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Charles A Weatherford

Charles A Weatherford

Florida A&M University


CHARLES A. WEATHERFORD Ph.D. is an Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Physics, and Director of the Center for Plasma Science and Technology at Florida A&M University
EDUCATION: B.S. in Physics, 1969, Louisiana State University; Ph.D. in Physics, 1974, Louisiana State University, major area; Atomic and Molecular Physics, minor area; Solid State Physics
AWARDS: 1999 Professional Excellence Award-Florida A&M U. (FAMU); 2000 Service Award- FAMU; 2007 Elected Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists; 2010 Researcher of the Year at FAMU
EMPLOYMENT RECORD: 1974-1977: Postdoctoral Fellow, FAMU; 1978-Present: Assistant-, Associate-, Full-Professor, FAMU; Chairperson of Physics: 1989-1999, 2005-October 2013, FAMU; October 2013-Present--Associate Vice President for Research, FAMU; Sabbatical Goddard Space Flight Center; Summers at: IBM-Almaden, NASA-Goddard, NASA-Ames, DOE Lawrence-Livermore, DOE Argonne; 2010-present--Director of the Center for Plasma Science and Technology, FAMU
Ph.D.’s Directed: Dr. Eddie Red (2005), Lawrence-Berkeley Laboratory, Morehouse; Dr. Daniel Gebremedhin (2013), FAMU Center for Plasma Science and Technology
PATENTS: Patent Disclosure 2015: “Field-Assisted Muon-Catalyzed Fusion”, Charles A. Weatherford

Research Interest

Simulation of laser-plasma interactions, quantum control, genetic algorithms, electron-molecule and photon-molecule interactions, fusion energy, materials science and density functional theory including orbital-free density functional theory.