Professor Theodora Leventouri was born in Greece and obtained her B. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Athens. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Athens when she took a temporary position as Visiting Professor at FAU. During that time she became the senior researcher on a half-million-dollar program funded by DARPA. She headed the group that produced the first high-temperature YBCO superconductor in the state of Florida. She studied preferred orientation, phonons, the critical and current density of bulk high-Tc superconductors. She was hired as an Associate Professor of Physics at FAU, and was later made a Full Professor. She studies the physical properties of apatite-based natural, synthetic and magnetic biomaterials, and the development of nanoscale magnetic materials for biomedical applications. In 2010 Dr. Leventouri founded and is the Director of a Masters Degree Program in Medical Physics (Professional Science Masters in Medical Physics, PSMMP) within the Physics Department. The PSMMP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). Dr. Leventouri is also the Director of the Center for Biomedical and Materials Physics (CBAMP).
Prof. John Samuel (Sam) Faulkner was born in Memphis Tennessee. He obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Auburn University. He was awarded a Ph.D. in physics by The Ohio State University. He has published over 86 journal articles in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. He is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Florida Atlantic University and the Associate Director of the Center for Biomedical and Materials Physics (CBAMP).
Prof. Faulkner is a Fellow of the American Physical Society as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is profiled in Who's Who I 2021in America. He is married with 2 children.
His first book, The Modern Theory of Alloys, was published in 1982. He edited a conference proceeding, Metallic Alloys: Experimental and Theoretical Perspectives in 1994. In 2019, he published the monograph, Multiple Scattering Theory: Electronic structure of solids. He published a textbook on graduate quantum mechanics, Modern Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information, in 2021. His novel, written under the name "Sam Faulkner" and entitled The Sparrow, is available as an ebook from Kindle Bookstore (Amazon).