Harold Norman Spector (1935 - 2017)


B.S., Physics, University of Chicago
M.S., Physics, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago - Magneto-acoustic effects in tilted magnetic fields


Assistant Professor of Physics, Case Institute of Technology
Physicist, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute
1967 - 1976
Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1976 - 2001
Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology


Harold Spector was born on February 26, 1935 and died at the age of 82 on July 2, 2017. He lived the majority of his life in Chicago, Illinois.

Spector received his B.S. (1955), M.S. (1956), and Ph.D. (1961) from the University of Chicago and joined Illinois Institute of Technology in 1967 as an Associate Professor of Physics after spending several years at Case Institute of Technology and then Illinois Institute of Technology, Research Institute. He was promoted to Professor in 1976 and retired in 2001.

Spector's research centered on the theoretical calculation of the optical and electronic properties of electrons confined in semiconducting structures of reduced dimensionality such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. He supervised 3 Ph.D. students at IIT.

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