|EDUCATION||Ph. D., physics, University of Houston, 1998.|
|M. S., physics, University of Houston, 1995.|
|B. S., physics (Cum Laude), University of Texas at Austin, 1989.|
|2012 - present
||University of Houston||Houston, Texas|
& Research Associate
Study of self-assembly using x-ray diffraction. This includes analysis of long-range order and lateral composition modulation in epitaxial materials, organic self-assembled monolayers on gold, and crystallinity in organic-fullerene compounds.
I use interactive and collaborative teaching methods in my introductory physics classes. I also apply collaborative learning techniques in my upper level classes, such as Advanced Lab and Solid State Physics.
|2004 - 2012
||University of Houston||Houston, Texas|
|Instructional & Research Assistant Professor|
|2002 - 2004||University of Houston-Downtown||
|2000 – 2002||University of Houston||Houston, Texas|
Researcher, Advisor: Simon C. Moss & Lecturer
superlattice structure in semiconductor multilayers using
|1998 – 2000||University of California, Los Angeles||
Los Angeles, California
|Postdoctoral Researcher, Advisor: Mark S. Goorsky|
of a wide range of solid state electronic and optical
high-resolution x-ray diffraction, x-ray topography, and
|1993 – 1998||University of Houston||
|Research Assistant/Doctoral Student, Advisors: Simon C. Moss, Terry D. Golding|
growth and x-ray diffraction analysis of ordering and
in AlInAs and GaInP.
|1989 - 1993||Rockwell Space Operations Company||
|Orbit and Deorbit Design for Space Shuttle missions, including flight feasibility assessments, launch window determination, orbital trajectory design, and deorbit trajectory design.|
2016-2017 University of Houston
Group Teaching Excellence Award
2014 - 2015 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for Instructionsl/Clinical Faculty
2012 Natural Sciences and Mathematics John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 - 2009 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for Instructionsl/Clinical Faculty
First Annual M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics, 2005
SELECTED REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
R. Li, J. S.
Gandhi, R. Pillai, R. Forrest, D. Starikov, A. Bensaoula,
growth of (111)-oriented ZrxTi1−xN thin films on c-plane
substrates”, J. Cryst. Growth, 404, 1-8, (2014).
P. Dutta, et.al., “Epitaxial thin film GaAs deposited by MOCVD on low-cost, flexible substrates for high efficiency photovoltaics”, 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, p. 3392-6 (2013).
D. Stokes, R. L. Forrest, C. D. Voight, “Pre-Testing and Early Intervention in Introductory General Physics I”, Procedings of the 6th International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, INTED 2012 Proceedings, p. 4450 (2012).
R. L. Forrest, J. Throckmorton, C. L. Canedy, G. Boishin, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer, L. J. Whitman, “Investigation of Lateral Modulation in Antimonide Superlattices”, Phys Rev. B, 83, 115320 (2011).
Sergey Stepanov and Rebecca Forrest, “Fitting Dynamical X-Ray
Diffraction Data over the WWW”, J. Appl. Cryst., 41, 958, 2008.
S. Stepanov, and R. Forrest, "Remote data fitting at X-ray
In: NOBUGS-2008 Conference Program & Abstracts, ANSTO,
Australia, November, 3-5, p.40 (2008).
R. L. Forrest, D. W. Stokes, J. H. Li, R. Lukic, and T. D. Golding, "X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Interdiffusion in AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y/GaSb Multilayers", J. of Vac. Sci. Tech. B 24, 1127 (2006).
D. W. Stokes, R. L. Forrest, J. H. Li, S. C. Moss, B. Z. Nosho,
R. Bennett, L. J. Whittman, M. Goldenberg, “Lateral Composition
in InAs/GaSb Superlattices”, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 311
D. W. Stokes, R. L. Forrest, J. H. Li, S. C. Moss, B. Z. Nosho, B. R. Bennett, L. J. Whittman, M. Goldenberg, "X-ray diffraction analysis of lateral composition modulation in InAs/GaSb superlattices Intended for Infrared detector applications," IEE Proc. Optoelectronics, MIOMD-V Conference, 150, 420 (2003).
J. H. Li, R. L. Forrest, S. C. Moss, Y. Zhang, A. Mascarenhas, J. Bai, “Determination of the order parameter of CuPt-B ordered GaInP2 films by x-ray diffraction”, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 9039 (2002).
R. L. Forrest, E. D. Meserole, R. T. Nielsen, M. S. Goorsky, Y. Zhang, A. Mascarenhas, M. Hanna, S. Francoeur, "Single and Double Variant CuPt-B Ordered GaInAs", in "Self-Organized Processes in Semiconductor Alloys", edited by A. Mascarenhas, B. Joyce, T. Suzuki, D. Follstaedt, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. 583, (2000).
R. L. Forrest, J. Kulik, T. D. Golding, S. C. Moss, "X-ray Diffraction and TEM Analysis of Ordering and Structure in Al1-xInxAs Thin Films", J. Mat. Res. 15, 45 (2000).
R. R. Hess, C. D. Moore, R. L. Forrest, R. T. Nielsen, M. S. Goorsky, "Reciprocal Space Mapping of Ordered Domains in InxGa1-xP", J. Electron. Mater. 29, 1063 (2000).
T. T. Lam, C. D. Moore, R. L. Forrest, M. S. Goorsky, S. M. Johnson, D. B. Leonard, T. A. Strand, T. J. deLyon, M. D. Gorwitz, "Shear deformation and strain relaxation in HgCdTe on (211) CdZnTe", J. Electon. Mater. 29, 804 (2000).
Y. H. Luo, J. Wan, R. L. Forrest, J. L. Liu, G. Jin, M. S. Goorsky, K. L. Wang, "Compliant effect of low-temperature Si buffer for SiGe growth", Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 454 (2000).
R. L. Forrest, T. D. Golding, S. C. Moss, Y. Zhang, J. F. Geisz, J. M. Olson, A. Mascarenhas, P. Ernst, C. Geng, "X-ray Diffraction and Excitation Photoluminescence Analysis of Ordered GaInP", Phys. Rev. B 58, 15355 (1998).
R. Paniago, R. Forrest, P. C. Chow, S. C. Moss, S. S. P. Parkin, D. Cookson, "Growth Mode and Asymptotic Smoothing of Sputtered Fe/Au Multilayers Studied by X-ray Diffuse Scattering", Phys. Rev. B 57, 13442 (1997).
R. Paniago, P. C. Chow, R. Forrest, S. C. Moss, S. S. P. Parkin, Z. Barnea, D. Cookson, "Influence of Chemical Composition on the Epitaxy and Interfacial Quality of Fe/Au and Fe/Ag Multilayers", in "Structure and Evolution of Surfaces" edited by R. Cammarata, T. Einstein, E. Chason, and E. Williams, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. 440, (1997).
J. T. Zborowski, R. L. Forrest, T. D. Golding, D. Marton, "Growth of Al2O3/Si Heterostructures Utilizing Gas-Source MBE", Proceedings of the Sixteenth North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B 16, (1997).
L. Virdee, Dest, C. Rubin, S. Davis, M. Haynes, C. Seaman, S. W. Huning, W. Roberts, R. Wardlaw, "Intelsat VI (F-3) Reboost Mission", presented at the 14th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit (1992).