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ALFRED Z MSEZANE

Professor of Physics/Director of CTSPS
Physics
Clark Atlanta University

Biography

EDUCATION
University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1969-1973, Ph.D.
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1965-1967, M.Sc.
University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 1962-1964, B.Sc. (Honors)
University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 1960-1962, B.Sc.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
1968-1969 Research Assistant, Nuclear Physics Research Unit, Witwatersrand University, South Africa
1973-1974 Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
1973-1974 Teaching Associate in Modular Teaching, University of Western Ontario
1974-1976 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
1976-1978 Instructor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada
1978-1980 Visiting Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
1980-1982 Assistant Professor, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
1982-1983 Associate Professor, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
1983-1989 Professor, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
1986-1989 Chair, Department of Physics, Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
1991-1992 Acting Chair, Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
1990- Professor of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
Current Position: Professor of Physics and Director of CTSPS, Clark Atlanta University

HONORS/AWARDS
D.Sc. (Honoris, Causa), University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Edward A. Bouchet Award, The American Physical Society
Fellow of The American Physical Society and Lifetime Member
Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
Fellow of The Institute of Physics (London, UK)
Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2013 Nominated Fellow of The Academy of the Sciences of the Developing World, Trieste, Italy
2013- Member of Europe-Africa Foundation for Science & Technology
2013 Appointed Member of Advisory Commission of the UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in
Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, University of South Africa, Pretoria
2013 Msezane was entered into ScienceMaker, Library of Congress, a NSF-Sponsored Project

Research Interests

Atomic collisions; Photon and electron interactions with atoms/ions/clusters; strongly correlated systems; negative ion catalysis; resonances and cross sections; fullerenes

Publications

Some Publications 2010-2011

1. Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Al-like Vanadium, G. P. Gupta and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Scripta 81, 045302 (2010).

2. Low-energy electron elastic scattering cross sections for excited Au and Pt atoms, Z. Felfli, A. R. Eure*, A. Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, NIMB 268, 1370 (2010)

3. Complex angular momentum analysis of low-energy electron elastic scattering from lanthanide atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, Phys. Rev. A 81, 042707 (2010)

4. Main Universal Features of the 3He Experimental Temperature�Density Phase Diagram, V.R. Shaginyan, A.Z. Msezane. K.G. Popov and V.A. Stephanovich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 096406 (2008)

5. Effects of the fullerene (C60) potential and position of the atom (A) on spectral characteristics of endohedral atoms A@C60, A. S. Baltenkov, U. Becker, S. T. Manson and A. Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 43, 115102 (2010).

6. On Regge-pole trajectories for a rational function approximation of Thomas-Fermi potentials, S. Belov, K.-E. Thylwe, M. Marletta, A. Z. Msezane and S. Naboko, J. Phys. A 43, 365301 (2010)

7. Novel mechanism for nanoscale catalysis, A.Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 43, 201001 (2010) (FAST TRACK)

8. Fine-structure energy levels and radiative rates in Si-like Chlorine, G. P. Gupta, Vikas Tayal and A. Z. Msezane, Indian Journal of Physics, At Press (2011)

9. Scaling Behavior of Heavy Fermion Metals, V.R. Shaginyan, M.Ya. Amusia, A.Z. Msezane, K.G. Popov, Physics Reports 492, 31-109(2010)

10. Photoionization of Ce3+ @C82, Zhifan Chen, R.A Phaneuf and A.Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 43, 215203 (2010)

11. Density Functional Theory Investigation of Small Pt Clusters, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, Fourth International Conference on Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computing, Eds. G.S. Ladde, N.G. Medhin, Chuang Peng and M. Sambandham (Dynamic Publishers, Inc., Atlanta, 2010), p. 104

12. Low-energy electron elastic collision cross sections for ground and excited Tm, Lu and Hf atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, NIMB 269, 1046 (2011)

13. Fine-structure energy levels and radiative rates in Si-like Chlorine, G. P. Gupta, Vikas Tayal and A. Z. Msezane, Indian Journal of Physics, At Press (2011)

14. Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Cu XVI, G. P. Gupta and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Scripta 83, 055301 (2011).

15. Low-energy electron elastic scattering from Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Ag and Cd atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, Phys. Rev. A 83, 052705 (2011)

16. Thermodynamic Properties of Kagome Lattice in ZnCu3 (OH) 6Cl2, V.R. Shaginyan, A.Z. Msezane, and K.G. Popov, Phys. Rev. Lett. Submitted (2011)

17. Elastic scattering of slow electrons from Y, Ru, Pd, Ag and Pt atoms: Search for nanocatalysts, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 44, At Press (2011)

18. Nanostep Towards Building a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Research and Educational Program between the US and South Africa, Myron N.V. Williams, Paul M. Brown, Ishrat M Khan, Alfred Msezane, James Reed*, Laurisa London * and Malik Maaza . African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Development, Volume 2 issue #3, 133-152, 2010

19. Cold Fusion Mechanism in Nanoscale Catalysis? (Vol. 41, No. 6);
A.Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli and D. Sokolovski

20. Baryon asymmetry resulting from a quantum phase transition in the early universe, V. R. Shaginyan, G. S. Japaridze, M. Ya. Amusia, A. Z. Msezane and K. G. Popov Euro Phys. Lett. 94, 69001 (2011)

21. "Electronic and Optical Properties of the Ce@C82 Molecule", Zhifan Chen and A.Z. Msezane, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Submitted (2011)

Some Publications 2012-2013

1. Slow electron elastic scattering cross sections for In, Tl, Ga and At atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 45, 045201 (2012)

2. Self-intersecting Regge trajectories in multi-channel scattering, D. Sokolovski, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane, Physics Letters A 376, 733-736 (2012)

3. Photoabsorption spectrum of the Xe@C60 endohedral fullerene, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, Euro. Phys. J. D 66, 184, (2012)

4. Interference in Molecular Photoionization and Young’s Double-Slit Experiment, A. S. Baltenkov, U. Becker, S. T. Manson and A. Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 45, 035202 (2012)

5. Identification of strongly correlated spin liquid in Herbertsmithite, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K. G. Popov, G. S. Japaridze and V. A. Stephanovich, Euro. Phys. Lett. 97, 56001 (2012)

6. Fine-structure energy levels and radiative rates in Si-like Chlorine, G. P. Gupta, Vikas Tayal and A. Z. Msezane, Indian Journal of Physics, IDOI 10.1007/s12648-012-0006-5

7. A Mathematical Model of Negative Molecular Ion, A. S. Baltenkov, S. T. Manson, and A. Z. Msezane, Proc. Sixth Int. Conference of Dynamic Systems and Applications, eds. S. Sambandham, Proceedings of Dynamic Systems and Applications 6 (Dynamic Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012), pp. 53- 57

8. Fine-Structure energy levels, radiative rates and lifetimes in Si-like Nickel , G. P. Gupta and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Scripta 86, 015303 (2012)

9. Atomic Gold and Palladium Negative-ion Catalysis of Light, Intermediate, and Heavy Water to Corresponding Peroxides, A. Tesfamichael, K. Suggs, Z. Felfli, Xiao-Qian Wang and A. Z. Msezane, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 18698 (2012)

10. Gold anion catalysis of methane to methanol, Alfred Z. Msezane, Zineb Felfli, Aron Tesfamichael, Kelvin Suggs, and Xiao-Qian Wang, Gold Bulletin DOI10.1007/s13404-012-0056-7 (2012)

11. Atomic Gold and Palladium Negative Ion-Catalysis of Water to Peroxide: Fundamental Mechanism, A. Tesfamichael, K. Suggs, Z. Felfli, Xiao-Qian Wang and A. Z. Msezane, J. Nanoparticles Research 15, 1333 (2013) DOI 10.1007/s11051-012-1333-3

12. Photoabsorption spectrum of the Sc3N@C80 molecule, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 45, 235205 (2012)

13. Nature of the Quantum Critical Point As Disclosed by Extraordinary Behavior of Magnetotransport and the Lorentz Number in the Heavy_Fermion Metal YbRh2Si2, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K. G. Popov, J. W. Clark, M. V. Zverev and V. A. Khodel, JETP Letters. 96, 397–404 (2012)

14. Effect of C60 giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, Phys. Rev. A 86, 063405 (2012)

15. Scaling in dynamic susceptibility of herbertsmithite and heavy-fermion metals, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K.G. Popov and V.A. Khodel, Physics Letters A 376, 2622 (2012)

16. Magnetic field dependence of the residual resistivity of the heavy-fermion metal CeCoIn5, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K. G. Popov, J. W. Clark, M. V. Zverev, and V. A. Khodel, Phys. Rev. B 86, 085147 (2012)

17. Slow electron scattering from Ag, Pd, Pt, Ru and Y atoms: Search for nanocatalysts, A. Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli, and D. Sokolovski, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 388, 042002 (2012)

18. Resonances in low-energy electron elastic scattering from Os atom: New electron affinity, Z. Felfli, F. Kiros, A. Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B, Under Revision (2013)

19. Methane Oxidation to Methanol without CO2 Emission: Catalysis by Atomic Negative Ions, Aron Tesfamichael, Kelvin Suggs, Zineb Felfli, and Alfred Z. Msezane, Chem. Phys. Submitted (2013)

20. Excitation energies, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Mg-like Vanadium, G. P. Gupta and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Scr. 88, 025301 (2013)

21. Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Al-like Chromium, G P Gupta and A Z Msezane, Indian Journal of Physics, DOI 10.1007/s12648-013-0372-7 (2013)

22. Energy levels and radiative rates for transitions in Ti VI, K M Aggarwal, F P Keenan and A Z Msezane, Phys. Scr. 88, 025302 (2013)

23. Common quantum phase transition in quasicrystals and heavy-fermion metals, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K. G. Popov, G. S. Japaridze, V. A. Khodel, Phys. Rev. B 87, 245122 (2013)

24. Flat Bands and Enigma of Metamagnetic Quantum Critical Regime in Sr3Ru2O7, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, K. G. Popov, J. W. Clark, M. V. Zverev,and V. A. Khodel, Phys. Letters A, At Press (2013)





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