Princilla Evans Morris (Executive Vice President and Provost)
Arnold Burger is a professor of physics and the director of the Materials Science and Applications Laboratories. He joined Fisk University in 1986 after earning his B.S. in Physics-Math, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science/Applied Physics, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.Dr. Burger advised over 65 graduate students and 14 postdoctoral scholars; has published over 400 papers, book chapters, proceedings and invited presentations and was awarded seven patents in these fields. He currently serves as Senior Editor for the journal IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science, Associate Editor ofthe Journal of Crystal Growth and has chaired numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Burger was appointed in 2010 for a three-year term as a member representative in the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Board. Dr. Burger is anelected Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Member and a Fellow of the SPIE optics and photonics society and a three-time recipient ofthe R&D100 Award, in 1998, 2001, and 2010 for developing new methods to grow crystals and various compact sensors to detect and image radiation.