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Allen Landers
Physics
Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Professor

Research Areas: Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

Office: Allison Labs #216

Address:
206 Allison Laboratory
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844-4048
E-Mail: landeal@auburn.edu

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Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University
1999
B.S., Kansas State University
1993


Professional Employment

Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Professor, Auburn University
2011 - present
Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University
2013 - present
Associate Professor, Auburn University
2008 - 2013
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2003 - 2008
Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University
2001 - 2003
Post-doctoral Research Associate
2001 - 2003


Honors and Awards

SEC University Fellow, Academic Leadership Development Program
2016-2017
College of Sciences and Mathematics, Young Faculty Scholar
2015
Auburn University Award for Excellence in Outreach 2014
2014
Department of Physics, Eugene Clothiaux Outstanding Faculty Award
2014
Most Outstanding Professor (MOP) award, Department of Physics
2013, 2016
Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Endowed Professorship
2011 - present
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Outreach, COSAM, Auburn Univeristy
2013
Auburn University Outreach Scholar
2012 - 2013
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, COSAM
2006


Professional Activities

Propsal Reviewer DOE, NSF, NASA (ongoing)
Referee for Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Physics B, Journal of Physics C and other professional journals (ongoing)
APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Education Committee Member and Chair, 2004-2008
Member American Physical Society (APS), Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Forum on Education
Member Alabama Science Teachers Association and Alabama Association of Physics Teachers


Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Allen L. Landers currently holds the Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Professorship in the Department of Physics at Auburn University. Dr. Landers earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics (1993), along with a Ph.D. in Physics (1999) from Kansas State University. After a stint as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, he joined the Auburn faculty in 2003. He is an active researcher studying atomic, molecular and optical physics, particularly through the use of novel multi-particle imaging methods to explore the dynamics of electronic and nuclear motion in atoms and molecules. Dr. Landers’ research has been featured in the Journal of Physics, Physical Review, Science, and Nature, and has been funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Landers teaches at all levels in the Physics Department, ranging from introductory science classes to advanced graduate courses. In addition, he works with interdisciplinary teams of Auburn faculty and staff to pursue science outreach, principally developing new opportunities for K-12 students to experience the scientific process.

Dr. Landers has recieved recognition for his work with various awards including:

  • Department of Physics, Most Outstanding Professor (MOP) award 2013,2016
  • College of Sciences and Mathematics, Young Faculty Scholar 2015
  • Auburn University, Award for Excellence in Outreach 2014
  • Department of Physics, Eugene Clothiaux Outstanding Faculty Award 2014
  • College of Sciences and Mathematics, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Outreach 2013
  • Auburn University Outreach Scholar, 2012
  • College of Sciences and Mathematics, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching 2006


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Last updated: 12/07/2017