Prof. Riley received his Ph.D. from the University
of Liverpool, England in 1985. His postdoctoral work was carried out
at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. He then returned to the
University of Liverpool as an SERC Advanced Fellow for two years
before joining the faculty at Florida State in 1990.
His research interests include the study of exotic
phenomena associated with the atomic nucleus, in particular, nuclear
superfluid behavior, unusual nuclear shapes and shape co-existence,
the limits of nuclear stability, and insight into the structure of
the nucleus from ultra-rapid rotation. These studies are carried out
using accelerators and state of the art detector systems at FSU and
at national laboratories in the US and Europe.