Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Joseph J. Niemela

Joseph J. Niemela
Current Position Consultant/ Scientist Emeritus, The Abdus Salam ICTP, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy Phone No. (39 040) 224 0607
Born in Portland, USA in 13/07/1954 Year Elected 2019
Email [email protected]
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon USA: B.Sc. (Hons), 1982; Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA: Ph.D., 1987; University of California, Santa Barbara: Postdoctoral Fellow 1988-1989
Positions Held
Consultant and Scientist Emeritus, Abdus Salam ICTP 2016-present; Senior Consultant, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris France 2018-2019; Senior Research Scientist and Head, Office of External Activities, Abdus Salam ICTP 2014-2016; Research Scientist, Abdus Salam ICTP 2003-2013; Visiting Professor, University of Maryland/Institute for Physical Science and Technology 2002-2003; Research Professor & Managing Director, Cryogenic Helium Turbulence Laboratory University of Oregon 2002-2003; Research Associate Professor, University of Oregon, 1996-2002; Research Associate, University of Oregon, 1990-1995
I.B.M. Post-doctoral Fellowship Award, UC Santa Barbara, 1987; SPIE Educator of the Year Award, 2011; European Physical Society Service Award 2014; Galileo Galilei Silver Medal, Italian Physical Society (2015); Dwight Nicholson Medal, American Physical Society (2016)
Fellowships / Memberships
Elected Fellow, American Physical Society 2015; Member, Committee on International Scientific Affairs (CISA), American Physical Society, 2020-present Elected Vice-Chair, Forum on International Physics (FIP), American Physical Society 2020-present; President, Friends of ICTP Association, 2016-present; .Chair, Inter-divisional Group Physics for Development, European Physical Society, 2015-present; Chair, TWAS Physics Grants Committee, 2015-present; Regular Member Sigma Xi.
Research Area
Low Temperature Physics, Fluid Turbulence, Quantum Turbulence
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