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School of Graduate Studies and Research
515 Orr Drive
Room 469 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 

College of Science and Technology

  BIOLOGY

 

Dr. Virginia Gottschalk

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·      Molecular Biophysics

 

Dr. Gokhan Hacisalihoglu

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·      Botany and Plant Physiology

 

Dr. Ramesh Katam

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·      Molecular and Cellular Plant Biology

 

Dr. Lekan Latinwo

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

·      Molecular Environmental Toxicology

 

Dr. Richard Long

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

·      Microbiology

 

Dr. Caroline Odewumi

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·      Molecular Environmental Toxicology

 

Dr. Paulette Reneau

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·      Genomics & Molecular Phylogenetics

  

CHEMISTRY

 

Dr. James Bouyer

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Zachariah C. Dhanarajan

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Christopher Ikediobi

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Adrian Lita

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Nelly Mateeva

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Bereket Mochona

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr.Musiliyu Musa

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Anita Nag

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Edith Onyeozili

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Ralph Turner

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

 

Computer Information Sciences

 

Dr. Clement Allen

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·         Spoken Language Understanding

·         Mobile Computing and Pervasive Applications

·         Software Engineering

·         Machine Learning

 

Dr. Hongmei Chi

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·         Information Assurance (IA)

o    Security/privacy models/Issues for various computing environments, such as healthcare, cloud computing, e-learning(u-learning) and social networking sites.

·         Parallel Computing

o    Development of random number generators for use on multi-core processors and GPU and Mobile(handheld) Device. SPRNG library.

·         Bioinformatics

o    Work with Dr. Beerli for his software MIGRATE

·         Computational Geometry and Monte Carlo

Computational Geometry is useful in complex network. We are applied Monet carlo methods to solve this type of problems.

 

Dr. Deidre Williams Evans

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

Cryptography
Data compression
Formal specifications

 

Dr. Bobby Granville

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

·         <<Research >>

 

Dr. Marion Harmon

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

<<Research >>

·         Real-Time Systems

·         Software Engineering

·         Computer Architectures

·         Performance Measurement

Programming Languages

 

Dr. Edward Jones

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

No

·         <<Research >>

 

Dr. Bhanu Prasad

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctorial

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

·         Artificial Intelligence with a special focus on knowledge representation

·         Reasoning

·         Intelligent e-commerce

 

Dr. Ken Roger Riggs

Graduate Faculty

 

 

 

Yes

 Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

·         Knowledge engineering

·         Representation as applied to IR, the WEB and Software Engineering

 


PHYSICS

 

Dr. Richard Appartaim

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

High density, high temperature plasmas are copious sources of short wavelength radiation, particularly in the extreme ultra-violet to soft x-ray spectral range. This is a result of several processes that include electron collisional excitation of highly stripped ions and neutral atoms, resulting in the emission of M-, L-, and K-shell sub-keV to keV photons, as well as continuum radiation from free-free and free-bound bremsstrahlung interactions. My research group is interested in producing soft x-rays by using pulsed power devices to drive high currents through X pinches. An array of ultra-fast diagnostic methods allows the full characterization of the plasma dynamics.

 

Dr. Kalayu Belay

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

Yes

<<Research >>

Our research group is involved in the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes and in processing composite materials using carbon nanotubes, advanced fiber reinforcements, and novel multifunctional composites for potential applications.

 

Dr. Mario Encinosa

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

No

<<Research >>

Application of curved space quantum mechanical methods to the bound state and transport properties of nanostructures with novel topologies.

 

Dr. Mark Jack

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

·      Electrons on a curved manifold: Electronic and optical properties of nanoscale toroidal quantum ring structures.

·      Metamaterials, nanoplasmonics and quantum control theory: Manipulation of optical excitations and transitions in carbon nanotube rings.

·      Theory of exciton generation, charge separation and charge transport in organic photovoltaic materials.

 

Dr. Lewis Johnson

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>          

·      Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

·      Plasma Physics and Applications

·      STEM Education; LIDAR and Active Laser Based Standoff Sensor Systems

·      Free Electron Lasers and Synchrotron Radiation Sources: Development and Applications

·      X-ray Spectromicroscopy

·      Extreme Ultraviolet and Advanced Lithography.

 

Dr. Robin Kennedy

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

My research concentrates on the growth of materials in thin film form by laser ablation for spintronics applications. The materials are characterized structurally by single crystal x-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. We use a range of magnetic and electric characterization techniques to determine the magnetotransport properties of the materials. Other areas of research are in the combination of high temperature superconductors with ferrites for the development of RADAR.

 

Dr. Mogus Mochena

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

Research Interest includes understanding the electronic, optical and magnetic properties of quantum dots in the range of fifty to a hundred atoms. Our research involves understanding properties of both bare quantum dots, doped quantum dots and quantum dots embedded in different matrices. Other areas of research include quantum wires, nanocatalysis involving magnetic clusters, and role of iron clusters in initiation of growth of single walled carbon nanotubes in reaction chamber.

 

Dr. Bidhan Saha

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

Theoretical and Computational Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMP)

My current research, being at the interface of AMP with astrophysics, needs very accurate and complete AMP data to facilitate reliable interpretation and modeling of astronomical observations. Employing the quantum-mechanical prescriptions we investigate a wide range of problems in quantum collision theory. My research includes the investigation of charge transfer due to ion-atom and ion-molecule collisions for wide energy range. We are  evaluating a comprehensive set of total and state-selective charge transfer data for important reactions relevant to the astrophysical modeling.  In recent years our works elucidate the subtle dynamics of laser-assisted ion-atom collisions in closer detail and to guide future experimental activities that become feasible with present-day technology. For a wider magnetic field strength we recently have developed a hybrid algorithm adopting the B-spline and finite-basis set techniques for evaluating electronic structures of multi-electron atoms with phenomenal success.

Our research program involves vigorous and continuing collaboration with experimental and theoretical physicist worldwide. These projects entail visits of our group members to other institutions and vice versa.

 

Dr. Patricia Stampe

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

My prime field of interest is semiconductor spintronics, a field of electronics in which the spin of an electron as well as its charge is used for data storage and manipulation. In particular my group is working on the development of a ferromagnetic semiconductor which could be used to inject spin-polarized currents into traditional semiconductors. We are focusing on the growth and characterization of wide-band gap semiconducting oxides doped with small amounts of magnetic transition metal elements. Our group has a wide array of state-of-the art materials growth and characterization capabilities.

 

Dr. Elliot Treadwell

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

No

Yes

<<Research >>

Development and Implementation of Subatomic Particle Detectors, i.e. TCDRS. The K shell X-ray Fluorescence detector to measure lead levels in the patella and tibia bones of humans. These measurements will be used to discover the correlation between hypertension and lead burden.

 

Dr. Charles Weatherford

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

Theoretical and computational studies in:

·      simulation of laser-plasma interactions

·      quantum control and genetic algorithms

·      electron molecule, photon molecule interactions

·      bound states of molecules

·      computation of material properties for nano-sensors

·      energy storage and photonics

·      quantum information.

 

Dr. Kyron Williams

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>

 

Dr. Ronald Williams

Graduate Faculty

Directive Status

Master’s

Doctoral

Yes

Yes

Yes

<<Research >>
Experimental, Computational and Theoretical Studies on:

·      High gradient acceleration of charged particles, including laser-driven and electron beam-driven plasma wave accelerators

·      Interactions among plasmas, lasers and electron beams to develop novel diagnostic techniques for measuring plasma wave accelerating electrostatic fields; and for measuring electron beam emittance.

·      Plasma wave undulators for generating coherent radiation; and free electron lasers

·      Basic plasma studies; plasma breakdown studies; plasma shutter.