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Professor Joe Poon is William Barton Rogers Professor and Chair of Department of Physics at University of Virginia. After receiving his BS and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1978, he went to Stanford University as a research associate. In 1980, he was assistant professor of physics at U. Virginia, becoming a professor in 1987. Over the years, he has published in the areas of amorphous superconductors and magnetic phases, high-Tc superconductors, quasicrystals, and bulk metallic glasses. His recent research topics are on thermoelectrics, nanomagnetic systems, and bulk metallic glasses. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society and APS Outstanding Referee. He was named one of the 50 research leaders by Scientific American for the creation of amorphous steel in 2004.