Charles Fadley

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Chuck Fadley succumbed to cancer on August 1, 2019. Chuck was an Advanced Light Source professor with a split appointment between UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

He proved by example how well such an appointment could work, seeming to give 100% of his effort to each institution.

Chuck's work on photoelectron spectroscopy lay at the border between chemistry and physics. In fact his bachelor's degree from MIT was in chemical engineering, and his PhD from Berkeley was in chemical physics. He then spent almost 20 years as a chemistry professor at the University of Hawaii before taking the Advanced Light Source professorship. His many honors included a Sloan Research Fellowship; election as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society and American Vacuum Society (AVS); and the Medard Welch Award of the AVS.

Chuck took great pride in his students and their successes. He remained active in research until the last few weeks of his life, and made sure that his current students would be taken care of after his passing. He will be remembered and missed by students and colleagues alike.

Please read the College of Letters and Science memorial page for Chuck here:

LBNL has also published an obituary for Chuck here:

The Jülich Research Center has published an obituary which can be found here:

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A

Commemorating the Career of Charles S. Fadley

This Special Collection of articles honors the seminal contributions of Professor Charles S. Fadley to the fields of photoelectron spectroscopy and surface/interface science. The articles cover important challenges, new developments, and current understanding in a wide range of topics in
photoelectron spectroscopy and surface/interface science and offer readers the latest outstanding research in the many fields that Charles Fadley participated in and influenced. The collection caters to both scientists and industry professionals by connecting fundamental research with practical applications.

Guest Editors:
Gregory S. Herman, Oregon State University
Suntharampillai Thevuthasan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Thuy T. Tran, Oregon State University

Chuck Fadley giving a talk at the Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, October 2014. Professor Fadley was the recipient of the David A. Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement.