James Daniel Johnson, Ph.D.

Title: Head
Company: Sesame Library
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

James Daniel Johnson, Ph.D., Head at Sesame Library, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theoretical physics.

Supported by more than three decades of experience, Dr. Johnson most recently served as head of the Sesame Library at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1989 until his retirement in 2005, where he also served as a deputy group leader. Prior to these roles, he was a project manager for the Carbon Project at the library from 1984 to 1989, having previously been acting head from 1982 to 1985. From 1976 to 1989, he served as a staff member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where he was a former research associate from 1974 to 1976. He commenced his career as a research associate at the Rockefeller University in New York City in 1972, holding the role for two years.

The recipient of a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Stony Brook University, Dr. Johnson has contributed more than 100 articles to professional journals and was notably the co-creator of the Sesame Equation of State Database. Impressively, he was a member of the United States Delegation to Nuclear Testing Talks from 1988 to 1989, and he has maintained affiliation with the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In light of all of his accomplishments, Dr. Johnson has garnered multiple accolades. A former fellow of the National Science Foundation and grantee of the United States Air Force, he was presented with the Distinguished Performance Award from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1988. In his spare time, he enjoys his involvement with the United Church of Los Alamos, the Boy Scouts of America, the Los Alamos Light Opera Organization and the Los Alamos Little Theater. He also remains a member of the Los Alamos Ski Club.

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