Tadeusz Waldek Zerda
Professor of Physics 1978-1983,
of Molecular Physics Division 1982-1983,
Professor of Physics 1987-1993,
of Physics 1993-present,
Department chair 2004-present, TCU
Dr. Zerda's research activities include studies on sol-gel process, Raman imaging techniques, structure of porous sol-gel glass, dynamics of molecular systems inside the pores, phase transitions in small geometries, structure of carbon blacks, graphitization process, reinforcing properties of carbon black filler in tires, diamond-graphite phase transitions, high pressure studies of relaxation processes in gases, liquids, and crystals. Recently he has focused his interests on investigation of the structure of super hard diamond based composite materials and kinetics of the high temperature, high pressure reactions between diamonds and silicon.