Eddie F. Holik III

2020 Distinguished Research Award Recipient

Eddie F. “Trey” Holik III is an assistant professor of physics at Angelo State University.

In his five years at the insitution, Holik has performed groundbreaking research on magnetism and magnetic technology that is utilized at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the U.S. Large Hadron Collider and MRI facilities worldwide to produce X-rays, protons or neutrons for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases. He has received $35,000 in external research funding, published 22 articles in industry journals, presented at 18 professional conferences and addressed the International Magnet Technology Conference in the Netherlands as an invited plenary speaker. He was also awarded a prestigious Toohig Fellowship by the U.S. Large Hadron Collider Accelerator Research Program, which is given annually to only one physics scholar in the world.

In addition to his own research, Holik is a mentor to his students. He has advised 16 undergraduate research projects, several of which have been published, and he sponsors Angelo State University’s chapters of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. Each year, Holik leads the Students Physics Road Tour, an outreach program of the Society of Physics that engages middle school and high school students throughout Texas and New Mexico with physics demonstrations.

Holik holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in physics from Texas A&M University. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Angelo State University.