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2014

2014 Graduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

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2013

SPIE/OSA Elections

spie/osa pizza party

October 16, 2013 at noon, CPC 568

There will be pizza!  All optics students and faculty are welcome.

                                                                
EOP Picnic — Spring 2013

Electro-Optics Graduate Program 2013 Spring Picnic

EOP Students at 2013 Stander Symposium

The Electro-Optics program had several students presenting their research at this years Stander Symposium. The student's research topics can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Han Li, Hongwei Chen, Ujita Abeywickrema, Wei Han, Zhenyu Yang.

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2012

Distinguished Speaker Series 2012 FlyerDISTINGUISHED SPEAKER COLLOQUIA SERIES

Friday, September 7, Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union.
Go to Flyer for Additional Information (PDF) >>


2012 Summer EO Ping Pong Tournament

June 14, 2012.   The UD Optics Association held a department wide ping pong tournament.  Congrats to David Bricker for taking first place!

PingPong 

Hiking with Dr. Haus

June 19, 2012  The UD Optics Association hosted a group hike for the EO department led by our very own Dr. Haus. 

Hiking with Dr.Haus

Local jobs Could Come From University of Dayton Research Contract

June 14, 2012
The University of Dayton School of Engineering has secured federal Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) funds, funding that may lead to new area jobs, the university said Wednesday.  The University will work on the project with six Ivy League schools as well as MIT and New York University in the latest round of awards.

Dr. Partha Banerjee — 2012 Alumni Award — Scholarship

May 31, 2012

Congratulations to Wei Han for winning the award of dissertation year fellowship

May 31, 2012
Congratulations to: Wei Han Electro-Optics PhD student has been awarded the GPCE Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2012-13 academic year.

Congratulations to all EO graduates from 2011

January 1, 2012

May 2011 Graduates August 2011 Graduates December 2011 Graduates
Robert L. Brown, M.S. Joshua Duran, M.S. Dallis Conrad, III, M.S.
Charles D. Phelps, M.S. Zhi Wu, Ph.D. Ryan Feaver, M.S.
Jeffrey Kraczek, M.S.
Han Li, M.S.
Joseph Reierson, M.S.
Dayen Voratovic, M.S.
Long Wang, M.S.
Chen Ye, M.S.
Nkorni Katte, Ph.D.
Dr. Partha Banerjee elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics

January 20, 2012
Dr. Partha Banerjee, Professor of Electro-Optics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently been elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics “in recognition of (his) personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession."

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2011

October 23, 2011
2011-2012 SPIE/OSA Officers
Jeffrey Kraczek, President Maureen Crotty, VP for OSA Guimin Wu, VP for SPIE Ryan Feaver, Treasurer Yu Wang, Secretary

Jeffrey Kraczek
President

Maureen Crotty
VP for OSA

Guimin Wu
VP for SPIE

Ryan Feaver
Treasurer

Yu Wang
Secretary

October 18, 2011
Three Companies to Move to the University of Dayton Campus Creating High-Tech Jobs

Three companies are planning to move operations to the University of Dayton campus, creating up to 13 jobs in the process.  UD's Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) announced agreements with Optonicus and Defense Engineering Corp. (DEC), both based in Dayton, and UtopiaCompression Corp. of Los Angeles. The firms will move operations into the College Park Center.  Go to UD News Article >>

Making the Most of Your Presentation

Electro-Optics Seminar
September 23, 2011, 3-5 p.m., CPC 580
ALL ARE INVITED

Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr Doumont’s book Trees, maps, and theorems about “effective communication for rational minds,” this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among others, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Dr. Qiwen Zhan's paper among Top Downloaded in Advances in Optics and Photonics

July 1, 2011
According to the Optical Society of America (OSA), Professor Qiwen Zhan's paper "Cylindrical vector beams: from mathematical concepts to applications" (Adv. Opt. Photon. 1, 1-57 (2009)) is among the monthly Top Downloaded papers published in Advances in Optics and Photonics.

High school students from DECA visit Nano-Fab and NEST lab

June 27, 2011

High school to Nanofab

Ben Dapore and Chris Bushmeyer Poster Presentation at Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Symposium

February 20, 2011

Ben Dapore and Chris Bushmeyer presented a poster at the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Symposium

On February 15, 2011, Ben Dapore and Chris Bushmeyer presented a poster on their research at the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Symposium in Columbus.  They worked the past year in the LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) on imaging techniques using digital holography.

Dr. Edward Watson is Fellow of the Optical Society of America

February 17, 2011
Dr. Edward Watson is elevated to the rank of fellow in the Optical Society of America (OSA).  Dr. Watson, principal scientist at the Air Force Research Lab, serves on the board of Directors of OSA and has also been recognized by SPIE and AFRL as fellow.

Dr. Weibin Chen Presents at SPIE Photonics West Conference

January 31, 2011
Dr. Weibin Chen presented his work in Professor Zhan’s Electro-Optics group as an invited speaker at the SPIE Photonics West Conference, San Francisco, California. The title of his work is “Design and construction of an electro-optics rf metamaterial array.”

Dr. Qiwen Zhan Featured in an Editorial Article in Photonics Spectra

January 21, 2011
Dr. Qiwen Zhan, Associate Professor, University of Dayton's Electro-Optics Program, was featured in an editorial article, "Optic Trends: More Than Meets the Eye for Optics" in the January Issue of Photonics SpectraGo to the Online Version at http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=45546.

Dr. McManamon selected as vice chair of important Air Force Studies board study

January 19, 2011
Dr. Paul McManamon has been selected to be vice chair of an important study that will be conducted by the Air Force Studies board, a part of the national academy of Sciences. The initial title of the study will be “Examination of Key Enablers of the Air Force ISR Flight Plan."  Major General Perryman, retired, will be the chair, and Dr. Paul McManamon will be the vice chair. 

University of Dayton Electro-Optics Students Participating in 2011 TechFest

February 19, 2011, 10 a.m.  The Electro-Optics Department had a display set up for the annual TechFest at Sinclair Community College. 

Tech Fest

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2010

Congratulations, Dr. Peter Powers, Named Mann Chair in Sciences and Fellow of the SPIE

December 9, 2010
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Powers for being named Mann Chair in the Sciences in the Department of Physics, and his promotion to Fellow of the SPIE.   He was recognized for his many years of outstanding research accomplishments and his service to the optics community.

Optics and Photonics News (OPN) Highlights Professor Qiwen Zhan in "Optics in 2010"

December 2, 2010
The latest work from Professor Qiwen Zhan's group on Spiral Plasmonic Lens has been selected to appear in the "Optics in 2010" December Special Issue of the Optics & Photonics News (OPN).

Dr. Bradley D. Duncan Named OSA Senior Member

November 20, 2010
Dr. Bradley D. Duncan has been recognized by the Optical Society of America Board of Directors as an OSA Senior Member.

October 21, 2010
2010-2011 SPIE/OSA Officers
Jeffrey Kraczek, President Maureen Crotty, VP for OSA Ryan Feaver, Treasurer

Jeffrey Kraczek
President

Maureen Crotty
Vice President

Ryan Feaver
Treasurer

Aaron Seidel
Secretary


October 17, 2010, Dr. Paul McManamon spoke in September at Active EO Military Sensing Symposium

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser Dr. Paul McManamon gave the first talk at the Active EO Military Sensing Symposium meeting in Orlando on September 28, 2010.

Professor Qiwen Zhan Named Topical Editor for Applied Optics, a peer-reviewed OSA Journal

October 17, 2010
Professor Qiwen Zhan, Ph.D. is invited to serve as a Topical Editor for Applied Optics, the most widely read peer-reviewed journal published by the Optical Society of America (OSA).  Published three times each month, Applied Optics reports significant optics applications from optical testing and instrumentation to medical optics...from holography to optical neural networks...from lidar and remote sensing to laser materials processing. His three-year term started on October 1, 2010.

Ross Robb Awarded SMART Scholarship

September 27, 2010

Ross RObb

Ross Robb applied for and was awarded the SMART Scholarship and now he is going to the University of Dayton for his Masters in Electro-Optics.  Having interned at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), he will be working there after his 2011 graduation.


EOP Fall Picnic Pictures

September 21, 2010

picnic

Nkorni Katte awarded "Dissertation Year Fellowship" from the Graduate School

June 16, 2010
We are proud to announce that Nkorni Katte, Ph.D. student in Electro-Optics Program, has been awarded the “Dissertation Year Fellowship” from the Graduate School for the 2010-11 academic year.

Dr. Paul McManamon to Serve on External Review Panel in Washington D.C.

June 15, 2010
Dr. Paul McManamon, part-time director, Electro-Optics' Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI), will serve on an external review panel at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington to review the EO program.

Weibin Chen Named Graduate Student Researcher of the Year

April 22, 2010
Sigma Xi Research Society (University of Dayton) names Weibin Chen Graduate Student Researcher of the year. Congratulations on his great achievements.

Hans Banerjee, son of Partha Banerjee, presents a research paper at Spring APS meeting

April 14, 2010
A Centerville High School senior made a foray into a summer work program and emerged as the main author of a scientific paper. Hans Banerjee, 17, presented the research paper, of which he was first author, to the American Physical Society on March 18 in Portland, Oregon.  The paper focuses on optical properties of photorefractive crystals, which are electro-optic materials that can be used in specialized scientific, industrial and defense applications.  Go to Dayton Daily News Story @ http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/community/centerville/summer-job-leads-to-important-scientific-research-for-student-642618.html.

Mann Chair Appointment — Dr. Peter Powers

January 22, 2010
Dr. Peter Powers' four-year appointment begins August 16, 2010, following Dr. Bob Brecha's term completion this spring.  Dr. Powers' formal installation as Mann Chair will be at a ceremony held during the 2010-11 academic year.

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2009

The Harmony of Art and Science:  Droplet Holography

September 23, 2009
Little drops of water Little grains of sand Make the mighty ocean And the beauteous land. . . ., wrote Mrs. J.A. Carney in 1845.  Artists like Martin Waugh have wonderful pictures of water drops (and ice crystals) exhibited as liquid sculptures (go to, for instance, http://www.liquidsculpture.com/fine_art/).  A picture, however, is only two-dimensional. At the University of Dayton (UD), researchers are looking into the detailed nature of these little drops, using holography to recreate their exact three-dimensional shape in order to understand how exactly they deform when they impact fast moving surfaces such as the windshields of aircraft traveling through rain.

Lockheed Martin Sponsors Oakwood High School Science Olympiad Team

June 12, 2009
Lockheed Martin Corp. has become a sponsor of the Oakwood high school Science Olympiad team. The team will be created and coached by Igor Anisimov, LOCI Sr. Research Engineer. This year Igor has already created a high school Physics team with some students having participated in the 2009 National Physics Bowl.

The Third International Conference of Nanophotonics in Harbin, China

May 30, 2009
The EO program successfully organized the third International Conference of Nanophotonics in Harbin, China.  This is one of the topical conferences sponsored by the Optical Society of America.  Professor Qiwen Zhan served as the conference co-chair along with Professor Qihuang Gong from Peking University and Professor Xiudong Sun from Harbin Institute of Technology.  Professor Joseph Haus served as the technical committee co-chair.  Professor Haus and Professor Zhan also gave a short course on "Nanophotonics" at the conference.  The next conference will be held from May 31-June 3, 2010, in Tsukuba, Japan.

Electro-Optics Program Moves to New Home

May 24, 2009
Through all our effort together, Electro-Optics finally moves to a new home - the fifth floor of the College Park Center building. This 15,000 square feet space will be used for teaching, studying, seminars and researches. New offices and labs are under construction. Let's take a look at some photos.

Ohio Innovation Summit

April 20-23, 2009
The Ohio Inn ovation Summit will be held in Dayton Ohio on April 20-23, 2009 at the Dayton Convention Center. The Electro-Optics Program will highlight its research activities in Nanophotonics and LADAR research.

SPIE DSS meeting and LOCI

April 13-17, 2009
Students, faculty and researchers of the UD Electro-Optics Program and its LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) will be presenting six papers highlighting results of their research at the SPIE Defense and Security and Sensing Symposium to be held in Orlando, Florida on April 13- 17, 2009.

2009 EOP Graduate Student Summer Fellowship Awardees

April 9, 2009

  • Chen, Weibin — Electro Optics, Qiwen Zhan, Adviser
  • Cheng, Wen — Electro Optics, Qiwen Zhan, Adviser
  • Gao, Jian — Electro Optics, Qiwen Zhan, Adviser
  • Tschimwang, Alain Ngoy — Electro Optics, Qiwen Zhan, Adviser
  • Wu, Zhi — Electro Optics, Qiwen Zhan, Adviser
  • Han, Weibin — Electro Optics, Joseph Haus, Adviser
  • Katte, Nkorni — Electro Optics, Joseph Haus, Adviser
  • Serushema, Jean Bosco — Electro Optics, Joseph Haus, Adviser
  • Zhou, Renjie — Electro Optics, Joseph Haus, Adviser
Dr. Joseph W. Haus Awarded John Carroll University's Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 25, 2009
Dr. Joseph W. Haus has been awarded the John Carroll University 2009 Physics Department's Distinguished Alumnus Award.  The Award Banquet will be April 3, 2009, at John Carroll University.  Dr. Haus' professional success and continued contacts with the department exemplify this award.

Dr. Partha Banerjee Named Topical Editor in Applied Optics

January 23, 2009
Dr. Partha Banerjee, Electro-Optics Program professor has been unanimously approved by OSA's Board of Editors to serve as a Topical Editor in Applied Optics.

Industry Partners

January 6, 2009, 12 noon
The LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) has six Industry Partners who are active participants in shaping it future. Their leadership has helped launch LOCI and establish critical needs, such as a Strategic Plan and anticipated IP needs. The members are: BAE Systems, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman and Textron Systems. Through their efforts the Electro-Optics Program has established an endowed Chair to coordinate research efforts with LOCI.

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2008

PH.D. AND M.S. AWARDS FOR 2008
December 17, 2008

Ph.D.

  • Two dimensional photonic crystals with anisotropic constituents and their propagation characteristics.
    Mohammad Siraj Dec-08 Advisor: Joseph Haus
  • Cascaded crystal optical parametric amplifier model using measured complex beam profiles and its experimental validation.
    Anup Pandey May-08 Advisor: Joseph Haus / Peter Powers
  • Femtosecond laser micromachining technology and materials processing and evaluation.
    G. Logan DesAutels May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers

M.S.

  • A scanning microscope platform for high resolution nonlinear imaging and laser direct writing.
    Shuangyang Yang Dec-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan / Peter Powers
  • Fluorescence enhancement using one dimensional photonic band gap multi-layer structure.
    Jian Gao Dec-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan
  • Theoretical and experimental study of terahertz wave generation via optical rectification.
    Wenzao Li Aug-08 Advisor: Peter Powers / Qiwen Zhan
  • Restoration of imagery from incoherently illuminated imaging systems with modeled point spread functions and Wiener filters.
    Mark Burky Aug-08 Advisor: Russell Hardie
  • Novel wiregrid micropolarizers for infrared imaging polarimetry.
    Zhi Wu Aug-08 Advisor: Qiwen Zhan / Andrew Sarangan
  • Modulation instabilities in media with relaxational nonlinearities and applications to optical limiting in a photonic bandgap structure.
    Xue Liu May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
  • A comparative study of SIO2 thin film deposition techniques and the fabrication of unltr low refractive index nano-porous Si02 thin film.
    Mengshu Pan May-08 Advisor: Andrew Sarangan / Qiwen Zhan
  • Nonlinear materials characterization with femtosecond laser pulses.
    Geoffrey Jenkins May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
  • Characterization of periodically poled nonlinear materials using digital image processing.
    James Alverson May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers
  • Characterization of nonlinear optical properties of semiconductor materials.
    Vincent Cowan May-08 Advisor: Peter Powers

CONGRATULATIONS!

DR. JOSEPH HAUS RECEIVES AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY FELLOW AWARD

December 17, 2008
Dr. Joseph Haus was bestowed the APS Fellow award at the joint OSA/APS October meeting in Rochester, New York. His work in heterogeneous nonlinear materials, especially nonlinear optics of photonic crystals was mentioned in the citation. He is also a fellow of two international optics societies: SPIE and OSA. Dr. Haus has been director of the electro-optics graduate program since 1999 and the director of the LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) at UD. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Catholic University of America and an M.S. degree in Physics from John Carroll University.

DAGSI STUDENT AWARDS: WEN CHENG AND ALAIN TSCHWIMWANG

December 17, 2008
The Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI) has been funded by the state of Ohio to support economic growth by strengthening the intellectual infrastructure in technology and developing engineering workforce talent. This year two EO students were awarded tuition grants: Wen Cheng, mentored by Qiwen Zhan and Joe Haus, and Alain Tschimwang, mentored by Qiwen Zhan. In the past three years nine EO graduate students have been partially supported by DAGSI.

NANOPHOTONICS SHORT COURSES
OHIO INNOVATION SUMMIT

December 17, 2008
The Ohio Innovation Summit will be held in Dayton, Ohio, April 20-23, 2009, at the Dayton Convention Center. The Electro-Optics Program will highlight its research activities in Nanophotonics and LADAR research. 

SPIE DSS MEETING AND LOCI

December 17, 2008 
Students, faculty and researchers of the UD Electro-Optics Program and its LADAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) will be presenting six papers highlighting results of their research at the SPIE Defense and Security and Sensing Symposium to be held in Orlando, Florida, April 13- 17, 2009.

DR. EDWARD WATSON IS FELLOW OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

December 12, 2008
Dr. Edward Watson was elevated to the rank of fellow in the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Watson, principal scientist at AFRL, serves on the board of Directors of OSA and recognized by SPIE and AFRL as fellow. Dr Watson, visiting faculty in the electro-optics graduate program, serves as an Air Force liaison to the Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI). He conducts research in active and passive electro-optic sensors, including the application of dynamic diffractive optical components to the agile steering and shaping of monochromatic and polychromatic light beams, development of multi-phenomenology laser radar imagers, and modeling of aliasing and blurring in sampled imagery. He has a Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester, and an M.S. in optical sciences and a B.S. in physics from the University of Arizona.

SPIE TRAVEL AWARD: WEIBIN CHEN

December 7, 2008
Weibin Chen received a SPIE Student Travel Grant to attend the SPIE Photonics West meeting in San Jose in 2009, where he will report recent results on “Direct imaging of surface plasmon excitation with radially polarized beam.” Webin, treasurer of SPIE Student Chapter, UD, has been honored in the past with a DAGSI grant and best student paper award at the OSA Nanophotonics Topical Conference held in Hangzhou, China. He is working toward a Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. Qiwen Zhan.

DR. PAUL MCMANAMON NAMED IEEE FELLOW

November 12, 2008
IEEE board of directors elevates Dr. Paul McManamon to rank of fellow of IEEE. The citation reads: “for contributions in optical phased array and laser radar." Dr. McManamon was the chief scientist for the Sensors Directorate at AFRL and currently is technology director of the LADAR and Optical Communication Institute, LOCI, at the University of Dayton. Dr. McManamon is also a fellow of SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics, OSA, The Optical Society of America, MSS, the Military Sensing Society, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. McManamon was the 2006 president of SPIE. He has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from the Ohio State University.

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