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Galen Fisher | Faculty

Galen Fisher

Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering

3170 HH Dow
gbfisher@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-5512
FAX: (734) 763-0459

 

Short Bio

EDUCATION

Stanford University
PhD Applied Physics '74
MS Applied Physics '67

Pomona College
BA '66

Research Interests

Heterogeneous catalysis, lean NOx emissions control, fuel processing for fuel cells and emissions control, three-way catalysis, exhaust sensors.

Professional

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Consultant, Delphi Corporation, (2008-present)
  • Principal Research Scientist, Delphi Advanced Powertrain, Auburn Hills, MI, (2006-2008)
  • Principal Research Scientist, Delphi Research Laboratories, Shelby Twp., MI, (1999-2006)
  • Principal Research Scientist, Physics & Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research & Development Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, (1996-1998)
  • Section Manager, Exhaust Catalysts & Diagnostics, General Motors Research & Development Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, (1983-1998)
  • Senior Staff Research Scientist, Physics & Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research & Development Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, (1985-1996)
  • Staff Research Scientist, Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research & Development Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, (1982-1985)
  • Senior Research Scientist, Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research & Development Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, (1978-1982)
  • Researcher, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, (1975-1978)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University, (1974-1975)
  • Research Associate, Brown University, (1972-1974)
  • Researcher, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, California, (1969)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Society of Automotive Engineers - Symposium Organizer: ‘92 SAE World Congress; ’99 F&L Fall Mtg; 2000 F&L Fall Mtg; 2001 F&L Spring & Fall Mtgs; 2002 F&L Spring Mtg.
  • North American Catalysis Society – Michigan Chapter Representative to NACS (‘98-present), Local Arrangements Chair, 11th NAM, Dearborn, MI, 1989; Local Arrangements Comm., 11th Int. Cat. Congress, Baltimore, MD, 1996; Houdry Prize Committee, 2004; Program Committee, 19th NACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.
  • Michigan Catalysis Society - Pres. (‘93-’94), Vice-Pres. (‘92-’93), Sec.-Treas. (‘91-’92).
  • American Physical Society – Chair (‘99-’00), Chair-Elect (‘98-’99), and Vice Chair (‘97-’98) of Forum for Industrial and Applied Physics; Chair (‘99-’00) and Vice-Chair (‘97-’98) of Davison-Germer Prize Award Committee.
  • American Vacuum Society - Board of Directors (‘86-’87); Program Chair of 31st National Symposium (‘84); Board of Trustees (‘94-’96); Sec.-Treas., AVS Surface Science Division (‘94- present), Chair of AVS Topical Conf. Comm., (‘98-’00), Chair of AVS Michigan Chapter (’82-‘83 & ’91-‘92), Executive Board Member, AVS Michigan Chapter (’04-present)
  • American Chemical Society - Co-organizer of Symposium Series, “Reactions on Solid Surfaces,” (‘83-’86), Member-at-Large, Exec. Comm., Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, (‘87-’88); Member, Detroit Local Section
  • Department of Energy - Chair of Catalysis Review Panel, 6/96; Chemical Sciences Review Panel, Oak Ridge Nat. Lab, 4/89; Invited Observer, DOE/BES Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Meeting, ‘88, ‘90, ‘92, ‘94, ‘96.
  • National Science Foundation – Catalysis Review Panel, 5/2007

Honors & Awards

  • Advisory Board of Car-Training-Institute (CTI) for Emissions Control Mtgs, 2008
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2007
  • Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2006
  • Hall of Fame Recognition by Delphi for ten or more patents, 2006
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2005
  • Thomas Midgley Award, American Chemical Society – Detroit Section, 2004
  • Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), 2004
  • Scientific Excellence Award (First Recipient), Delphi Research Labs, 2002
  • R&D 100 Award, 2001
  • Parravano Award for Excellence in Catalysis Research, Michigan Catalysis Society, 1998
  • International Advisory Board for the Swedish Center for Catalysis, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1996-present
  • John M. Campbell Award for Fundamental Research, GM R & D Center, 1986