Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Gregory Guisbiers is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy in the School of Physical Sciences. His primary research focus is on nanotechnology.
Guisbiers research goal is to develop new nano/quantum materials with a defined crystalline structure and physico-chemical properties that cannot be achieved by using wet-chemistry techniques. In the early years of nanotechnology, nanoparticles were created with little control over shape, size, composition, and crystalline structure. Guisbiers uses a new synthesis protocol called Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids (PLAL) to control the surface purity of nanoparticles. Guisbiers’s work has been well documented in his publications.
Guisbiers has published 30 peer reviewed articles in the last five years. This is an average of six peer-reviewed articles a year. His 2019 article, “Advances in Physics: X”, has also been called a reference in the field by his colleagues. He also recently co-published a book titled Antimicrobial Activity of Nanoparticles. Guisbiers recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $750,000. The goal of this grant is to synthesize quantum materials and prepare the “quantum” workforce in Arkansas. The grant will support two Ph.D. students and last five years.
Guisbiers received a Ph.D. in physics, a M.S in physics, and a bachelor’s degree in physics all from the University of Mons in Belgium