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CURRICULUM VITAE OF ABEBE KEBEDE

Dr. Abebe Kebede
Associate Professor of Physics
NC A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
Tel: (336) 334-7646  Fax: (336) 256-2039

Educational Background

PhD. Physics; July, 1990, Temple University Philadelphia PA
MA. Physics; July, 1986, Temple University Philadelphia PA
BSc. Physics major, Math Minor, June 1982 Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Area of Specialization: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Teaching and other professional Experience

1999- present: Associate Professor NC A&T State University.
8/93-1999: Assistant Professor, NC A&T State University.
8/92-8/93: Visiting Assistant Professor, NCA&T State University.
8/90-5/92: Visiting Assistant Professor Temple University.
5/86-8/90: Research Assistant Temple University Philadelphia
8/84-5/86: Teaching Assistant Temple University, Philadelphia.
8/82-8/84: Lecturer Gondar College of Medical Sciences Gondar, Ethiopia.
8/81-8/82: Radiation Technician, Addis Ababa University, and Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
6/78-6/79: Aviation Maintenance Technical School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Publications.

2005-1992

  1. Pulsed Laser Assisted Processing And Properties Of Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials D. Kumar, Alok Gupta, M. Varela, A. Gapud, C. Cantoni, S.K.Viswanthan, A. Paige, J.T. Abiade1, D.K. Christen1, S.J. Pennycook2, T. Haywood3, and A. Kebede International Conference on Computational Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES-05), December 1-6, Chenai, India
  2. 151Eu and 57Fe Mässbauer study of mechanically alloyed EuFeO3. (Accepted for publication Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2005)
  3. Structural Studies and Fermiology in NbSe3 under Uniaxial Stress G.X. Tessema, M.J. Skove and A. Kebede (NHMFL Report, 2004)
  4. Development Priorities for African Materials Research and Education: Bulletin of MRS November 2001
  5. Evidence of Ferrimagnetic Ordering in FeMnO3 produced by Mechanical Alloying, D. Seifu, A. Kebede, F. W. Oliver, E. Hoffman, E. Hammond, C. Wynter, A. Aning, L/ Takacs, I-.L. Siu, J.C. Walker, G. Tessema, M.S. Seehra, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 212 (2000) 178-182
  6. Magnetic Properties of Eu2/3Ca1/3MnO3: F. Oliver, D. Seifu, C. Williams, E. Kannan, B. Hallen, C. Hinmon, G.X. Tessema, A. Kebede, and M. Kutz. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 85 No. 8, p5387 (1999)
  7. Upper Critical Field and Magnetoresistance in Tl2Mo6Se6" G.X. Tessema, B.K. Gamble, M.J. Skove, A. Kebede, A.H. lacerda and C. Mielke" Proceedings of PPHMF-III, Tallahassee (10-24 to 27-98) p 398, Edited by Fisk, Zachary, Gorkov, Lev, and Schriefer, Robert 1999/08 World Scientific Pub Co Inc
  8. G.X. Tessema*, B. K. Gamble, M. J. Skove, A. Kebede, A.H. Lacerda, C.H. Mielke "Upper critical field and magneto-resistance in Tl2Mo6Se6" Annual Report, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (1998)
  9. The Energy Gap of SmB6 at Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields, Lacerda, A.; Goettee, J.D; Schmiedeshoff, G.M, Kebede, A., and Smith, J.L., Czechoslovac Journal of Physics, 46, 1991-1992 (1996).
  10. Studies of the correlated electron system SmB6, A. Kebede, M.C. Aronson, C.M. Buford, P.C. Canfield, Jin Hyung Cho, B.R. Coles, C. Cooley, J.Y. Coulter, Z. Fisk, J.D. Goettee, W. L.Hults and A. Lacerda, Physica B, 223&224 (1996) 256-259.
  11. Lowering of the inter-layer Cu moment Reordering Temperature upon Ta doping in Pr1.5Ce0.5 Sr2Cu2NbO10, M. Bennahmias, H.B. Radousky, M. Buford, A. Kebede, McIntyre, T.J.Goodwin and R. Shelton, Phys. Rev. Vol. 53, p 2773-2780 (1996). Magnetic Field Dependence of the Energy Gap of SmB6. Lacerda, A, Goettee, J.D., Smith, J.L., and Kebede, A. : National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Annual Report, 1996.
  12. Silver Alloys for High Temperature Superconducting Wire, B.N. Hubert. R. Zhou, T.G. Holsinger, W.L. Hults, A. Lacerda, A.S. Murray, R.D. Ray II, C. M. Buford, A. Kebede, and J.L.Smith, Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol 24, No. 12 February 1995. Magnetic Impurity studies of High Temperature Superconductors, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Collaboration program for HBCU, 1994-1995 Report, Edited by Kennedy Reed.
  13. Preparation of High-Tc Oxide Films via Solvent Spray, J. McHale, R. W. Shaeffer, A. Kebede, J. Macho, and R. E. Salomon, J. Supercond. 5, 511 (1992)

1992-1988

  1. The magnetic Properties of Non Superconducting (Y, Pr) Ba2Cu3O6: A. Kebede, J. P. Rodriguez, I. Perez, T. Mihalisin, G. H. Myer, J. E. Crow, P. P. Wise, and P. Schlottmann, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 5376 (1991)
  2. Normal state Cu Knight Shift and Hole-Band Modification in Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7, A.P. Reyes, D.E. Maclaughlin, P.C. Hammel, R.H. Heffner, M. Takigawa, J.D. Thomspson, J.E. Crow, A.Kebede, T. Mihalisin, J. Schwegler, J. Appl. Phys. 67 (9), p.5032, 1990.
  3. Magnetic Ordering in Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7 as evidenced by Muon Spin Relaxation, D.W. Cooke, R.S. Kwok, R.L. Lichti, T. Adams, C. Boekema, W.K. Dawson, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, J. Appl. Phys. 67, p. 5061, 1990.
  4. Superconductivity and Magnetic Phase Boundaries for Heavy Fermion (Y, Pr)Ba 2Cu3O7 System, M.V. Kuric, R.P. Guertin, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, G.H. Myer, P. Schlottmann, S. Foner, Physica B 163 (1990) p.9-12
  5. Magnetic Properties of Pr in non Superconducting PrBa 2Cu3O7, S. Skanthakumar, W.-H. Li, J.W. Lynn, A. Kebede, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, Physica B, 163 (1990), p. 239-241.
  6. Muon-SR investigation of the Coexistence of Magnetism and Superconductivity Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7, D.W. Cooke, R.S. Kwok, M.S. Jahan, R.L. Lichti, T.R. Adams, C. Boekema, W.K. Dawaon, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin Physica B 163 (1990) p. 657-677.
  7. Preparation of YBa2Cu3O7-x using Barium Hydroxide Flux, N. Coppa, A. Kebede, J.W. Schewegler, I. Perez R.E. Salomon, G.H Myer, J.E. Crow, J. Matter. Res., 5(12), p.2755 (1990).
  8. Muon-SR investigation of the Coexistence of Magnetism and Superconductivity in Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7, D.W. Cooke, R.S. Kwok, M.S. Jahan, R.L. Lichti, T.R. Adams, Boekema, W.K. Dawaon, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, Hyperfine Interactions (Switzerland) 63(1-4), p.219 (1990).
  9. Magnetic Ordering and Superconductivity Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7 as evidenced by Muon-Spin Relaxation, D. W. Cooke, R. S. Kwok, R. L. Lichti, T. Adams, C. Boekema, W. K. Dawson, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J. E. Crow, and T. Mihalisin, J. Appl. Phys. 67, 5061 (1990).
  10. Magnetic Order of Pr in PrBa2Cu3O7, W.H. Li, J.W. Lynn, S. Skanthakumar, T.W. Clinton, A. Kebede, C. S. Jee, J.E. Crow, and T. Mihalisin, Physical Review B 40, 7 (1989).
  11. Depression of Superconductivity, Heavy Fermion Behavior and Valence Fluctuations in Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7, Chan-Soo Jee, A.Kebede, D. Nichols, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, G.H. Myer, I. Perez, R.E. Salomon, P. Schlottmann, Solid Sate Commun. 69, 379 (1989).
  12. Magnetic Ordering and Superconductivity in Y1 x PrxBa2Cu3O7, A. Kebede, C-S- Jee, J. Schwegler, J. E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, G. H. Myer, R. E. Salomon, P. Schlottmann, M. V. Kuric, S. H. Bloom, and R. P. Guertin, Phys. Rev. B40, 4453 (1989).
  13. Transport and Meissner Effect Studies for YBa 2 (Cu1-x Znx)3O7, S.H. Bloom, M.V. Kuric, Y.S. Yao, R.P. Guertin, D. Nichols, G.H. Myer, P. Schlottmann, A. Kebede, Chan-Soo Jee, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.Vol. 99, 805 (1988).
  14. d-hole Localization and the Suppression of Superconductivity in YBa 2(Cu1-x Znx)3O7-y, Chan-Soo Jee, D. Nichols, A. Kebede, S. Rahman, J.E Crow, T. Mihalisin, A.M. Ponte Goncalves, G.H. Myer, I. Perez, R.E. Salomon, P. Schlottmann, S.H. Bloom, M.V. Kuric, Y.S. Yao, R.P. Guertin, J. Superconductivity, 1, 63 (1988).
  15. Thermodynamic and Pressure Dependent Magnetic Characterization of PrBa 2Cu3O7, Chan-Soo Jee, A. Kebede, T. Yuen. S. H. Bloom. M.V. Kuric, J.E. Crow, J.Mag. Mag. Mater. 76&77, 617-618 (1988).
  16. Evidence of A-G Pair Breaking in High Tc Superconductor, A. Kebede, Chan-Soo Jee, D. Nichols, M. V. Kuric, J. E. Crow, R. P. Guertin, T. Mihalisin, G. H. Myer, I. Perez, R. E. Salomon, and P. Schlottmann, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 76&77, 619 (1988).
Conference proceedings and professional development

2005-2002

  1. Capacity Building Partnership for Research and Education in Space Science, Progress report, submitted to the American Geophysical Union, 23-27 May 2005 New Orleans, [http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05alf11.html]
  2. Capacity Building Partnership for Research and Education in Space Science, progress report, presented at the joint conference of the National Society of Black Physicist and National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Orlando, FL 2005
  3. Effects of Chemical Substitution on Properties of Bi-based High temperature Superconductors, Bulletin of American Physical Society Meeting, March 2004 Montreal, Canada
  4. Capacity Building Partnership for Research and Education in Space Science, Progress Report, presented at Joint meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists February 18-21, 2004 Washington, DC
  5. Research and Education in Space Science, Progress Report, National Society of Black Physicists, conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2004.
  6. Properties of Fe-Zr-O films., Bulletin of American Physical Society Meeting, March 2004, Montreal Canada
  7. Uniaxial Stress Induced Changes in Transverse Magnetoresistance of whiskers at high fields, Bulletin of American Physical Society Meeting, March 2004 Montreal Canada
  8. Physics in Africa, NCS-AAPT South East Section, University of North Carolina, Asheville, November 2003
  9. Proceedings of the 1st Ronald E. McNair Symposium on Science Frontiers, January 28,2002, NC A&T State University
  10. Proceedings of the 2nd Ronald E. McNair Symposium on Science Frontiers, January 28,2003, NC A&T State University.
  11. Proceedings of the 3rd Ronald E. McNair Symposium on Science Frontiers, January 28,2004, NC A&T State University
  12. Physics in Africa, Session Chair, National Society of Black Physicists, Meeting, March 14-17, 2002, Huntsville Alabama
  13. Research Experience For students: Bulletin of American Physical Society, March 18-21, 2002 Indianapolis Indiana
  14. Sharing lectures worldwide to improve training in health Abebe Kebede and Mita Lovalekar, National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro, NC September 8-10 2002
  15. African Scientific Network: Bulletin of the American Physical Society, March 18-21, 2002 Indianapolis Indiana
  16. Proceedings of the 27th Day of Scientific Lectures and the 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists, March 15-18 2000, NC A&T State University
  17. Ferrimagnetic Ordering in FeMnO3 Produced by Mechanical Alloying: Bulletin of American Physical Society, March 2000, Minneapolis MN
  18. Mässbauer and Magnetic Studies of Eu2/3Ca1/3MnO3: Bulletin of American Physical Society, March 1999, Atlanta GA.
  19. Magnetic Properties of FeMnO3: Bulletin of American Physical society, March 1999, Atlanta GA.
  20. Critical Current Measurements in Zn doped BiSSCO whiskers, M. Buford, A. Kebede, G. Tessema, C. Schneider, and H. Safar, Bull. APS Vol. 43, No1, (252) 1998)
  21. Investigation on bulk EuxCa 1-xMnO3, A. Kebede, F.W. Oliver, D. Seifu, E- Hoffman, C. Williams, and E. Kannan, Bull. APS Vol. 43, No1,(633) 1998.
  22. North Carolina Academy of Science, November 1998, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina: Electronic Properties of Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7, A. Kebede and M. Kutz.
  23. Magnetic Field Dependence of the Energy Gap of SmB6: A. Lacerda,J.D. Goettee, J.L. Smith, and A. Kebede Bulletin of APS, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 1996
  24. Resistivity and Magnetic Susceptibility of Mixed Phase BiSCCO Superconducting Whiskers. A. Kebede, G.X. Tessema, M. Skove, C. Schneider, and H. Safar. Bulletin of APS, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 1996.
  25. Magnetism in (Pr,Ce)SrCu(Nb,Ta)O, Bulletin. APS, 40, 1995.
1995-1989
  1. Break Junctions in Thin Films of the YBCO Ceramic Superconductor. I. Perez, Ajmal Khun, William R. Scott, Dianne M. Granata, Richard Neiseld, Paul Wise, A. Kebede, C. Fuller, C.J. Martoff: The 1991 Fall Meeting of the MRS Conference, Bostn MA, 1991.
  2. 63Cu NMR in the Normal State of Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7:D.E. Maclaughlin, M. Takigawa, P.C. Hammel, R.H. Heffner, D. Thompson, J.E. Crow, A. Kebede, T. Mihalisin, J.Schwegler: Bulletin of APS; Vol. 35, No. 3, p429, March 1990.
  3. A. Kebede, I. Perez, J.E. Crow, P. Schlottmann, T. Mihalisin: Magnetic Ordering and Superconductivity in (Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7: Conference on Fundamental issues of High Temperature Superconductivity, Princeton,NJ, June 1989.
  4. Magnetic Ordering in Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7 as evidenced by Muon Spin Relaxation: D.W. Cooke, R.S. Kwok, R.L. Lichti, T. Adams, C. Boekema, W.K. Dawson, A. Kebede, J. Schwegler, J.E. Crow, T. Mihalisin: Proceedings of the 34th Annual conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Boston, MA, Nov 28-Dec 1,1989.
  5. Impurity effect of S on Superconductivity in YBa2Cu3SO6: J.T. Wang, Stanley Tsai, Willie Williams, Saligrama SubbaRao, A. Kebede and J. E. Crow: Bulletin of APS; Vol. 35, No. 3, p. 248, March 1990.
  6. Magnetic and Thermodynamic Properties of Non-superconducting (Y,Pr)Ba2Cu3O6: A. Kebede, T. Mihalisin, G. Myer, P.Schlottmann, J.E. Crow, M. V. Kuric, and R. P. Guertin: 35th annual conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, San Diego, California, October 29-November 1, 1990.
  7. Observation of Cu NMR in Antiferromagnet PrBa2Cu3O7, Evidence of Hole-Band Filling: A.P. Reyes, D.E. Mclaughin, M. Takigawa, P.C. Hammel, R.H. Heffner, J.D. Thompson, J.E. Crow, A. Kebede, T. Mihalisin, J. Schwegler: Bulletin of APS Vol. 35, No. 3, p429, March 1990.

Professional development

2005-1993

  1. Gen Shirane and Frontiers of Neutron Scattering, Brook Haven National Laboratory, July 15, 2004
  2. Physics in Mathematics and Mathematics in Physics, Girls, Mathematics and Careers: A councilors Conference, October 31, 2002, NC A&T State University National Society of Black Physicists Meeting, San Francisco , February 2001
  3. Distance Education Initiative for Ethiopia: International Conference on Contemporary Development in Ethiopia (Western Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Michigan August 16, 2001.
  4. National Society of Black Physicists Conference, April 27-28, 1997 University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA, Poster presentation.
  5. American Physical Society, March Meeting March 17-21, 1997 Kansas City, MO.
  6. Free Electron Laser Workshop: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility: June 25-26, 1997
  7. Workshop on High Resolution Cold Neutron Spectroscopy, NIST Center for Neutron Research, August, 13-15, 1997, Gaithersburg Maryland .
  8. Distance Learning Initiative for Ethiopia: A. Kebede, B.Tekelhaimanot, D. Alamineh and Mulumebet Worku: Ethiopian Scientific Society Telecom 1997 Conference on Distance Learning, July 1, 1996 Washington DC: Sponsored by the World Bank
  9. Astronomy Workshop for North Carolina Teachers: June 7-8, 1997-American Astronomical Society-Winston-Salem North Carolina.
  10. Introduction to Web-Based Instruction, NC A&T September 30, 1997.Using Technology to Boost Personal Productivity for University faculty, NC A&T, October 21, 1997.
  11. Microelectronic Center of North Caroliana open house: Opportunities for Minorities. Using Technology to Assess Learning and Manage Instruction, NC A&T, November 4, 1997.
  12. Academic Technology Tools Conference: August 2-6 1997, UNC Greensboro, North Carolina
  13. High temperature Superconducting Tape Commercialization Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico (July 5-7 1995).
  14. NHMFL-Los Alamos Collaborates with NC A&T: NHMFL Reports, summer 1995.
  15. Workshop on Materials Science for Historically Black colleges and Universities in the Southeastern United States Oak Ridge, Tennessee, October 13-14, 1995.
  16. Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society Tallahassee Florida, (November 8-12, 1995
  17. NSF-MIT Workshop on Advanced Undergraduate Training in Experimental Physics Laboratory, August 15-21, 1993
  18. Science and Technology Alliance Materials Conference NC A&T State University Oak Ridge National Laboratory (October 27, -29, 1993)

List of Membership(s) in Professional Organizations (on going)

  1. American Physical Society
  2. American Association of Physics Teachers
  3. National Society of Black Physicists
List of honors and awards

A. Honors

  1. NC-LS AMP, Certificate of Appreciation, April 21, 2004
  2. Quality Education for Minorities NSF Workshop, Washington DC 2002
  3. UNCF-NASA Administrators Fellowship Program Workshop, Washington DC 2003
  4. Ronald E. McNair Symposium on Science and Technology Frontiers, Certificate of Participation 2004
  5. National Center for Biotechnology Information, A field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources, Certificate, NC A&T State University April 22, 2003
  6. Interdisciplinary brown bag lecture series, Certificate of Participation, April 24, 2003
  7. Inducted into Society of Physics Students, 2003
  8. Teacher of the Year, Merit Faculty Award, College of Arts and Sciences, April 12, 2000
  9. Who is Who among American Teachers (1996).
  10. Recognition by the Foreign Language Department (Certificate of Participation).
  11. Recognition by PENS program (Certificate of Participation).
  12. NC A&T State University, Guilford County Schools, Understanding
  13. Calculus via Information Superhighway (Certificate of Participation)
  14. The BFGooodrich, Collegiate Inventors Program, (Certificate of Recognition),
  15. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Temple University Chapter Membership, 1991).

B. Fellowships and Awards

  1. Neutrons and Energy for the Future, June 4-5, 2004 Washington DC, Travel Award
  2. NC A&T Faculty Development travel awards to attend the American Physical Society, Meeting (Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Atlanta)
  3. Quality Education for Minorities NSF Workshop, travel award
  4. UNCF-NASA Administrators Fellowship Program Workshop, Travel Award
  5. World Conference on Physics for Sustainable Development, October 31-Nov 2, 2005 Durban South Africa, member of US delegation
  6. Workshop on International Heliospheric Year Workshop, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2005 (Nominated by Chancellor Renick)
  7. NASA-AMES-NAFEO Academy Fellowship, Summer 2003, Moffet Field, California
  8. Brook Haven National Laboratory, FAST Summer fellowship, Summer 2004
  9. Space Weather Summer Institute, August 1-12, 2005, Boston University
  10. Space Weather Weekend, Alabama A&M University, Travel Award
  11. Cotemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics Workshop, Cotonu, Benin, November 2001, Travel Award, Clark Atlanta University
  12. US-Africa Materials Workshop, Pretoria South Africa, 2000, Travel Award, North Western University
  13. Physics in Africa Session Chair, American Physical Society, Austin Texas, Travel Award, University of Delaware.
  14. Faculty Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1994-1995, 1998.
  15. Faculty Development Grants, NC A&T State University.
  16. Faculty Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1994.

C. Professional Service, synergetic and creative activities

  1. Reviewer of Physical Review Letters and Physical Review B (on going)
  2. Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation (on going)
  3. Proposal Reviewer, United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation (on going)
  4. UNC System-wide Undergraduate Research Consortium liaison (on going).
  5. American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics: Minority Speakers List. (on going)
  6. Developed the African Scientific Network (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/asn)
  7. Developed the African Biotechnology Forum (the only forum in the World) (http://hoth.ncat.edu//~michael/biotech)
  8. Developed the African Journal of Physics (http://hoth.ncat.edu/!michael/ajp)
  9. Physics in Africa and International Affairs: Session organizer at National Society of Black Physicists and National Conference of Black Physics Student Joint Conference, March 13-17, 2002 Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL
  10. Physics for Development, Africa Focus session chair, American Physical Society, March 2003 Meeting, Austin Texas
  11. International Advisory Board Member, First International Conference on New Theories, Discoveries and Applications of Superconductors and Related Materials Feb. 19-24 1998.
  12. SOARS Undergraduate Research Consortium, Program Coordinator.
  13. Nominated to serve on the USER Committee for National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

D. Invited talks and appearances

  1. Southern University
  2. Addis Ababa University International Alumni Network: International Conference on Contemporary Development in Ethiopia (Western Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Michigan August 16, 2001.
  3. NC A&T State University, Black History Month, February 7, 2002, Collaborating with African Universities," Bluford, Library Seminar Room
  4. Department of the Army, Presentation in Support of HBCU education and research
  5. NC A&T State University, Black History Month, February 7, 2002, Collaborating with African Universities," Bluford, Library Seminar Room
  6. Physics in Mathematics and Mathematics in Physics, Girls, Mathematics and Careers: A councilors Conference, October 31, 2002, NC A&T State University
  7. African Scientific Network: A model to enhance scientific research in developing countries, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Physics April 24, 2002

Summary of special contribution

  1. Development of space science courses for the new space science track for the physics major (2003-2005). This is a collaborative work of many departments and NASA affiliated institutions. The space science curriculum is going through different stages of approval by the university community.
  2. Development of Computational Space Science focusing on Space Weather and Magnetosphere modeling. This is a direct result of the Space Weather Summer Institute that was held at Boston University where I participated, as well as the Space Weather Weekend that was held at AAMU where two students and myself participated. The main magentosphere code is now loaded on several computers, and it will be accessible to students beginning the spring of 2006.
  3. Astrophysical observation infrastructure development: Thanks to the NASA space science program, NC A&T university has and will have capability to develop observational astrophysics and space science research and education program.
  4. Developed Physics 280: Introduction to Space Science.
  5. Information technology enhanced instruction: Information technology, particularly the world-wide-web, is used to disseminate lessons, homework, and information relevant to the course. The web is also used to enhance of student participation, and student advising through online feed back mechanism. Currently, the courses listed above are being developed on the web at http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/physics/ (on going) <.ol>

    Academic advising and counseling Evidences are shown for the following activities

    1. Developed the Physics A Team (PAT), to motivate my students and to help them succeed in Physics 241 (on going). Please check (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/pat).
    2. Advise students in research on/off campus: I have advised several students who are directly involved in my research both on campus and off campus. (on going)
    3. Provide all A&T students with information about opportunities in Science Engineering,
    4. Developed the Virtual Center for Integration of Research and Learning (on going): I have designed a website that allows students to search for summer internship programs around the Country (on going). (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/reu)
    5. Introduce students to role model scientists and fellow students who excel in science research (on going). I maintain a website dedicated to Ron McNair, with the virtual center.
    6. Help students organize their resumes, and write letters of recommendations As will be demonstrated several students are being admitted in programs that are related to their fields by writing letters of recommendations, by establishing contacts with the sources, and by encouraging colleagues outside NC A&T to admit our students in their programs (on-going)

    Research and Education Funding

  6. Research Productivity: I have brought in over $1,260,00 since joining NC A&T, Over $1,000.000 since I became tenured. In addition I am co-principal investigator of several successful grants and a senior scientist in the Nanoscale Engineering research.
    1. Project Title: Capacity Building Partnership for Research and Education in Space Science
      Finding Agency: NASA
      Amount: 795,000
      Duration: 01/01/04 - 12/31/06
    2. Project Title: Research and Education in Actinides and Related Materials Under Extreme Experimental Conditions
      Funding Agency: DOE/ Prairie View A&M University (subcontract)
      Amount: 200,000
      Duration October 2005- October 2006
    3. Project Title: Research in Nanoscale Science
      Funding Agency: NAFEO-NASA-Ames Research Academy
      Amount $15,000
      Location: NASA-Ames, Moffet Field California
      Duration: Summer 2003
    4. Project Title: Electron Transfer Between Metals and Molecules
      Funding Agency: NSF/DOE/NC-LS AMP
      Amount: $12,000
      Location: Brook Haven National Laboratory
      Duration: Summer 2004
    5. Project Title: Transport, Calorimetric and Magnetic studies of Bismuth-based High Temperature Superconductors
      Source of Support: Office of the Naval Research
      Award Amount: $200,000 Period Covered: 04/15/95-10/31/98
      Location of Project: NC A&T State University
    6. Project Title: Physics of Materials Research Initiative at NC A&T State University
      Source of Support: The Regents of the University of California-DOE
      Los Alamos National Laboratory
      Award Amount: $50,000 Period Covered: 09/18/95-08/31/98
      Location of Project: NC A&T State University
    7. Project Title: A Proposal to Enhance the Research Capability of Physics Majors at NC A&T State University.
      Source of Support: DOE-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
      Award Amount: $5,000 Period Covered: 03/1/95-02/29/96
      Location of Project: NC A&T State University
    8. Faculty Development Grant: HBCU Workshop on Materials and Material Science Washington, DC October 13-15, 1994
      Source: NC A&T State University, Academic Affairs
      Amount $400
    9. Project title: Introductory Astronomy Improvement
      Source of Support: NC A&T Space Grant: Amount: $4000
    10. Project title: Introductory Physics Laboratory Improvement.
      Source of Support: N C A&T Foundations: Amount: $600
    11. Faculty Development Grant: NSF-MIT Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory
      Source NC A&T: Amount $600

    Funded projects as co-Principal Investigator and senior scientist

    1. Proposal Title: Southern Consortium for Agbiotech Outreach for Under severed Communities
      Funding Agency: Department of Agriculture
      Requested Amount: 240,000
      Project Duration: 12/01/00-12/01/04
    2. Project Title: NIRT: Science and technology of self-assembled magnetic and Superconducting Nano-arrays (Senior Scientist)
      Funding Agency: NSF
      Requested Amount 1,400,000
      Project Duration: 07/15/04 - 07/14/08
    3. Project Title: A pulsed Laser Facility for the Synthesis of Novel Surface Engineering and Electronic Ceramic Materials (co-investigator)
      Source of Support: Department of Defense
      Requested Amount: 240,800
    4. Project Title: Improvement of Undergraduate Laboratories (co-investigator) Source of Support: Department of Education
      Requested Amount: 260,548
      Project Duration: 10/1/99- 9/30/02

      Professional service, synergetic and creative activities

      1. Reviewer of Physical Review Letters and Physical Review B (on going)
      2. Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation (on going)
      3. Proposal Reviewer: United States Civilian Research Foundations
      4. UNC System-wide Undergraduate Research Consortium liaison (on going).
      5. American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics: Minority Speakers List. (on going)
      6. Developed the African Scientific Network (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/asn)
      7. Developed the African Biotechnology Forum (the only forum in the World) (http://hoth.ncat.edu//~michael/biotech)
      8. Developed the African Journal of Physics (http://hoth.ncat.edu/!michael/asn/ajp)
      9. Physics in Africa and International Affairs: Session organizer at National Society of Black Physicists and National Conference of Black Physics Student Joint Conference, March 13-17, 2002 Alabama A&M University, Huntsville AL
      10. Physics for Development, Africa Focus session chair, American Physical Society, March 2003 Meeting, Austin Texas

        Additional Research Activities

        1. NAFEO-NASA Ames Research Academy, Moffet Field, California, Summer 2003
        2. Brook Haven National Laboratory, Brook Haven NY, Summer 2004
        3. Space Weather Weekend, AAMU, Huntsville, Alabama, April 23-24, 2005 (Two students traveled with me)
        4. Summer Space Weather Institute, Boston University, August 1-12, 2005

        Contacts with professional organizations for the past five years

        1. American Physical Society and on program.
        2. National Technical Association, on program.
        3. American Association of Physics Teachers
        4. American Geophysical Union
        5. American Astronomical Society

        Service to the University

        Special grants and programs brought to NC A&T State University (on going)

      11. Capacity Building Partnership for Research and Education in Spaces Science (CB-PRESS): Part of the application of this program is indicated under "special contribution to course and curriculum development". CBPRES is a NASA funded projected aimed at developing space science curriculum and space related research programs. It is a three year $795,000 project. The physics curriculum with concentration in space science is approved by the College of Arts and Sciences
      12. Low Temperature Physics Laboratory This laboratory produces cryogenic temperatures (-272oC), to study the electronic properties of high temperature superconductors, colossal magnetoresistance materials, heavy fermions and Kondo insulators. Currently the laboratory houses state-of -the-art meters, power sources, computers and high grade low temperature inserts worth over $120, 000. Additional funding of $200,000 was obtained from ONR prior to 1999. Recently additional grant $200,000 is expected from the collaboration of NC A&T, Prairie View A&M University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Further more Mrs. Marsha Walters graduated with MS in physics, and a second student, Ms. Talisha Haywood is in the pipeline. In addition my successful use of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee FL, is creating new opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. These opportunities will be realized in less than a year.
      13. Science on Wheels: Developed a Science on Wheels (SoW) to disseminate the culture of science in schools at all levels (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/SoW)
      14. Virtual Center for Integration of Research and learning For the purpose of collaborative research, teaching and learning I have developed what is called the Virtual Center for Integrating Research and Learning (http://hoth.ncat.edu/~michael/teach)