Thomas John Greytak, PhD

thomas greytak

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

Thomas John Greytak, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and research.

Inspired by his parents, Dr. Greytak desired to pursue a career in education from a young age. From his time in grade school, he knew that he had a natural aptitude for mathematics, physics and chemistry, which inspired him to enroll at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1963, Dr. Greytak earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in physics in 1967. He then commenced his career as an instructor at his alma mater in 1967, going on to quickly prove his skills and climb the ladder to success. For more than 40 years, Dr. Greytak excelled as a professor until reaching his retirement and attaining emeritus status in 2011.

Throughout his career, Dr. Greytak accomplished groundbreaking research in experimental low-temperature physics, including Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic hydrogen. In light of his achievements, he was awarded the International BEC Senior Prize in 2015. He has additionally earned the Physics Department’s Buechner Teacher Prize and the MIT School of Science Prize in Undergraduate Teaching. An active member of the scientific community, Dr. Greytak maintains affiliation with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society. As a further testament to his success, he is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.

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