Graduate Ph.D. September 1986 Duke University & Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab, Durham, NC 27706 Dissertation Title: "Proton Resonance Spectroscopy in 24Mg" Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 with Prof. Edward G. Bilpuch (Duke) and Prof. Gary E. Mitchell (NC State). National Summer School in Nuclear Physics, June 1986 Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 M.A. in Physics, June 1983 Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 Undergraduate B.S. with honors in Physics, December 1980 University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Undergraduate Research Project: "A Study of the Bubble Formation Mechanism in a Hydrogen Bubble Chamber Using Electron and Positron Tracks" with Dr. Thomas Dombeck (LANL). Honors B.S. with honors 1980 Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)
August 1989 - present. Go back and look under current Research January 1988 - July 1989. Research Associate, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40356 (with M.T. McEllistrem and S.W. Yates) Implemented the upgrade for the CN Van de Graaff which included modifications to the accelerating structure and design and installation of klystron bunching systems. Experimental work involved spectroscopy utilizing inelastic neutron scattering reactions (angular distributions and doppler-shift attenuation lifetime measurements). Instructed users on operation of the accelerator and assisted graduate students in acquiring and analyzing data. Continued work on angular correlations for fundamental symmetry experiments. September 1987 - December 1987 Instructor/Research Associate, Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 Instructor for introductory physics course. Investigated the nuclear spectroscopic aspects in parity non-conservation experiments with an unpolarized neutron beam and polarized targets. September 1986 - September 1987 Research Associate, Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 Continued previous work: published dissertation work and assisted rising graduate students. Performed an additional high resolution proton spectroscopy experiment needed for tests of Random Matrix theories on level spacing distributions in nuclei. Angular correlations were calculated for the analysis of parity non-conservation studies with resonance reactions. May 1982 - September 1986 Research Assistant, Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 Worked with the KN Van de Graaff and FN Tandem Van de Graaff accelerators to do high resolution proton spectroscopy. Did all phases of maintenance and repair in the KN Van de Graaff and some maintenance inside the other two accelerators at TUNL (FN Tandem and DH Van de Graaff). Worked with the laboratory's VAX computers and CAMAC interfaces to acquire and analyze data. Areas of concentration included R-Matrix analysis of proton induced reactions and angular correlations. SMP (Symbolic Manipulation Program) programs were written to provide angular distribution equations for reactions. August 1981 - May 1982 Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706 Grader and laboratory instructor for basic physics courses. August 1980 - December 1980 Teaching Assistant, Physics Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Laboratory instructor for an intermediate level physics course. May 1980 - August 1980 Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 and Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 Worked on the ultracold neutron electric dipole moment project at the ZING-P' accelerator. Utilized equipment needed for production, transport, storage, and detection of ultracold neutrons including high vacuum systems (~ 10-11
torr), a liquid hydrogen moderator, neutron bottles, and associated electronics. Developed some technique for electropolishing copper and nickel surfaces. June 1979 - August 1979 Laborer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Department 97 Casing and Cutting, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Worked in a cigarette factory as a laborer. August 1977 - May 1978 Film Scanner, High Energy Physics Group, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Stripped data from MWPC photographs taken in an experiment at CERN to investigate phi excitations and kaon and pion production .