Harold Weinstock


B.S., Physics, Temple University
Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University - Nuclear magnetic resonance in liquid helium-3 near the melting curve


1962 - 1965
Assistant Professor of Physics, Michigan State University
1965 - 1973
Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1973 - 1986
Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology


Harold Weinstock received his BA in physics from Temple Universtiy in 1956 and six years later, his PhD from Cornell University. His first academic appointment was as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and moved to Illinois Institute of Techonolgy three years later as an Associate Professor. In 1973 he was promoted to Professor of Physics and in 1975 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Weinstock's career has centered around superconductivity. He has published over 100 scientific articles and has edited 11 books, mostly on superconductivity. During a sabbatical at the Naval Research Laboratory in 1979, Weinstock launched a program in the use of Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) for non-destructive evaluation.

In 1986, he left IIT to take a position at the Air Force Office of Sponsored Research where he managed programs in electronics and electronic materials that relate to superconductivity, magnetism, negative index materials and nanostructures. Weinstock was selected as an Air Force Research Laboratory Fellow in 2001.

Notable Publications at IIT