John William Wilson, PhD

Title:  Senior Research Professor

Company:  Old Dominion University

Location:  Norfolk, VA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1993-1994)
  • Recipient, Scientific Achievement Award for Nuclear Theory , NASA (1975)
  • Named, Significant Men And Women of Science (1975)
  • Recipient, Group Achievement Award for Nuclear Fission Pumped Lasers, NASA (1980)
  • Recipient, Group Achievement Award for Direct Solar Pumped Lasers, NASA (1981)
  • Recipient, Best Division Paper (1984, 1986)
  • Honoree, American Men and Women in Science (1985, 1991)
  • Recipient, Langley Group Achievement Award for Absorption Cross Section Data Base (1990)
  • Recipient, Author Recognition, American Nuclear Society (1991)
  • Named, Best Division Paper, BRYNTRN, A Baryon Transport Code  (1990)
  • Recipient, Group Achievement Award for Space-Based Beamed Power Research Team, NASA (1992)
  • Recipient, Superior Accomplishment, Transport Methods and Interactions for Space Radiations, NASA Reference Publication RP-1257 (1992)
  • Recipient, Superior Accomplishment , Leadership and Research in Radiation Physics, NASA (1992)
  • Named, Best Space Directorate Paper (1992)
  • Recipient, Medal for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment, NASA (1993)
  • Listee, Dictionary of International Biography (1993)
  • Recipient, Dual Career Ladder Award, NASA (1994-1995)
  • Recipient, Superior Accomplishment Award, NASA (1996-2001)
  • Recipient, Medal for Distinguished Service, NASA (1998, 2000)
  • Named, Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England (2000)
  • Recipient, Space Flight Awareness Award for Redesign of Astronaut ISS Sleep Areas, Johnson Space Center (2001)
  • Recipient, Group Achievement Award, Decadal Planning Team, NASA (2001)
  • Recipient, Snoopy Award, NASA (2002)
  • Recipient, TGIR Award, Radiation Shielding Design Methods Team, NASA (2002)
  • Recipient, Inventions and Contributions Board Award, NASA (2005)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Special Recognition, NASA (2006)
  • Nominee, Software of the Year Award, NASA Langley (2007)
  • Recipient, H.J.E. Reid Award, NASA Langley (2007, 2015)


  • PhD, College of William and Mary
  • MS, College of William and Mary
  • BS, Kansas State University
  • AA, Ark City Junior College (Now Cowley County Community College)

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