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Dr. Doyle A. Temple
Professor of Physics and Optical Engineering
Center for Materials Research (CMR) Director

Dr. Doyle A. Temple

Center for Materials Research
Norfolk State University
555 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Phone (757) 823-2381
Fax (757) 823-9054
E-mail: datemple@nsu.edu


Ph.D. (Physics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
B.S. (Physics) Southern University, 1981

Research Interests
Materials Synthesis, Nanophotonics, and Laser Spectroscopy


Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), 2010
Wilcox and Savage Excellence in Innovation Award 2006, Department of Economic Development, Office of the Mayor, City of Hampton
NASA Administrators’ Fellowship, NASA LaRC, 2000-01
Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics National Honor Society, 1981
Professional Experience 2010-Present Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University
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
2006-2010 Director, NSF CREST Center for Laser Science and Spectroscopy
2007-2010 Co-PI, NSF Rise Doctoral Research in Multifunctional Optical Nanomaterials
2001-2002 Director, NASA PAIR Center for Lidar and Atmospheric Sciences Students
2001-2002 Director, NASA URC Research Center for Optical Physics (RCOP)
1998-2000 Director, NASA PAIR Center for Lidar and Atmospheric Sciences Students
1995-2000 Director, NASA URC Research Center for Optical Physics (RCOP)
1988-1991 Founder and CEO of Applied Physics Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
Summer 1984 Research Associate, Sanders-Lockheed Martin, Nashua, NH
Summer 1980 Research Assistant, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ

Professional Societies and Activities
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
Optical Society of America (OSA)

External Funding
PI or Co-PI on more than $20 million in research and education grants.

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

Recent Publications

  1. Qiguang Yang, Jaetae Seo, Bagher Tabibi, William Yu, Guolong Tan, and Doyle Temple, “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Origins of the Group Velocity Manipulation Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots,” J. Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials, 18, 573 (2009)
  2. JaeTae Seo, Qiguang Yang, Wanjoong Kim, Jinhwa Heo, Seongmin Ma, Jasmine Austin, WanSoo Yun, SungSoo Jung, SangWoo Han, Bagher Tabibi, and Doyle Temple “Optical Nonlinearities of Au Nanoparticles and Au/Ag Coreshells,” Optics Letters, 34(3), 307 (2009).
  3. S. M. Ma, J. T. Seo, W. Yu, Q. Yang, B. Tabibi, D. Temple, M. Namkung, J. Heo, W. J. Kim, and S.S. Jung, “Nonlinear Optical Properties of Mushroom-Shaped CdSe/CdS Coreshells,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 9(2), 1341-1345 (2009).
  4. Q. Yang, R. Battle, C. Zhang, S. M. Ma, J. T. Seo, B. Tabibi, D. Temple, S. Sun, S.S. Jung, and M. Namkung “Optical Spectroscopy of PPV-based Block Copolymers of Nanostructured Supramolecular Organic Semiconductor,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9(2), 995-999 (2009).