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Brinkman served as president of the Society in 2002. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President, Research at Bell Laboratories, which oversaw all research by Lucent Technologies. In addition he has served on numerous national committees including chairing the National Academy of Sciences Physics Survey, the 8-volume “Brinkman Report” of 1986.
As APS News goes to press, the date for his confirmation hearing has not yet been set; however he is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate when it does come up for a vote.
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