Derek Daniel, Assistant Professor, Physics

B.Sc. (Theoretical Physics), Ph.D. (Theoretical Physics)

B.Sc. (Theoretical Physics), Ph.D. (theoretical Physics)

Office:A-204, UB-North

Phone:(242) 352-9761

Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Physics & Mathematics

Research Interests:

Quantum Physics, Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, Quantum Optics, Stochastic Modeling and Nonlinear Dynamics

Amin Kabir, Assistant Professor, Physics

B.Sc. (Physics), M.Sc. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics)

Office:T-30-4, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4300 ext. 4227

Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:

Cooperative learning format; Student centered learning; Physics/Optics

Research Interests:

Dr. Amin Kabir has been working as an Assistant Professor of Physics at UB since August 2013. His PhD research work was focused on nonlinear optics and photonics in semiconductor nanostructures. After his PhD, Dr. Kabir worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Terahertz spectroscopy group at the University of Alberta, Canada from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, He joined ultrafast spectroscopy group at the McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow and worked on coherent multidimensional spectroscopy in nanostructure samples until he joined UB as an Assistant Professor in 2013. His current research at UB is focused on optical atmospheric research conducting aerosol studies and their dynamics impacting air pollution, precipitation patterns, and climate change regionally and globally.

Current Research:

Dr. Kabir has created an optical atmospheric research group at UB conducting aerosol studies and their dynamics impacting air pollution, precipitation patterns, and climate change regionally and globally. The research project runs in collaboration with Prof. Nimmi Sharma from Central Connecticut State University and John Barnes from NOAA/ESRL/Global monitoring division. Currently, four UB undergraduate students are working as research assistants in this group. Dr. Kabir has received UB research grants for this project and additional grants for the research assistants. His research group uses a remote sensing laser radar technique called Clidar (camera based light detection and ranging) to measure aerosols, the small particles that are suspended in the atmosphere and to know how the aerosols change in both altitude and time. Aerosols can be naturally occurring, such as dust from dust storms, from breaking waves, or man-made, such as soot from factory pollution, vehicle emission or smoke from biomass burning. With Clidar, a laser pulse is transmitted vertically into the atmosphere. On its way up, it scatters off atmospheric constituents, like air molecules (oxygen, nitrogen, etc.), cloud particles, and suspended particulates in the atmosphere, called aerosols.  Small portion of the laser light that is scattered off is collected by ground-based camera and analyzed. The height of the scattering particle, or molecule, is determined from geometry of the setup. The intensity of the scattered light at each altitude provides information on the aerosols in the atmosphere at that height.  The project’s goal is to enhance educational offerings and research opportunities in the area of atmospheric laser radar (lidar) remote sensing by developing a cross-institutional student-faculty collaboratory team. Dr. Kabir presented the findings of this research in Conference for Laser and Electro Optics (CLEO2017) in San Jose and published in peer-reviewed OSA (Optical Society of America) technical digest.  He will present the research findings in Defense and commercial sensing conference hosted by SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) in Orlando in April 2018 and in International Geoscience and remote sensing symposium in July (IGARSS2018) in Spain. His research assistant Mauricio Bridgewater, an associate of science student has co-authored a manuscript with him that is ready for submission to SPIE2018. Najee Stubbs, a student of Associate of Science program will present a poster in NSBE conference in Pittsburgh and Edward Knowles will present a poster in Student Research Symposium in March 2018 on this research project. He has submitted another paper to IGARSS with Najee and Mauricio to IGARSS. Dr. Kabir along with Najee and Mauricio presented in Research Edge on this research project in October 2017

Claude McNamarah, Assistant Professor, Physics

B.Sc. (Physics), M.Phil. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics)

Office:T-13, Oakes Field Campus

Phone:(242) 302-4402

Teaching Specialty/Areas of Expertise:


Research Interests:

Anomalous Rotation Curves of Spiral Galaxies; Dark Matter; Structure formation in the Universe; Classical Physics

Current Research:

  1. Investigation of the potential required to produce the observed rotation curves of spiral galaxies and the underlying structure that gives rise to the potential.

2. Model for the propagation of genetically transmitted insecticide resistance in disease vector mosquitoes.

Carlton Watson, Associate Professor, Physics/Dean, Pure & Applied Sciences

B.Sc. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics)

Office:A-80, Ground Floor, G.T.R. Campbell SIS Research Complex, Oakes Field Campus.

Phone:(242) 302-4404

Teaching Specialty:


Areas of Expertise:

Semiconductor Physics, Microwave Devices and Techniques, Nano/microfabrication

Research Interests:

Renewable Energy Systems, Physics Education Research, Environmental Physics, Materials Physic