Professor Dr. John G. Zabolitzky studied physics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where he received his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.). After a one-year post-doctoral period at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Argonne National Laboratory in the USA, he habilitated in theoretical physics at the Ruhr-University Bochum before he was appointed professor of theoretical physics at the University of Cologne in 1980. In 1985 he was appointed Professor of Physics and Fellow of the Supercomputer Institute at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA). Since 1987, Prof. Zabolitzky has been active as managing director, founder and managing partner in companies in the electronics industry, especially in the field of industrial 3D-manufacturing measurement technology using digital image sensors.

His scientific field of interest is the application of high-performance computing to theoretical physics, especially quantum mechanical multi-particle systems, as well as high-performance data processing for technical applications. In the period up to 1987,2 books and 66 publications in reviewed journals were published.

Since 2002, Prof. Zabolitzky has been chairman of the board of the Society for Historical Computing Systems (Gesellschaft für historische Rechenanlagen e. V.), which is dedicated to the preservation and operation of computers of all sizes from the last 60 years, in particular mainframes and supercomputers.

Professor John G. Zabolitzky is a founding member of the Center of Excellence at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich.