The President today announced that he will nominate James A. Krumhansl, of Trumansburg, N.Y., to be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation. He would replace Edward C. Creutz, resigned.
Krumhansl was born August 2, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1939, an M.S. from Case Institute of Technology in 1940, and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1943.
Krumhansl was a physicist for the Stromberg-Carlson Co. from 1944 to 1946, and was on the faculty at Brown University from 1946 to 1948. He was on the faculty at Cornell University from 1948 to 1955, serving as an assistant professor, then associate professor.
Krumhansl was at the National Carbon Co. from 1955 to 1958, serving as assistant, then associate, director of research. Since 1959 he has been a professor of physics at Cornell University.
Krumhansl has been a consultant to industry and has served on advisory committees for the Atomic Energy Commission, the Defense Department, and the National Academy of Sciences. He was director of the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics from 1960 to 1964. He has been an editor and contributor to a number of professional journals.