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David Jiles (1965-72)
1979 to Helen, with four children.
Living in the United States.
Professor at Iowa State University and Senior Physicist with US Department of
I left in 1972, then went to Exeter University to take a degree in Physics and
Mathematics. After that I took an MSc and PhD in Physics finishing in
1979. Later I also took a DSc in Physics from Birmingham University.
I married Helen Graham, emigrated and lived in New Zealand for two years at
Victoria University in Wellington. After that we moved to Canada, spent
three years at Queen's University in Kingston then in 1984 we moved to the
United States. Since then I have been at Iowa State University as
Professor in Materials Science and concurrently Senior Physicist with the United
States Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory under a joint appointment.
We have four children; two girls Sarah (18) and Elizabeth (16), and two boys
Andrew (12) and Richard (6). I get to do the high school physics homework,
so some things haven't changed since the days at Willesden. For those of
you who remember I still play chess (can't seem to give up any of those old
habits!) but not so often now with all the kids and students to look after.
I spend most of my research time delving in to magnetism and magnetic materials
and wrote a couple of books on the subject, just to pass the time! My website
can be found from