The President today announced that he will nominate Donald N. Langenberg, of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., to be Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation. He would replace George Claude Pimentel, who has resigned.
Langenberg has been a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania since 1967 and a professor of electrical engineering and science since 1976.
He was born March 17, 1932, in Devils Lake, N. Dak. He received a B.S. from Iowa State College in 1953, an M.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1955, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1959.
Langenberg has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1960. He has served as director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and as vice provost for graduate studies and research. He has been a visiting professor or researcher at Oxford University, the Ecole Normale Superieure, the California Institute of Technology, and the Technische Universitat Munchen.
Langenberg is currently chairman of the National Science Foundation Advisory Council and a member of the board of trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., of the Council on Governmental Relations, and of the National Commission on Research. His field is experimental condensed matter physics and materials science. He is the author of numerous articles.