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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

Faculty

Dr. Doyle Temple

CMR Faculty-Dr. Doyle Temple

Professor of Physics

Ph.D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
B.S. Physics, Southern University

MCAR Suite #501O, Norfolk State University,
700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504,
Phone: (757) 823-2992
Email: datemple@nsu.edu

Biography

Doyle Temple is a Professor of Physics at Norfolk State University where he leads the Quantum Electronics Research Group and the Crystal Physics and Quantum Electronics Laboratory. After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, Dr. Temple joined the faculty of Louisiana State University (LSU) where he began a research program in quantum electronics, concentrating on ultrashort pulse laser spectroscopy and single crystal growth. As an Assistant Professor of Physics, he became LSU's first African American professor in the College of Basic Sciences. The company he started in 1988 while a graduate student, Applied Physics Inc., was the first business in the LSU Business and Technology Center founded by an LSU professor, as well as, the Center’s first business to be awarded an SBIR.

In addition to his work in quantum electronics, Dr. Temple has been devoted to improving physics education at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. In 1994, he was appointed Chair of the Hampton University Department of Physics where he led the development of their new Ph.D. program in physics, the first Ph.D. program at the university. He also worked to develop a new, innovative curriculum for the physics undergraduate program. This curriculum was highlighted as a “model undergraduate physics program” at the 2009 NSF/American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) sponsored workshop on Strategic Programs for Innovation in Undergraduate Physics (SPIN-UP). In 1993, one of his graduate students was the first African American woman to receive a Master’s degree in physics from LSU and in 1998 another was among the first cohort of African American women to receive a PhD from Hampton University. Throughout his 27 years as a professor, his model rocket outreach program for k-12 students has involved 100-300 participants each year and over 60 students have participated in his summer undergraduate research programs.

In 2010, Dr. Temple received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and he was elected Senior Member of the Optical Society of America. In that same year, he joined the faculty at NSU as Director of the Center for Materials Research, heading the center from fall 2010 to fall 2012. He has been principal investigator on over $21M in research and education grants, author of over 110 scientific presentations/publications, inventor on one patent, and CEO of a new business MultiTronics Inc. Dr. Temple's research interests include ultrashort pulse laser-matter interactions, laser fabrication of nanomaterials and devices, quantum biology and computing, and physics education and outreach.

Professional Appointments

  • 2013-Present Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering, Norfolk State University
  • 2011-Present Class A Board Member, NSU Research and Innovation Foundation
  • 2010-Present Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering, Norfolk State University
  • 2010-Present Jefferson-lab Science Associates (JSA) Programs Committee Southeastern University Research Association (SURA)
  • 2006-2010 Professor of Physics and Chair, Hampton University
  • 2004-2006 Professor of Physics, Hampton University
  • 2001-2002 Professor of Physics and Chair, Hampton University
  • 2000-2001 NASA Administrators’ Fellowship Sabbatical, NASA LaRC
  • 1998-2000 Professor of Physics, Hampton University
  • 1994-1998 Associate Professor of Physics and Chair, Hampton University
  • 1988-1994 Assistant Professor of Physics, Louisiana State University
  • 2010-2012 Director, Center for Materials Research (CMR)
  • 2006-2010 Director, NSF CREST Center for Laser Science and Spectroscopy
  • 2001-2002 Director, NASA PAIR Center for Lidar and Atmospheric Sciences Students
  • 2001-2002 Director, NASA URC Research Center for Optical Physics
  • 1998-2000 Director, NASA PAIR Center for Lidar and Atmospheric Sciences Students
  • 1995-2000 Director, NASA URC Research Center for Optical Physics
  • 1988-1991 Founder and CEO, Applied Physics Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
  • Summer 1984 Research Associate, Sanders-Lockheed Martin, Nashua, NH
  • Summer 1980 Research Associate, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

Research

Selected Publication

Science Education

2. Doyle Temple and Jan Mangana, "Undergraduate Physics at Hampton University", American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) SPIN-UP Workshop, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC September 11-13, 2009
1. C. Rankins, J. Mangana and D. Temple, "Preparing undergraduate Physics Majors at Hampton University for Graduate School," 2009 Summer AAPT Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, July 29-30 (2009)

Crystal Growth and Materials Synthesis

3. Dillon Gardner, Olivier Delaire, Mark Lumsden, Tao Hong, Doyle Temple, and Young Lee, “Inelastic Neutron Study of Phonon Lifetime Effects in Thermoelectric Bi2(SeTe)3 Allows,?Bulletin of the American Physical Society 57, 1, 2012 APS March Meeting, February 27-March 2, Boston, MA
2. Qiguang Yang, Doyle Temple, Uwe Hommerich, EiEi Brown, and Sudhir Trivedi, “XRD Characterization of Topological Insulator Bi2Se00.3Te2.7,?2012 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 9-13, 2012, San Francisco, California
1. Xin Zhao, L. Phillips, C. Reece, Qiguang Yang, D.A. Temple, M. Krishnan, C. James, “Crystal Quality Measurement on Niobium Materials,?5th International Workshop on “Thin films applied to superconducting RF and new ideas for pushing the limits of RF Superconductivity? July 18-20, 2012, Newport News, VA

Spectroscopy

3. Qiguang Yang, Jaetae Seo, Bagher Tabibi and Doyle A. Temple; "Ultrashort Pulse Induced Nonlinear Scattering and Emission Blinking in CdSe Quantum Dots,?2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 25 - 29, 2011, San Francisco, California
2. Qiguang Yang, Thoth Gunter, EiEi Brown, Uwe H. Hommerich and Doyle A. Temple, "Nonlinear Absorption in Cr2+:ZnSe Crystal in Strong Pump Intensity Region, "2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, April 25 - 29, 2011, San Francisco, California
1. Qiguang Yang, Jaetae Seo, Bagher Tabibi, Doyle Temple, "Light-induced scattering in CdSe quantum dots,?Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7987, 79870Y (2011)

Holographic Data Storage Patent

1. Doyle Temple, “Cylindrical medium for storing holographic data and methods and apparatus for manipulating data using the cylindrical medium? U.S. Patent No. 6,882,613 B2, April 19, 2005

Grants

Acquisition of Instrumentation for Research and Education in Ultrashort Pulse Laser Spectroscopy and Nanomachining

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Dates: 3/2014 – 2/2015
  • Funded Amount: $500,000

Undergraduate Institute in Physics (UnIPhy) REU Summer Program

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 3/2009 – 2/2010
  • Funded Amount: $87,000

CREST Center for Laser Science and Spectroscopy

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 10/2006 - 9/2010
  • Funded Amount: $5,000,000

HBCU-UP

  • Co-PI: Pamela Hammond and Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 09/2009 – 2/2010
  • Funded Amount: $500,000

RISE

  • Co-PI: Jae Tae Seo and Doyle Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 10/2007 - 9/2010
  • Funded Amount: $1,000,000

Center for Lidar and Atmospheric Sciences Students (CLASS)

  • Co-PI: Doyle A. Temple and Thomas Chyba
  • Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dates: 7/1998 - 6/2004
  • Funded Amount: $2,500,000

Advanced Undergraduate Research Using Optical Radiation in the Atmosphere (AURORA)

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dates: 9/1997 - 8/2000
  • Funded Amount: $ 250,000

Research Center for Optical Physics (RCOP), University Research Center

  • Co-PI: Doyle A. Temple and Thomas Chyba
  • Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dates: 1/1997 - 5/2003
  • Funded Amount: $6,200,000

Research Center for Optical Physics (RCOP), University Research Center

  • Co-PI: Doyle A. Temple, Bagher. Tabibi and Demetrius Venable
  • Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dates: 9/1995 - 12/1996
  • Funded Amount: $4,000,000

Undergraduate Institute in Physics (UnIPhy) REU Summer Program

  • Co-PI: Claudia Rankins and Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 6/2000 – 5/2001
  • Funded Amount: $46,000

Crystal Growth and Nonlinear Optical Properties of PbBaTiO3

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Dates: 8/1991 - 12/1994
  • Funded Amount: $ 230,000

Photovoltaic Materials Research for Improved Solar Cell Technology

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: Louisiana State University
  • Dates: 8/1991 - 6/1992
  • Funded Amount: $ 21,360

Enhancement of Teaching and Research in Laser Physics (A new laboratory course in laser physics)

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund
  • Dates: 6/1990 - 5/1991
  • Funded Amount: $125,000

Photorefractive Studies

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: LSU Summer Faculty Research Award
  • Dates: 1989
  • Funded Amount: $ 7,000

Minority Science Students Research Program in Physics

  • Co-PI: Doyle A. Temple and Roy Goodrich
  • Agency: National Science Foundation -Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Education and Research:
  • Dates: 9/1989 - 8/1991
  • Amount: $90,000

Contracts Awarded to Applied Physics, Inc.

  • LSU Business and Technology Center
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Improved Techniques for Crystal Growth of Barium Titanate

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: Air Force Weapons Laboratory (SBIR)
  • Dates: 9/1988 - 5/1989
  • Funded Amount: $50,000

SBIR Matching Funds

  • PI: Doyle A. Temple
  • Agency: Louisiana Economic Development Corporation
  • Dates: 5/1989 - 2/1990
  • Funded Amount: $25,000

Awards and Honors