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Stephen C. McGuire 
Title:
James and Ruth Smith Endowed Professor of Physics
Office:
Room 230, William James Hall
Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone:
225-771-4396 Ext. 23
Fax:
225-771-2310
Email:
smcguire1@cox.net



Research Interests

  • Nondestructive compositional and structural studies of solid state materials; Growth and characterization of semiconductors and intermetallics; Integration of research with teaching and learning.


Education

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • M.S., Nuclear Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • B.S., Physics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA,(magna cum laude)

Professional Experience

  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Opportunities in Science (COOS) (2017)
  • Member, National Advisory Board, American Physical Society Bridge Program (2008 – 2017)
  • Southern University System (SUS) representative to the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (LA BoRSF) Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Chair, Southern University Biohazards Safety Committee (1999 – present)
  • University Marshal, Southern University and A&M College (2015 – present)
  • Principal Investigator – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) (2000 – present)
  • Visiting Associate, Division of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, Caltech (2000-2013)
  • Guest Researcher, NIST, Chemical Sciences and Technology Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD (1998-2008)
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (1999-2008)
  • Associate Professor – Nuclear Science and Engineering, Cornell University (1989-1999)
  • Chair, American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics (1988-1989)
  • Assistant to Associate Professor, Physics, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL (1982-1989)
  • Member of the technical staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chemical Technology Division (1979-1982)
  • Invited Lecturer, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Summer Science Program, Stanford, CA (1976)

Awards and Distinctions

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2008)
  • Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2017)
  • Beta Kappa Chi – National Institute of Science Distinguished Memorial Lecturer (2017)
  • Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2016)
  • Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, Louisiana Role Model Award (2016)
  • Gruber Cosmology Prize - LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2016)
  • Sigma Xi, Distinguished Lecturer in Physics, Howard University Department of Physics, Washington, DC (2016)
  • Phi Delta Kappa Scientist in Education Award (2016)
  • HBCU Digest Male Faculty Member of the Year (2016)
  • Inaugural LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) Fellow (2015)
  • Library of Congress HistoryMakers® Inaugural Digital Archive Entry (2014)
  • Millionaire Club Award, Office of Sponsored Programs, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2013)
  • NIST Colloquium Series Lecturer, "LIGO: At the forefront of optical physics research" (2008)
  • Faculty Researcher of the Year in the College of Sciences, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2005)
  • Outstanding Research Investigator Award, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2003)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Southern University and A&M College Honors College (2003)
  • Competitive Grant Award, Chancellor's Recognition Program, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, (2002)
  • Invited Guest, White House Millennium Lecture by Stephen Hawking, March 6, 1998, Washington, DC.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Visiting Scientist in Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (October, 1997)
  • NASA's Office of Technology Utilization Research Citation (1989)
  • Charter Fellow and Past-President: National Society of Black Physicists (1992, 1986-1988)
  • NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (1987)
  • John McMullen Graduate Fellow in Nuclear Science, Cornell University
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Summer Science Program Scholar, US Department of Energy, Stanford, CA (1970)
  • Crown Zellerbach Foundation Fellow, Department of Physics, UCLA (1968-1969)
  • Columbia University, Carnegie and Ford Foundations Intensive Summer Studies Program (ISSP) Scholar (1968)
  • Four-year Southern University and A&M College Academic Scholarship Award (1966 – 1970)
  • Valedictorian - Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1966)
  • Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company Outstanding Advancement in Science Award, Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1966)
  • Felton G. Clark Award, Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1965)
  • NASA’s Office of Technology Utilization Research Citation

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Nuclear Society
  • American Physical Society
  • National Society of Black Physicists
  • Sigma Xi
  • Materials Research Society

 

BELOW ARE SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN PHYSICS, IN EDUCATION, AND OTHERS

  1. B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "GW170104:Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2", Phys.Rev.Lett.,118: 221101, (2017).


  2. B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", Phys.Rev.Lett.116: 241103, (2016).


  3. B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger", Phys.Rev.Lett.116: 0161102, (2016).


  4. B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), "Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors", Class. Quantum Grav. 34 (2017) 044001 (18pp)


  5. J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration) "Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run," Class. Quantum Grav. 32 (2015) 105012.


  6. J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration and IPN Collaboration) "Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts detected by the Interplanetary Network," Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 011102.


  7. J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration) "Einstein@Home all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S5 data" Phys. Rev. D 87 (2013) 042001.


  8. J. Aasi et al. ( LIGO Scientific Collaboration) "Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light" Nature Photonics 7 (2013) 613.


  9. Stephen C. McGuire and Louis N. Hand, "Trace element measurements in high purity synthetic Al2O3 via neutron activation," Appl. Radiat. Isot., 70, No.7, 1203-1205 ( 2012).


  10. E. E. Doomes and S. C. McGuire, X-ray absorption spectroscopy of doped and undoped multilayer (SiO2/Ta2O5) coatings on fused silica (SiO2) substrates, Nucl. Instrum. Methods in Physics Research A,582, (2007) 245-247 (2007).


  11. S. C. McGuire, M. J. Baham, E. Preddie, S. Brennan, K. Luening, P. Pianetta and A. Singh, Surface trace element characterization of synthetic single crystal Al2O3 at the SSRL, in Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation: Eighth International Conference, edited by T. Warwick et al., AIP Conference Proceedings, No. 705, 1182-1185. (2004).


  12. S. C. McGuire, G. P. Lamaze and E. A. Mackey, Recent results from INAA studies on LIGO sapphire materials, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 89, 733. (2003).


  13. S. C. McGuire, G. P. Lamaze and E. A. Mackey, Trace element search in synthetic sapphire for advanced LIGO, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.,87, 484. (2002).


  14. S. C. McGuire and J. D. Sulcer, Nickel aluminide thin film fabrication via ion beam sputtering of compound targets, Surf. Coat. Technol., 100, 362. (1998).


  15. Stephen C. McGuire, David D. Clark and Donald F. Holcomb, Modern physics concepts taught via a neutron activation analysis (NAA) laboratory, Am. J. Phys.64(11) November 1996, 1384-1388. (1996).


Funded Research

National Science Foundation, Louisiana Board of Regents.

 

 
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