Russell J. Hemley
LAS Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences
Professor of Physics and Chemistry
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Professor Russell J. Hemley founded CDAC in 2003 and has served as the Director since the Center was established. Professor Hemley holds the position of Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC, and is a Professor of Physics and Chemistry. Professor Hemley's research is focused on the properties of materials at extreme conditions and utilizes both static and dynamic compression techniques. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on numerous panels advising the US Department of Defense and the US Department of Energy.