John Badding

John Badding

Professor of Chemistry and Physics

Research Focus: Several areas of inorganic and polymeric materials chemistry, including optoelectronic materials and metamaterials, carbon nano materials, thermoelectric materials, chemical and physical phenomena in microscope and nanoscale capillaries and orifices; biomedical materials; and polymer nanofibers.

Perosnal website: chem.psu.edu/directory/jvb2

Lab website: bg.chem.psu.edu

 

Sven Bilen

Sven Bilen

Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP). Professor of Engineering Design, Electrical, and Aerospace Engineering

Research Focus: Spacecraft-plasma interaction; electrodynamic tethers; energy harvesting for aerospace platforms; plasma probes and measurement techniques; spacecraft systems; software defined radio; communications; interoperability; cognitive radio’ distributed wireless sensor networks; innovation in engineering design; and systems engineering.

Chief technologist, Center for Space Research Programs

Personal website: sedtapp.psu.edu/~sbilen

 

Youyou Cheng

Youyou Cheng

Research Coordinator, College of Engineering

Chris Giebink

Chris Giebink

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Organic semiconductor optoelectronic and photonic devises and on optics for solar energy conversion; the intersection of optics and electronics, using a variety or organic and inorganic materials; and working with materials ranging from organic semiconductors to liquid crystals to colloidal quantum dots to address real-world problems.

Venkat Gopalan

Venkat Gopalan

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: Understanding structure-property relationships in optical materials; developing quantitative nonlinear optical probes, and scanning probe microscopy tools to study electronic nanoscale and mesoscale structure in materials; and using this basic knowledge to design and demonstrate electro-optic and fiber based optoelectronic device.

Personal website: www.matse.psu.edu/gopalan

Lab website: www.mri.psu.edu/faculty/gopalan

Kevin Houser

Kevin Houser

Professor of Architectural Engineering

Research Focus: Applied uses of optical radiation, including fundamental inquiries into human perceptual and biological responses; and the application of this knowledge to the spectral design of light sources.

Personal Website: www.engr.psu.edu/ae/people/faculty/houser.asp

Lab Website: www.engr.psu.edu/candle

Tony Haung

Tony Haung

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Research Focus: Acoustofluidcs, optofluidics, and micro/nano systems for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics.

Personal Website: www.esm.psu.edu/wiki/research:juh17:about_dr._tony_huang

Lab Website: www.esm.psu.edu/~juh17

Igor Jovanovic

Igor Jovanovic

Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Research Focus: Space weather; optical and RF propagation; remote sensing (instrumentation design, and development); communication; and atmospheric/oceanic modeling.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Kane/KaneProfilePage.aspx

Lab Website: www.met.psu.edu/people/tjk7

Tim Kane

Tim Kane

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Meteorology. Research Associate with the Applied Research Laboratory

Research Focus: Space weather; optical and RF propagation; remote sensing (instrumentation design, development, and deployment); communication; and atmospheric/oceanic modeling.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Kane/KaneProfilePage.aspx

Lab Website: www.met.psu.edu/people/tjk7

Mohsen Kavehrad

Mohsen Kavehrad

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Communications and signal processing systems; wireless communications and networking RF and optical; optical fiber communications and networks; optical network components; and multimedia networking.

Personal website: http://www.ee.psu.edu/directory/FacultyInfo/Kavehrad/KavehradProfilePage.aspx

Lab Website: cictr.ee.psu.edu

I.C Khoo

I.C Khoo

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Theories and experiments in photonics devices; nonlinear- and electro-optics materials such as liquid crystals, fibers; and nano-structured and novel refractive metamaterials.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Khoo/KhooProfilePage.aspx

Seong Kim

Seong Kim

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research Focus: Kim’s search interest lie in surface science and nano-engiineering, including fundamentals and applications of molecular lubrications by adsorbed molecules in ambient conditions, nanofabrications of organic functional materials via reaction-at-place, conducting polymer nanofibers and biocatalytic nanofibers, superhydrophobic coatings through one-step atmospheric plasma processes, understanding and controlling the initiation of propagation of surface defects on multicomponent silicate glasses, and non-linear optical characterization of meso-scale assembly of cellulose microfibrils in plant cell walls and lignocellulose biomass.

Personal Website: www.che.psu.edu/Faculty/Kim

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics

Research Focus: Electromagnetic and optical scattering by complex objects; wave propagation in anisotropic and bianisotropic materials; surface multiplasmonics; composite materials; sculptured thin films; microfibrous multifunctional metamaterials; forensic science; and nano photonics.

Personal Website: www.esm.psu.edu/people/directory/resume.php?id=axl4

Lab Website: www.esm.psu.edu/~axl4

Zhiwen Liu

Zhiwen Liu

Professor Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Developing ways to further enhance our understanding of the ultrafast and ultrasmall world that exists in and around us; and using nonlinear optics and optical techniques to sense and image optical phenomena on the nano-femto scale along with development of novel and useful enhancements for nonlinear imaging and spectroscopy.

John Mazurowski

John Mazurowski

Chief Technologist

Research Focus: Photonics and optical communications; integrated optics; microwave photonics; silicon photonics; photonics device design; photonics; microwave engineering; and optics and photonics.

Lab website: Photonics at the Penn State Electro-Optics Center

Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Research Scientist, Department of Meteorology

Research Focus: Atmospheric chemistry and the planetary boundary layer; general optics experience with specific knowledge of remote sensing with lidar and hydroxyl radical detection via laser induced fluorescence (LIF); and broad instrument design and construction knowledge, including data acquisition systems.

Personal Website: www.met.psu.edu/people/dom101

Ram Narayanan

Ram Narayanan

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Radar system development; radar remote sensing applications; image analysis; antenna characterization; high resolution imaging using random noise radar; mid-infrared laser remote sensing technology; ground penetrating radar for transportation infrastructure assessment and the characterization of information content in remotely sensed images.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Narayanan/NarayananProfilePage.aspx

Lab Website: rcl.ee.psu.edu

Xingjie Ni

Xingjie Ni

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Nanophotonics and optoelectronics, electromagnetic metamaterials, optical sensing, transformation optics devices, integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, optical communications, sub-wavelength signal processing, photovoltaics, and optical quantum information processing.

Mikael Rechtsman

Mikael Rechtsman

Assistant Professor of Physics

Research Focus: Complex structures and emergent physical phenomena in photonics, in service of novel or dramatically improved photonics devices.

Personal Website: www.phys.psu.edu/people/mcr22

Karl Richard

Karl Richard

Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory

Research Focus: 25 years of experience in the design and development of advanced measurement, control and monitoring systems. An Assistant Professor of Acoustics at Penn State and Head of the Condition-Based Maintenance at the University’s Applied Research Laboratory.

Judy Todd

Judy Todd

Department Head and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Research Focus: Development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes; laser-sustained plasma; laser-materials interactions; mechanical behavior; nondestructive evaluation of materials; and archaeometry.

Personal Website: www.esm.psu.edu/people/directory/resume.php?id=jat20

Doug Werner

Doug Werner

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Theoretical and computational electromagnetics with applications to antenna theory and design, phased arrays, microwave devices, wireless and personal communication systems, wearable and etextile antennas, conformal antennas, frequency selective surfaces, electromagnetic wave interactions with complex media, metamaterials, electromagnetic bandgap materials, zero and negative index materials, fractal and knot electrodynamics, tilling theory, neural networks, genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Werner/WernerProfilePage.aspx

Lab Website: cearl.ee.psu.edu/

Jian Xu

Jian Xu

Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Developing novel optoelectronic devices based on nanomaterials and nanofabrication techniques, by combining material syntheseis, device fabrication and characterization in order to optimize device performance.

Personal Website: www.esm.psu.edu/people/directory/resume.php?id=jxx10

Lab Website: www.personal.psu.edu/jxx10

Stuart Yin

Stuart Yin

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research Focus: Massive optical memories; medical optics, photo refractive materials; optical computing; and fiber-optic communications.

Personal Website: www.ee.psu.edu/Directory/FacultyInfo/Yin/YinProfilePage.aspx

Randy Young

Randy Young

Gradaute Faculty, Electrical Engineering Senior Research Associate

Research Focus: Signal processing; sensors; algorithms; simulations; and RF and Fiber communication systems.

Lab website: Applied Research Lab – Communications, Information and Navigation (CIN) Division

Mike Zugger

Mike Zugger

Senior Research Engineer, Senior Project Associate Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Focus: Electronics; space systems; electro-optics and lasers; and planetary science.

Lab website: Applied Research Lab – Materials & Manufacturing (MM) Division

Personal Website: astrobiology.nasa.gov/directory/people/zugger-mike/

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