Dr. Bassichis's research interests include nuclear theory with emphasis on many-body theory and the prediction of the properties of nuclei in terms of constituent interactions, nucleus-nucleus scattering theory, solar energy studies using flat plate collectors and the advantages of a vacuum environment. Professor Bassichis has been a member of the Texas A&M physics faculty since 1970. He was previously on the faculty at MIT and served as a staff scientist at Weizman Institute, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaire, Saclay and at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree at MIT and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in 1963, where he was a Corning Fellow. He is the author of the innovative general physics text for engineers and scientists titled Don't Panic.