University of Dayton School of Engineering

EOP Seminars


Friday March 23rd, Fitz 580, from 3:00 PM

“Adaptive optical elements for vision care and biomedical imaging” by Dr. Guoqiang Li, The Ohio State University.

Friday February 16fh, SC 107, from 2.30 PM

“Highly stable O-C structures: a blessing or curse in carbon nanostructural synthesis?”, by Dr. Weijie Lu, University of Dayton

Friday February 9nd, FH 580, from 3:30 PM

"Andean Contribution to the World Nutrition", by Dr. Hildegardo Córdova Aguilar, Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Investigación en Geografía Aplicada, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Naturaleza, el Territorio y, Energías Renovables (INTE) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Friday February 2nd, FH 580, from 3:30 PM

"Non-classical photon generation by symmetric GaAs quantum dots" by Takashi Kuroda, Group Leader, Nanophotonics Group, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

"Dirac cones on the gamma point" by Kazuaki Sakoda, Managing Researcher, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


Friday December 1st, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"The Controversy and Development of the Photon Wave-Function" by Dr. Bill Plick, Department of Physics, University of Dayton

Tuesday November 21st, FH 580, at 2:00 PM

"The role of a discontinuous free-electron density in harmonic generation from metal surfaces" by Dr. Michael Scalora, Charles M. Bowden research center, AMRDEC, RDECOM, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000-USA

Friday November 17th, SC 128, at 2:30 PM

"From physicist to rocket scientist (with a few detours), and how to make a CubeSat that works" by Dr. Carl Brandon, Professor and Director CubeSat Lab, Vermont Technical College

Friday, November 10th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"Transition metal nitrides for electronics and opto-electronics" by Dr. Amber Reed, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Dayton Ohio.

Friday, October 27th, SC 128, at 2:30 PM

"Tissue Optics: Spectroscopy and Imaging of Living Systems" by Dr. Karthik Vishwanath, James C. and Carole E. Garland Professorship Department of Physics Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Friday, October 20th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"Mode-locked fiber lasers at normal group velocity dispersion" by Dr. Andy Chong, Associate Professor of Physics & Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton

Thursday, October 12th, KL 407, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Magneto-optical Isolators: The Missing Link of Photonic Integrated Circuits" by Dr. Bethanie Stadler, Professor and Associate Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Faculty, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Monday, September 11th, SC 114, from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

“Non-conventional light absorption and emission from Si and Ge materials in the infrared region” by Dr. Jim Williams, Research school of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Wednesday, June 14th, FH 580, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consequences of repeated discovery of Non-interaction of Waves (NIW)” by Dr. Chandra Roychoudhuri, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA 06269-3046.

Friday, March 24th, FH 580, at 3:00 PM

Atomic Layer Deposition: From surface science to surface engineering” by Dr. Parag Banerjee, Washington University in St. Louis.

Friday, March 17th, KL 204, at 1:30 PM

"Next-Generation Electronic & Photonic Materials Processing Tools Newly Developed at AFRL" by Dr. Brandon Howe, Materials Engineer, AFRL, WPAFB, OH.

Friday March 10th, KL 405, at 3:30 PM

"Antimonide Based Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays " by Dr. Sanjay Krishna, George R. Smith Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University.


Thu, Dec 15th, FH 580, at 10:00 AM

Nested plasmonic resonance: extraordinary enhancement of linear and nonlinear interactions” by Michael Scalora, US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Fri, Dec 2nd, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"3D Fingerprint Analysis using Transmission-mode Multi-Wavelength Digital Holographic Topography" by Ujitha Abeywickrema, PhD, Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dayton Ohio

"Polarization Vector Evolution in Nonlinear Stimulated Raman Scattering" by Mohammad Almanee, PhD candidate, Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dayton Ohio

Mon, Nov 21st, FH 580, at 10:00 AM

"Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Patterned Structures on a Substrate" by Dr. Satoshi Watanabe, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

 Fri, Nov 18th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"Control Force and Heat at the Nanoscale" by Dr. Chenglong Zhao, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

Fri, Nov 11th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"The Bridge to Obtaining a US Patent Charge Transport in Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors:a Case Study" by Yasser Abdelaziez, Ph.D., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Fri, Nov 4th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

"Nanosecond Speed KTN beam deflectors" by Dr. Stuart (Shizhuo) Yin, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Fri, Oct 28th, FH 580, at 12:20 PM

"Materials, devices and quantum research at the Australian National University (ANU)" by Dr. Jim Williams, Research School of Physics and Engineering ANU, Canberra, Australia

Fri, Oct 14th, FH 580, at 3:30 PM

Symmetric Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror and its applications considering the Nonlinear Polarization Rotation” by Dr. Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Coordinación de Óptica, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, México

Fri, Sep 23rd, FH 568, at 3:30 PM

"Patterning nanostructures below the diffraction limit" by Dr. Andrew Sarangan, professor, Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469

Tue, July 19th, SC 062, at 1:00 PM

"Optical properties of a scorpion" by Dr. Bruno Ullrich, director of the Optical Laboratory, Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas (ICF) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Fri, Apr 1st, SC 128, at 3:30 PM

"Quantum weirdness and quantum technology" by Dr. William Plick, post doctoral associate, e Grande T'el'ecom Paris-' Tech in Paris, France

Tue, Mar 29th, SC 128 at 3:30 PM

"Using computational methods to understand correlated quantum systems" by Dr. Herbert Fosto, post doctoral associate, U.S. DOE Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa

Wed, Feb 24th, FH 580, at 2:00 PM

"Tunable and nonlinear photonic devices based on graphene" by Dr. Domenico de Ceglia, National Research Council, U.S. AMRDEC, Huntsville, Alabama

Fri, Feb 5th, KL 405,  at 3:00 PM

"GOLD NANOROD-SIRNA NANOCOMPLEXES, a Novel Therapeutic Tool for Radio-sensitization of Cancer" by Dr. Uttam Sinha, director, Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Dean of Surgical Innovation and Simulation, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, U.S.

Fri, Jan 22nd, FH 580, at 2:00 PM

"Characterization and Modeling of Nonlinear Optical Materials for Various Applications " by Dr. Eric W. Van Stryland, College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida, U.S.


Invited Talks - 2015

Tue, Dec 1st FH 580, at 1:30 PM

"Novel light sources for mid-IR sensing applications" by Dr. Alex Fuerbach, Senior lecturer, Macquarie University, Australia.

Fri, Nov 13th, SC 128, at 3:35 PM

"Optical nanofibers" by Dr.Luis A. Orozco, Joint Quantum Institute, Department of Physics and NIST, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Fri, Oct 16th, SC 128, at 3:35 PM

"Quantum Technologies in Diamond: Chance & Challenge" by Prof. Oliver Benson, Professor of Experimental Physics, Director, Nano-Optics Laboratory, Humboldt-University Berlin

Tue, Aug 25th, FH 580, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

"Cascaded Second Order Nonlinear Optical Processes and their Applications" by Prof. Prasanta K. Datta, Department of Physics, Indian Institute Technology, Kharagpur-721302, India

Tue, Aug 11th, FH 580, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

"Plasmonics and Metasurfaces for Extreme Manipulation of Light" by Dr. Yongmin Liu, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University

Mon, June 22th, KL 445, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

"Photonics at extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelengths on a table-top" by Dr. Carmen Menoni, University Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University

Wed, June 17th, FH 580, 3:00 PM-3:45 PM

"Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) suppression in a kW Yb fiber amplifier with chirped seed lasers" by Dr. Jeffrey O. White, Army Research Lab (ARL)

Fri, April 10th, FH 580,12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

"Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI): Metrology Meets Biology" by Renjie Zhou, postdoctoral research associate, MIT

Fri, April 10th, Kennedy Union Torch Lounge,  3:15 PM-4:15 PM 

"Seeing the (in) visible: The past, present, and future of light detection" by Dr.Jeff Warrender

Fri, April 17th, FH 580,3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Dr. Ratnakar Neurgaonkar, Consultant, formerly from Rockwell

Cascaded second order nonlinear optical processes and their application

Novel light sources for mid-IR sensing applications


Invited Talks - 2014

Fri, November 14, 2014, KL 304, 3 PM

 "Seduced and Murdered: an Optical Suspense" by Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Penn State University.

 "Zinc Oxide: Sunscreen, Electronics, Plasmonics" by David Look, Wright State University.

Fri, October 17, 2014, CPC 580, 3 PM

"Ultra Intense Lasers and Laser-Matter Interaction" by Enam Chowdhury, Ohio State University.

Tue, July 29, 2014, CPC 568, 1:30 PM

"Micro/Nano-Optics and Engineering (MORE) Laboratory" by Willie Rockward, Morehouse State University.

Thu, May 15, 2014, CPC 568, 3 PM

"Improving BER in a MIMO Free Space Optical Communication System in a Turbulent Channel with Spatial Arrangement of the Transceiver Arrays" by Anjan Ghosh, Tripura University, India.

Fri, April 25, 2014, KL 407, 1:30 PM

"Light that Twists inside Fibers" by Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University.

Seminars - Fall 2014

Fri, December 12, 2014, CPC 580, 3PM, Research presentation (guest speaker), by Dr. Keigo Hirakawa

Fri, December 5, 2014, CPC 580, 3PM, Research presentation (EOP faculty students), by Ujitha Abeywickrema and Shiyi Wang

Fri, November 7, 2014, CPC 580, 3PM, "Intellectual property, disclosures and rights," by Matt Willenbrink

Fri, October 31, 2014, CPC 580, 3PM, Research presentation (Guest speaker), by Karolyn Hansen

Fri, October 24, 2014, CPC 580, 3PM, "Lab Safety," by Stephanie McChesney

NAECON 2014 "Sensory Processing"

June 25-27, 2014

University of Dayton's River Campus (Meyer Room), 1700 Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH


Course information

Optical Design Course EOP 601

Start: May 12, 2014


EO Seminar

Fri, May 9, 2014, CPC568, 1:00-3:00PM

Gardening the thin film optical filters

Dr. Jian Gao, Chroma Technology Corp


EoP/Physics Seminar

Fri, April 11, 2014, CPC568, 3PM

Performance enhancement of mode-locked fiber lasers based on unique pulse evolutions at normal dispersion

Dr. Andy Chong, Physic Department, University of Dayton



Fri, April 25, 2014, KL 407, 1:30-3:00pm

Light that twists inside fiber

Prof. Siddharth Ramachandran, ECE Department & Photonics Center, Boston University


Electro-Optics Workshop

Fri & Sat, Feb 14 & 15, 2014, KL407

Proposal Writing Workshop

Dr. Andrew Sarangan


Electro-Optics & Physics Joint Seminar

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014, 11:00 AM, CPC 580

Aluminum Oxide as a Self-Organizing Template for Heterogeneous Photonic Crystals

Prof. Igor Melnikov, Photonics Lab, Nat'l Research Univ of Elect Tech, Zelenograd


Electro-Optics Student Outreach

Friday, January 17, 2014, 2pm, CPC568


Thesis Defense

January 23, 2014,  1:00 AM, CPC 580


Ziruo Cui, Advisor:  Joseph W. Haus & Peter E. Powers, Electro-Optics Graduate Program, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton


New course in Spring 2014: Introduction to Atmospheric Optics (EOP695)



EOP 1st year student presentations

Friday, November 22, 2013, 3:00-4:30 PM, CPC 580

Thesis Defense

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 10:00 AM, CPC 568

Numerical study on the characteristics of metal-insulator-metal diode integrated with spiral optical antenna

Zhijun Yang, Advisor:  Dr. Qiwen Zhan, Electro-Optics Graduate Program, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton


Electro-Optics & Physics Joint Seminar

Friday, October 25, 2013, 3:00 PM, CPC 568

Advancing Silicon photonics: Approaches to producing infrared active materials and devices on Si

Dr. Jay Matthews, Department of Physics, University of Dayton


Electro-Optics & Physics Joint Seminar

Friday, October 18, 2013, 3:00 PM, CPC 568

Shaping single photons: Engineering spectro-temporal properties of quantum states of light

Dr. Imad Agha, Department of Physics, and Electro-Optics Program, University of Dayton


Electro-Optics & Mathematics Joint Seminar

Monday October 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m.  SC114

Symbolic Computation of Conservation Laws of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Dr. Willy Hereman, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Colorado School of Mines


Electro-Optics Library Resource Seminar

Friday October 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

CPC 568

Come learn about library resources that are available to help you with your research! Dr. Jack OGorman will talk about resources he has compiled specifically for the EOP program.

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Electro-Optics Seminar

Wednesday September 11, 2013,  10:00 a.m.-11:30a.m.

Science Center Auditorium (SC 114)

Professor Eve M. Campo

Bangor University (UK) & University of Texas at San Antonio


EOP/ECE Colloquium - Anton Kohnle

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:00 AM, CPC-568
All are invited to hear Anton Kohnle present.

"Advanced Missile Warning Sensors Design and Limitations"


EOP/ECE Colloquium - Dr. Samir Bali

Friday, March 22, 2013, 3:00 PM, KL-304
All are invited to hear Dr. Samir Bali from Miami University present.

"Accurate Sensing of the Complex Refractive Index and Particle Size in Highly Opaque Scattering Media"


EOP/ECE/Physics Seminar - Dr. Arun Majumdar

Friday, March 15, 2013, 3:00 PM, CPC-568
All are invited to hear Dr. Majumdar speak

"Retrocommunications in Presence of Atmospheric Turbulence"


Electro-Optics/UD -  Fraunhofer Center Seminar

Friday, March 8, 2013, 3:00 PM, CPC - 568
All are invited to hear two visitors from Fraunhofer Institute:

Dr. Thomas Härtling, "Nanoparticle-based optical sensors”

Dr. Jörg Opitz, "Nanoagents for metal and light metal Surface coating”

All Electro-Optics Students should attend this exciting seminar!


Department of Electro-Optics & Photonics

Fitz Hall 572 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951