Jordan J. Markham
- Ph.D., Physics, Brown University - Infrared Vibrations in Sodium Chloride
- 1951 - 1954
- Research Associate, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
- 1954 - 1960
- Research Scientist, Zenith Radio Corporation
- 1960 - 1981
- Research Scientist, Illinois Institute of Technology Research
- 1962 - 1981
- Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jordan J. Markham was a theoretical condensed matter physicist whose work
focussed mainly on color centers in ionic crystals. After obtaining his
Ph.D. he studied under Frederic Seitz, a prominent condensed matter
physicist, at the University of Illinois. Markham worked at the Illinois
Institute of Technology Research Institute before becoming a professor at
the school and was chaired professor of the research institute for most of
the time he worked at IIT. After retiring from IIT Markham lived in North
Carolina for a short period until the death of his wife. After this he
remarried and moved to southern Arizona where he stayed until his death in
2001. He had one daughter.
Notable Publications at IIT
"Calculation of the Huang-Rhys factor for F-centers", A.M. Lemos and J.J.
Markham, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 26,
"Theory of Electron-Phonon Interaction and Defect-Center Optical Spectra",
J.T. Ritter and J.J. Markham, Physical Review 185,
"Radiation Damage in MgO", J.T. Ritter and J.J. Markham, Physical
Review 160, 712 (1967).
"An extension of moments calculations for optical absorption bands", J.J.
Markham, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 37, 953
"Static theories of Stark Effects in F-center Emission", M.J. Ponnambalam
and J.J. Markham, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 47,