Department of Physics & Astronomy

Roland Allen


Research: Theoretical Physics –– Education: B.A., Physics, Rice University, 1963; Ph.D., Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1968 –– Positions: Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, 1969 - 1970; Resident Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, summers of 1967 - 69; Assistant Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University, 1970 - 1976; Associate Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University, 1976 - 1983; Sabbatical Scientist, Solar Energy Research Institute, 1979 - 1980; Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, 1980; Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University, 1983 – Present –– Exceptional Teaching Activities: Teaching at Texas A&M Qatar in Education City, Doha – Spring, 2012; University Scholars Mentor Groups – Fall and Spring, 2005-2008; Renaissance Astronomy, Santa Chiara Study Center, Italy – Summer, 2006 –– Recent Conferences and Programs Organized: Organizer of Second Mitchell Symposium on Astronomy, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics (2006); Organizing Committee, Fifth Conference on Dark Matter in Astroparticle Physics (2004); Organizer of Mitchell Symposium on Observational Cosmology (2004); Organizer of Institute for Quantum Studies Research for Undergraduates Program (2003).

Awards and Recognition

  • Honors Program Teacher/Scholar Award (Honors Program, Texas A&M University, 2005)
  • University Teaching Award (Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students, 2004)
  • College Teaching Award (College of Science, Texas A&M University, 2003)