Dr. Stephen McGuire
- Nondestructive compositional and structural studies of solid state materials; Growth and characterization of semiconductors and intermetallics; Integration of research with teaching and learning.
- Ph.D., Nuclear Science: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- M.S., Nuclear Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
- B.S., Physics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA,(magna cum laude)
- Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Opportunities in Science (COOS) (2017)
- Member, National Advisory Board, American Physical Society Bridge Program (2008 – 2017)
- Southern University System (SUS) representative to the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (LA BoRSF) Advisory Committee (2016)
- Chair, Southern University Biohazards Safety Committee (1999 – present)
- University Marshal, Southern University and A&M College (2015 – present)
- Principal Investigator – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) (2000 – present)
- Visiting Associate, Division of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, Caltech (2000-2013)
- Guest Researcher, NIST, Chemical Sciences and Technology Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD (1998-2008)
- Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (1999-2008)
- Associate Professor – Nuclear Science and Engineering, Cornell University (1989-1999)
- Chair, American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics (1988-1989)
- Assistant to Associate Professor, Physics, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL (1982-1989)
- Member of the technical staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chemical Technology Division (1979-1982)
- Invited Lecturer, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Summer Science Program, Stanford, CA (1976)
Awards and Distinctions
- Fellow of the American Physical Society (2008)
- Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2017)
- Beta Kappa Chi – National Institute of Science Distinguished Memorial Lecturer (2017)
- Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics – LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2016)
- Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, Louisiana Role Model Award (2016)
- Gruber Cosmology Prize - LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2016)
- Sigma Xi, Distinguished Lecturer in Physics, Howard University Department of Physics, Washington, DC (2016)
- Phi Delta Kappa Scientist in Education Award (2016)
- HBCU Digest Male Faculty Member of the Year (2016)
- Inaugural LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) Fellow (2015)
- Library of Congress HistoryMakers® Inaugural Digital Archive Entry (2014)
- Millionaire Club Award, Office of Sponsored Programs, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2013)
- NIST Colloquium Series Lecturer, "LIGO: At the forefront of optical physics research" (2008)
- Faculty Researcher of the Year in the College of Sciences, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2005)
- Outstanding Research Investigator Award, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2003)
- Outstanding Service Award, Southern University and A&M College Honors College (2003)
- Competitive Grant Award, Chancellor's Recognition Program, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, (2002)
- Invited Guest, White House Millennium Lecture by Stephen Hawking, March 6, 1998, Washington, DC.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Visiting Scientist in Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (October, 1997)
- NASA's Office of Technology Utilization Research Citation (1989)
- Charter Fellow and Past-President: National Society of Black Physicists (1992, 1986-1988)
- NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (1987)
- John McMullen Graduate Fellow in Nuclear Science, Cornell University
- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Summer Science Program Scholar, US Department of Energy, Stanford, CA (1970)
- Crown Zellerbach Foundation Fellow, Department of Physics, UCLA (1968-1969)
- Columbia University, Carnegie and Ford Foundations Intensive Summer Studies Program (ISSP) Scholar (1968)
- Four-year Southern University and A&M College Academic Scholarship Award (1966 – 1970)
- Valedictorian - Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1966)
- Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company Outstanding Advancement in Science Award, Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1966)
- Felton G. Clark Award, Joseph S. Clark High School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1965)
- NASA’s Office of Technology Utilization Research Citation
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Physics Teachers
- American Nuclear Society
- American Physical Society
- National Society of Black Physicists
- Sigma Xi
- Materials Research Society
BELOW ARE SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN PHYSICS, IN EDUCATION, AND OTHERS
- B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "GW170104:Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2", Phys.Rev.Lett.,118: 221101, (2017).
- B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", Phys.Rev.Lett.116: 241103, (2016).
- B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration), "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger", Phys.Rev.Lett.116: 0161102, (2016).
- B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), "Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors", Class. Quantum Grav. 34 (2017) 044001 (18pp)
- J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration) "Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run," Class. Quantum Grav. 32 (2015) 105012.
- J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration and IPN Collaboration) "Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts detected by the Interplanetary Network," Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 011102.
- J. Aasi et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration) "Einstein@Home all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S5 data" Phys. Rev. D 87 (2013) 042001.
- J. Aasi et al. ( LIGO Scientific Collaboration) "Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light" Nature Photonics 7 (2013) 613.
- Stephen C. McGuire and Louis N. Hand, "Trace element measurements in high purity synthetic Al2O3 via neutron activation," Appl. Radiat. Isot., 70, No.7, 1203-1205 ( 2012).
- E. E. Doomes and S. C. McGuire, X-ray absorption spectroscopy of doped and undoped multilayer (SiO2/Ta2O5) coatings on fused silica (SiO2) substrates, Nucl. Instrum. Methods in Physics Research A,582, (2007) 245-247 (2007).
- S. C. McGuire, M. J. Baham, E. Preddie, S. Brennan, K. Luening, P. Pianetta and A. Singh, Surface trace element characterization of synthetic single crystal Al2O3 at the SSRL, in Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation: Eighth International Conference, edited by T. Warwick et al., AIP Conference Proceedings, No. 705, 1182-1185. (2004).
- S. C. McGuire, G. P. Lamaze and E. A. Mackey, Recent results from INAA studies on LIGO sapphire materials, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 89, 733. (2003).
- S. C. McGuire, G. P. Lamaze and E. A. Mackey, Trace element search in synthetic sapphire for advanced LIGO, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.,87, 484. (2002).
- S. C. McGuire and J. D. Sulcer, Nickel aluminide thin film fabrication via ion beam sputtering of compound targets, Surf. Coat. Technol., 100, 362. (1998).
- Stephen C. McGuire, David D. Clark and Donald F. Holcomb, Modern physics concepts taught via a neutron activation analysis (NAA) laboratory, Am. J. Phys.64(11) November 1996, 1384-1388. (1996).
National Science Foundation, Louisiana Board of Regents.