Harry BurtonPh.D Optics
Harry Burton is receiving his PhD in adaptive optics. Burton is generating a non diffracting beam that does not loose intensity over time and a spaciligned modulator which shapes beams to various beam profiles. These beams are used in microscopes and upon success of his research and findings he will create better resolution and depth of a sample or preserved sample.
Bruce BarriosPh.D Optics
Bruce is creating an atomic clock making them more precise than any ever created. Eventually he hopes to receive a NASA grant that will allow them to monitor how atoms respond to laser manipulation. Thus, revealing the tell magnetic properties of these atoms. As a result this can map and diagram magnetic field of the earth . Since magnetic flux density in air is directly proportional to magnetic field strength, a magnetometer is capable of detecting fluctuations in the Earth’s field.
Du WangM.S. Applied Optics
Using the Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) along with microfluidic based MEMS devices, Du Wang is working to separate and detect food borne pathogens such as Salmonella that cause illness and even death. Du Wang is working in Laboratory for Optical Sensing and Energy Conversion under Dr. Rana’s supervision. Wang’s research will help to detect the targeted pathogens and improve food quality and security.
Nicholas CalvanoPh.D Candidate
Nicolas Calvano is working toward his Ph.D. in Optics degree in Laboratory for Optical Sensing and Energy Conversion under Dr. Rana’s supervision. Nicholas is developing uncooled infrared detectors for thermal imaging. Through innovative design and material selection, he hopes to improve the performance of thermal imaging cameras, which uses these detectors. These detectors are used for space exploration, defense and security, surveillances, firefighting and automotive applications.
Christiane EbongueM.S. Applied Optics
Christiane is creating a magnetometer that is capable of detecting fluctuations in the Earth’s field. Since magnetic flux density in air is directly proportional to magnetic field strength.
May HlaingPh.D Candidate
May Laing is creating a portable greenhouse gas sensor with wave length modulation and absorption spectroscoping . This theory applies to isolated water vapor , methane ch4,, nitroacid HNO3 which in turn have a major impact on climate change . Her goal is to successfully create a sensor that can deduct these elements from the earth atmosphere to monitor there habits. Continue to fight the good fight on climate change!
Philip ChrostoskiPh.D Optics
Philip is currently enrolled in a dual Masters degree in physics and AP. Philip is studying thermal noise by using magnetic field sensors and quantum computing.
Anupama BhatPh.D Candidate
Anupama is using a combination of Bio and Nano technology to observe how cells interact with nano particles. For example liposomes with gold,silver, and etc. She’s observing how the properties of the particles respond and changes once interacting. Once completion is successful Bhat hopes that this will enrich drugs nation wide and the study of nano medicine.
Andrew VoshellMS Applied Optics
Andrew is working towards his MS in Applied Optics in Laboratory for Optical Sensing and Energy Conversion under Dr. Rana’s supervision. He is working towards large area synthesis of 2-D materials such as WxMo1-xS2 alloys stacked with layers of MoS2, WS2, and graphene and investigating their electronic, optical and structural properties to use these materials for photo detection, which includes uncooled infrared detection in particular.
Michael WilliamsPhD Applied Optics
Michael is investigating the non linear properties of nano diamonds . This will help to determine the properties of Nano diamond and what happens when they’re subjected to high intensity lasers and the effects of the results . Micael explores Non linear refraction , absorption , flourescant spectrum and time line of florescants . This can be used to make single fulton detectors and sensors . It can also be used to detect faint sources of light and lastly as a biological marker for cancer research
Taposh BiswasMS Optics
Taposh is working to enhance Medical Image Processing particularly with CT segmentation . Enhancing CT Scans will help improve the medical field as we know it today .