Bio for Paul Eugenio

Paul Eugenio received the PhD degree of Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1998, and the BS and MS degrees in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He then joined the Medium Energy Particle Physics Group at Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Physicist. In the fall of 2001, Dr. Eugenio joined the faculty in the Physics Department of Florida State University as an Assistant Professor of Physics. In 2007, Dr. Eugenio was promoted to Associate Professor of Physics with tenure, and in 2011 was promoted to Professor of Physics. In 2019, Dr. Eugenio was appointed and currently serves as Department Chair of the FSU Department of Physics.

Paul Eugenio's research interests are in the areas of particle physics, in particular, on expanding our understanding of the non-perturbative regime of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). While at FSU, Paul Eugenio devoted his efforts to search for meson states, such as, exotics, hybrids, and glueballs, which are incompatible with the Standard Quark Model. He has contributed to an analyses of meson states produced via proton-antiproton annihilations at rest, and he has directed undergraduate students in analyzing meson states from pion-proton interactions at 18 GeV/c. At Jefferson Lab, he is leading a program which utilizes a state-of-the-art hermetic spectrometer (GlueX) to detect the production and decays of mesons produced in photon-induced reactions. Paul Eugenio has developed a generalized Monte Carlo event generator, a rudimentary detector simulations package, and a Monte Carlo framework for understanding the performance of key aspects of the detector system. At FSU, Dr. Eugenio designed, developed, fabricated the GlueX Time-Of-Flight (TOF) detector. The GlueX TOF detector is presently operationing in Jefferson Lab Hall D.

Paul Eugenio is a member of the American Physical Society; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; and Sigma Pi Sigma, The National Physics Honor Society.

Paul Eugenio