Trustees Distinguished Professor James C. Ho Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1966
His basic research interest extends from low-temperature calorimetry, superconductivity and magnetism to nano-science/technology. Through extensive collaborations and an interdisciplinary approach, he also conducts applied research on superconducting magnets, MRI-compatible aneurysm clips for neurosurgery and ground freezing by liquid nitrogen in tunnel and other construction projects. Overall, he has published one book and 210 journal articles, and presented 189 papers at national or international conferences."
Professor Elizabeth C. Behrman Ph.D. University of Illinois Urban-Champaign, 1985
Her research is primarily in theoretical quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum control, with some focus also in the area of theoretical and computational condensed matter and materials physics. In this work, she is collaborating with colleagues in Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Chemistry, both at WSU and other universities.
Professor Hussein H. Hamdeh Ph.D. Northeastern University, 1986
His research in experimental condensed matter focuses on magnetic materials in different forms and states. These systems include bulk, nano-size particles, and thin films of soft and hard magnets, ferrites, and magnetic oxides. Other interests include nano-particle catalyst. The primary techniques for studying these materials are magnetic susceptibility and Mössbauer spectroscopy in high magnetic fields and at temperatures ranging from 4.2 to 1000 K. The goal of his work is to correlate the physical magnetic properties to the state of materials and the size growth of nano-scale particles. Dr. Hamdeh has published over 70 articles and presented an equal number of papers at national or international conferences.
Professor Nickolas Solomey Ph.D. University of Geneva, 1992
His research is in the area of experimental particle and nuclear physics, particularly on quark flavor physics by rare decays of hadrons, CP violation, neutrino oscillation through hadronic cross-section production measurements and the study of nuclear states of mater through particle interactions. He is currently the co-spokesman of the Fermilab E907/P960 experiment and chairman of the Physics division of the online electronic publication arXiv.org organization. He is also author of the book The Elusive Neutrino, editor of the Conference series on Hyperon, Charm and Beauty Hadrons, and has over 150 referred articles in physics research.
Associate Professor Jason Ferguson Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 1997
His interests are in the area of low temperature astrophysics, including the modeling of molecular spectra and dust physics. These studies include spectral simulations of the atmospheres of cool red giant stars and the computation of low temperature opacity tables. He computes tables of low temperature opacity for a variety of stellar compositions and conditions used by dozens of stellar evolution modelers around the world.
Associate Professor Syed Taher Ph.D. Washington State University, 1974
His research interests are in experimental solid state physics, as well as biophysics. Presently he is studying electrical and thermal transport properties and magnetic properties of semiconductors. In this work he is using single crystal rare-earth sesquisulfides which have become model substances for coordinated optical, magnetic and thermoelectric experiments and which serve as interesting models for ionic semiconductors.
Assistant Professor Holger Meyer Ph.D.
Virginia Tech University, 2002
His research interests are in experimental particle and nuclear physics. He
has measured cross sections and polarization variables in pion
photo-production on nucleons near production threshold (few hundred MeV) in
the LEGS experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory and cross sections of
hadronic beams of 5 to 120 GeV on protons and nuclear targets in the MIPP
experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dr. Meyer’s
measurements improve the understanding of QCD, the theory of the strong
force. His measurements on the MIPP experiment also provide important input
to reduce systematic uncertainties in Neutrino experiments.