Tell us a little about your professional background.
I obtained my PhD at Virginia Commonwealth University where I did some research in optical properties of defects in GaN.
What was your most memorable job? Why?
Teaching general physics classes at the University of Mary Washington. I always had to think of different ways on how to teach complex physical concepts in the most simplistic yet interesting manner.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Food, prayers, wife time, workout and physics.
Describe yourself at 12 years old.
I would often think about how to make combos on Mortal Kombat (no Google back then), and the intricacies of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
What is your favorite meal/ snack in fall? Favorite fall beverage?
Steaks all day, every day. Water all day, every day.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
I would probably never write my autobiography as my personal life is “personal.”
What is the first concert you attended?
I can’t remember.
What is a defining moment in your life?
Realizing that adulthood is a SERIOUS work in progress that will take an ENTIRE lifetime.
What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?
Physics books. Nope.
What one food do you wish had zero calories?
None. There is nothing wrong with being a little fat.
Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?
Richmond, VA. I was born in Kamsar/Boke, a small town in Guinea (West Africa).
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Being an AWESOME physics professor.
What do you like to do on your days off?
With the wife: walking around parks and lakes and talking about cool stuff.
Without the wife: watching TV, reading Quran and eating like a monster until passing out in the couch.
Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?
Consistency in one’s work represents a major step towards utter success.