Donald Levy

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Donald H. Levy
Nationality United States
Notable awards E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy (2006)
Ellis Lippincott Award
Plyler Prize (1987)

Donald H. Levy is an American physicist who was a leader in the development of supersonic jet cooling.


Donald Levy was a member of the University of Chicago from 1967. From 1998 to 2008 he was editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics. In 2005, when both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois were established, he was a chair for Science Policy Council. In 2007 he was an overseer of the management contracts for such places as Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Office of Technology and Intellectual Policy, the Office of University Research Administration and the Research Computing Center, University-Argonne research centers and everything related to Human Subjects Research. The contracts resulted in $900 million.[clarification needed]

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is considered to be a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He used to be chairman of the Chemistry Department, where he played an important role as a leader for planning the Gordon Center for Integrative Science.


He was awarded the Plyler Prize of the American Physical Society in 1987, the E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy in 2006, and the Ellis Lippincott Award from the Optical Society of America.[1]


  1. ^ "Biography". University of Chicago. Retrieved June 15, 2013.