Dillard University's Department of Physics welcomed Professor Ursula Gibson, Ph.D.
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Dillard University's Department of Physics welcomed Professor Ursula Gibson, Ph.D. as the guest speaker during its fall 2017 seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Professional Schools Building.
Gibson's talk gave a broad overview of the ways in which optical properties and dimensionality work together to provide interesting materials, and how limiting the dimensions can make them useful in a variety of studies.
The second half of the discussion focused on recent research efforts in semiconductor-core optical fibers, as well as how the interplay between materials science and optics provides a rich and challenging space to do research.
Gibson is a professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway. She concurrently holds an adjunct professorship in the Department of Applied Physics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the Chemistry Department at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Her research focuses on optical materials in small structures.
Dillard's Department of Physics is the second producer of African Americans with physics
bachelor’s degrees by the American Institute of Physics.