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Robert W Laird

Title: Professor, Faculty Advisor

Office: AHC4 380C, CP 223

Phone: 305-348-6264

Email: rlaird@fiu.edu

Specialty: Medical Physics

Department(s): Physics

Dr. Robert Laird earned a B.S. in Physics from Eastern Kentucky University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Florida State University. He is an experimental nuclear and medical physicist whose research interests lie at the interdisciplinary junction between physics and medicine. Over the past decade, Dr. Laird has directed over 20 undergraduate research projects and senior theses related to radiation detection metrology and functional magnetic resonance imaging. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Texas Lutheran University Professor of the Year Award, St. Mary’s University Delta Zeta Outstanding Professor Award, and Trinity University’s Alpha Lambda Delta Outstanding Professor Award. Dr. Laird’s current research activities are funded by the National Institutes of Health.