Dr Willie Rockward graduated with a B.S. degree in Physics from Grambling State University, a M.S. degree in Physics from State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is the Chair of the Department of Physics & Dual Degree Engineering Program (Physics & DDEP) and the Research Director of the Materials and Optics Research & Engineering (MORE) Laboratory.
Dr. Renee Horton is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. of Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Material Science with a concentration in Physics from the University of Alabama. She currently serves as the Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans.
Dr. Elaine N. Lalanne graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University-Newark. She is currently an employee of Fibertek, contracted to work with NASA Goddard as a laser expert in the Radiometric Calibration Facility, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.
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Dr. Stephen Roberson graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M University, a M.S. in physics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Florida A&M University. He is currently an employee of PolarisAlpha contracted to work with the US Army as a subject matter expert in ultrafast laser physics.
Mr. Burrow is a graduate of Morehouse College with B.S.'s in Physics and Mathematics in 2012 and a M.S. in Electro-Optics with a concentration in Physics from the University of Dayton (UD) in 2017. He currently is pursuing his doctoral degree in Electro-Optics at UD researching nano-patterning and temporal control of phase change materials for reconfigurable photonics and tunable infrared/terahertz metamaterials.
Dr. Donnell Walton attended North Carolina State University and graduated from North Carolina State University with his B.S. degree in physics and electrical engineering in 1989. and his Ph.D. in applied physics in 1996 from the University of Michigan. He's currently the Director of the Corning Technology Center--Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, CA.