B.S. in Physics, Mississippi State University, 1986 PhD in Physics, Rice University, 1991 (conferred 1992) Postdoctoral research position, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA 1991 - 1993 Joined the ISU Physics faculty in 1993.
I. Nonlinear dynamics, especially in mechanical systems (the chaotic waterwheel). II. Mott electron polarimeters and the use of electron spin in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. III. Understanding the way students understand and learn measurement concepts, especially length, area, and volume.
S. Campbell, A.M. OConnell, G.H. Rutherford and R. Grobe, "Impact of large-angle scattering on diffusive reflectance", Optics Letters 32 (5), 560 (Mar. 2007).
S. Campbell, S. Menon, Q. Su, G.H. Rutherford and R. Grobe, "Scaling of light-scattering with density of scatterers", Las. Phys. 17 (2), 117 (2007)
G.H. Rutherford, M. Narter, S. Menon, Q. Su and R. Grobe, "Imaging in turbid media with intensity modulated lasers", Las. Phys. 16, 627-630 (2006).
G. H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su, and R. Grobe, “Imaging in turbid media using modulation frequency scanning”, Phys. Rev. E 68, 066618 (2003).
G.H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su and R. Grobe, "An iterative approach to photon propagation in turbid media", Las. Phys. 13, 207-212 (2003).
P.J. Peverly, R.E. Wagner, G.H. Rutherford, M. Marsalli, Q. Su and R. Grobe, "Photon density waves in macro- and microscopic plane-parallel scattering samples", Phys. Rev. E 65, 031908 1-7 (March 2002).
Q. Su, G.H. Rutherford, W. Harshawardhan and R. Grobe, "Non-diffusive behavior of laser beams in a highly scattering medium", Laser Physics 11, 94-101 (2001).
J. C. Csesznegi, G. H. Rutherford, Q. Su, and R. Grobe, "Dynamics of Wave Packets in Inhomogeneous and Homogeneous Magnetic Fields," Laser Physics 9, 41 (1999).
G. H. Rutherford and R. Grobe, "Comment on ‘Stern-Gerlach Effect for Electron Beams’" Physical Review Letters 81, 4772 (1998).
G. H. Rutherford and R. Grobe, "Spin Dynamics of Electrons in a Uniform, Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field," Journal of Physics A 31, 9331 (1998).
R.L. Gordon, D.R. Sieglaff, G.H. Rutherford, and K.L. Stricklett, "Optically enhanced electron attachment to p-Benzoquinone", International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes 164, 177-191 (1997).
G.H. Rutherford, P.A. Soletsky, W.H. Bryan, F.B. Dunning, and G.K. Walters, "Dynamics of Penning ionization reactions involving He (23S) metastable atoms", J Chem Phys 99, 5112 (1993).
G.H. Rutherford, P.A. Soletsky, W.H. Bryan, F.B. Dunning, and G.K. Walters, "Use of spin-labelling techniques to study the dynamics of Penning ionization reactions", Phys Rev A 46, 230 (1992).
G.H. Rutherford, J.M. Ratliff, J.G. Lynn, F.B. Dunning and G.K. Walters, "Improved source of polarized electrons based on a flowing afterglow", Rev Sci Instrum 61, 1460 (1990).
J.M. Ratliff, G.H. Rutherford, F.B. Dunning and G.K. Walters, "Electron exchange in collisions with O2 and NO", Phys Rev A 39, 5584 (1989).