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What's the fastest thing you can imagine? How about the smallest? Well never mind, because there really is no way to wrap your head around what's going on in David Hilton's laser lab in the UAB Department of Physics.
UAB’s Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., a University Scholar, professor in the Department of Physics, and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, “grows” diamonds by mixing methane with hydrogen in a process called microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition.
May 01, 2014

Diamond in the Rough

Industrial diamonds may be less flashy than their multifaceted, organic cousins, but their durability offers great potential for scientific use Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., professor of physics and associate dean of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been conducting research on manmade diamonds for many years.
When David Shealy, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physics, accepted an assistant professor position at UAB in 1973, he had no idea he would one day be honored for more than 40 years of service to the university.
David Hilton, Ph.D., has received notification on June 3rd from Dr. Ray L. Watts, President of UAB, on his promotion to associate professor and the award of tenure, in the Department of Physics effective October 1, 2013.
A research paper  “High pressure transport properties of the topological insulator Bi2Se3” co-authored by Professor Yogesh K. Vohra with colleagues from the University of California-San Diego, University of Maryland, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been selected by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter for inclusion in the journal's ‘Highlights of 2012’ collection. 
The graduating seniors of the EMSAP Class of 2012 voted Dr. Christopher M. Lawson as its Outstanding Professor in Physics.
On behalf of the EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition Dr. Christopher M. Lawson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham testified in front of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on March 22.
Nanodiamonds designed to toughen artificial joints also might prevent the inflammation caused when hardworking metal joints shed debris into the body, according to an early study published this week in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.
On November 18, 2011, the Optical Society of America (OSA) announced that Sergey B. Mirov, UAB Professor of Physics and University Professor, was elected to the rank of Fellow. 
The poet William Blake once imagined seeing “a world in a grain of sand,” but Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., a UAB physics professor and director of UAB’s Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration(CNMB), sees a world of possibilities on a much smaller scale.
David Hilton, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physics, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
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