CURRICULUM VITA

MOSTAFA HEMMATI 

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS 72801

 

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.               Physics (research emphasis in electron fluid-dynamics), May 1983, University of 
                        Oklahoma

M.S.                 Physics, December 1980, University of Oklahoma

B.S.                  Physics, December 1972, University of Mashad, Iran

 

 

TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

2001-Present     Director, Undergraduate Research, Arkansas Tech University

1996-2001         Head, Department of Physical Science, Arkansas Tech University

1993-1996         Professor of Physics at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

1988-1993         Associate Professor of Physics at Arkansas Tech University.

1983-1988         Assistant Professor of Physics at Arkansas Tech University.

1981-1982         Instructor of Physics (while completing graduate degree) at South Oklahoma City
                        Junior College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   

1977- 1983        Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma, Norman,
                        Oklahoma

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

Spring 1983       Nielsen Award for outstanding dissertation, University of Oklahoma, Physics
                        Department.

Spring 1996       Blue Key - Cardinal Key Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Arkansas Tech
                        University.

Spring 1996       Faculty Award of Excellence for Scholarship, Arkansas Tech University.


Spring 2000       Award in Appreciation for Services as President of the Arkansas Academy of
                        Science

Spring 2004       Faculty Award of Excellence for Scholarship, Arkansas Tech University

Spring 2005       Faculty Award of Excellence for Service, Arkansas Tech University

 

 

RESEARCH EMPHASIS:

 

My research emphasis is in the area of electrical breakdown waves. Electrical breakdown is a progressive wave phenomenon described by fluid-dynamical equations that relate primarily to electron gas. If a contained volume of plasma is subjected to an electric field, a Debye sheath layer will form. Excess charges of one polarity create a space charge field in the layer which cancels out the applied field, so that the interior region of the plasma is essentially field free and neutral. An electron fluid-dynamical wave is composed of two parts: a) the thin Debye sheath region in which the field falls to a negligible value, and the electrons come to rest relative to the heavy particles, and b) the broad quasi-neutral region behind the sheath in which the field is negligible. In this region electrons and heavy particles have the same velocity, and electron the gas cools down by ionizing the neutral particles. The sheath region for both proforce waves (forces on the electrons due to the electric field is in the direction of wave motion) and antiforce waves, either with or without a current in front, have been investigated. The results conform with the boundary conditions at the end of the sheath and also the available experimental data.  The most recent papers on this topic were published in  summer of 2009.

 

A complete understanding of the phenomenon will require further study in the area of proforce and antiforce current bearing waves and the quasi-neutral region as well. At present, I am investigating the computer solution of the electron fluid-dynamical equations for antiforce current bearing waves.  The most recent papers on this topic were published in 2011.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

1.         Physical Principles I and II (College Physics by Serway and Faughn)

2.         General Physics I and II (Fundamental of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker)

3.         Optics (Fundamental of Optics by Jenkins and White)

4.         Atomic and Nuclear Physics (1- Physics of the Atom by Wehr, Richards, and Adair; 2-
            Elements of  Nuclear Physics by Meyerhof)

5.         Modern Physics (Concepts of Modern Physics by Beiser)

6.         Mechanics (Classical Mechanics of Particles and Systems by Marion and Thornton)

7.         Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (Elements of Electromagnetics by Sadiku)

8.         Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (1. Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif; 2. Heat and Thermodynamics by Zemansky and Ditman)

8.         Quantum Mechanics (1. Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ohanian)

9.         Introduction to Physical Science (Physical Science Principles and Applications by Payne,
            Falls, and Whidden)

10.        Introduction to Astronomy (Exploring the Cosmos, by Berman and Evans)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

a) The American Physical Society

b) Council on Undergraduate Research (I have also served as a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research)

c) Arkansas Academy of Sciences (Have served as President and at present I am serving as Treasurer for the Academy and Editor-in-Chief for the Academy's Journal)

d) American Association for the Advancement of Science (also have served as Arkansas Academy of Science’s Representative to AAAS)

e) American Association of Physics Teachers Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section (Have served as President twice and also as Treasurer)

f) The American Physical Society (Texas Section)

g) Iranian Physics Society

h) Iranian-American Physicists (IrAP) Network Group (Also have served as President and Treasurer for the network group)

i) Iranian American Association of Arkansas (at present serving as President for the Association)

j) The Forum on Education of the American Physical Society

k) Union of Concerned Scientists

 

GRANT PROPOSALS:

 

Fall 2012      Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Current Bearing Breakdown Waves" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal's budget was $2,500 and it was funded.

Spring 2012  Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Current Range for Breakdown Waves" to NASA's Workforce Development Program. The proposal's budget was $6,500 and it was funded.

Spring 2012  Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves with a Large Current behind the Wave Front" to NASA's Workforce Development Program. Proposal's budget was $6,500 and it was funded.

Spring 2012  Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves" to NASA's Workforce Development Program. Proposal's budget was $6,500 and it was funded.

Spring 2012  Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Application of Fluid Model to Current Bearing Breakdown Waves" to NASA's Workforce Development Program. Proposal's budget was $6,500 and it was funded.

Fall 2011      Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves: Current Range"to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal's budget was $300 and it was funded.  


Spring 2011    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Solutions of the Electron Fluid
                       Dynamical Equations for a Range of Breakdown Wave Speeds” to
                       the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal's budget
                       amount was $7,813 and it was funded.

Spring 2011    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Current Bearing Electron Shock
                       Waves” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The proposal's 
                       budget amount was $7,143 and it was funded.


Spring 2011    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Current Bearing Electron Shock
                       Waves” to NASA’s Workforce Development Program.  The
                       proposal’s budget amount was $6500 and it was funded.

Spring 2011    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Breakdown Waves with  
                       Significant Current Behind the Shock Front ” to NASA’s
                       Workforce Development Program.  The proposals's budget amount was 
                       $6,500 and it was funded.


Fall 2010        Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Current Bearing Breakdown Waves” to
                       the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.
                       The proposal’s budget was $4,000 and it was funded.

Fall 2010        Submitted a proposal entitled “Breakdown waves Moving into a Pre-ionized
                       Medium” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal’s
                      budget was $5,239 and it was funded.

 

Spring 2010    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Shock Waves Moving into a
                       Pre-ionized Medium,” for the state-wide competition on NASA funds.  The
                       proposal’s total budget was $3,176 and it was funded.


Spring 2010    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Electron Shock Waves Propagating
                       into an Ionized Medium” to NASA’s Workforce Development Program. 
                       The proposal’s budget amount was $12,691 and it was funded.

 

Spring 2010    Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Potential Waves Moving into a
                       Pre-ionized Medium” to NASA’s Workforce Development Program.  The
                       proposal’s budget amount was $13,018 and it was funded.

Fall 2009           Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Electron Fluid Dynamic Waves” to NASA's 
                        STEM Minority Award Program.  The proposal’s budget was $5,000 and it was
                        funded.

Spring 2009       Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Multi-Carrier Spread Spectrum System” to
                        NASA’s ESMD program.  The proposal’s budget amount was $6,500.00 and it was
                        funded.

Spring 2009      Submitted a proposal entitled “Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves Propagating
                        into a Pre-ionized Medium” to NASA’s Workforce Development Program.  The
                        proposal’s budget amount was $6,500.00 and it was funded.

Fall 2008           Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Breakdown Waves Propagating into Medium of
                        Significant Ion Concentration” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The
                        proposal’s budget amount was $3,320 and it was funded.

Spring 2008       Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Electron Shock Waves: Ionization Rate” to the 
                        Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The proposal’s budget was $2,314 and it was
                        funded.

Spring 2008
       Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Design and Real-Time Implementation of
                        Adaptive Blind Channel Equalizers” to NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission
                        Directorate (ESMD) Program.  Dr. Liu from the Electrical Engineering Department 
                        was the PI and the proposal’s budget was $17,841.  The proposal was funded.

Spring 2008       Submitted a proposal entitled “Breakdown Waves Propagating into an Ionized
                        Medium” to NASA’s Workforce Development Program.  The proposal’s budget
                        amount was $11,996 and it was funded.

Spring 2007       Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves” to the
                        NASA’s Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal’s budget was
                        $15,600 and it was funded.

Spring 2007       As co-investigator, submitted a grant proposal entitled “Prototyping a MIMO
                        Wireless Communication System” to the NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission
                         Directorate (ESMD) program.  The proposal’s budget was $14,470 and it was
                        funded.

Spring 2007       As co-investigator, submitted a proposal entitled “Blind Channel Estimation for
                        Wireless Communication Systems” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The
                        proposal’s budget was $11,020 and it was funded.

Fall 2006           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves: Ionization Rate Profile” to

the NASA’s Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal's budget was $17,401 and it was funded.

Fall 2006           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves” to the

NASA’s Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal's budget was $15,248 and it was funded.

Fall 2005           Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Breakdown Wave Profile” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The proposal’s budget was $19,130.00 and it was funded.

Fall 2004           Submitted a grant proposal entitled “Wave Profile for Proforce and Antiforce Breakdown Waves” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The proposal’s budget was $10,015.00 and it was funded.

Fall 2004           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "A Practical Solar/ Electric Car" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The Proposal's budget was $7,571.00 and it was funded.

Spring 2004       Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Wave Profile for Proforce and Antiforce Breakdown Waves” to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The proposal's budget was $10,015.00 and it was funded.

Summer 2004    Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves Moving into a Pre-ionized Medium” to the NASA's Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal's budget was $13,416.00 and it was funded.

Spring 2004       Requested second year funding for an existing grant proposal entitled “Proforce Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium: Quasi-Neutral Region” from the NASA's Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal's budget was $6.500 and it was funded.

Spring 2003       Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Science, Technology, Engineering, and
                        Mathematics
Talent Expansion Program (STEP)" to the National Science
                        Foundation.  The proposal's budget amount was $502,890.00.

Spring 2003       Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Proforce Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium: Quasi-Neutral Region" to the NASA's Workforce Development Fellowship Program.  The proposal's budget was $11,275.00 and it was funded.

Summer 2003    Submitted a grant proposal entitled "A Practical Solar/ Electric Car" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The Proposal's budget was $5,350.00 and it was funded.

Fall 2003           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Arkansas Tech University Research Experience
                        for Undergraduates: REU Site" to the National Science Foundation.  The proposal's
                        budget amount was $162,927.00.

Fall 2003           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves Moving into a Pre-ionized Medium: Quasi Neutral Region" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO).  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $3,240.00 and it was funded.

Fall 2003           Assisted with submitting a grant proposal entitled "Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-professional Physics (Physical Principles 2014 and 2024)" to the Arkansas Tech University's Assessment Committee.  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $2,000.

Fall 2002           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Wave: Quasi Neutral Region" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $1,840 and it was funded.

Fall 2002           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Electron Shock Waves: Quasi-Neutral Region" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO).  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $3,085.

Fall 2002           Assisted with submitting a proposal to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium to secure funding for one of my student's (Mr. Jeremy Eckart)totravel to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The proposal's budget was $2,400 and it has been funded. 

Fall 2002           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Arkansas Tech University Research Experience for Undergraduates" to the National Science Foundation.  The proposal's budget amount was $131,991.00.

Fall 2001           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Arkansas Tech University Research Experience for Undergraduates" to the National Science Foundation.  The proposal's budget amount was $193,587.00.

Fall 2001           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown wave profile: Quasi Neutral Region" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO).  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $3,135.

Fall 2000          Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Wave Profile: Quasi-Neutral Region" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $2,890 and it was funded.

Fall 1998           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce

Waves" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO).  The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $3,100 and it was funded.

Summer 1998    Submitted a proposal to receive funding to purchase fifty CBLs for distribution among science teachers participating in the Physical Science Department's Fall Science Teachers' Workshop. The amount requested was $9,000 and it was funded.

Fall 1997           Submitted a request for research funding to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.  The amount requested was $3,000 and it was funded.

Fall 1997           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Effect of Current in a Preionized Medium on

Breakdown Wave Speed" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The amount of the requested budget was $3,046 and it was funded.

Fall 1997           Submitted a grant proposal to the Arkansas Network of Academic Alliances. The amount of the requested budget was $1,200.  $600 of the requested amount was funded.

Summer 1997    Submitted a request for additional funding of $1,417 for an earlier grant from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  The request was approved.

Spring 1997       Submitted a grant proposal to the Arkansas Network of Academic Alliances. The amount of the requested budget was $500 and it was funded.

Fall 1996           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Breakdown Waves: Effect of Current on Electron Temperature and Number Density" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The amount of the requested budget was $2,576.  $2,276 of the requested amount was funded.

Summer 1996    Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation to seek 50/50 equipment grant funds for area school districts. The amount of the requested budget was $58,600.  $48,940 of the requested amount was funded.

Spring 1996       Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation. The title of the proposal was "Arkansas Science Crusade" and the amount requested in the proposal's budget was $21,595.

Fall 1995           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Speed Cut-off Point for the Proforce Current Bearing Waves" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO). The amount requested in the Proposal's budget was $2,687.  $2,387 of the requested amount was funded.

Summer 1995    Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Numerical Solution of Low Speed Antiforce Waves" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal's budget was $991 and it was funded.

Summer 1995    Submitted a grant proposal entitled " Antiforce Waves With Low Propagation Speeds" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The proposal's budget was $1012.50 and it was funded.

Summer 1995    Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation to seek 50/50 equipment grant funds for area school districts. The amount requested was $71,700.

Spring 1995       Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation. The title of the proposal was "Arkansas Science Crusade" and the amount requested in the proposal's budget was $22,695. The requested amount was funded.

Fall 1994           Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation. The title of the proposal was "Arkansas Science Crusade" and the amount requested in the proposal's budget was $80,321. $50,122 of the requested amount was funded.

Fall 1994           Submitted a grant proposal entitled "Proforce Current Bearing Waves" to the Scientific Information Liaison Office (SILO). The amount requested in the proposal's budget was $2,256.95 and it was funded.

Spring 1994       Submitted a proposal entitled "Mathematical Fluid Flow Model for Gas Discharge" to the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. The Proposal's budget was $1,870 and it was funded.

Spring 1988       Submitted a grant proposal to National Science Foundation. The amount requested in the Proposal's budget was $40,000.

 


PUBLICATIONS:

FOWLER, R.G., M. HEMMATI, R.P. SCOTT, AND PARSENAJADH. 1984. Electric breakdown waves: Exact numerical solutions. Part I. Phys. Fluids. 27:1521-1526.

HEMMATI, M. and R.G. FOWLER. 1985. Electric breakdown waves: Exact solutions. Part II. Phys. Fluids. 28:2744-2750.

HEMMATI, M. and R.G. FOWLER. 1989. Numerical solution of the electric breakdown waves. Proceedings of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases.

HEMMATI, M. 1990. Lightning: A complex phenomenon that defies simple analysis. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M. 1991. Breakdown waves: Solutions for the Quasi-Neutral region. Proceedings of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases 5-1021.

HEMMATI, M. 1991. Exact solutions of the electron fluid-dynamical equations for the Quasi-Neutral region. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Shock Waves.

BURRIS, D. and M. HEMMATI. 1992. Comparison of two models for breakdown waves. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M. 1993. Electron driven shock waves: Antiforce Class II Waves. Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Shock Waves.

HEMMATI, M. 1995. Electron shock waves moving into an ionized medium. Laser and Particle Beams, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 377-382. 

YOUNG, S. and M. HEMMATI. 1995. Proforce current bearing waves. Proceedings of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M. and S. YOUNG. 1995. Proforce waves: The effect of current behind the shock front on wave structure. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M. 1995. Wave profile for current bearing proforce waves. Proceedings of the XXII International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases.

BULLOCK, D. and M. HEMMATI. 1996. Speed cut-off Point for proforce waves. Proceedings of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M. and S. YOUNG. 1996. Wave profile for proforce current bearing waves.  Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M. 1997. Middle Level/Science and Math Interdisciplinary Alliance. Forum on Education of the American Physical Society. Spring 1997.

HEMMATI, M. 1997. Electron shock waves: wave profile for a range of speeds.  Proceedings of the XXIII International Conference on Phenomenon on Ionized Gases.

HEMMATI, M. and M.S. DOSS. 1997.  Electron shock waves: effect of current on electron temperature and number density.  Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M., M. S. DOSS, and E. L. GEORGE. 1998.  Speed Cut-off Point for Antiforce Waves. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M. Eric George, and Frances Terry. 1999.  Speed range for Breakdown Waves.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.  53:80-82.

HEMMATI, M., and H. Spillers. 1999.  Effects of Science Crusade in Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. 53:76-79.

TERRY, F., and M. HEMMATI. 1999.  Electron Shock Waves.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of  Science. 53:152-153.

HEMMATI, M. and E. George. 1999.  Breakdown Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce Waves. Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  pp. 102-106.

HEMMATI, M. 1999.  Shock Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce Waves.  Proceedings Journal of the  International Conference on Phenomenon in Ionized Gases.  July 11-16, Warsaw, Poland.

HEMMATI, M. 1999.  Electron Shock Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce Waves.  Proceedings Journal of the Twenty Second International Symposium on Shock Waves.  July 18-23, 1999, Imperial College, London, UK.

Hemmati, M. 2000.  Wave Profile for Antiforce Class II Waves.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.  Vol. 54.

Hemmati, M. 2000.  Breakdown Waves.  Proceedings of the First International and Third Biennial Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society.  Vol. 4, 85-97.

Roberts, R. and M. Hemmati. 2000.  Wave Profile for Antiforce Class II Waves. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.  Volume 54. 

Hemmati, M.  2001.  Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves.  Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Arlington, Texas.

Hemmati, M. 2002.  Antiforce Current Bearing Waves.  Proceedings Journal of the Ninth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (9ACFM). 

Cook, R. and M. Hemmati. 2002. Breakdown Waves: Thin Dynamical Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

Ibarra, M. and M. Hemmati. 2002.  Breakdown Waves: Quasi-Neutral Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M. 2003.  Antiforce Breakdown Waves: QNR Region. Proceedings Journal of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG XXVI).  Volume 3; Pages: 83-84.

HEMMATI, M., and W. GONZALEZ-ESPADA. 2003. Thermal Behavior Inside an Igloo: An Improved Model.  Journal of Physics Education.  

IBARRA, M. A. ONG, and M. HEMMATI. 2003.  Antiforce Wave Profile: Sheath Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  Pages: 153-159.

ONG, A., P. ADHIKARI, M. IBARRA, and M. HEMMATI. 2003.  Antiforce Wave Profile: Quasi-Neutral Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  Pages: 160-166.

ECKART, J. and M. HEMMATI. 2003. Electric Breakdown Waves: Numerical Solutions. Honors program's Project Publication.

HEMMATI, M., P. ADHIKARI, J. ECKART, and M. IBARRA. 2003. Antiforce Wave Profile for Quasi-Neutral Region.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

ECKART, J. and M. HEMMATI. 2004. Electric Breakdown Waves: Numerical Solutions. Honors program's Project Publication.

HEMMATI, M. and C. JUSTICE. 2004. Electric Discharge: Boundary Conditions.  Accepted for publication in the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

HEMMATI, M., J. ECKART, and J. COX. 2004. Electric Breakdown Waves: Numerical Solutions.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M., J. COX, and J. ECKART. 2004. Electric Breakdown Waves: Numerical Solutions for Quasi-Neutral Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M. 2004.  Electron Shock Waves: Discontinuity Condition.  Proceedings Journal of the Tenth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (ACFMX). 

HEMMATI, M., B. OLIVER, J. COX. 2005. Wave Profile for Antiforce Breakdown Waves Moving Into a Non-Ionized Medium.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M., J. COX, and B. OLIVER. 2005. Breakdown Wave Profile for the Sheath and Quasi-Neutral Region.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

FISHER, C., J. WEAVER, M. HEMMATI, S. KIRKCONNELL, D. WHITE, D. AHRENS, and B. ANDERSON.  2005. Solar Rayce Cars and Construction of a Practical Solar Vehicle.  Proceedings Journal of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.

HEMMATI, M., J. COX, and B. OLIVER. 2005. Breakdown Wave Profile: Proforce and Antiforce Waves. Proceedings of the XXVIth International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases.  July 18-22, 2005, Veldhovin, the Netherlands.

HEMMATI, M. 2005. Breakdown Wave Profile for a Range of Wave Speeds.  Proceedings of the Eleventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics.  22-25 May 2006, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia.

HEMMATI, M. 2006.  Breakdown wave profile for a range of wave speeds.  Submitted for publication in the proceedings journal of the Eleventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics.  22-25 May 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The paper was accepted for publication.

HEMMATI, M., M. WELLER, and T. DUNCAN. 2006.  Electron Shock Waves.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.   

HEMMATI, M. and M. WELLER. 2007.  Breakdown Waves: Ionization Rate.  Submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Gottingen, Germany, July 15-20, 2007

HEMMATI, M., S. SUMMERS, and M. WELLER. 2007.  Electron Shock Waves: Ionization Rate and Solutions to the EFD Equations. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M., M. WELLER, and S. SUMMERS. 2007.  Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves.  Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Phenomenon in Ionized Gases, July 15-20, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic

NORMAN, S., M. HEMMATI, and J. KING. 2008.  Ionization Rate, Temperature, and Number Density for Breakdown Waves with a Large Current behind the Shock Front.   Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

HEMMATI, M., R. PEDEN, and N. RASUL.  2009. Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Shock Wave. 

RASUL, N., R. PEDEN and M. HEMMATI, 2009.  Ionization Rate and Shock Conditions for Breakdown Waves Propagating into an Ionized Medium.  Submitted for publication in the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.


HEMMATI, M., W.P. CHILDS, D.C. WATERS, J.D. COUNTS  and J.K. SCHMITT. 2011. Boundary Condition on Electron Temperature for Antiforce Current Bearing Waves. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

HEMMATI, M., W. CHILDS, H. SHOJAEI and D. WATERS. 2011.  Antiforce Current Bearing Waves. 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves.  Manchester, England, July 17-22, 2011.

 

HEMMATI, M., W.P. CHILDS, D.C. WATERS, J.R. CHRISTEN AND B.C. RICHARDS. 2012. Current Range in Lightning Return Strokes. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:

HEMMATI, M. and J. WILLCUTT. 1997. Computerized Laboratory Manual for PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2114. Arkansas Tech University.

HEMMATI, M. and J. WILLCUTT. 1988. Lab Manual for Physics 2024 and 2124. Arkansas Tech University.

WILLCUTT J. and M. HEMMATI. 1990. Lab Manual for Physics 2014 and 2114. Arkansas Tech  University.



PROFESSIONAL PAPERS PRESENTED:


Spring 2012   Presented a paper entitled "Electron Shock Waves with a Significant Current behind the Shock Front" at the American Physical Society's spring 2012 meeting in Boston, Feb. 26-29.

Summer 2011   Presented a paper entitled “Antiforce Current Bearing Waves" at
                        the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves.  July 17-22,
                        Manchester, England


Spring 2011     Presented a paper entitled “Current Bearing Electron Shock
                        Waves” at the American Physical Society's March Meeting.
                        March 20-23, Dallas, Texas.

Spring 2010     Presented a paper entitled Electron Fluid Dynamical Equations for
                        Breakdown Waves Moving into an Ionized Medium” at the American
                        Physical Society’s March Meeting, March 14-17, Portland, Oregon.

Summer 2009    Presented a paper entitled “Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves Propagating
                        into a Pre-ionized Medium.” St. Petersburg, Russia, July 19-24, 2009.


Spring 2009      Presented a paper entitled “Electron Shock Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized
                        Medium” at the American Physical Society’s March Meeting, March                                     15-17, 2009, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 

Spring 2008      Presented a paper entitled “Solution of the Electron Fluid Dynamical Equations” at
                        the American Physical Society’s March Meeting, March 10-14, 2008,                                     New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Summer 2007    Presented a paper entitled “Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves” at the XXVIII International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, July 15-20, Prague, Czeck Republic.

Spring 2007       Presented a paper entitled “Breakdown Waves Propagating into a Neutral Medium” at the American Physical Society’s meeting, March 7, Denver, Colorado.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Ionization Rate within the Dynamical Region of Electron Shock Waves” at the Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 20, Winthrop Rockefeller Center, Morrilton, Arkansas.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Ionization Rate within the Thermal Region of  Electron Shock Waves” at the Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 20, Winthrop Rockefeller Center, Morrilton, Arkansas.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Breakdown Waves: Ionization Rate within the Dynamical Transition Region” at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Breakdown Waves: Ionization Rate within the Thermal Region” at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Electron Shock Waves: Ionization Rate within the Debye Layer” at the Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting, April 13, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Electron Shock Waves: Ionization Rate within the Sheath Region” at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference, April 27, Henderson State University.

Spring 2007       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Electron Shock Waves: Ionization Rate within the Thermal Layer” at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference, April 27, Henderson State University.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled “Electron Fluid Dynamic” at the 2nd

Annual INBRE-Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, February 24-25.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Creation and Testing of a Practical

Solar/Electric Car” at the Seventh Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, ATU.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electron Shock Waves: Dynamical

Transition Region” at the Seventh Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, ATU.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electron Shock Waves: Thermal Region” at the Seventh Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, ATU.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Dynamical Transition Region of Breakdown Waves” at the Fourteenth Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 21, ATU. 

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Thermal Region of Breakdown Waves”

at the Fourteenth Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 21, ATU.

Spring 2006       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electron Shock Waves” at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, April 7-8, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas.

Summer 2005    Presented a paper entitled “Breakdown Wave Profile: Proforce and Antiforce Waves” at the 27th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, July 18-22, Eindhovin, University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Wave Profile for Proforce Breakdown Waves” at the Sixth Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Jerome Cox made the presentation, April 21.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Wave Profile for Antiforce Breakdown Waves” at the Sixth Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Brian Oliver made the presentation, April 21.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Solar Race Cars and Practical Solar-Electric Car” at the Sixth Annual Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Christopher Fisher made the presentation, April 21.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Theory and Practicality of a Solar/Electric Car” at the Arkansas Academy of Science meeting.  April 8-9, Hendrix College.  My student, Christopher Fisher, won the first place Undergraduate Physical Science Presentation Award. 

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Wave Profile for Antiforce Breakdown Waves” at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  Brian Oliver made the presentation, April 22, Henderson State University.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Wave Profile for the Sheath and Quasi-Neutral Regions” at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  Jerome Cox made the presentation, April 22, Henderson State University.

Spring 2005       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Solar Race Cars and Construction of a Practical Car” at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  Christopher Fisher made the presentation, April 22, Henderson State University.

Summer 2004    Presented a paper entitled “Electron Shock Waves: Discontinuity Conditions” at the Tenth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (ACFMX).  May 17-21, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electric Discharge: Boundary Conditions" at the Arkansas Academy of Science meeting.  April 2, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Proforce Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium” at the 2004 Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  April 16, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Proforce Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium: Quasi-Neutral Region" at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  April 16, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electron Shock Waves: Initial Boundary Conditions" at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  April 16, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Waves: Initial Boundary Conditions" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 14, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Electric Breakdown Waves: Numerical Solutions" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 14, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "A Practical Solar Car” at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 14, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium” at the 12th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 30, Lyons College, Batesville, Arkansas.

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "A Practical Solar Car” at the 12th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 30, Lyons College, Batesville, Arkansas.

 

Spring 2004       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized Medium: Quasi-Neutral Medium” at the 12th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 30, Lyons College, Batesville, Arkansas.

Fall 2004           Presented a paper entitle “Council on Undergraduate Research” at the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AOK-AAPT) meeting, October 8-9, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Summer 2003    Presented a paper entitled "Antiforce Breakdown Waves: QNR Region" at the
                        International
Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG XXVI) held in
                        Greifswald, Germany, July 14-20. 

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Wave Profile for Quasi-Neutral Region" at the Arkansas Academy of Science meeting.  My student, Mr. Pashupati  Adhikari, won the first place in the undergraduate physical science division.  April 4, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Waves: Sheath Region" at the

2003 Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  April 18-19, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Waves: Quasi-Neutral Region" at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  April 18-19, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Waves: Sheath Region" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Waves: Quasi-Neutral Region" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 21, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2003       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Antiforce Wave Profile" at the 11th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 25, University of Central Arkansas.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Potential Waves" at the Arkansas Academy of Science meeting.  My student, Mr. Reason Cook, won the first place Undergraduate Physical Science Research Presentation Award.  April 5-6, Little Rock, UALR.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Wave Profile" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "NASCAR Safety" at the Senior Honors and Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 18, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Wave: Thin Dynamical Region" at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference, April 20, Henderson State University.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Wave: Quasi-Neutral Region" at the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference, April 20, Henderson State University.

Spring 2002       Supervised a student presentation entitled "Breakdown Wave Profile: Quasi-Neutral Region" at 10th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 26, Arkansas State University.

Summer 2002    Presented a paper entitled "Antiforce Current Bearing Waves" at the Ninth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (9ACFM), May 27-31, Isfahan, Iran.

Fall 2002           Presented a paper entitled "Breakdown Waves" at the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, October 5, Ada, Oklahoma.

Spring 2001       Presented a paper entitled "Breakdown Waves" at the First International and Third Biennial Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society."  I was one ofthe keynote speakers, December 29- January 1, Teheran, Iran.

Spring 2001       Presented a seminar entitled "Lightning" at the First International and Third Biennial  Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, January 1, Teheran, Iran.

Summer 2001    "Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves," 23rd International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 22-27, Arlington, Texas.

Fall 2000           "Breakdown Waves", the First International and Third Biennial Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, December 31, Tehran, Iran.

Spring 2000       "Breakdown Waves," colloquium presentation to the University of Mississippi's Physics Department, March 21, Oxford, Mississippi.

Summer 1999    "Shock Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce Class II Waves", International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, July 11-16, Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1999    "Electron Shock Waves: Speed Range for Antiforce Waves", 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 18-23, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.

Spring 1999       "Effects of Science Crusade in Arkansas", Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting,  April 2-3, Arkansas Tech University.

Fall 1998           "Arkansas Science Crusade", Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Joint Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, October 30-31, Arkansas Tech University.

Fall 1998           "Review of the Science Crusade Goals as Viewed by Students", Joint Conference
                        on Teaching, November 5-9, Little Rock, AR.

Fall 1997           "A Study of the Effects of the Science Crusade", Joint Conference on Teaching, October 30-31, Little Rock, AR.

Summer 1997    "Electron Shock Waves: Wave Profile for a Range of Speeds", 23rd International  Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, July 17-22, Toulouse, France.

Spring 1996       "Antiforce Waves With Low Propagation Speeds", Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Symposium, April 26, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Spring 1996       "Wave Profile for Proforce Current Bearing Waves", 80th Annual Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting, April 12-13, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, AR.

Fall 1995           "Ohm's Law: A linear Relationship", Fall Meeting of the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, October 28, Arkansas Tech University.

Summer 1995    "Wave Profile for Current-Bearing Proforce Waves", XXII                                                    International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, July 30-
                         August 4, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Spring 1995       "Mathematical Fluid Flow Model for Gas Discharge", Third Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, April 28, Harding University, Arkansas.

Spring 1995       Submitted a paper for presentation at the 20th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 23-28, 1995, California Institute of Technology. The paper was accepted for presentation, however, due to scheduling conflict I could not attend the conference.

Summer 1994    "Electron Shock Waves Moving into an Ionized Medium", International Conference

on Plasma Science and Technology 94, June 16-20, Chengdu, China.

Summer 1993    "Electron Driven Shock Waves: Antiforce Class II Waves", 19th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 26- 30, Marseille, France.

Spring 1993       "The current effect on the Electron Driven Shock Waves", 77th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences, April 2-3, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Summer 1991    "Exact Solutions of the Electron Fluid-Dynamical Equations for the Quasi-Neutral
                          Region", 18th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 25, Sendai, Japan.

Summer 1991    "Breakdown Waves: Solutions for the Quasi-Neutral Region", XX International
                         Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases", July 11, Pisa, Italy.

Spring 1991       "Electrical Breakdown of Gases: Historical Background and Solutions", Seventy-Forth Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences, April 5, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Spring 1990       "Lightning: A Complex Natural Phenomenon That Defies Simple Analysis", Seventy-third Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. April 7, Jonesboro, AR.

Summer 1989    "Breakdown Waves: Treatment of Movable Singularities in the Electron Fluid-Dynamical Equations", International Symposium on Shock Waves and Shock Tubes. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 18th.

Summer 1989    "Numerical Solution of the Electric Breakdown Waves", International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases. Belgrade, Yugoslavia, July 13th.

Spring 1988       "Ionizing Waves Moving Into a Preionized Medium: Solution of the Electron Fluid

Dynamic Equations for the Quasi-Neutral Region (Class II Waves)". Arkansas Academy of Sciences, Russellville, AR.

Fall 1987           "Electrical Breakdown Waves: Exact Numerical Solutions for the Quasi-Neutral Region", 40th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (a branch of the American Physical Society), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Spring 1987       "Electrical Breakdown Waves", Seventy-first annual meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Little Rock, AR.

Fall 1985           "Exact Solutions of Electron Fluid-Dynamical Equations", Texas Section of American Association of Physics Teachers, Texas A&M, College Station, TX.   

Fall 1985           "Electric Breakdown Waves", Thirty-eighth Gaseous Electronics Conference (a branch of the American Physical Society) Monterey, CA.

Fall 1983           "Lightning Breakdown Waves", Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (a division of Fluid Dynamics), Houston, TX.

 

 

WORKSHOPS PRESENTED:

 

Fall 1995           TI-82 Graphing Calculators, October 27, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 1996       Calculator Based Laboratory (CBL), January 15, Van Buren High School.

Spring 1996       Calculator Based Laboratory, January 26, Van Buren High School.

Spring 1996       Calculator Based Laboratory, February 7, Van Buren High School.

Fall 1996           Calculator Based Laboratory, Russellville High School, November 7,
                         Russellville

Summer 1998    Computers and Physics, Thirteenth Annual Statewide Mathematics and
                         Science Leadership Conference.  July 22-24, Conway, Arkansas.

Fall 2005           Preparing Successful Grants, organized by the Center for Teaching and
                         Learning, October 19, Arkansas Tech University

Fall 2006           Grant Writing Seminar, organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning,
                        October 5, Arkansas Tech University.

Spring 2009
        Presented a workshop entitled "Planning and pursuing Grant" to faculty and
                         staff from Arkansas Tech University, March 9, ATU.

 

COMMITTEE SERVICE AT ATU (EXAMPLS LAST FIFTEEN YEARS):

 

1992-93            Organizer for the Arkansas Tech University Lecture Series

1992-2005         Pre-Medical Committee

1992-93            Faculty Welfare Committee

1993-94            Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee

1993                 Chair, Environmental Studies Committee

1994                 Calculus Text Committee

1994                 Curriculum Committee

1994-1999         Organizer for the ATU Middle Level Science and Math Alliance

1995-present     Faculty Advisor for the Arkansas Tech Physics Club

1995-97            Special Advisory Task Force on Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure System

1995-97            Middle Level Curriculum Committee

1995                 ATU Faculty Senate

1995-96            Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee

1995-96            Chair, Pre-Medical Committee

1995-97            Enrollment Management Task Force

1996                 Physical Chemistry Search Committee

1996                 Excellence in Teaching, Service and Scholarly Activity Awards Committee

1995-96            Chair, Pre-Medical Committee

1996-97            Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee

1996-97            Excellence in Teaching, Service and Scholarly Activity Awards Committee

1996-97            Student Government Association Judicial Committee

1996-97            Chair, Physical Science (Self Study) Review Committee

1996-97            Chair, Chemistry (Self Study) Review Committee

1996-97            Chair, Physical Science Search Committee

1996-97            Analytical Chemistry Search Committee

1997                 Blue Ribbon Health Insurance Committee

1997-98            Chair, Curriculum Committee

1997-98            Homecoming Committee

1997-98            Merit Pay Committee

1998-2000         Steering Committee of the University Self-Study for the North Central Visit

1998-2000         Co-chair, Criterion Two Subcommittee of the University Self-Study for the North Central Visit

1999-present     Advisor, Arkansas Tech University Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity.

1998-99            Chair, Chemistry Stockroom Manager Search Committee

1998-99            Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee

1998-99            Chair, Physical Science Education Search Committee

1998-99            Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee

1998-99            Retention Task Force

1998-1999         NCATE Self-Study Committee.  During the 1998-99 academic year, the
                        Committee prepared the School of Physical and Life Science's Self-Study for
                       NCATE visit.

1999-2000         Chair, Physical Science Education Search Committee

1999                 Member, Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies                             Grant Review Committee

2000                 Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee

2000                 Member, Vice President for Student Services Search Committee

2001                 Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee

2001                 Member, Minority Task Force

2001                 Chair, Physical Science Education Search Committee

2001                 Member, Coordinator of Greek Affairs/Spirit Squads Search Committee

2001                 Member, Student Personnel Committee

2001-2002         Member, Vice-President for Academic Affairs Search Committee

2001                 Chair, Nuclear Technology Program Review Committee

2001                 Chair, Faculty Research Grant Review Committee

2002                 Pre-Medical Committee

2002                 Member, Department of Physical Science's Peer Review Committee

2002                 Member, Research Project Review Committee for School of Education.

2003                 Member, Pre-Medical Committee

2003                 Member, Department of Physical Science's Peer Review Committee

2003                 Chair, ATU Faculty Research Grant Review Committee

2003                 Chair, Industrial Electrical Technology Academic Program Review
                        Committee

2004                Member, Pre-Medical Committee

2004                Chair, Department of Physical Science's Peer Review Committee

2004                Chair, ATU Faculty Research Grant Review Committee

2004                Chair, a formal grievance hearing committee at Arkansas Tech University.

2005                 Member, Pre-Medical Committee

2005                 Member, Faculty Welfare Committee

2005                 Chair, Department of Physical Sciences Peer Review Committee

2005                Chair, ATU Faculty Undergraduate Research Grant Review Committee

2006                 Member, Faculty Welfare Committee

2006                 Chair, Department of Physical Science's Peer Review Committee

2006                 Member, Arkansas Tech University’s Excellence Award Committee

2006                 Chair, ATU Faculty Undergraduate Research Grant Review Committee

2006                 Served on the Advisory Board for the Return to Glory Campaign

2006                 Member, Strategic Planning Committee

2006-Present    Member, Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Review
                        Committee

2007                 Member, Strategic Planning Committee

2008                Chair, Department of Physical Science's Teaching Peer Review Committee

2008-2011
        Member, University Promotion and Tenure Committee

2009               Chair, Department of Physical Science Teaching Peer Review Committee

2009               Member, Department of Physical Science's Faculty Search Committee

2001-Present  Arkansas Tech University's Representative to the Arkansas Space Grant
                       Consortium

2006-Present   Member, NASA EPSCoR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

2010-2011    Chair, University's Promotion and Tenure Committee

ACADEMIC SERVICE (EXAMPLES LAST FIFTEEN YEARS):

1989-Present     Have served as advisor for the Arkansas Tech University’s
                        Phi-Lambda-Chi fraternity

1995-Present     Have served as advisor for the Arkansas Tech University’s Physics Club

2002-2009         Have served as advisor for the Arkansas Tech University’s Solar Raycers    
                        Club

2001-Present     Have served as Arkansas Tech University’s Representative to the Arkansas
                        Space Grant Consortium

2002-Present     With Dr. Jenkins, have organized the Senior Honors and Undergraduate
                        Research Symposium, Arkansas Tech University.

2001-Present     Have served as a mentor for the Bridge to Excellence retention program

2006                 Organized the Arkansas Space Grant Symposium hosted by Arkansas Tech
                        University, April 21.  The Arkansas Tech University Physics Club members
                        helped during the Symposium.

Spring 2004       Organized a visit to the NASA Stennis Space Center on January 29-31.  The
                        participants, seventeen people total, were Arkansas Tech University faculty,
                        Arkansas Tech University students, people from the community, and students
                        from Russellville High School and Junior High.  Funds from several Arkansas
                        Space Grant Consortium grants were utilized to pay for the trip.

2000-Present    Have escorted Physics Club members to attend the University of Arkansas'
                        Annual Robert D. Maurer Lectures.  The lectures have been presented by
                        Nobel Laureates on different science concepts. University of Arkansas,
                        Fayetteville, Arkansas, spring semesters.

1995-Present     Have escorted Physics Club members to attend the University of Arkansas
                        Physics Department's weekly colloquiums.  We have attended one
                        colloquium per semester and several times have visited the Department's
                        research laboratories. 

Spring 2001       Organized and presented lecture/demonstrations for the Leslie High School
                        Physics class students visiting Arkansas Tech University, February 7.

Fall 1999           Organized the Department of Physical Science's fall 1999 Science Teachers
                        Workshop.  During the workshop, I also presented a lecture/demonstration
                         entitled "Capacitors Charging -CBLs" to the workshop participants.  The
                        workshop included several presentations by the Department of Physical
                        Science faculty members, and the participants were thirty science teachers
                        from the Arkansas River Valley school districts.  Prior to their departure, the
                        science teachers were served lunch, and fifteen CBLs were distributed
                        among the workshop participants. October 16, ATU.

Spring 1999       Served as chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 82nd Annual
                        Arkansas  Academy of Science Meeting.  The Meeting was held at
                        Arkansas Tech University and the Local Organizing Committee was
                        composed of the School of Physical and Life Sciences faculty members and
                        the Physics Club members.  April 2-3, ATU.

Fall 1998           Served as chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the Joint Section
                        Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. The Meeting was                         held at Arkansas Tech University and the Local Organizing Committee was
                        composed of the physics faculty and the Physics Club members, October
                        30-31.

Spring 1998       Prepared a brochure for the Physical Science Department.

Spring 1998       Organized and presented lectures/demonstrations to the Nema Vista High
                        School chemistry and physics classes.  The workshop included several
                        presentations by the Physical Science Department faculty, and the
                        participants were twenty-three students and their teacher from the Nema
                        Vista High School.  Prior to their departure, the students were served lunch
                        and they were also given a tour of the ATU campus, April 21, 1998.

Fall 1998           Organized and presented lectures/demonstrations to the Leslie Public School
                        chemistry and physics classes.  The workshop included seven presentations
                        by the Physical Science Department faculty and the participants consisted of
                        a consular, two teachers, and twenty-five students from Leslie Public School. 
                         The workshop participants were also served lunch.  December 4, 1998.

Fall 1994           Organized the Science and Math Alliance. The first organizational meeting
                        was held on December 7, at ATU campus.

1994-95            Attended the Science Crusade Training session of the Arkansas State Wide
                        Systematic Initiative. The training is intended to prepare the participants to
                        teach the Science Crusade three-hour graduate course entitled "Higher Order
                        Thinking in Science." The training sessions lasted until middle of the spring of
                        1995 and they took place at Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas.

1992-93            Served as organizer for the University Lecture Series

 

 

STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISED (EXAMPLES LAST FIFTEEN YEARS):

 

Spring 1992       Shock Tube Experiments (two students)

Summer 1992    Thermodynamics

Fall 1992           Breakdown Waves

Spring 1993       Concepts of the COSMOS

Spring 1994       The Hubble Constant

Fall 1994           Proforce Current Bearing Waves

Spring 1995       Proforce Current Bearing Waves

Fall 1995           Antiforce Waves With Low Propagation Speed

Spring 1996       Speed Cut-off point for Proforce Current Bearing Waves

Fall 1996           Proforce Waves: Speed Cut-off Point

Spring 1997       Impact of Science Crusade in Arkansas River-Valley Education

Spring 1997       Shock Waves: Temperature and Number Density

Fall 1997           Antiforce Wave Speeds (two students)

Spring 1998       Antiforce Waves (two students)

Spring 1998       Reform in Science Teaching

Fall 1998           Antiforce Wave Speeds (two students)

Spring 1999       Physical Principles

Spring 1999       Electron Shock Waves

Fall 1999           Shock Waves

Spring 2000       Wave Profile for Antiforce Class II Waves (two students)

Spring 2001       Ionizing Waves

Summer 2001    Quasi Neutral Region

Spring 2002       Potential Waves (Marcus Ibarra)

Fall 2002           Potential Waves (two students; Marcus Ibarra and Zeeshan Azmat)

Spring 2003       Pashupati Adhikari; Title of the Project: Electron Shock Waves:
                        Quasi-neutral Region

Spring 2003       Alvin Ong; Title of the Project: Shock Waves

Spring 2003       Scott Ryan; Title of the Project: Breakdown Waves: QNR Region

Fall 2003           Jerome Cox; Title of the Project: Breakdown of Gases

Fall 2003           Jeremy Eckart; Title of the Project: Quasi-Neutral Region

Fall 2004           Jerome Cox; Title of the Project: Ionizing Waves

Fall 2004           Brian David Oliver; Title of the Project: Breakdown Waves Moving into a
                        Pre-ionized Medium

Spring 2004       Jerome Cox, Title of the Project: Electric Breakdown of Gases

Spring 2004       Christopher Justice, Title of the Project: Electric Breakdown of Gases

Spring 2004       Christopher Fisher and Joshu Weaver, Title of the Project: Solar Car

Spring 2005       Christopher Fisher, Title of the Project: Solar/Electric Car

Spring 2005       Jerome Cox, Title of the Project: Breakdown Waves

Spring 2005       Brian Oliver, Title of the Project: Ionizing Waves

Spring 2005       Taylor Duncan, Title of the Project: Potential Waves

Fall 2005           Taylor Duncan, Title of the Project: Ionizing Waves

Spring 2006       Taylor Duncan, Title of the Project: Ionizing Waves

Spring 2006       Michael Weller, Title of the Project: Shock Waves

Fall 2006           Michael Weller, Title of the Project: Ionization Rate

Spring 2007       Steven Summers, Title of the Project: Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves

Spring 2007       Michael Weller, Title of the Project: Ionization Rate

Spring 2007     Ionization Rate: M. Weller and S. Summers (Graduate School)

Spring 2008     Ionization Rate for Antiforce Waves: Sarah Norman (Graduate School)
                       and John King

Fall 2008         Ionization Rate for Breakdown Waves Propagating into a Pre-ionized

         Medium: R. Peden and N. Rasul

Spring 2009     Electron Shock Waves: R. Peden and N. Rasul

Fall 2009
        Electron Shock Waves: Rebecca Bramlett, Michael Massery,                                               Amanda Kilbourn

Spring 2010    Potential Waves: Rebecca Bramlett, Michael Massery, Amanda Kilbourn
                       and William Childs

Fall 2010         Electron Shock Wave: James Schmitt

Spring 2011    Current Bearing waves: Dacen Waters

Spring 2011    Current Bearing Potential Waves: James Schmitt

Spring 2011    Current Bearing Electron Shock Waves: Joy Counts

SERVICE TO PROFESSION (EXAPLLS PAST FIFTEEN YEARS):

2008-Present   Serving as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of
                      Science


2006-Present  Serving as Treasurer for the Arkansas Academy of Science

2008-2011      Served as President for the “Iranian-American Physicists Network Group
                      (IrAP)”

1988-2008     Served as associate editor and reviewed papers of the physics section of the
                    Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

2001-2007      Served as Chair of the Arkansas Academy of Science's Science Education
                     Committee

2001-2007       Served on the Arkansas Academy of Science's Development Committee

2004- 2009      Served as Arkansas Academy of Science’s Representative to the American
                      Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2003-Present     Have Served as Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Arkansas
                        Academy of Science

2006-Present     Have served as Treasurer for the Arkansas Academy of Science

2003-2006         Served as a Councilor to the Council on Undergraduate Research

2004                 Served as Past President for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers

2004                 Served on the Meetings Committee of the Council on Undergraduate
                        Research

2001-Present     Have reviewed at least 100 grant proposals a year for the Arkansas
                        Space Grant Consortium, the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium's Workforce
                        Development Fund, and the Research Infrastructure Development (RID)
                        program sponsored by EPSCoR

2002                 Served as President for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers.

2001                 Served as five-year Evaluator for the Department of Engineering Physics and                         Physical Science programs of the Northeastern State University; Tahlequah,
                        Oklahoma, September 11-12.  After my on-site visit, I prepared a report and
                        mailed it to the Institution.

2000                 Served as President for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers.

1999-2000         Served as Treasurer for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers. 

1998-99            Served as President for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers.

1999-2000         Served as President for the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

Fall 1999           Served as Curriculum Reviewer for the Arkansas School for Mathematics
                        and Sciences.

1997-98            Served as Treasurer for the American Association of Physics Teachers
                        Nebraska-Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section.

1998-99            Served as President for the American Association of Physics Teachers
                        Nebraska-Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section.

1996                 Served as treasurer for the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Section of the
                        American Association of Physics Teachers.

Fall 1995           Organized and served as site chair of the Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas
                        Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, October
                        27-28, Arkansas Tech University.

1991-92            Served as a chairperson for the Arkansas Academy of Science Nominating  
                        Committee.

1990-94            Served on the Science Education Committee of Arkansas Academy of
                        Science.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE (EXAMPLES LAST TEN YEARS):

 

2006- Present   Serving as President for the “Iranian American Association of Arkansas”

2011                Served as a judge for Alma High School's Science Fair

2006                 Escorted Physics Club members to Russellville High School to make
                        presentation/demonstrations to Russellville High School’s physics class,
                        September 11

1989-2006         Served as a judge for the Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair.  I was
                        recognized for seventeen years of continual service.

Spring 2005       Served as a judge for the Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair, Saturday,
                        February 26, Little Rock.

Spring 2004       Served as a content area judge in the “Arkansas River Valley Middle Level
                        Science Fair,” Friday, February 20, 2004, Russellville.

Spring 2003       Served as a judge for the Russellville Quiz Ball.  Saturday, January 25, 2003. 
                        Russellville Junior High.

Spring 2003       Served as a judge for the Third River Valley Middle Level Science Fair, Friday, March 7, Arkansas Tech University

Spring 2002       Served as a judge for the Russellville Quiz Ball.  Saturday, January 26, 2002.  Russellville Junior High.

Spring 2002       Served as a judge for the River Valley Middle Level Science Fair, May 3, Arkansas Tech0 University.

Fall 2001           Organized lectures and demonstrations for the physics class students from Leslie High School.  During their visit I also made a presentation on Lightning.  February 7, Arkansas Tech University.

Summer 2000    Presented a lecture/demonstration to the participants of the Arkansas Tech University summer EGIS program, July 18.

Summer 2000    Presented lectures (two days) to the participants of the Arkansas Tech University Young Researches Camps, June 16 and 26.

Spring 2000       Presented lecture/demonstrations to the student body of the Crawford Elementary School on their Career Days, May 1 and 2.

1994- 1999        As organizer of the River Valley Middle Level/Interdisciplinary Science and Math Alliance, during the past five years I have organized numerous meetings of the Alliance.  The meetings are intended to bring the River Valley area teachers and Arkansas Tech University faculty together for sharing ideas.  Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops are scheduled for indoor activities; however, additional activities such as field trips are scheduled as outdoors activities. To allow for additional interaction between the members, at the end of the meetings, pizza is served.  External funding is often used to pay for the Allianceactivities.

Summer 1999    Presented demonstrations (three sessions) on electricity and magnetism to the participants of the Educational Talent Search Summer Camp.   Approximately 50 students attended the presentations, June 9, ATU.

Summer 1999    Presented demonstrations (two sessions) on lasers to the Young Researchers participants, June 11 and 25, ATU.

Summer 1999    Presented a lecture on Lightning to the participants of the Arkansas Tech University summer EGIS program, July 30, ATU.

Spring 1999       As a member of the Arkansas Tech University High School Guest Lecture Series; I presented three one-hour lectures on Lightning to the Morilton High School students.  March 11, Morilton, AR.

Spring 1999       As a member of the Arkansas Tech University High School Guest Lecture Series; I presented a lecture on Lightning to the Subiaco Academy students, April 22, Subiaco, AR.

Spring 1999       Participated in the Family Science Exploration Night organized by the School of Physical and Life Sciences faculty for the 3-5th graders visit to Tech. February 16, ATU.

Spring 1998       Presented a demonstration on "Newton’s Laws" to the 5th grade students touring Arkansas Tech campus.  April 7, ATU.

Spring 1998       Presented demonstrations during the Russellville Middle School's "Health and Safety Fair."  April 29, Russellville.

Fall 1998           Presented a demonstration to a group of Home School students visiting Arkansas Tech University, October 3.

Fall 1998           Presented a demonstration to the Russellville Middle School students visiting  Arkansas Tech University, December 11.

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