Curriculum Vitae

Calvin R. Howell

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Contact information

Box 90308, Durham, NC 27708-0308 (919) 660-2632

Education

Ph.D.Duke University1984
Master of ArtDuke University1980
Bachelor of ScienceDavidson College1978

Areas of Research

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Director of TUNL, Physics, July 1, 2006 - present
Adjunct Professor, Medical Physics Program, July 01, 2005 - present
Deputy Director of TUNL, Physics, July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2006
Professor, Physics, 2001-present
Academic Coordinator for the Minority Medical Education Program, Medical Center, January 5, 2001 - May 15, 2005
Associate Professor, Physics, 1992-2001
Assistant Professor, Physics, 1985-92
Instructor/Research Associate, Physics, 1984-85
North Carolina Central University
Adjunct Professor, Physics, 1993-present
Visiting Positions
  • Physicist, Jefferson Laboratory, June-December 2000
  • Program Director for Nuclear Physics, National Science Foundation, 1998-99
  • Physicist, The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, June-December 1994
  • Physicist, The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, June-December 1992
  • Faculty Fellow, The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, July-December 1989
  • Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, June-December 1987

Conferences Organized

  • Co-chair of Organizing Committee, The International Workshop on HIGS2, June 3, 2013
  • Co-Chair of Organizing Committee, Workshop on Applications of Nuclear Reactions with Gamma-rays and Surrogates for Neutrons, October 07, 2014
  • Co-chair of Organizing Committee, Workshop on Photonuclear Research at the Intensity Frontier, April 04, 2014
  • Co-chair, The DNP Long-range PlanningWorkshop on American Competitiveness, January 19, 2007
  • Member of local organizing committee, Chiral Dynamics: Fifth International Workshop on Chiral Dynamics, 2005 - 2006
  • Member, Program Committee for the 2006 April Meeting of the American Physical Society, May, 2005 - April, 2006
  • Member, Program Committee for the 2005 April Meeting of the American Physical Society, October 15, 2004 - April 15, 2005
  • Chair, Program Committee for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, January 01, 2004 - November 25, 2004
  • Member of local organizing committee, The 17th International IUPAP Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, June 5 - 10, Durham, NC, January-June 2003

Professional Service

  • Member, Graduate Admissions Comittee, 2014 - present
  • Vice Chair, Tom Bonner Prize Committee, Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, 2014 - 2016
  • Prelim Committee for Weizheng Zhou, November 26, 2013 - present
  • Chair, Prelim Committee for Forrest Friesen, November 5, 2013 - present
  • Undergraduate major adviser, September 01, 2012 - present
  • Chair, Experimental Nuclear Physics Search Committee, August 21, 2012 - 4/30/2013
  • Biq Questions Committee, 2011 - present
  • Vice-Chair, Officer of the APS Few-Body Topical Group, October 01, 2010 - present
  • Member, Faculty Diversity Standing Committee, September 01, 2007 - present
  • Chair, University Radiation Safety Committee, September, 2006 - present
  • Member, Astrophysics Working Group, 2006 - present
  • Member, Duke Steering Committee for planning visits by Morehouse and Spelman, June 01, 2005 - present
  • Peer reviewer, Review of grant proposals submitted to the nuclear physics program at the DOE, 2000 - present
  • Member, The Mellon Mays Dissertation Grant Committee, January 3, 2000 - present
  • Referee, Physical Review, 1990 - present
  • Member, Dissertation committee for Mengyang Sun, Physics Department, November 25, 2013
  • Member, NSAC Long Range Plan Working Group, June 01, 2014 - December 31, 2015
  • Physical Review Editorial Board, January 01, 2012 - December 31, 2014
  • Member, Dissertation committee for Yu Song, Physics Department, June 27, 2014
  • Member, International Research Experiences for Students, February 21, 2014
  • PhD Committee for Mengyang Sun, November 25, 2013
  • Member : NSF REU panel for review of the Physics REU proposals, Member : NSF REU panel for review of the Physics REU proposals. September 20, 2012 - November 10, 2012, September 20, 2012 - November 10, 2012
  • Prelim. Commitee for George Laskaris, May 04, 2012
  • Member, Prelim Committee for Sean Finch, April 16, 2012
  • Chair, Search Committee for Dean of the Graduate School, November 23, 2011 - April 16, 2012
  • Member, PhD Committee for James Esterline, April 12, 2012
  • Member, PhD Committee for Wangzhi Zheng, April 10, 2012
  • Chair, PhD Committee for Leah Broussard, April 09, 2012
  • Member, PhD Committee for Chenglin Cao, March 21, 2012
  • Prelim Committee for Chingyun Cheng, March 12, 2012
  • Prelim. Commitee for Hannah Guilbert, April 19, 2011
  • Prelim. Commitee for Yu Song, April, 2011
  • member, Executive Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2011
  • Member, DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellow Selection Committee, January, 2010 - March 15, 2011
  • Co-chair, PhD Committee for Alexander Couture, 2008 - December 17, 2010
  • Member, Physics Faculty Search Committee, March 01, 2010 - December 10, 2010
  • Co-chair, PhD Committee for Charles Arnold at UNC, September, 2008 - November 11, 2010
  • Chair, Promotion Committe for Prof. Roxanne Springer, June 21, 2010 - November 05, 2010
  • Member, Prelim Committee for Mengyang Sun, August 9, 2010
  • Member, DOE Review Panel for the nuclear physics program at MIT, August 04, 2010
  • member of review panel : Site Review of Department of Energy Cener of Excellence, member of review panel : Site Review of Department of Energy Cener of Excellence. September 30, 2009 - October 1, 2009, September 30, 2009 - October 01, 2009
  • Member, Colloquium Committee, 2008 - June 30, 2009
  • Member, PhD Defense Committee of Alan Ye, August, 2008
  • Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Long-range Plan Writing Group, March 01, 2007 - December 31, 2007
  • Chair, The Committee On Minorities in Physics of the American Physical Society, January, 2006 - December, 2006
  • Past Chair, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) Executive Committee, January, 2006 - December, 2006
  • DUS, Director of Undergraduate Studies, July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2006
  • Member, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director's Review Committee of the Nuclear, May, 2006
  • Member, Ph.D. Defense Committee for Amanda Sabourov, April, 2006
  • Member, Master Defense Committee for Elisa Osenbaugh, April, 2006
  • Member, Ph.D. Defense Committee for Joe Kinast, March, 2006
  • Member, Preliminary Exam Committee for Joe Newton at UNC-CH, Nov. 2005
  • Chair, Executive Committee of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, January, 2005 - December, 2005
  • Member, The Committee On Minorities in Physics of the American Physical Society, January, 2004 - December, 2005
  • Member, Review Committee for the Division of Nuclear Physics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, May 11, 2005
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, April 7, 2003 - April 17, 2005
  • Member, NSAC Subcommittee on Education, February 1, 2003 - December 10, 2004
  • Chair, Preliminary Exam Committee for Matthew Kiser, November 22, 2004
  • Member, Physics Department Strategic Planning Committee, October 1, 2004
  • Speaker, Graduate School Orientation, August 17, 2004
  • Member, Executive Commitee of the Graduate Faculty, 2002-04
  • Member, Introductory Physics Committee, June 15, 2004
  • Member, Preliminary Exam Committee for J. Kinast, June 09, 2004
  • Member, Preliminary Exam Committee for Brent Perdue, April 29, 2004
  • Chair, Ph.D. Defense Committee for Robert Macri, February 13, 2004
  • Chair Elect, Executive Committee of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, Jan. 2004 - Dec. 2004
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2003
  • Chair, Ph.D. Defense Committee for S. Tajima, December 1, 2003
  • Member, Preliminary Exam Committee of S. Montero, November 1, 2003
  • member, Faculty Review Committee, May-October 2003
  • member, Preliminary Exam Committee of A. Sabourov, October 1, 2003
  • member, Athletic Council, 2000-03
  • member, Ph.D. Defense Committee of K. Sabourov, April-May 2003
  • member, Intro Physics Committee, January-May 2003
  • member, NSF Physics Frontiers Centers panel, January-May 2002
  • member, Faculty Search Committee for Assistant Research Professor in the area of accelerator-based light sources, January-December 2001
  • member, Faculty Search Committee for tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics, June-September 2001
  • Faculty Coordinator, The Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program, July 1, 1996 - June 30, 2001
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee in the area of experimental nuclear physics, 2002-01
  • member, Organizing Committee for the town meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS on Electromagnetic Probes and Hadron Physics, September-December 2000
  • member, The NSF Physics Frontiers Centers Pre-Proposal Panel, September-November 2000
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee for tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of theoretical nuclear physics, 1999-2000
  • member, Search Committee for Dean of Student Affairs for the Graduate School, January-May 1998

Selected Recent Invited Talks

  • Nuclear Physics Research at HIGS: a decadal vision, Physics department lunch talk, Duke University, Durham, NC, September 2, 2014
  • Probing Hadron Structure with Photons, 2014 DNP/LRP Joint Town Meeting on QCD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2014 [available here]
  • Plant Physiology Studies Using Radioistotope Tracing, 2014 DNP/LRP Town Meeting on Education and Innovation, East Lansing, MI,, August, 2014 [available here]
  • Applications and Interdisciplinary Research at TUNL, 2014 ARUNA Workshop, Notre Dame, IN, June, 2014 [html]
  • Many-body Nuclear Structure, Few-Nucleon Systems and Hadron Structure at TUNL: the next 5 years, 2014 ARUNA Workshop, Notre Dame, IN, June, 2014 [html]
  • Nuclear Physics Education at TUNL, 2014 ARUNA Workshop, Notre Dame, IN, June, 2014 [html]
  • Overview of the Research Facilities at TUNL, 2014 ARUNA Workshop, Notre Dame, IN, June, 2014 [html]
  • HIGS2: Facility and Research Opportunities, Low-Energy Community Meeting, East Lansing, MI, August, 2013
  • Collaborative Research: ARI-MA: Nuclear Data Measurements Using Gamma Rays, Sixth Annual Academic Research Initiative Grantees Program Review, Leesburg, VA, July, 2013
  • HIGS2: Facility and Research, The Fifth Workshop on Hadron Physics in China and Opportunities in US, Huangshan, China, July, 2013
  • Photo-Induced Precision Cross-Section Measurements on Actinide Nuclei using Monoenergetic and Polarized Photon Beams, 2013 Stewardship Science Academic Programs Annual Review Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2013
  • Measuring the Dynamical Responses of Plants to Changes in Environmental Conditions Using Radioactive Isotopes, Physics department colloquium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, April, 2013
  • STEM: A Call to Service, Workshop on Promoting Diversity in STEM, George Washington University, Washington, DC, April, 2013
  • STEM: A Call to Service, Science Pipeline ConNEXTion workshop: Establishing Your Roots in STEM, Davidson, NC, March, 2013
  • What is the Value of Curiosity-Motivated Research?, Science Pipeline ConNEXTion workshop: Establishing Your Roots in STEM, Davidson, NC, March, 2013
  • Neutron-Deuteron Breakup: A Probe of the Neutron-Neutron Interaction, The 7th International Workshop on Chiral Dynamics, Newport News, VA, August, 2012
  • Nuclear Data Measurements Using Gamma Rays and Radiation Detector Development, The Annual Grantees Conference for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Academic Research Initiative, July, 2012
  • My Personal Path and Research, Symposium entitled Blazing Trails: African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the SciWorks Science Center and Environmental Park, Winston-Salem, NC, February, 2012
  • Measuring Plant-Environment Feedback Dynamics for Resource Allocation Using Short-lived Radioisotopes, Physics faculty seminar, Duke University, November, 2011
  • Nuclear Data Measurements on Actinides Using the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source, DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office ARI Grantees Conference, Alexandria, VA, April 13, 2010
  • Measuring Dynamical Responses of Plants to Environment Change Using Short-lived Radioisotope, Graduate School Seminar for Medical Physics Program at Duke University, October, 2008
  • Measurements of Few-Nucleon Reactions at HIGS_x000B_, Gordan Conference on Photonuclear Reactions, Tilton, NH, August, 2008
  • Measuring the Neutron-Neutron Scattering Length, Carolina Isospin Violation Workshop, Columbia, SC, December 01, 2007
  • Tracking Substance Translocation in Plants using Radioisotopes, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, November 16, 2006
  • Measuring Dynamical Responses of Plants to Global Change Using Short-lived Radioisotope, Colloquium in Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, September 21, 2006
  • Development of a System to Measure Responses of Plants to Global Change using Short-lived Radioisotopes, Physics Department Colloquium at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, March 20, 2006
  • Measuring Dynamic Biological Responses of Plants to Global Change using Short-lived Radioisotopes, Physics Department Colloquium at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, March 1, 2006
  • Real-time Measurements of Photosynthate Translocation in Plants, Innoworks at Duke University, August 8, 2005
  • Real-time Measurements of Photosynthate Translocation in Plants, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at Duke University, July 21, 2005
  • Real-time Measurements of Carbon Uptake and Distribution, Physics Colloquium at Ohio University, Athens, OH, May 19, 2005
  • Real-time Measurements of Carbon Uptake and Distribution, Physics Colloquium at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, November 29, 2004
  • Upgrades at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory, Southeastern Section Meeting of the APS, Oak Ridge, TN, November 13, 2004
  • The High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory, Workshop of the Majorana Collaboration, Durham, NC, November 06, 2004
  • New Measurements of the Neutron Electric Form Factor, 2003 April Meeting of the Americal Physical Society, Philadelphia, PA, 5 April 2003
  • Upgrade of the High-Intensity Gamma-Ray Source at Duke University, 2003 Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, Atlanta, GA, 12 February 2003
  • Results from Indirect Measurements of the 1S0 Neutron-Neutron Scattering Length, 17th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Univ. of North Texas - Denton, 14 November 2002
  • First Studies of the Coupling of an Accelerator to a Subcritical Multiplying System for Thermal Spectrum Transmutation, The 11th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, Albuquerque, NM, 30 October 2002
  • Research Opportunities at the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source, Physics Department Colloquium at NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 28 October 2002
  • Review of Indirect Methods used to Determine the 1S0 Neutron-Neutron Scattering Length, the X International Seminar on Interactions of Neutrons with Nuclei, Dubna, Russia, 20 May 2002
  • Curosity Driven Research: Making Deposits for the future, The Ron McNair Symposium on Science Frontiers: The Role of HBCU's in the 21st Century Higher Education, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 28 January 2002

Doctoral Theses Directed

  • Leah J. Broussard, High Precision Measurement of the 19Ne Lifetime, (May 1, 2005 - April 09, 2012)
  • Alexander Couture, Cross-Section Measurement of 2H(n,np)n at 16 MeV in Symmetric Constant Relative Energy Configurations., (June 1, 2007 - December 17, 2010)
  • Charles Arnold, A New Absolute Total Cross-Section for Photodisintegration of Beryllium-9, (June 1, 2007 - November 11, 2010)
  • Matthew R Kiser, Development of a System for Real-Time Measurements of Metabolite Transport in Plants Using Short-lived Positron-emitting Radiotracers, (July 31, 2005 - July 31, 2008)
  • Robert A. Macri, Cross-Section Measurements of the Space-Star Configuration in nd Breakup at 10 and 13 MeV, (2004)
  • Shigeyuki Tajima, Measurements of the Electric Form Factor of the Neutron at Q2=0.45 and 1.13 (GeV/c)2, (2003)
  • Alexander S. Crowell, Cross-Section Measurements of Star Configurations in Neutron-Deuteron Breakup at 16.0 MeV, (2001)
  • Frank Salinas Meneses, Use of the 1S0 Neutron-Proton Scattering Length as a Probe for Three Nucleon Forces, (1998)
  • Qiankun Chen, Extraction of the 1S0 Neutron-Neutron Scattering Length from the Reaction pion+deuteron --> gamma+n+n Using Monte-Carlo Simulation, (1998)
  • Henry R. Setze III, Differential Cross Section for the Neutron-Deuteron Breakup Reaction at En = 13.0 MeV, (1994)

Publications (listed separately)


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