Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists - Member Gallery 2014

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Members Who Joined in 2014

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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.

C. Beattie, LFHCfS

Christopher A. Beattie, Ph.D.
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists and
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg,Virginia, USA
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"I am a mathematician working in areas related to computational linear algebra and dynamical systems and I respectfully request consideration for admission to The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists. I confess that I am clean shaven (on good days) however, it is on the basis of my eyebrows that I petition for membership. I am confident that I would qualify also for The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, yet it seems not so much my scalp hair as my eyebrows that have proven capable of sparking interest and conversation (e.g., 'Can you actually see through that?' etc.). The causal chain may appear somewhat oblique, yet I am convinced that my eyebrows have aided in disseminating my research and thus have kept it fresh and relevant. On this basis, I request admission to this elite group of hairy scientists."

J. Beck, LFHCfS

Josephine A. Beck
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Chemist since 1972, currently retired
Senior Chemist - Organon USA, West Orange, NJ (23 years)
Analyst - Becton Dickinson (3 years)

"Since I started in chemistry I've worked in industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. From bubbling bench work to analytical instrumentation, I've loved every minute. The hardest part was always having to tie up my hair and sometimes contain it in a bouffant bonnet. This picture was taken after I gave 27" of my hair to 'Locks of Love', the rest is in my will for them."

W. Bennett, LFHCfS

Will Bennett, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Department of English Language and Linguistics
Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa
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"Since my first introduction to linguistics in 2003, in a course using Steve Pinker's The Language Instinct as prescribed text, I have (despite occasional lapses) striven to reach Pinkerian standards of excellence both in linguistic research, and in exalting, cascading curls. My research interests are mostly on the sound-related side of the field: how phonetics, phonology and morphology (and sometimes syntax) interact. My work also focuses on under-represented/minority languages (particularly African languages)."

C. Covault, LFHCfS

Corbin Covault
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Professor and Associate Chair
Physics Department
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Ohio, USA
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"I, Corbin Covault, am an experimental physicist at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I study the highest energy cosmic rays arriving to Earth from outer space, and wonder where they come from. I categorically deny all rumors that I can speak fluent Klingon."

M. Domenech, LFHCfS

Marien Gadea Domenech, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Psychobiology Department
Psychology Faculty
Valencia University
Valencia, Spain
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"I'm a neuropsychologist who deals with laterality in neurological diseases, psychosis and emotional process. My right brain awoke to art some time ago so I paint colours and take photos, including selfies of my reddish luxuriant flowing hair."

A. Dyson, LFHCfS

Alex Dyson, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Postdoctoral Researcher
Critical Care and Pain Medicine & Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine
University College London
London, UK
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SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Dyson was named LFHCfS' 2015 MAN of the YEAR

"Dr Alex Dyson embodies and exemplifies the core values of the luxuriant flowing hair club for scientists. As a post doc at University College London in Clinical Physiology, Alex Dyson spends his time flamboyantly investigating the physiology of critical illness. A distinctive sight around the lab with his untrammeled tresses, thought to be the source of his cognitive powers, Alex is proud to have been nominated to join this respected institution."
(Nominated by John Whittle)

N. Galitzki, LFHCfS

Nicholas Galitzki
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate student
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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"I am a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Throughout my journey in sub-millimeter experimental astrophysics, my fiery locks have been behind me, propelling me from one scientific discovery to the next. They were there keeping me warm when we launched our telescope, BLASTPol, from the ice sheets of Antarctica and they will be there when I go again in 2016. (Here is a recent paper I co-authored: 'The Next Generation BLAST Experiment'.) The picture shows my follicles in their full flamboyant glory being reflected off of our former primary mirror. To accompany my flowing hair I have grown a full beard to reflect the rugged experimental side of my work which takes me to the field with all manner of large manly tools and equipment. I look forward to my hair and me joining this most prestigious of scientific clubs."

D. Graur, LFHCfS

Dan Graur, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists
John and Rebecca Moores Professor
Department of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas, USA
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"Thirty years ago my brain started growing rapidly, thus pushing the hair roots outward. I am currently much wiser than I was as a doctoral student. Interestingly, all my male Ph.D. students also show signs of brain growth."

E. Guggenberger & J. Steixner, LFHCfS

Elisabeth Guggenberger and Jakob Steixner
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Elisabeth Guggenberger, LFHCfS
Research fellow
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Göttingen, Germany
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Jakob Steixner, LFHCfS
Department of German Studies
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
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"E.G. is an astroseismologist at MPG in Göttingen, and J.S. a syntactician in Vienna. We have searched the Earth in vain for a language that has 400 words for 'hair'. We have now joined forces to extend their quest to outer space."

M. de la Iglesia Vayá, LFHCfS

Maria de la Iglesia Vayá, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Biomedical Imaging Lab, FISABIO/CIPF
Brain Connectivity Lab, Neurological Impairment Program
Prince Felipe Research Centre (CIPF)
C/Eduardo Primo Yúfera (Científic), nº 3 (Junto Oceanográfico)
Valencia, Spain
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"I'm a computer scientist working in the field of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). I love studying mental disorders and human emotions through image processing techniques although I'm mainly interested in being a good sailor for letting the wind comb my luxuriant hair."

G. Jensen, LFHCfS

Greg Jensen, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dept. of Psychology
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA
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"I just yesterday completed my doctoral defense at Columbia University (the photo is from the toast, in fact) and will be beginning a post-doc here in June.
I am a psychologist with interests in behavioral economics, comparative cognition, and statistical methods. These disciplines have provided no traction on quantitative evaluation of the behavior of my hair (upon which no price may be placed), or of its cognitive capacities (which are incomparable)."

H. Julich, LFHCfS

Hannah M. Julich
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
PhD Student
Iowa State Limnology Laboratory
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Ames, Iowa, USA
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"It is hard to tell from the high winds, but my hair falls well past my waist. Here, it assists me in taking sediment cores from a frozen lake. I am a doctoral student in ecology and environmental science at Iowa State University. My research in paleolimnology focuses on using palynological techniques to reconstruct landscape changes and water quality through time. The hideously dangerous chemicals necessary for processing my samples have earned me the nickname 'the hydrofluoric acid lady,' typically uttered by wide-eyed undergraduates who studiously avoid my lab bench. (On the web page with my official lab profile, my hair in a bun for reasons of laboratory safety.)"

D. Liptrot, LFHCfS

David Liptrot
Member, Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate student, Organometallic Chemistry
University of Bath
Bath, UK
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"I'm just finishing my PhD in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Bath. After much urging from my colleagues, I have finally decided to humbly apply for acceptance amongst my hirsute scientific peers. Working in an organometallics lab with many things that like to spontaneously burst into flame, I remain amazed at my beard's persistence, and have taken to shaving a firebreak into the sides of my head for safety.
I hope this is sufficient - I'm entering the Great British Beard Championships in 2 weeks time, and would hope I would be able to be accepted in time to fly the flag for the LFHCfS."

A. Madden, LFHCfS

Anne A. Madden
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Joint Postdoctoral Researcher at North Carolina State University, USA, and the University of Colorado, USA
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SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Madden was named LFHCfS' 2015 WOMAN of the YEAR

"I am a microbial ecologist who studies the microbial jungles associated with wasps. I study wasps and their nests, because the tangled jungles of my morning hair defy scientific explanation... that, and because the IRB committee cares more about my hair than wasps. (This photo was taken by Alonso Nichols/Tufts University.)"

N. Martin, LFHCfS

Dr. G. Neil Martin, MA, PhD, FRSA, MBPsS
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Formerly, Director Human Olfaction Laboratory & Reader
Middlesex University, UK
Currently, Associate Member, Business Psychology Group
UCL, UK, & Consultant

"It is one of my life's greatest achievements, even more than being able to unscrew jar tops successfully for ladies, to be admitted to the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists. This photograph was taken circa 1985. At this point I was in the 6th form, had probably just been suspended with a chum for writing a scurrilous magazine, and had this taken by a friend who's dad was a photographer. You can see incipient, inchoate signs of a budding career in science from the bowtie. Also, the alcohol. You can see more recent trichology here. I am not letting the Club down. I will be a worthy member."

R. McRae, LFHCfS

Rik McRae
Member, Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists
Research and Development Manager
Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd.
Gloucester, UK

"I humbly submit these two photos, the first taken as a grumpy undergraduate marine chemist in the early 1990's, the second more recent, giving ample evidence of the tide going out up top, is me setting up a telescope for solar observing as an outreach event at the Cheltenham Science Festival. The benefit of being an astronomer is that it gives good justification for covering up the balding pate with a natty knitted bobble hat. When not actively engaged in astronomy/astrophotography, I while away the daytime hours as Research and Development Manager at Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd, developing laboratory consumables for protein purification by ultrafiltration and membrane chromatography. Among the things I work on are centrifugal concentrators."

K. O'Dwyer, LFHCfS

Karl O'Dwyer
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Graduate Student, computer science
Hamilton Institute
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Ireland
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"I first learned about this esteemed club and its existence from a colleague after he suggested I attempt to join it. I just hope my hair is worthy of such an honour."

M. Schoenwiesner, LFHCfS

Marc Schoenwiesner, PhD
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
International Laboratory for Brain Music and Sound Research (BRAMS)
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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"Although there is a certain seasonal variation in the length of my hair, its average length and volume might qualify for the LFHCfS due to the duration of the Canadian winter. Also, it is "flowing" only in the sense of a radiating vector field."

B. Tivol, LFHCfS

Bill Tivol, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Scientific Engineering Associate
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, USA
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"This should qualify me for the flowing hair club, especially if I get bonus points for having this hair after chemotherapy. After getting a razor-cut about two years ago, I let my hair grow out while I looked for a barber more suitable to my needs. I was waiting for a friend, who is a hairdresser, to come for a visit, but this had been postponed several times, so my hair became more luxuriant and flowing."

S. Walker, LFHCfS

Stewart Walker, Ph.D
Member, Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists
Associate Professor
Forensic, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
Director of Centre of Expertise in Energetic Materials
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia
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"I started growing his hair as a research experiment to trace variations in elements and isotopes. However, I have failed to attract government grants to get a hair cut and analyse the hair, so it is now a race to see if I can get the hair analysed before it all falls out."

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