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Name: Thomas Wilson
Title: Professor
Office: Physics & Physical Science/COS
Phone: 304-696-2752
Email: wilsont@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Creative Works:
 (1999). Two physics software (Java) simulations. In E. R. Jones & R. Childers (Eds.), Contemporary College Physics (3rd ed.), Highstown, NJ: McGraw Hill. 
 Acted as host in a documentary profiling the work of the MPI-CNRS High Magnetic Field Laboratory, in Grenoble, FRANCE, during 2001-2002. Film crew and I spent a week together. 

Research Based:
 
Conference Presentations:
(1) CUR National Meeting, College of Wooster, 2001. "Using LabView and TestPoint software for Data Acquistion in the experimental setting."
(2) CUR National Meeting, College of Wooster, 2001. "Using WebCT for providing online problem sets in Introductory Physics education".
 
 
Funded Projects:
Two successive EPSCoR research awards totaling $905,802. (1998-2001, 2001-2003) Goal is to demonstrate the first generation of high-frequency acoustic phonons (quanta of crystalline lattice displacement field) in silicon superlattices by pulsed mm-wave laser radiation.
 
 
Presentations:
(1998, October 17). Modeling the high-speed switching of far-infrared radiation by photoionization in a semiconductor. Paper presented at the fall meeting of the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society, Akron, OH.
 
 
Publications:
(1999). Modeling the high-speed switching of far-infrared radiation by photoionization in a semiconductor. Physical Review B, 59(20), 12996-13002.
 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Boy Scouts:
Faculty member, MU Merit Badge College (Boy Scouts of America) Feb. 2000, 2001. Hosted all day workshop on the construction of simple battery-powered motors.
 

Awards:
 
Max Planck Institute Visiting Scholar
2001-2002 Academic Year, Max Planck Institute, Stipend provided for invited sabbatical at the MPI-CNRS High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Grenoble, FRANCE
 

Other Achievements:
 
National Physics Councilor - CUR:
(1999-present). Elected two terms as Physics Councilor for the Council for Undergraduate Research.
 

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