Sekazi K. Mtingwa, Ph.D.

Triangle Science, Education & Economic Development, LLC | Hillsborough, NC | 2017

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Sekazi Mtingwa is Administrative Judge with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Principal Partner at TriSEED Consultants, LLC. He played an important role in the construction of accelerators at Fermilab used to discover the top quark. Sekazi co-founded the National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists. Internationally, he co-founded the African Laser Centre; African Physical Society; Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere University of Agriculture & Technology in Tanzania; African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Ghana; African Light Source Foundation; and LAAAMP, which enhances synchrotron light source and crystallography sciences in developing countries. Sekazi serves as President of InCREASE, which seeks to increase Minority-Serving Institutions’ utilization of national laboratory facilities. He is Chair of the International Union of Pure & Applied Physics C13 Commission on Physics for Development. Sekazi retired as Professor of Physics at North Carolina A&T and spent several years as Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor of Physics and Senior Lecturer at MIT. Sekazi is co-recipient of the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for the theory of intrabeam scattering. By receiving this, he became the first African American to receive an APS research prize, its highest category of honors. He received the American Nuclear Society’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award for chairing a study critical to reviving university nuclear programs and received the inaugural International Science Council's Policy-for Science Award in 2021. Sekazi earned his B.S. degrees in physics and mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A.; and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.