Graham K. Hubler, Ph.D.

Graham K. Hubler, Ph.D.Dr. Hubler received his B.S. in Physics from Union College in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the Rutgers University/Bell Labs program in 1972.  Dr. Hubler's graduate thesis involved the measurement of the gyromagnetic ratios of short lived (ps) nuclear excited states by means of the implantation perturbed angular correlation technique.  He was the first to show that ion damage of the Fe targets influenced this class of measurements.  He spent two years as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Naval Research Laboratory developing applications of accelerators to materials analysis and studying radiation damage in Si solar cells.

He joined the NRL staff in 1975.  Dr. Hubler has published over 150 papers, five book chapters, edited three books and he has twelve patents in the areas of ion implantation, ion beam analysis of materials, ion beam assisted deposition, chemical sensors and ballistic materials.  His current basic research interests include ion beam assisted deposition and pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured optical films, defects in insulators, shock physics and ballistics.  His applied research interests center on ultra-sensitive accelerometers and gravimeters, new chemical weapon and explosives sensors, low energy nuclear physics, explosives detection, body armor, and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Hubler has also organized several symposia and international scientific meetings, has served in several roles for the Materials Research Society, and has earned four NRL publication awards, a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and a Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.

Dr. Hubler retired in August 2012 as Head of the Materials and Sensors Branch at NRL.  His present position is Director of the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri.