My current research interests and activities revolve primarily around the electromagnetic structure of the nucleon; more specifically, I am spokesman for experiments to probe the charge and current distributions within the neutron at Jefferson Lab. Accurate knowledge of the neutron electric and magnetic form factors is essential to understanding the structure of matter.
I earned my Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Wyoming. My dissertation research was performed at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. After receiving the Ph.D., I enjoyed postdoctoral research appointments at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1981-84) and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1984-86). I joined the Department of Physics at Kent State University in 1986.
Michael Strickland is a theoretical physicist who specializes in high-energy particle physics, heavy ion collisions, and finite temperature/density quantum field theory. Michael's primary interest is the physics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP).
Dr. Margetis joined the faculty at KSU in 1997.