2017-18 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award Recipient
SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor
Roberto C. Ramos
University of the Sciences
Dr. Roberto C. Ramos is an experimental quantum mechanic and ultra-low temperature physicist who probes the quantum properties of materials and devices. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Physics degrees from the University of the Philippines, his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington and post-doc from the University of Maryland in the area of superconducting quantum computing. He has published in top scientific journals including Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review, and Journal of Applied Physics. He has been awarded over $1.3M in research and education grants from the National Science Foundation and DOE research equipment valued at over $700,000. He was Program Director of two NSF S-STEM Scholarship Programs, at Drexel University and Indiana Wesleyan University, where he was Blanchard Endowed Research Chair, a Hinds Fellow, and two-time Principium Lecture Awardee. He received Drexel University's Allan-Rothwarf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Bright Idea Award at USciences, and served as research mentor to several Goldwater Scholars.
Dr. Ramos has advised and nurtured award-winning chapters of the Society of Physics Students across three universities, bringing his infectious passion for physics and cultivating a culture of leadership and service among physics majors. He was nominated several times as Outstanding SPS Advisor, is currently advisor to the University of the Sciences' SPS Chapter, and serves as Zone 3 Councilor for the SPS National Council. Dr. Ramos serves as Director of USciences’ Center for Undergraduate Research. He is an advocate of "women in STEM" and has organized eight "Physics Wonder Girls Camps" for middle school girls, featured by ABC and Fox News Networks.