NSBP President-Elect, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Dual-Degree Engineering, Morehouse College
Willie Rockward is the President-Elect of the National Society of Black Physicists. He received a B.S. degree in Physics, cum laude, from Grambling State University. While completing a M.S. degree in Physics from State University of New York at Albany, he transferred into the doctoral program in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. After completing his doctoral studies, he served as a civilian Research Physicist for the Advanced Guidance Division of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory located at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.
Currently, Rockward is an Associate Professor of Physics and the Research Director of the Micro/Nano Optics Research and Engineering (MORE) Laboratory at Morehouse College. His current research interests include crossed phase optics, micro/nano optics fabrication, optical quadrature microscopy, extreme ultraviolet lithography, terahertz imaging, nanostructure characterization, and termite behavior.
He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students (national officer), the National Technical Association, the Optical Society of America and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He also volunteers as the Director of Science and the Coordinator of Special Projects for the Miller’s Preparatory Academy for Boys.