About Me




B. Sc. Physics , Haile Selassie I U. (1969)
( now called Addis Ababa  University

Ph. D. Physics, Clemson U. (1975)
(Thesis Advisor and Regular Collaborator  Philip B_ Burt

Brief Biography:
Place of Birth: Menoxoito, Eritrea

Prior to coming to the US in 1970, I taught math and physics in Ethiopia.  Dr. M. J. Skove  of  Clemson University  whom I met when he was  a Fulbright visiting professor  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia encouraged  me to attend Clemson as a physics graduate student (1970 --1975).

I  was a visiting assistant professor of physics at NC State
University (1975-1976)

I taught physics to transfer and vocational students at  Pensacola
  Jr. College  (1976--1978)

I have been mostly at Winthrop since 1978.

During a sabbatical  year in 1991--1992,  I was  a  King-Chavez-Parks Visiting
Professor of Physics at  Michigan State U.

KITP - Scholar 2002.2003, and 2004

I was one of seven theoretical physicists selected to participate in this program. I had the opportunity to listen to a variety of seminars given by leading physicists from all over the world. I was introduced to String Theory. I gave a seminar to theorists from mostly undergraduate institutions  on Two Nucleon Solitary Wave Exchange Potentials (NN-SWEPs)


Fellow : African Scientific Institute (ASI Homepage)

 Inducted on Nov. 18,2006 at Howard University. See 2006 Induction Ceremony  ALBUM

I am listed in:
Men of Achievement by the International Biography Centre
Who's Who Among African Americans.
Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology.
Who's Who  in  American  Education.
Who's Who in the South and South West.
American Physical Society
  Minority Colloquium Speakers.

Member: American Physical Society.


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