Georgia Institue of Technology
Dr. Quinton L. Williams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research group is currently investigating nanomaterials and lithium iron phosphate batteries. In industry, Dr. Williams worked at Lucent Technologies – Bell Labs in fiber optics and photonics before co-founding an integrated optics company. From 2003 - 2014, he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and as Interim Provost at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Since 2014, he has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University. He is a Past-President of the National Society of Black Physicists and formerly an elected member of the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics. He has published nearly 40 scientific publications and given numerous invited presentations. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his B.S. in physics from Jackson State University.