Title: Physics Professor
Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Manuel A. Huerta, Physics Professor at the University of Miami, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics education.
In preparation for his professional career, Dr. Huerta attended the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1965. In 1967, he earned a Master of Science in physics from the University of Miami, and in 1970 he graduated from the same institution with a Ph.D. in physics. Following his higher education, Dr. Huerta began his professional pursuits as a research scientist at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences with New York University from 1970 to 1972.
From 1977 to 1978, Dr. Huerta was an associate program manager with the National Science Foundation, and from 1980 to 1986 he was the chair of the physics department at the University of Miami. Since 1972, he has served the university as a physics professor and plans to retire at the end of 2021. In addition to his primary positions, Dr. Huerta was a visiting research scientist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands from 1992 to 1993, as well as UNED, the Universidad Nacional de Educación in Madrid, Spain, in 1986.
Dr. Huerta has been recognized for his achievements with multiple awards and accolades, including being the recipient of numerous research grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation. He has maintained memberships with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics. In his free time, Dr. Huerta enjoys philately, playing golf and sailing boats. Having an innate interest in physics from a young age, he finally fell in love with the field in college. Dr. Huerta attributes his success to his persistence, intelligence, and passion for physics, and in the coming years, he hopes to enjoy his retirement.
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