Title: Emeritus Professor of Physics
Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Charles W. Myles, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Texas Tech University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics education.
Inspired to pursue a career in science, Dr. Myles’ father pointed out that physics was the foundation of all engineering, and Dr. Myles soon discovered he had a particular knack and interest in the field. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Missouri, Rolla in 1969. He went on to earn a Master’s in physics in 1971 and a PhD in physics in 1973, both from Washington University. After a more than 40-year career, Dr. Myles is renowned for his research on electronic and structural properties of semiconductor materials, defects in semiconductors, alloy semiconductors, and semiconductor materials in high electric fields. Since 1987, he has served as a professor and chairman of physics at Texas Tech University, originally commencing his tenure with the institution in 1978 as an assistant and associate professor.
Dr. Myles began his professional career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio from 1973 to 1975. Focusing on the educational aspect of physics, he served as a research associate and instructor at Ecole Poly. Federal in Switzerland from 1975 to 1977 and as a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana for one year. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Myles has found a passion for mentoring, as he has mentored 13 PhD students through their dissertations. Finding success in his career, Dr. Myles was named Professor of the Year at Texas Tech in 2018 and received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Physical Society in 2012. A member of the America Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, Materials Research Society, Sigma Pi Sigma and Sigma Xi, Dr. Myles can also be found in the 60th edition of Who’s Who in America and the first and ninth editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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