21st Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Cynthia R. McIntyre

Cynthia R. McIntyre

Professor of Physics, George Mason University

21st Annual MLK Leadership Award

George Mason University physics professor Cynthia McIntyre received her doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990
Credit: George Mason University, Photograph by Neil Adams, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Theoretical physicst Cynthia R. McIntyre PhD '90 received the MLK Leadership Award for organizing a national conference for black physics students while a graduate student at MIT. "The conference was a resounding success, and has since become an annual event, held at different universities around the country," [MIT President Charles] Vest said.

Co-founder of the organization National Conference of Black Physics Students. Dr. Cynthia McIntyre is a theoretical physicist whose work has concentrated in the area of condensed matter. Her research focus is on the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures. Her current research studies electron-phonon interactions in low dimensional semiconductors.

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