Christopher Nelson

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Education

Ph.D. University of Utah, Computational Condensed Matter Theory Dissertation: Calculation of electric field gradients in semiconductor materials

M.S. Idaho State University, Theoretical Physics Thesis: Unified Theory of Gravitation, Spin and Isotopic Spin

B.S. Idaho State University, Applied Physics

 

Teaching Experience

St. Cloud State University

8/2016 – 5/2020  |  Assistant Professor of Physics

Sam Houston State University

8/2015 –5/2016  |  Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Ball State University

8/2012- 5/2015  |  Assistant Professor of Physics

Millersville University

8/2011- 6/2012  |  Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Western State College

8/2010 – 5/2011  |  Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Graceland University

8/2008 – 7/2009  |  Assistant Professor of Physics

Lamar University

8/2005 – 5/2008  |  Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

 

Selected Publications

1) “A tight binding model of the bond disassociation mechanism in thermochromic leuco dyes” C.B. Nelson, K. Sivaprakasam, J.E. Sinko, and T. Maehren, Journal of structure 1222 (2020) 128930

2) “On the co-operative formation of local ground states and frustration fields in the structural glass As2Se3”, C.B. Nelson, Journal of Non-crystalline solids 478-481, 627-633 (2018)

3) “A synergistic combination of local tight binding theory and second harmonic generation elucidating surface properties of ZnO nanoparticles” C. B. Nelson, T. Zubkov, J. D. Adair and M. Subir , P.C.C.P Oct 27 (2017)

4) “Optical Second Harmonic Generation from ZnO Nanofluids—A Tight Binding Approach in Determining Bulk χ(2) “ , C.B. Nelson, K.E. Shane, A.A. Al-Nossif, and M. Subir, J. Phys. Chem: C Jan 13 (2015)

5) “ A frustration Based Model of the structural glass transition in As2Se3”, C.B. Nelson, Journal of Non-crystalline solids 398-399 48-56(2014)