Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists - Member Gallery 2015

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Members Who Joined in 2015



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NOTE: Some entries include comments. These comments were supplied by the LFHCfS member or by the person or organization who or which nominated her or him.

NOTE: Membership does not expire, but some of the job titles etc. recorded below may have changed since the person became a member.





D. Aston, LFHCfS


D. Eric Aston
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Professor & Interim Department Chair
Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho, USA
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"I am a colloid scientist, chemical engineer, and professor who pretends to be a physicist when I play with lasers for Raman spectroscopy in my microscopy lab. I teach thermodynamics and other stuff - more recently creative writing - and once donated my abundant locks for someone else to sport. I believe my hair has given me stories in a Jungian sense; if you know what that means, please inform me."


D. Brooks, LFHCfS


David Brooks
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Former or/and Facial Hair Club for Science Journalists
Science Journalist
Concord Monitor, and GraniteGeek.org
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
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"This photo of me from the late 1970s demonstrates both unkempt luxuriant flowing hair (all white American males under age 25 in the 1970s had ugly unkempt hair - it was a rule) and excellent dietary habits."


L. Brouwers, LFHCfS


Lucas Brouwers
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Former or/and Facial Hair Club for Science Journalists
Science Journalist
NRC Handelsblad
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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"I am a science writer from the Netherlands, specialized in biology and evolution. Once, I was the proud owner of a beard. Jealous friends lured me into a barber shop under the pretense that we would visit a razor museum. It was over in seconds. For the first time in years, I felt the tingling chill of fresh air flowing around my chin. The beard grew back. Naturally"


L. Carr, LFHCfS


Lincoln D. Carr
Member, Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists
Professor, Humboldt Fellow, Honors Faculty Fellow
Department of Physics
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, USA
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"In graduate school I had luxuriant flowing hair. I foolishly accepted a post-doc in Paris where crazed mobs of Frenchmen chased me down and shaved me bald, shrieking, 'Vive la France! Tu seras chauve, chien Américain!' While there, I also had a very bald baby. My hair has never grown back."


E. de Bruin, LFHCfS


Ellen de Bruin
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Former or/and Facial Hair Club for Science Journalists
Science Journalist
NRC Handelsblad
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
<more about this member>

"I am a science journalist at the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, writing mainly about social sciences, human behavior, and weird things. Hair conditioner has changed my life, though not necessarily visibly so. When my first book Dutch Women Don't Get Depressed came out in 2007, a columnist of The Independent on Sunday, a British newspaper, stated: 'De Bruin is scruffy-looking with no hair style [...] With respect, how many of us wish to be Dutch?' Scruffy, that's very sweet, but of course I do prefer the word 'luxuriant'."


M. During, LFHCfS


Melanie A.D. During,
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Masters Student in Vertebrate Paleontology
Naturalis - Natural History Museum, Leiden
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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<another view of this member's hair>

"I am a Vertebrate Paleontologist, and currently still a masters student, I am also an assistant in Big History (the field that covers everything) and a volunteer preparator at the Natural History Museum in Leiden. For the past 5 years I have been almost consistently pink-haired, and my ambitions are not just being a paleontologist, but making scientific documentaries as well"


S. Flaxman, LFHCfS


Samuel M. Flaxman
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists and
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, USA
<more about this member>

"Dr. Flaxman studies speciation theory, with particular attention to the genomic patterns left by processes at work during the formation of two species from one. He is currently building evolutionary population simulations in order to develop quantitative genomic predictions from null and alternative hypotheses. He holds the title of 'Best Mullet, 2013', awarded for his entry as 'The Wolverine' in the 2013 Mountain Sun Mullet and Chops Contest (2/28/13). His recent publications include 'Theoretical models of the influence of genomic architecture on the dynamics of speciation'  and  'Genetic hitchhiking and the dynamic buildup of genomic divergence during speciation with gene flow'."


M. E. Giardini, LFHCfS


Mario Ettore Giardini
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Lecturer in Digital Health
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, UK
<more about this member>

"I am a biomedical engineer, and I design instruments for field medicine,to support healthcare in the remotest areas of the world. Hair has only little to do with my research, and this is why I need plenty of it."


S. Goss, LFHCfS


Stephen Goss
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists
Principal Lecturer, DPsych (Professional Studies) programme
Metanoia Institute
Middlesex University
London, UK
<more about this member>

"Dr Stephen Goss teaches post-qualification doctoral research in counselling, psychotherapy and related fields at the Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University) in London and is co-Editor (Counselling) of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. His specialist subjects include pluralist research methods, evaluation of mental health care, innovations in service delivery methods - particularly technological means of connecting practitioners and clients - and service development. His recent publications include Making Research Matter (in press 2015, Routledge). He has also published several books along with about 100 other things, including various guidelines for online counselling and psychotherapy."


J. Guterman, LFHCfS


Jeffrey Guterman,
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Former or/and Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists
Mental Health Counselor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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"Jeffrey Guterman is a mental health counselor, educator, and author. He holds a Ph.D. in family therapy from Nova Southeastern University. He is author of the book Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling. In the 1980s, Guterman was influenced by rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and received personal psychotherapy, training, and supervision in the model from its founder Albert Ellis. In the 1990s, Guterman developed a solution focused brief therapy model called solution-focused counseling, an integration of solution-focused principles and techniques, postmodern theories, and a strategic approach to eclecticism."


J. , LFHCfS


Jimmy
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student in Astrophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA
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"I, Jimmy, am an astrophysics graduate student at Texas A&M studying galaxy formation. I obtained my long luxurious hair through many months of carefully avoiding the barber shop. The lovely pink hue is the result of a fortunate accident involving a telescope, lasers, and pink hair dye. This accident also resulted in me misplacing my last name."


B. Mackowiak, LFHCfS


Brady Mackowiak
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists and
Member, Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists
Fuel Fabrication Engineer
Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho, USA
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"Mr. Mackowiak is an engineer in the Fuel Fabrication Department at Idaho National Laboratory where he works on application of fabrication process to uranium fuel systems. He has chosen to focus his hair growth entirely in the facial region where his beard is a source of numerous discussions among his colleagues. His luxuriant facial hair is (many feel) the primary reason his visage occupied the lede photograph in a New York Times article. Unfortunately the face shield and leather jacket (worn as personal protection equipment, not just a fashion statement) serve to obscure much of the beard's magnificence."


V. Molinari, LFHCfS


Valerio Molinari
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Doctoral student in chemistry
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam, Germany
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"I am a Chemist working in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany). My dream is to synthesize a new conditioner efficient for my hair - a project still not accomplished, as you can see."


N. Okulova, LFHCfS


Nastasia Okulova
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Ph.D Student
Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
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SPECIAL NOTE: Ms. Okulova was named LFHCfS' 2016 WOMAN of the YEAR

"I recently started my Ph.D studies in the field of micro and nanotechnologies working with polymers and surface structures. It is a pity that all this luxurious flowing hair has to be kept underneath the cleanroom suit while working in the lab every day."


B. Pascoe, LFHCfS


Ben Pascoe
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Head of Sequencing and Swanse Centre Manager
Institute of Life Science
College of Medicine, Swansea University
Swansea, UK
<more about this member>

"Dr Ben Pascoe is a researcher in microbial ecology and genomics at the College of Medicine of Swansea University in Wales. The fluffiness, density, aspect, smell, soft texture and speed of growth of his beard is equalled only by few while envied by most. Every day that, in a moment of weakness, he decides to trim it or shave it off, a little je-ne-sais-quoi dies in the heart of his covetous but respectful entourage. This phenomenal physiological advantage gives Dr Pascoe a keratinistic gravitas which contributes to the greatness of his research, collaborative endeavours and general aura."
(Nominated by Guillaume Méric)


W.T. Pfeffer, LFHCfS


W. Tad Pfeffer
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
INSTAAR
Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, USA
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"I have spent my ~40-year research career studying the mechanics of glaciers and ice sheets and their role in sea level change. For much of that time, I used to preface lectures and conference presentations with the observation that there is something intrinsically funny about being paid to run around on glaciers and think about how they work. Sea level rise isn't as funny as it used to be, but the principle still stands. My membership in the LFHCfS is simply consistent with this philosophy and reinforces the long and time-honored tradition of scientists getting away with nonsense generally. (PS The headshot on my Jefferson Fellows page is an old one, and my beard there is nothing to write home to Mom about. Here, instead, is a Getty photo of me taken by Natalie Cass at the Sundance Film Festival.)"


D. Plonka, LFHCfS


David Plonka
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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"I am a research scientist and Internet researcher. My luxuriant flowing hair is as much the result of my hair-cutter leaving the employ of my barber shop many years ago (and my having not patronized any such establishment since) as it is the key element in an extended social experiment to determine what it takes for a scientist to be most often be referred to as 'dude.' As such, it has most certainly improved my life."


A. Sayer, LFHCfS


Andrew Sayer
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Research Scientist
NASA Goddard
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
<more about this member>

SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Sayer was named LFHCfS' 2016 MAN of the YEAR

"I am a physicist working on atmospheric remote sensing. The long hair certainly helps in my research, which is basically examining things from a distance."


H. Skjerning, LFHCfS


Halfdan Skjerning
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Former or/and Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists
Psychologist
Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark
<more about this member>

"I study Health-Related Quality of Life in children and adolescents with celiac disease. I am fascinated by the resilience or stubbornness of the beard. When trimmed down, it keeps growing out again - it's like it doesn't learn, or maybe it has a will of its own. Equally intriguing are the reactions of other people towards the beard; some want to touch it and look upon it with envy, while others are intimidated by it. You can tell a lot about people from their reactions to a beard."


A. Stuart, LFHCfS


Amelie Stuart
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists
Research Assistant
Institut für Philosophie, Arbeitsbereich Praktische Philosophie
University of Graz
Graz, Austria
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"I am currently writing my PhD thesis on global justice and Kantian ethics. I've been teaching, and working as a scientist for the past six years."


S. Trim, LFHCfS


Steve Trim
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Managing Director
Venomtech limited
Sandwich, Kent, UK
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"I'm a molecular biologist and drug discovery scientist who founded Venomtech to deliver the next generation of biological therapeutics. My long flowing hair is a key part of who I am, and is much better than a business card for leaving a good impression."


J. Verdolin, LFHCfS


Jennifer Verdolin
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Visiting Lecturer
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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"I am interested in the social and mating behavior of mammals (including humans). When I am not doing interesting research on lemurs, sea turtles, humans, or prairie dogs, I'm busy being a part time radio personality, author, and occasional movie star. Hair, its color, texture, and length can be an honest signal of mate quality- unless of course it is dyed or composed of extensions. The natural length, softness, and color of my hair has long fascinated many, from males on lek mating grounds (otherwise known as nightclubs) to strangers of either gender while I am out and about foraging in grocery stores. There is only one individual of my own species permitted to cut or otherwise alter my mane. Although grooming my locks can be tedious and arduous, the end result is well worth the 10% of my time budget."


O. Vikbladh, LFHCfS


Oliver Vikbladh
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists and
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student
Center for Neural Science
New York University
New York, New York, USA
<more about this member>

"Oliver Vikbladh is an extraordinary creature, and his flowing hair inspires the entire Center for Neural Science at New York University."
(Nominated by Jan Zimmermann)









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