Dr. Theda Daniels-Race and her award winning group
Daniels-Race received her BS degree from Rice University
(1983) during which time she was a National Achievement scholarship
recipient. For her MS from Stanford University (1985), she
was a GEM Fellow, and during her Ph.D. from Cornell University
(1990), she was an AT&T Fellow via CRFP (Cooperative Research
Fellowship Program). All three degrees were in electrical engineering
with an emphasis in electro-physics during her Ph.D. studies.
She joined LSU in the Fall on 2003.
Dr. Daniels-Race is in the process of expanding her research
activities supported by funding from CCT and the resources
available via the ECE Department's Electronic Material and
Device Laboratory (EMDL). She is currently developing a nanostructure
characterization laboratory to aid expansion by her research
group at LSU to include investigation of hybrid (organic/inorganic)
materials and devices in the nanoscale.
As of Fall 2005, Dr. Daniels-Race's group will consist
of four graduate research assistants, one postdoctoral
and two undergraduate assistants. They are pictured in
the picture as follows: from left to right, (top) Sathish
Raghu Ramachandran, Royston Siow, Ravi Madduri, (bottom)
Dr. Kim Lewis, Dr. Theda Daniels-Race.
spring (2005) members of Dr. Daniels-Race's research group
have received a number of
awards and recognitions as listed
Royston Eejer Siow, ECE Ph.D. student received the Donald
W. Clayton Excellence in Engineering and Graduate Fellowship
Dr. Daniels-Race was recognized as mentor of Mr. Siow.
postdoctoral associate, Dr. Kim Michelle Lewis, was awarded
a Ford Foundation
Fellowship. This award is administered by
the National Research Council of the National Academies to
continue her research with Dr. Theda Daniels-Race. The award
is given to outstanding individuals who are committed to
a career in teaching and research at the college or university
In addition, Dr. Daniels-Race has been quite active herself.
She was recently awarded funding from the Board of Regents
via the NSF EPSCOR Links with Industry, Research Centers,
and National Laboratories Program. "LINK" provides support
for a faculty member, a postdoctoral researcher, or a graduate
student to conduct research at top facilities around the country
for purposes of education, training, and professional enhancement.
Dr. Daniels-Race's graduate student, Ravi Shankar Madduri,
will utilize this award to visit the Microelectronics
Research Center (MRC) of The University of Texas at
MRC is an invited member of the National Science Foundation's
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and is
facility in this area of research. Daniels-Race's award
is the first to have been granted to an LSU faculty via
Dr. Daniels-Race, an invited member of the U.S. delegation,
also recently attended the 2nd International Conference
on the Status of Women in Physics in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. She, along with other scientists/engineers from
met to evaluate factors affecting careers in physics
fields for women worldwide, as fewer than 15% of the
world's physicists are female.
The meeting was sponsored by the International Union
of Pure and Applied Physics and was part of one of
celebrating the World Year of Physics, WYP 2005