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Seminar Schedule

For further information about physics seminars please contact Dr. Padmaja Guggilla at (256) 372-8141 or​



Date & Time


Particle-in-cell simulations of Astrophysical Relativistic Jets

 Dr. Ken Nishikawa

March 31,
2016, 1:00 PM
Room 137 VMC

Chaotic Magnetic Field: Its Role in Charged Particle Motion and Energization

Dr. Brahmananda Dasgupta, UAH

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:00 PM

Room 137 VMC

Advanced thermoplastic composites for commercial and defense applications

Dr. Uday Vaidya, UAB

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1:00 PM

Room 137 VMC

Advanced Scintillator Crystals

Dr. Rastgo Hawrami, Senior Scientist, RMD, Inc.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Atomic Layer Epitaxy of III-V Nitride Semiconductors at Low Temperatures

Dr. Neeraj Nepal, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Development of High Efficiency Smart Materials for Energy Harvesting, Space and Environmental Applications

Dr. Padmaja “Paddy” Guggilla, Assistant Professor of Physics, AAMU

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Development of Room-Temperature Radiation Detectors for Homeland Security, Medical and Industrial Applications

Dr. Stephen Babalola, Center of Irradiation of Materials, AAMU

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Advanced Materials Development for Clean Energy, Environment and Biomedical Applications

Dr. Sesha S. Srinivasan, Department of Physics, Tuskegee University

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Strange Nucleus

Professor Chhanda Samanta, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Demons Don’t Die

K. P. N. Murthy, School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, India

Monday, June 13, 2011, 2:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

UV Light, Melanin and Evolution

Dr. Anup Sharma, Department of Physics, AAMU

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Does ET exist? Astrobiology and the search for life in the universe

Dr. Lior M. Burko, Department of Physics, and UAHuntsville

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Is Mathematics = Theoretical Physics?

Professor Ronald E. Mickens, Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor at Clark Atlanta University

Friday, October 9, 2009, 2:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

The performance of the self-assembled doped nanocomposites based on mesoporous thin films with an emphasis on host-guest interaction

Prof. German Telbiz, L.V. Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physcical Chemistry Academy of Science of Ukraine

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Broadband super-resolution and energy transport in a metallo dielectric lens

Dr. Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Senior Research Associate (NRC), Charles M. Bowden Research Center, U.S. Army, RDECOM

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Room 140 VMC

Directed Assembly of Nanoelements for High-rate Nanomanufacturing of Devices and Sensors

Ahmed Busnaina, W.L. Smith Professor and Director, The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Northeastern University

Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 12:30 PM

Room 137 VMC

New Perspectives on Nanoceramics and on Nanoeducation

Professor Thomas Mason, Director for Higher Education and Degree Programs, National Center for Learning and Teaching of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Synthesizing Chaos without Nonlinear Dynamics

Dr. Ned J. Corron, U.S. Army RDECOM

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Atomic Clocks

Mr. Krishna Myneni, U.S. Army RDECOM

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Chemically Synthesized FePt Nanoparticles for Ultra-high Density Magnetic Information Storage

Dr. J.W. Harrell, Center for Materials for Information Technology and Dept. of Physics & AstronomyThe University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Thursday, April 20, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Negative Refraction of Ultrashort Electromagnetic Pulses

Dr. Michael Scalora U.S. Army RDECOM

Thursday, April 13, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Global Warming: Evidences, Causes and Long-term Impacts


la Govindasamy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 10:00 AM

Room 140 VMC

Laminated Photonic Band Structures with High Conductivity and High Transparency: Metals Under a New light

Dr. Michael Scalora U.S. Army RDECOM

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Observation and Mechanism of Synthesis of Unknown Superheavy Nuclei in Kiev "Proton-21" Lab and the problem of Stability of the Matter

Prof. V.I. Vysotskii, Kiev National Shevchenko University and Proton-21 Lab

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

The Fate of an Astronaut who falls inside a Black Hole - and the Fate of the Universe

Dr. Lior M. Burko (UAH)

Thursday, January 12, 2006, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC





um Generation in Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate Crystal Using a fs Laser

Professor Narayana Rao, School of Physics University of Hyderabad, India

Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 2:30 PM

Room 137 VMC

Optical Mapping of Cardiac Arrhythmias

William M. Smith, Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Thursday, Aug 26, 2004, 1:00 PM

Room 137 VMC

Increase of Carbon cycle feedback with global warming

Dr. Bala Govindasamy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Monday, May 3, 2004, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Light Induced Membrane Biophotonics

Dr. Atul N. Parikh, UC Davis

Friday, February 6, 2004, 11:00 AM

Room 137 VMC

Ablative Laser Propulsion

Andrew V. Pakhomov, UAH

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

Coupled Climate and Carbon Cycle Modeling at LLNL


ala Govindasamy, Lawrence Livermore National Laborator

Monday, October 6, 2003, 11:00 AM

Room 322 VMC (Chambers Hall)

Trends in Graduate Education at the Nation's Universities and Colleges

Dr. Fredrick Humphries, President and CEO, National Association for Federal Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), Silver Spring, MD

Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 11:00 AM

Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room, School of Business

Shannon Entropy, Symbolic Dynamics, and Chaotic Synchronization

Dr. Shawn Pethel (US Army Aviation and Missile Command)

Thursday, April 11, 2002, 1:00 PM

Room 140 VMC

High Resolution Global Climate Modeling at LLNL

Dr. Balasubramanian Govindasamy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Friday, April 5, 2002, 11:00 A.M

Room 140 VMC

Space Weather: Understanding and Forecasting

Professor S. T. Wu, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research & Dept. of Mechnical and Aerospace Engineering, U


Thursday, January 17, 2002, 1:30 P.M.

Room 140 VMC

A review of Nonlinear Optics and Surface Effects in Complex fluids With a Comparison to Light Modulation in Crystalline Solids

Dr. Matthew E. Edwards, Spelman College

Thursday, October 18, 2001, 1:00 P.M.

Room 140 VMC

New highly-sensitive semiconductor materials for IR region: CdTe and CdHgTe crystals doped with 3d elements

Professor Yuriy P. Gnatenko, Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences Kiev, Ukraine

Thursday, September 6, 2001, 1:00 P.M.

Room 140 VMC

Space weather: A challenge for 21st Century Science

Dr. R. E. Lopez (University of Texas at El Paso)

Tuesday, June 26, 2001, 11:00 A.M.

Room 140 VMC

Climate Modeling at LLNL



Room 140 VMC

Photoinduced Spatial-Temporal Pattern in Photorefractive Crystalsals

Prof. Dr. Nickolai Kukhtarev

Friday, February 16, 2001, 2:0

0 P.M.

Room 140 VMC


me results of research programs, which were carried out in the State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova Republic, will be presented.

Dr. Igor Chapurin, and Prof. Dr. Vasile Rotaru

Friday, October 27, 2000, 2:00 P.M.


om 140 VMC

New Insights into Small-Angle Electron Scattering: Guiding Measurements and Theory

Professor Alfred Z, Msezane (Clark Atlanta University)

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Room 140 V



Silicon Technology

Mohsen Banan (MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.)

Thursday, May 4, 2000, 1:00 P.M

Room 140 VMC

Controlling Chaos in Physical Systems

Krishna Myneni (Science Application International Corp.)

Thursday, April 6, 2000, 1:00 P.M

Room 140 VMC

The Trials and Tribulations of a Small Accelerator Physicist

Dr. William A. Hollerman

Tuesday, January 11, 2000, 1:00 P.M

Room 140 VMC

Fabrication and charaterization of Metallic Quantum Dot Based Nanocomposite Materials

Dr. Richard M



ay, November 18, 1999, 1:00 P



om 140 VMC