Professor Jose D'Arruda received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1971 while working on theoretical atomic physics under the supervision of Robert N. Hill. He will receive the AAPT's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2018 Summer Meeting in Washington, DC.
Dr. Sean Oughton obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1993 in space and plasma physics under the supervision of Prof. William H. Matthaeus. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was Transport of Solar Wind Fluctuations: A Turbulence Approach. He is currently Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Dr. Souleymane Omar Diallo (Souley) graduated in 2007 with thesis in the field of Neutron Scattering appplications in Condensed Matter Physics supervised by Prof. Glyde. He is currently Instrument Scientist at BASIS (BL-2) Quantum Condensed Matter Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Prof. Ananthanarayan received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Delaware in 1991. He is currently Full Professor & Chairman of the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore where his research is focused on the chiral perturbation theory, collider physics, and grand unification and supersymmetry. Part of his thesis, supervised by Prof. Q.
Prof. Sohlberg received his Ph.D. in 1992 while working on diatom molecular collisions under the supervision of Prof. Szalewicz. He is the author of more than 70 journal articles and recepient of a prestigious NSF CAREER Award in 2005. He is currently Associate Professor of theoretical and computational chemistry at Drexel University.
Prof. Qin obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in space and plasma physics in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Matthaeus. His thesis was focused on plasma turbulence and its effect on charged particles. He is currently Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
Dr. Cranmer received his Ph.D. in 1996, under the supervision of Prof. Owocki, while working on Dynamical Models of Winds from Rotating Hot Stars. He is currently an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The focus of his research is on the study of hot, expanding outer atmospheres of the Sun and other stars.
After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1987, Prof. Tanatar worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he is currently a faculty member at Bilkent University in Turkey. He is the author of more than 150 papers in theoretical condensed matter physics, as well as of the so-called Tanatar-Ceperley exchange-correlation functional, often used in density functional theory calculations.
Dr. Esfarjani received his Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, followed by a DEA in solid state physics from the University of Paris 7. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in theoretical condensed matter physics. Prior to coming to Rutgers University as a Research Associate Professor, he held appointments as assistant and then associate professor at the Institute for Materials Research of the Tohoku University, followed by Sharif University, visiting associate professor at UC Santa Cruz, and research scientist at MIT.
Dr. Sunita Gangopadhyay, an executive director at Seagate Technology, earned her doctorate in physics at UD in 1993 with a specialization in magnetism and magnetic materials. Gangopadhyay leads teams of up to 50 professional engineers at Seagate Technology, the world's largest manufacturer of hard disk drives.