Dr. Solomon Bililign

Dr. Solomon Bililign

Office: Marteena 306
Telephone: (336) 285-2110
Fax: (336) 334-7423
E-Mail: bililign@ncat.edu

2005        NATO ASI            International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Erice, Italy.
1991        Ph.D.                      University of Iowa, Atomic. Molecular, and Laser Physics
1987        CERTIFICATE: International Center for Theoretical Physics; Trieste, Italy.
1985        M.S.                        Addis Ababa University   Surface Science
1977        B.S.                         Addis Ababa University.  Physics  Education, with a minor in Math

Area of field of specialization
Experimental and Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics /and Chemical Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry
Research Interests
Previous Research
Spectroscopy of Transition State Dynamics (1988-1991)
State-to- State Photochemistry (1988-1991)
Laser Spectroscopy and Photodynamics (1991-1993)
Electronic Structure Calculations, Quantum calculations (1991-Present)
Photodetachment of H-  (summer 1995)  (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Photochemistry of Metal CVD precursors in cluster environment and nano chemistry within clusters: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1996) NCAT: 1999-2005
 Current Research
1.  Spectroscopy of Transition State Dynamics (1998-present)
2.  The research includes the study of laser induced chemical reactions within molecules, and laser induced energy transfer collisions between atoms and molecules. Current studies include laser induced chemical reaction dynamics of LiH2, LiCH4 and other hydrocarbon complexes in gas phase, and kinetic and dynamic studies of the quenching of excited states of Li by several alkane and alkene hydrocarbons, rare gases and nitrogen.
Atmospheric Chemistry (2006-

1.  Vibrational Overtone Cavity ring down spectroscopy using
2.  Laboratory determination of the relative gas-phase acidities of the simple carboxylic acids, propionic, butyric and others, and some isotopomers of acetate which play a central role in the VOC chemistry using Negative Ion Proton Transfer Mass Spectrometry (NI-PTMS).

Dr. Solomon Bililign is a professor of Physics at North Carolina A&T State University He has been at NCA&T since 1993. He did his undergraduate and MS work in Physics at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, PhD at the University of Iowa and a two year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Utah department of Chemistry. He has done research at several national laboratories including Oak Ridge National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab. His area of specialization includes Experimental and Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics /and Chemical Physics. His current research is focused on use of laser based spectroscopic techniques for atmospheric applications. Bililign served as the Physics Department Chair from 2001-2006 and developed several new courses, degree programs concentrations in geophysics and a BS program in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. Bililign received over 15 million in grants that include very competitive and prestigious awards like NSF-CAREER, NSF-PIRE and NSF-MRI. In 2005 he lead a team of thirty-one scientists and engineers in eight institutions to win a $12.5 million award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish the NOAA-ISET Center where he is a director.  He led and was part of NSF-Funded international programs including NSF-PIRE and NSF-IRES. Bililign also had several appointments both nationally and internationally- In 200-2001 NIST-JILA visiting fellow in Boulder Colorado (2000-2001) and in 2003 a visiting professor at the University of Marseille in France (2003) an adjunct professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia since 2009. Earlier he was a faculty fellow at Los Alamos National lab (1995) and at Oak Ridge National lab (1996-97) and visiting assistant professor at the University of Utah (1994) and University of Connecticut (1995). In 2001-2003 he was named "Outstanding Senior Researcher” for NCA&T and won the Interdisciplinary Team Award for NCA&T in 2012. In 2010 he is named as the University Of Iowa College Of Liberal Arts Alumni Fellow, and is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering mentoring in 2011. In 2012 he received the Interdisciplinary team award from NCA&T. Bililign is a father of three boys and a girl and married to Ms. Abeba Merga- Teacher at Guilford County Schools.

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