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Jacob L. Hain Chair in Arts and Sciences

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1977 by the estate of Jacob L. Hain

HainJacobJACOB L. HAIN, A&S 1923, a university trustee, was an investment banker who organized the Penn Square Mutual Fund located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The firm dealt primarily with investments in railroads, airlines, and nonferrous metals. In addition to endowing this professorship, Mr. Hain also made possible the acquisition of the Steinwald Alumni House, named in honor of his close friend Osmar Steinwald, A&S 1928, who was Hopkins’ first director of alumni relations.

Mr. Hain was a tireless promoter of Hopkins’ annual Roll Call (now called Annual Giving) from the early 1950s until his death in 1972. He twice served as chairman of the Roll Call and was also a great supporter of theĀ Johns Hopkins Magazine, in which his long series of back-cover ads often included a memorable brain teaser.

“My father believed that supporting the dissemination of knowledge and information was a duty every man had to his family, to society, and to the future.”

Andrew M. Hain

Held by Chia-Ling Chien

ChienChia-lingCHIA-LING CHIEN, the Jacob L. Hain Professor in Arts and Sciences, directs the Material Research Science and Engineering Center where he does research in condensed matter physics and especially nanostructured materials. A faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 1976, he has written more than 350 journal articles and holds several patents. He is one of the ISI’s 1120 most cited physicists. Dr. Chien has been awarded honorary professorships at Nanjing, Lanzhou, and Fudan universities in China, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was also the recipient of the 2004 David Adler Award of the American Physical Society and was recognized for the 2005 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lectureship.