Larry Schwartz

Larry SchwartzBiography

Larry Schwartz holds a B.S. from the City College of New York and a Ph. D. from Harvard University.  In 1972 he joined the Physics Department at Brandeis University where his research focused on quasi-particle states in disordered systems.  In 1982 Larry joined Schlumberger-Doll Research where his research deals with the transport, magnetic resonance and vibrational properties of porous media.   He holds the rank of Scientific Advisor and, since 1999, has been in charge of Schlumberger’s worldwide University Relations Program.  In 1994 Larry spent a sabbatical year at the National Institute for Standards and Technology and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the APS Panel on Public Affairs from 1999 to 2001 and on Industrial Advisory Committees at the University of Houston, Rice, Heriot-Watt and Louisiana State Universities.


I believe that my combined experience in academic and industrial research qualifies me to serve as a Member-at-Large on the FIAP Executive Committee.  In addition, my work with POPA has given me an understanding of both the APS organization and the changing professional landscape faced by physicists working in academic and industrial settings. 

For the last seven years I have worked to improve relations between Schlumberger and key universities around the world.  This experience will be valuable as FIAP tries to develop and support university-industry interactions.   This is especially true in research connected to the Energy Industry where I have worked with many universities as they set up programs to address the energy challenges facing our society.  I have represented Schlumberger at a number of meetings on global energy and environmental issues and have participated in the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project.