Employment Profile

2006-Present

Professor (Visiting) of Physics, Department of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

2006–Present

Professor Emeritus and Department Head and Chairman Emeritus of the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

1999-2006

University Research Professor of Physics, Department of Physics of the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

1996-1999

University Research Professor of Physics and Department Head and Chairman of the Department of Physics of the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Promoted to the permanent rank of University Research Professor of Physics in recognition of outstanding and innovative work in support of the University of New Orleans’ research mission. Continued responsibility for all operational, budgetary, and personnel aspects of the Department of Physics. 

1989 - 1996

Professor of Physics and Department Head and Chairman of the Department of Physics of the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Professor of Physics (with tenure) and Department Head and Chairman with responsibility for all operational, budgetary, and personnel aspects of the Department of Physics.

1987 - 1989

Nuclear and Particle Physics Group Staff Physicist in the Medium Energy Physics Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Conducted theoretical and phenomenological elementary particle research on the properties of glueballs and hadron spectroscopy involving the hadronic weak and neutral currents, hyperon magnetic moments, hadronic helicity couplings, and single pion photo-production and electro-production processes.

1981 - 1987

Assistant Theoretical Division Leader and Staff Physicist for Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of the Theoretical Division (fifteen distinct groups, with scientists and support personnel numbering approximately 200, and an operating budget of approximately $28 Million in 1986) including its Operating and Capital budget.  Review and approval authority for equipment purchase, travel, visitor invitation, scientific laboratory space allocation, and unclassified publication requests.
  • In collaboration with the Los Alamos Assistant X-Division Leader pioneered the application of personal computers as opposed to mainframes to Laboratory divisional databases of a financial or budgetary nature.
  • Graduate: FIrst Los Alamos National Laboratory Management Training Program—similar to a basic Executive MBA program.

 

 

Conducted theoretical elementary particle and nuclear physics research on the properties of glueballs, vector, axial-vector, scalar, pseudo-scalar, tensor mesons, and baryon isobars and current-algebraic descriptions of the interactions of hadrons.

1983 - 1986

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Project Manager and Staff Physicist for Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Reporting directly to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Director for Physics and Mathematics, managed and directed all activities of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s HBCU Program funded by the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Representing the Laboratory, and under the auspices of Presidential Executive Order 12320, negotiated with DOE Forrestal Headquarters, DOE Germantown, DOE Albuquerque Field Office, and DOE Los Alamos Area Office personnel for funding of HBCU programmatic activities.
  • Created the Laboratory administrative and managerial infrastructure necessary to support a program whose focus was external aid to HBCUs and whose funding was provided directly from DOE.
  • Organized the first national laboratory conference that brought representatives of over 30 HBCU schools to Los Alamos to confer with Laboratory scientific personnel on research initiatives in all areas of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.  This conference led to direct DOE funding via subcontract for equipment and personnel at several HBCUs (Alabama A&M University, Howard University, and Southern University, Baton Rouge), the establishment of a summer internship program for HBCU students first conducted at Los Alamos in 1985, and the inception of several very fruitful collaborations between Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and HBCU professors.

1984 - 1985

Visiting Associate Professor of Physics in the Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park while on Sabbatical from Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Conducted research in elementary particle physics with an emphasis on glueballs and their role in broken symmetry.

1978 - 1984

Affirmative Action Representative and Staff Physicist for the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Responsible for all affirmative action aspects of the Theoretical Division’s personnel decisions including hiring review and policy.

1977 - 1981

Detonation Theory and Applications Group Staff Physicist in the Theoretical Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California

  • Performed theoretical and numerical (dimensional analysis and Lagrangian and Eulerian codes) hydrodynamical modeling of the interaction of shock waves and detonation waves with materials such as steel, air, water, Plexiglas, and foam, including the study of rarefaction waves generated when detonation waves encounter voids and the study of shock waves interacting with symmetric containment vessels.  Collaborative geothermal, geophysics, chemical and materials research with other Laboratory Divisions
  • Conducted elementary particle research involving the hadronic neutral current, hyperon magnetic moments, hadronic helicity couplings, and electroproduction processes.

1976 - 1977

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Elementary Particles and Field Theory Group (T-8) of the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now known as Los Alamos National Laboratory) of the University of California

  • Performed research in high energy physics with an emphasis on current-algebraic descriptions of the interactions of hadrons.

1974 - 1976

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

  • Initiated research in elementary particle physics on problems involving broken symmetry in the infinite momentum frame and on current-algebraic descriptions of the interactions of hadrons.

1971 - 1974

NDEA Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics,  LSUNO

1972 - 1973

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Astronomy), Department of Physics, Louisiana State University in New Orleans (now known as the University of New Orleans)

  • Taught Astronomy and associated laboratory techniques to undergraduate students.

1966 - 1970

Hungarian Interpreter, United States Air Force Security Service.

1964 - 1965

Engineering Aide, Boeing Company, New Orleans, LA.  Saturn 1-C rocket development.