Dr. Benjamin de Mayo, Professor of Physics, has been at West Georgia since 1971, except for one year when he was a Visiting Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He came to West Georgia from the University of Illinois, where he was a Research Associate in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy. He received his B.S. from Emory University (1962), his M.S. from Yale University (1964), and his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech (1969), all in Physics. De Mayo's main research interests lie in the fields of high temperature superconductivity and the resistivity of diamond nanoparticles under pressure. He is the author of a recent book, “The Everyday Physics of Hearing and Vision” and he is the coordinator of the Ingram Scholars, which consists of those sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.