Williams Appointed Visiting Professor at MIT
Dwight Williams (Ph.D. '05, Nuclear Engineering) has been appointed to the Department of the Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Martin Luther King Visiting Professor. His research interests include environmental radioactivity, radiation detection and measurement, counterproliferation technologies, and national security. Williams will also continue his full-time position at the Pentagon, where he is a Principal Nuclear Physicist for the Department of Defense’s Science and Technology Brain Trust.
Williams has received numerous honors in the past few years, including being named the 2006 National Society of Black Engineers AEDC Humanitarian of the Year, the National Society of Professional Engineer’s 2005-2006 National Young Engineer of the Year, and a winner of the DNI Fellows Award from the Office of the Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology.
When not on the job, Williams' work doesn't stop. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the president of his chapter, a program evaluator for ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, a spokesperson for minorities and engineers, a mentor, and a tutor.
October 18, 2006