Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contracts

Agha, I. (Principal). "Efficient Quantum Frequency Conversion for high-speed optical communications." Sponsored by DARPA/SRICO Inc, $18,000. (April 3, 2014 - October 3, 2014).

Smith, T. B. (Principal). "Physics of Flight Field Trip." Sponsored by Chaminade College Preparatory School, $28,000. (November 5, 2014 - November 7, 2014).

Grants

Chong, A. (Principal). "Record short pulse generation from mode-locked fiber lasers and its applications." Sponsored by UDRI, $6,500. (May 2014 - August 2014).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

Brecha, R. J. "Energy System Transformation, Climate Change Mitigation and Development." Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. (November 17, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development." Model UN, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 14, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Germany and Europe’s Energy and Renewable." Climate Crisis Solutions, Arthur Morgan Institute, Yellow Springs, OH. (November 9, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Copernicus, Galileo and the futility of banning ideas." Banned Books Week, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Climate Change – Evidence and Mitigation." Osher Institute, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Energy and (Sustainable?) Development." Mercator Institute, Berlin, Germany. (July 22, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Combining climate, economic and energy system modeling approaches: consequences of coming fossil-fuel depletion?" Fossil fuel workshop, Deutsche Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin, Germany. (July 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development." Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. (April 17, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. "Climate Change – Past, Present and Future." Glenville State College, Glenville, WV. (March 10, 2014).

Mathews, J. "Advancing silicon photonics: Approaches to producing infrared active materials and devices on Si." Department of Physics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (November 14, 2014).

Mathews, J. "Silicon-based infrared detectors for SWIR and MWIR applications." Air Force Research Laboratory - Sensors Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. (June 24, 2014).

Mathews, J. "Advancing silicon photonics: Approaches to producing infrared active materials and devices on Si." Air Force Research Laboratory - Materials Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. (May 13, 2014).

Panels and Other

Agha, I. National Science Foundation Panel Review, NSF, Arlington, VA. (February 22, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Copernicus – De Revolutionibus” - http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/copernicus/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Einstein – Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relitivitaetstheorie” - http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/einstein/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Galileo – Sidereus Nuncius” – http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/galileo/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Kepler – Astronomia Nova” - http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/kepler/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Newton – Opticks” – http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/newton/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Brecha, R. J. “Ptolemy – Geographiae universae” - http://library2.udayton.edu/rosebook/ptolemy/." Stuart Rose Exhibit contribution, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 10, 2014).

Papers

Agha, I. "Single-photon-compatible spectral broadening and shaping via nonlinear mixing and phase modulation." CLEO/QELS 2014, Optical Society of America, San Jose, CA. (June 9, 2014).

Agha, I., S. Ates, L. Sapienza and K. Srinivasan, “Spectral Broadening and shaping of nanosecond pulses: toward shaping of single photons from quantum emitter,” Optics Letters 39 (19), 5677-5680 (2014).

Blyth, D., Smith, T. B., The NPDGamma Collaboration "An update on the NPDGamma Experiment." 2014 Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics, Waikoloa, HI. (October 10, 2014).

Bowman, D., Smith, T. B., The NPDGamma Collaboration "Parity-Violating Asymmetry in NP Radiative Capture." Electron-Nucleus Scattering XIII, Isola d'Elba, Italy. (June 24, 2014).

Haugan, H. J., Brown, G. J., Mahalingam, K., Elhamri, S., Grazulis, L. "Control of anion incorporation in molecular beam epitaxy of ternary antimonidesuperlattices for VLWIR detection." 18th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy, The International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Flagstaff, AZ. (September 7, 2014).

Williams, A. A., Ouchen, F., Kim, S., Ngo, Y. H., Elhamri, S., Mou, S., Kozlowski, G., Naik, R. R., Grote, J. G. "Investigation of a DNA nucleobase as a gate dielectric for potential application in a graphene-based field effect transistor." SPIE Optics and Photonics 2014, SPIE, San Diego, CA. (August 17, 2014).

Posters

Ahoujja, M., Elhamri, S., Asel, T. J., Steenbergen, E. H., Mitchel, W. C., Mou, S., Brown, G. J. "Impact of Be-doping on InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattices for infrared detection." APS March Meeting 2014, Denver, CO. (March 3, 2014).

Brecha, R. J., Hallinan, K. P., Kissock, J. K., Villoria-Siegert, R., Phil, B., Austin, M. "Targeting Residential Energy Reduction for City Utilities Using Historical Utility and Building Data.", NCSE, Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2014).

Hierath, S., Steenbergen, E., Siwecki, A., Ahoujja, M., Elhamri, S. "Effects of annealing on InAs/InAsSb type-II infrared superlattices." OSS14 Meeting of American Physical Society, American Physical Society, Youngstown, OH. (April 4, 2014).

Williams, A. D., Ouchen, F., Kim, S., Ngo, Y. H., Elhamri, S., Siwecki, A., Mou, S., Campo, E. M., Kozlowski, G., Naik, R. R., Grote, J. "Guanine as a Potential Gate Dielectric for Graphene-Based Field Effect Transistors." Fall MRS Conference 2014, Materials Research Society, Boston, MA. (November 30, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts

Hierath, S., Steenbergen, E., Ahoujja, M., Elhamri, S. (2014). Effects of annealing on InAs/InAsSb type-II infrared superlattices (3rd ed., vol. 59). Youngstown State, Youngstown, OH: 2014 Annual Spring Meeting of the APS Ohio-Region Section.

Journal Articles

Choi, J.-K., Morrison, A., Hallinan, K. P., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Economic and Environmental Impacts of Community-Based Residential Building Energy Efficiency Investment. Energy.

Evwaraye, A. O., Smith, S. R., Elhamri, S. (2014). Optical Admittance Spectroscopy studies near the band edge of Gallium Nitride. Journal of Applied Physics, 115(3), 033706.

Fouke, D. C., Sidhu, S. S., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Sustainability Research through the Lens of Environmental Ethics. CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Quarterly, 35(1), 16 & 17.

Jiang, L., Gallagher, J., Senaratne, C., Aoki, T., Mathews, J., Menéndez, J., Kouvetakis, J. (2014). Compositional dependence of the direct and indirect band gaps in GeSn alloys from room temperature photoluminescence: Implications for the indirect to direct gap crossover in intrinsic and n-type materials. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 29(11), 115028.

Mailoa, J. P., Akey, A. J., Simmons, C. B., Hutchinson, D., Mathews, J., Sullivan, J. T., Recht, D., Winkler, M. T., Williams, J. S., Warrender, J. M., Persans, P. D., Aziz, M. J., Buonassisi, T. (2014). Room-temperature sub-band gap optoelectronic response of hyperdoped silicon. Nature Communications, 5, 3011.

Mathews, J., Akey, A. J., Recht, D., Malladi, G., Efstathiadis, H., Aziz, M. J., Warrender, J. M. (2014). On the limits to Ti incorporation into Si using pulsed laser melting. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 112102.

Roman, V.-S., Phil, B., Hallinan, K. P., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Cost-Availability Curves for Hierarchical Implementation of Residential Energy-Efficiency Measures. J. of Energy Efficiency, 1-14.

Steenbergen, E. H., Elhamri, S., Mitchel, W. C., Mou, S., Brown, G. J. (2014). Carrier Transport Properties of Be-doped InAs/InAsSb Type-II Infrared Superlattic. Applied Physics Letters, 104(011104).

Warrender, J. M., Mathews, J., Recht, D., Smith, M. J., Gradecak, S., Aziz, M. J. (2014). Morphological stability during solidification of silicon incorporating metallic impurities. Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 163516.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Alshatshati, S., Hallinan, K. P., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Community Scale Prediction of Building R-Value and Mass Density from Single Point in Time Thermal Images (2014th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Cao, Q., Wan, C., Chong, A. (2014). Three-dimensional measurement of the Airy-Bessel wave packet propagation (pp. FTh5A.6). Washington D.C.: Frontier in Optics (FiO).

Raziei, A., Hallinan, K. P., Brecha, R. J. (2014). Energy Cost Optimization for System with both Solar Energy and Conventional Energy Production and Energy Storage, and Real Time Pricing. Washington, D.C.: IEEE- Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2014.

Wan, C., Cao, Q., Chong, A. (2014). Abruptly Autofocusing Airy Pulses (pp. FTh1A.6). Washington D.C.: Frontier in Optics (FiO).

Williams, A. D., Ouchen, F., Kim, S., Ngo, Y. H., Elhamri, S., Mou, S., Kozlowski, G., Naik, R. R., Grote, J. G. (2014). Investigation of a DNA nucleobase as a gate dielectric for potential application in a graphene-based field effect transistor (vol. 9171, pp. 91710C). San Diego, California: SPIE Proceedings. Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII.

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