May 16, 2022

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Triana Almeyda

Dr. Triana Almeyda is a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Program at SC State. Her research interests center on supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and the role that they play in galaxy evolution. In particular, she studies the properties of accreting SMBHs, when they are observed as active galactic nuclei (AGN), by analyzing their emission varies over time using the reverbation mapping (light echo) technique. She is also interested in expanding her research to include time domain studies of energetic transient dust echoes. At SC state she is working on optimizing the scheduler software for the 1.3 meter Robotically controlled telescope (RCT) in order to help prepare SC State and their partners to participate in follow-up studies of transients that will be discovered by LSST.

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr. Jennifer Cash

Dr. Jennifer Cash manages the astronomy option, does computational modeling of pulsating stars and binary star systems and is involved with scientific visualizations and high performance computing. She has been a guest observer on the NASA Kepler Observatory as part of her research. Dr. Cash has developed over 200 short videos on topics related to math and physics as well as other hands-on activities for use with undergraduate physics courses at SC State as part of a NSF curriculum enhancement project. She also is involved with developing fully online courses for the physics area.

Office: L Davis, Jr Hall 324
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Contact Phone: 803-516-4753

Dr. Godfrey Ndubuisi

Dr. Godfrey Ndubuisi holds degrees in physics and Inter-Cultural and Educational Studies. He has extensive teaching experience in both the traditional classroom environment and using online platforms. Dr. Ndubuisi manages the physical science laboratory courses and is involved with developing fully online courses for the physics area.

Office: Hodge Hall, Room 206A
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Contact Phone: 803-536-7161

Dr. Donald Walter

Dr. Donald Walter is a Professor of Physics and the Academic Program Coordinator for the Physics Program at South Carolina State University.  He is the Principal Investigator on several astronomy, physics and space science projects. He conducts research using ground-based and space-based telescopes on stars that are pulsating or have unusual spectra. In the recent past he was a Co-Investigator on the Citizen CATE project and observed solar eclipses from Indonesia in 2016 and in South Carolina during the Great American Eclipse of August 2017.

Physics Area Program Coordinator Office
Office: L Davis, Jr Hall 130
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Contact Phone: 803-533-3773

Dr. Ram Yadav

Dr. Ram Yadav is involved in experimental nuclear physics research and studies nuclear structure at high-spin states in heavy nuclei of mass region A = 170 using radioactive beams with energy around 250 MeV. Most of his research is based on Gamma-ray spectroscopy, and the experiments are performed at Argonne National Laboratory using the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) and the world’s best detector for nuclei in extreme spin modes, which is called GAMMASPHERE, composed of 110 Compton-suppressed Ge counters.

Office: L Davis, Jr Hall 323
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Contact Phone: 803-536-7162