Dr. Huong Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Education
M.S. and B.S. (Physics), Kishinev State University, Moldova
Lower Doctorate (Physics), Institute of Physics, Vietnam
Ph.D. (Physics), City University of New York

 

Research
Dr. Nguyen is a theoretical physicist whose research interests include quantum dots, low dimensional systems, and the structures and physical properties of solids in solid state. She is also an active researcher of nanophysics and condensed matter theory. As part of her research, Dr. Nguyen has developed a theory of luminescence for the Mn-doped semiconductor quantum dot that contains an extra electron inside the dot; investigated numerous aspects of quantum nanocrystals; and studied properties of phonoritons in highly excited semiconductors.

 

Teaching
Dr. Nguyen's teaching expertise includes Solid State Physics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, and Statistical Physics. In addition, she has taught undergraduate General Physics, General Physics Laboratory, Electricity and Magnetism, undergraduate and graduate level Quantum Mechanics, and also instructs graduate students in advanced studies of Solid State Physics.

 

Background
After earning her Lower Doctorate, Dr. Nguyen was a researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics in Moldova and the Institute of Physics in Vietnam, conducting numerous investigations on electronic structure and optical properties of excitons, Hubbard models, the theory of excitons in quantum wells and supperlattices, and properties of phonoritons. Dr. Nguyen then completed her doctoral study at City University of New York, where she also served as a research associate, studying quantum dots and nanocrystals, and developing a computer simulation to obtain the band structures and different characteristics of GaN/AlGaN MQW Structures. Dr. Nguyen joined the Department of Physics at Marshall in 2005.

 

Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-2758

 

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