Meet Alumna Dr. Whitney IngramJanuary 20, 2021
BS Physics ’11, PhD Physics ’16
Franklin Student Ambassadors are hosting a special event featuring alumna Dr. Whitney Ingram at 4:00 on February 11.
Dr. Ingram graduated from the University of Georgia with her BS in Physics in 2011 and PhD in Physics in 2016. She holds the honorable distinction of being the first African American female to graduate from UGA with a PhD in physics. Her research focus and dissertation were on the fabrication and application of plasmonic nanomaterials using nanosphere lithography.
Dr. Ingram has authored and co-authored over 15 publications under the training of her mentor Dr. Yiping Zhao. In 2015, she was selected as one of 65 students from the United States to attend the Nobel Laureate Conference in Lindau, Germany.
Currently, Dr. Ingram is a senior R&D engineer at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), which is a government research facility that specializes in advanced defense and intelligence technology, in addition to keeping the US nuclear stockpile safe and secure. In addition to her dedication to work, Ingram has remained dedicated to encouraging STEM for the next generation.