Dr. Paul DeYoung

The Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Physics
616.395.7517deyoung@hope.edu
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Dr. Paul DeYoung started at Hope in 1985, and is currently the Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Physics.

His current research includes:

  • Structure of neutron-rich unstable nuclei
  • Decay properties of rare r-process nuclei
  • Forensic characterization of auto glass and paint with particle induced x-ray emission (PIXE)
  • Finding the stoichiometry of metaloproteins with nuclear reaction analysis and PIXE 

EDUCATION

  • Postdoctoral researcher, 1982–1985
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1982
  • B.A., Hope College, 1977
  • Associate degree, science, Muskegon Community College, 1975

HONORS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

  • RUI: High Impact Nuclear Physics Research with Undergraduates, 2016 NSF ($311,507)
  • RUI: Cutting-Edge Nuclear Physics Research (Collaborative and Interdisciplinary) at
    Hope College, 2013 NSF ($299,106)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2012
  • Exceptional undergraduate researcher within the Natural and Applied Sciences Division at Hope College, 2011
  • MRI-Consortium: Development of a Neutron Detector Array by Undergraduate Research Students for Studies of Exotic Nuclei, 2009 NSF ($203,894). This is the lead proposal for a MoNA Collaboration request from nine undergraduate institutions totaling $1.2 million.
  • Prize to a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution, American Physical Society, 2001

Select Publications

View Dr. DeYoung's publications at Digital Commons.

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Dr. Paul DeYoung

Phone Number616.395.7517

VanderWerf-Room 230 27 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423-3617
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