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Meisel received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Northwestern University in 1980, 1981, and 1983, respectively. After a one-year postdoctoral position at Northwestern, he became a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides at the Université de Paris-Sud in France; his stay was extended a second year with funding from the French government. In late 1986, he moved to the University of Florida (UF) as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Physics, where he worked on the design of the Microkelvin Laboratory building and on the design and installation of adiabatic demagnetization cryostats. Meisel has been a full professor at UF since 1998. He was recognized as a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2009 and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from P.J. Šafárik University in Slovakia in 2010, where he was also a Fulbright Scholar in 2013. He has been a visiting professor at the Shull Wollan Center of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; P.J. Šafárik University; the Center for Advanced High Magnetic Field Science at Osaka University in Japan; Northwestern University; and the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory in Leiden, the Netherlands. His experimental low-temperature and high magnetic field research has included quantum fluids and solids, heavy fermion superconductors, and low dimensional quantum molecular magnetism.

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