H. Eugene Stanley

Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Physics, College of Engineering

Gene Stanley obtained his B.A. in physics at Wesleyan University in 1962. He was awarded the Ph.D. in physics at Harvard in 1967 after completing a thesis on critical phenomena in magnetic systems. In 1976 Stanley joined Boston University as Professor of Physics, and as Associate Professor of Physiology (in the School of Medicine).  In 2007 he was offered joint appointments with the Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering Departments, and in 2011 he was promoted to William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor.

Stanley works in collaboration with students and colleagues attempting to understand puzzles of interdisciplinary science. His main current focus is understanding the anomalous behavior of liquid water in bulk, nanoconfined, and biological environments. He has also worked on a range of other topics in complex systems, such as quantifying correlations among the constituents of the Alzheimer brain, and quantifying fluctuations in noncoding and coding DNA sequences, interbeat intervals of the healthy and diseased heart.

Stanley has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and has been selected as an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Physical Society.