Dr. Kelly Nash is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Nash received her B.S. in Physics from Dillard University, New Orleans, LA and her M.S. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She attended the University of Texas San Antonio where she received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2009. During her graduate studies she broadened her physics knowledge to include a more interdisciplinary approach, which included expanding her studies to include chemistry and biology.
As a newly appointed Assistant Professor her research interest encompasses polymer nanocomposites and dynamical processes in excited states of rare earth materials. In UTSA’s CATALYST The Magazine of The College Sciences Spring 2010, Dr. Nash was quoted in the Ladies First: Three alumnae lead the way for minority women in science article saying, “I always wanted to teach and to do research, and I feel like this is a good place and an exciting time to be at UTSA” (http://www.utsa.edu/catalyst/vol2/). As a female physicist she “encourages young women to think of themselves as leaders, pioneers taking a nontraditional road”. She says, “You should enjoy the fact that what you’re doing is a challenge. You have to love everything – education and learning overall”. To read more, please visithttp://www.utsa.edu/catalyst/vol2/ (an article by Amanda Beck).
Current projects include:
Technical Capabilities and Instrumentation:
Zannatul Yasmin, 1st year graduate student
Abstracts and Presentations: 25 (since 2003, four invited)
Journal Articles: 20 (Abbreviated list below)
Kelly L. Nash, Ph.D.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
E-mail: Kelly.Nash@utsa.eduWebsite: http://physics.utsa.edu/Faculty%20Staff/profiles/NashK/Kelly.html