Primary professional activities:
- Professor in the Physics Department at Auburn University.
- Lawrence C. Wit Professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) [2012 - 2017]
- Charles W. Barkley Professor and Diverstity Faculty Mentor for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) [2015 - 2020]
- Director of the Plasma Sciences Laboratory
Other current professional activities:
- Associate Editor of the Journal of Plasma Physics: 2015 - 2017
- Member of the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee: 2013 - 2016
- Co-organizer of the 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, May, 2015 and Special Issue of IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science on Dusty Plasmas.
- Member of the Facility Science Team for the PK-4 and PlasmaLab microgravity projects - joint Russian-German International Space Station (ISS) projects.
- Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands
- Member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas.
- Consultant for the non-profit organization - Quality Education for Minorities (QEM Network)
Some past professional activities:
- National Academies of Science (NAS) - Plasma Sciences Committee (PLSC): 2004 - 2008 — Click HERE for a link to the Plasma 2010 report
- American Physical Society (APS) - Committee on Minorities (COM): 2005-2008
- Member of the Executive Committee of the University Fusion Association (UFA): 2009 - 2012
- Member of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC): 2002 - 2013
- Member of the Advisory Committee for the Low Temperature Plasma Science Center - Control of Plasma Kinetics at University of Michigan: 2011 - 2014
Honors and awards:
- Professional Improvement Leave - (Spring, 2013)
- Dean's Research Award - College of Sciences and Mathematics - Auburn University (2013)
- Elected as Fellow of the Alabama Academy of Sciences (2012)
- Elected as Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (2011)
- Professional Improvement Leave – Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa (Fall, 2006)
- Elected for membership, International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Commission H (2004)
- Outstanding Academic Advisor – College of Science and Mathematics – Auburn University (2003)
- CAREER - Faculty Early Career Development award - National Science Foundation (1998)
- National Society of Black Physicists - Outstanding Dissertation Award (1998)
- Auburn University, Physics Department – Outstanding Graduate Research Award (1996)
- Alabama / Department of Energy EPSCoR Traineeship (1994)
- AT&T Bell Laboratories - Corporate Research Fellowship Program (1989)