Faculty Achievement: Dr. Thomas Wilson

Dr. Thomas Wilson, professor of physics, presented a contributed paper at Phonons 2018 – The16th International Conference on Phonon Scattering In Condensed Matter , held May 30-June 3, 2018 in Nanjing, China. The title of his presentation was: “Terahertz Acoustic Phonon Lasing through Acousto-Optic Self-Oscillating Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing”. Wilson’s application to organize and host Phonons 2021 at Marshall University was accepted by the International Phonon Advisory Committee. Phonons 2021, to be held on the Huntington campus in June, 2021, will include the following topics: (1) phonon/heat transport, (2) electron-phonon interaction, (3) phonon-photon interaction, (4) quantum heat engine, (5) optomechanics, (6) phononic/thermal meta materials, (7) nonlinear phonons, (8) topological/chiral phonons, (9) phonon applications in quantum technologies, and (10) new phonon techniques, materials and phenomena.