1983:                       Postdoctoral Fellow, Ames Laboratory‑US Department of Energy, Ames, Iowa.

                                Acting group leader for a group of five graduate students and one technician. 

1983:                       Ph.D. (Solid State Physics), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

“Superconductivity and Long Range Magnetic Order in Ternary Rare‑Earth Iron Silicides.” Major professor: Dr. R. N. Shelton

1980‑1983:              Research Assistant, Ames Laboratory‑US Department of Energy, Ames, Iowa.

Superconductivity and magnetism in novel materials.  Preparation of novel superconducting, semiconducting and magnetically ordered materials including ternary rare‑earth borides and silicides.  X‑ray diffraction and metallographic characterization. Superconducting and magnetic transition temperature determinations using magnetic susceptibility, electrical resistivity and heat capacity measurements.  High pressure measurements using piston (25 kbar) and diamond  anvil cells.  Construction of calorimeter for 0.3 K to 25 K.

1978‑1980:              Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

1974‑1978:              B. S. (Physics), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Undergraduate research on microwave spectroscopy and construction of a simple mass spectrometer.

1971‑1974:              W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax County, Virginia.