Thomas F. Rosenbaum, currently the provost and John T. Wilson, Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, has been appointed as the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). A distinguished physicist and expert on condensed matter physics, Rosenbaum, 58, will succeed Jean-Lou Chameau, who served the Institute from 2006 to 2013 and will take over the helm from interim president and provost Edward Stolper on July 1, 2014.
"The combination of deep management experience and visionary leadership that Tom brings will serve Caltech extremely well in the coming years," says David Lee, chair, Caltech Board of Trustees. "The Board is excited about collaborating closely with Tom to propel the Institute to new levels of scientific leadership."
Rosenbaum received his bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University in 1977 and both an MA and PhD in physics from Princeton University in 1979 and 1982, respectively. Joining the Caltech faculty will be Rosenbaum's spouse, Katherine T. Faber, the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.
Complete information is available at http://www.caltech.edu/content/caltech-names-ninth-president.