Dr. Doyle A. Temple – Treasurer

Doyle Temple is a Professor of Physics at Norfolk State University where he leads the Quantum Electronics Research Group and the Crystal Physics and Quantum Electronics Laboratory. After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, Dr. Temple joined the faculty of Louisiana State University (LSU) where he began a research program in quantum electronics, concentrating on ultrashort pulse laser spectroscopy and single crystal growth. As an Assistant Professor of Physics, he became LSU’s first African American professor in the College of Basic Sciences. The company he started in 1988 while a graduate student, Applied Physics Inc., was the first business in the LSU Business and Technology Center founded by an LSU professor, as well as, the Center’s first business to be awarded an SBIR.

In 2010, Dr. Temple received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).