Per Arne Rikvold
My research focuses on applications of equilibrium and non-equilibrium computational statistical mechanics to a wide range of problems. These include surface structures of porous hydrogels, structure and dynamics of interfaces driven through a medium by an external force, electrochemical adsorption processes, dynamics of magnetization reversal in thin films, network-theoretical analysis of electrical power grids, and topics in evolutionary ecology. Full publication list, going back to 1977.
- 2001: Elected Fellow of The American Physical Society (APS). For innovative and significant computational studies in statistical and condensed-matter physics, materials science, and electrochemistry, including development of novel algorithms to study the decay of metastable phases of matter.
- 2004: Elected Foreign Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- 2010: Elected Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For distinguished contributions to computational statistical physics and its interdisciplinary applications in condensed-matter and materials physics, electrochemistry, computer science, biology, and engineering.
- 2013: Selected as an Outstanding Referee for the Journals of the American Physical Society (APS).
- 2010-18: Distinguished Research Professor, Florida State University.
- 2004-18: The James G. Skofronick Professor of Physics, Florida State University.
- 1992-2004: Professor of Physics, Florida State University.
- 1987-92: Associate Professor of Physics, Florida State University.
- 1985-87: Senior Research Chemist, ARCO Chemical Company, Newtown Square, PA.
- 1983-85: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.
- 1981-83: Research Council of Norway Predoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
- 1978-81: Predoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway.
- 1976-78: Japanese Ministry of Education Foreign Graduate Fellow, Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.