Professional Preparation:
Louisiana State University, B.S.EE 2002
University of Alabama, Material Science, Ph.D. 2011 
Dissertation: Fundamental Mechanism and Interaction of the Materials of Self-Reacting Friction Stir and Plug Weld of Dissimilar Aluminum Alloys 


Research Presentations (Selected)

  1. Keynote Research Seminar Speaker (2016) Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Al Mar 2016
  2. Research Seminar Speaker (2016) St. Francis Xavier, Antigonish, NS, Canada Feb, 2016
  3. NASA MSFC, Huntsville, Al Presentation (2010) 2014/2219 SR-FSW Plates with M3/M5 Plugs
  4. Seminar Speaker University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Ms, March 6, 2009
  5. Physics Diversity Summit, National Society of Black Physicists, Nashville, TN Feb 11, 2009
  6. K. Renee Horton (2008) Invited. Creating a viable Woman’s working Group. 3rd IUPAP WIP Conference. Seoul, Korea
  7. K. Renee Horton (2006). Magnetically Manipulated Quantum Dots (MMQD). NASA Godard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Graduate Student Research Program Symposium (GSRP). September 22, 2006


Invited Speaker (Selected)

  1. International Conference Women and Girls in Science, United Nations, New York, Feb 2016
  2. Keynote Speaker Conference Undergraduate Women in Physics, Syracuse University, 2016
  3. Panelist Conference Undergraduate Women in Physics, Syracuse University, Feb 2016
  4. Panelist AAPT, New Orleans, Jan 2013
  5. Panelist Conference Undergraduate Women in Physics, University of Tennessee, Feb 2012
  6. Panelist Conference Undergraduate Women in Physics, Duke University, Feb 2010
  7. K. Renee Horton (2008) Invited. The Eye of the Storm: Balancing my storm of family, career and self. American Physical Society March Meeting. March 11, 2008
  8. K. Renee Horton (2008) Invited. Commencement/Founder’s day speaker University of
  9. Maryland Eastern Shores, Sept. 16, 2008
  10. K. Renee Horton (2006). Invited. Women Physicist of color achieving at the intersection of race and gender. American Physical Society March Meeting. March 15, 2006.
  11. K. Renee Horton (2006). Invited. NSBP International Activities – 2nd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. February 18, 2006.


Publications (Selected)

  1. K. Renee Horton and Marina Milner-Bolotin (2014).  Physics Education, 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings 2015.
  2. K. Renee Horton and J. Holbrook (2013).  Gender Studies and the Role of Women in Physics, 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings 2013.
  3. K. Renee Horton and J. Holbrook (2013).  Gender Studies and the Role of Women in Physics, 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings 2013
  4. K. Renee Horton, African American Women: Still many “First” in Physics.  APS CSWP Gazette, Spring 2009
  5. Women in Physics: The 3rd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, Editor with K. Renee Horton and Catherine Kaicher, CP 1119, AIP Press, 2009. http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings/confproceedings/1119.jsp 3
  6. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, Paul Gueye, Kelly M. Mack, Rachel Ivie, Elizabeth H. Simmons, Lea F. Santos, Luz J. Martínez-Miranda, Arthur Bienenstock, Jacob Clark Blickenstaff, K.Renee Horton, Anne J. MacLachlan, Nora Berrah, and Beverly K. Hartline "Women in Physics in the United States," WOMEN IN PHYSICS: Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics / Seoul (South Korea), 8 - 10 October 2008, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1119, No. 1, pp. 189 - 190, April 2009
  7. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, Paul Gueye, Kelly M. Mack, Rachel Ivie, Elizabeth H. Simmons, Lea F. Santos, Luz J. Martínez-Miranda, Arthur Bienenstock, Jacob Clark Blickenstaff, K. Renee Horton, Anne J. MacLachlan, Nora Berrah, and Beverly K. Hartline, "Women in Physics in the United States: Reporting on Past and Looking at the Future," CSWP Gazette, The Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics of the American Physical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2009


 Fellowships and Awards

  1. Goddard Space Flight Center Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship 2004-
  2. 2007. Includes a $3000 supply and $3000 travel budget.
  3. Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Fellowship 2005-2008
  4. Community Based Partnership Student initiated outreach award $2000 (2008)
  5. National Alumni Fellow University of Alabama 2008-2009
  6. Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship 2008-2011
  7. Co-PI NSF grant PHY-0824634 for $138,180.00 2008


 Synergistic Activities:

  1. President National Society of Black Physicists  (2016-) - Program Committee (2004 - 2009) ; Chair of Women in Physics Committee (2007-2009):
  2. Member of the IUPAP Women’s working group in Physics (2010- Present) - Member of the 2005 US Delegation Team for the 2nd IUPAP Conf on Women in Physics (2005). Co-Leader US Delegation Team for the 3rd IUPAP WIP (2008)
  3. Chair of the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs of the American Physical Society (APS) 2011-2012
  4. Al and Ga Science and Everyday Experience coordinator (2007-2009): Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.​TM