CETRASE
Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering: Nonlinear optics, biopolymers, large area PLD, NEST, laser processing, meta materials, nano optics, nano fabrication.
Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering Nonlinear Optics

To focus on improvement of sensors, electronics, electro-optics and energy systems, researchers at the University of Dayton, with a combined 15 patents and more than 600 publications, collectively established the Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE).

CETRASE members represent a wide range of University programs: electrical and computer engineering, materials engineering, biology, physics, electro-optics as well as the University of Dayton Research Institute. Two are fellows of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. On campus, the buildings of Kettering Laboratories, College Park Center and Science Center house the state-of-art lab space and equipment. Researchers, who have collaborated on similar projects, work with comprehensive thin-film fabrication equipment, characterization equipment and multi-patented technologies. 

Congratulations to CETRASE team members who made it possible.

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Banerjee , Partha 

ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Guliants, Elena 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Hansen, Karolyn Mueller

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultyCollege of Arts and Sciences: Biology
School of Engineering: Bioengineering Graduate Program
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Haus, Joseph  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Murray, P. Terrence  

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Powers, Peter 

Professor; Mann Chair in the SciencesFull-Time FacultyCollege of Arts and Sciences: Physics
School of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
Image for Andrew  Sarangan

Sarangan, Andrew  

Professor, electro-optics and electricalFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Subramanyam, Guru  

Chairperson; Professor; and Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Zhan, Qiwen  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Managing Director, University of Dayton Fraunhofer Research CenterFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center of Excellence for Thin-Film and Surface Engineering (CETRASE) Ferroelectric Varactor Devices

August 8, 2013

A paper led by Prof. Taha and Prof. Subramanyam, "Memristor spice model and crossbar simulation based on devices with nanosecond switching time", won the Best Paper Award at 2013 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Dallas, TX, August 4-9, 2013.

April 12, 2013

The University of Dayton unveils the Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering at 4 p.m. in the School of Engineering Innovation Center in Kettering Labs.

"We want to find ways to make better, more efficient, cost-effective sensors, electronics, electro-optics, and energy systems and hopefully create new jobs in the region," said Guru Subramanyam, chair of the University of Dayton electrical and computer engineering department.  

"Many of us have collaborated or have been collaborating on similar projects," Subramanyam said. "It makes sense for us to put our heads together for a Center where we can coordinate activities, interact, and share common equipment and costs. We will have strength in numbers . . ."

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CETRASE

CETRASE-Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface EngineeringUniversity of Dayton
School of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kettering Laboratories Room 341
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0232
Phone: 937-229-3611
Fax: 937-229-4529