Dr. Reading's research interests includes general scattering theory, theoretical atomic physics, emphasis on innershell excitation, and ionization and charge transfer in ion-atom collision.Professor Reading received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church College, Oxford University, and his Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of Birmingham. Before coming to Texas A&M in 1971, Professor Reading was an instructor at MIT, a senior research associate at the University of Washington, a Hoff Fellow at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, and an associate professor at Northeastern University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Electron and Atomic Physic, and is a consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a founder and organizer of the International Workshop on Cross Sections for Fusion and Other Applications, a biennial conference.