Texas Tech Professor Receives Fulbright Award

A professor at Texas Tech University received the Fulbright Award from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State.

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

A professor at Texas Tech University received the Fulbright Award from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State.

Arfin Lodhi, a professor in the Department of Physics, received the award for lecturing and research at the University of Punjab in Pakistan for 2008-2009.

An internationally recognized specialist in particle physics, space radiation and new and renewable energy, Lodhi has taught for more than 40 years. His research while in Pakistan will examine the structure and decay of hadronic matter which will provide insight to understand physics beyond the standard model. Also, he will research space and terrestrial power generation that will have the practical application to stimulate design of a conversion device for power generation.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Recognized as an “acknowledged authority” on Alkali Metal Thermal to Electrical Conversion (AMTEC), Lodhi has also been invited by the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources to write a comprehensive article on Basic AMTEC Energy Converter for this encyclopedia.

CONTACT: Jane Bell, Fulbright program advisor, (806) 742-2974, or jane.bell@ttu.edu