Physics Department


Dr. Pedro Derosa

Dr. Derosa graduated in 1993 as “licenciado” in Physics (a degree equivalent to a B.Sc. + an M.Sc) and in 1997 a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Córdoba in Argentina. His Ph.D. was in the area of computational radiation physics. From 1998 to 2003, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of South Carolina working in molecular simulation. During that period, he served in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and in the department of Electrical Engineering. He worked on a number of projects including design of Lithium ion Batteries and Molecular Electronics. Dr. Derosa received the IBM/Löwdin Fellowship Award from IBM and University of Florida in 2001

In 2003, he was appointed as a research staff member of the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) at Louisiana Tech University where he conducted research and taught classes in physics. During this period he set up a computational lab for research at the IfM.

In 2004, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Physics in a Joint appointment between Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University.

Dr. Derosa currently has a total of 32 scientific publications, including journal papers, review articles, book chapters and, conference presentations. Dr. Derosa also has a long record of teaching achievements; he taught in Argentina for 4 years and received an University Annual Teachers award in 1994. Louisiana Tech also granted a teacher’s award in 2004.

“As a professor my goals in the integral education of students what implies, not only implementing efficient learning techniques in my classes, but also involving as many students as possible in research activities. As a Joint Faculty Member with Louisiana Tech I am, also responsible for educating graduate students. My goal is to guide them and mentor them so they are ready to face the new step in their careers.”

His research interest are Monte Carlo simulation of radiation interaction with matter, the simulation of conductive and photoconductive phenomena in polymers, and diffusion processes in fluids.