Former Chancellor and Professor Emeritus
University System of Maryland
Climate Science Specialties: Science Education, Energy
Dr. Langenberg is former Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University System of Maryland. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley, he began a 22-year tenure as a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, Dr. Langenberg was a visiting professor at Oxford University, the Ecole Normale Superieure, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Munich. He has served as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation and was the first Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Langenberg serves or has served on a number of boards including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the National Association of the State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the National Council for Science and the Environment. He is also President of the American Physical Society. He was awarded the John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration Award of the Society of Research Administrators and many others. His contribution to the field of superconductivity led to a new type of voltage standard now in use worldwide.