPR, May 18th 1992.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provisions of S. 2166 and H.R.
776: A Side-by-Side Comparison, with F. Sissine, 92-272 SPR, March
Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Technological Options, 92-121 SPR,
February 3rd 1992.
Eight fact sheets on renewable energy technologies, 92-109 SPR through
92-116 SPR, January 31st 1992.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provisions of House and Senate
National Energy Strategy Legislation: A Comparison, with F. Sissine,
91-709 SPR, October 1st 1991.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory Proposal, with
R. E. Rowberg, 91-661 SPR, revised September 25th 1991.
Technical Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
"Cosmological B-L Production via the Affleck-Dine Mechanism", Nuclear
Physics B 364:401 (1991).
"Black Holes in Cutoff Gravity", Physical Review D 43:3144 (1991).
"Quantization of False-Vacuum Bubbles: A Hamiltonian Treatment of Gravitational
Tunneling", with W. Fischler and J. Polchinski, Physical Review D
"Quantum Nucleation of False Vacuum Bubbles", with W. Fischler and J. Polchinski,
Review D 41:2638 (1990).