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Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Science; Director, Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications

Grigg 306
704-687-8173

Ph.D. Optical Sciences – University of Arizona
Specialty: Infrared antennas and transmission lines, infrared frequency-selective surfaces, nano-scale E-field mapping, BRDF & surface-scatter measurements
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Ishwar D. Aggarwal

Research Professor

Grigg 358
704-687-5897

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Materials Science - Catholic University of America (1974)
Specialty: Fiber-Optics, optical wave-guides, fiber devices and Transparent and Laser Gain Ceramics
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Vasily Astratov

Professor

Grigg 332
704-687-8131

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Physics - Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (1986)
Specialty: Novel structures & materials, Quantum optics, Optoelectronics
Research Group - Mesophotonics Lab

Wei Cai

Professor

Fretwell 350G
704-687-4581

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics - Brown University (1989)
Specialty: Computational Electromagnetics
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Professor and Director, Optical Science and Engineering Graduate Programs

Grigg 235
704-687-8135

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University (1994)
Specialty: Precision optics metrology, Interferometry, Micro-optics characterization
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Matthew A. Davies

Associate Professor

Duke Centennial Hall 232
704-687-8326

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (1993)
Specialty: Manufacturing Science, Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Group - Precision Optical Fabrication Research Group

Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert

Professor & Chair Analytical Chemistry

Burson 200
704-687-4436

Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. The University of Vermont (1988, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry)
Specialty: Electron-transfer reactions of organometallic complexes. We study the reactions and their products using electrochemical methods and other instrumental techniques including, but not limited to, NMR, IR, ESR and GC/M.S.

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Abasifreke Ebong

Professor

EPIC 2162
704-687-0307

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of New South Wales, Australia, (1995)
Specialty: Optoelectronic devices including solar cells, light emitting diodes, photodetectors: Design, modeling, fabrication and characterization
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Shunji Egusa

Assistant Professor

Grigg 329
704-687-5872

Department of Physics and Optical Science
B.Sc. Physics – The University of Tokyo; Ph.D. Physics – The University of Chicago
Specialty: Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; Nanomedicine; Plasmonics

Christopher J. Evans

Professor and Director, Center for Precision Metrology

Duke Centennial Hall 231
704-687-5869

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham (1996)
Specialty: Advanced Metrology and Precision Manufacturing, Diamond Turned Optics, Surface Form Metrology, Self-Calibration Techniques
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Assistant Professor

Duke 169
704-687-8498

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Specialty: Optical metrology employing coherent, partial-coherent, or incoherent light

Faramarz Farahi

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications

Grigg 105
704-687-8136

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Physics - University of Kent at Canterbury (1988)
Specialty: Photonic waveguides, Fiber optics, Optical sensors, Optoelectronics devices
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Michael Fiddy

Professor

Grigg 142
704-687-8594

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Physics, University of London (1977)
Specialty: Inverse optics, Optical Engineering
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Nathaniel Fried

Professor

Grigg 344
704-687-8149

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering - Northwestern University (1998)
Specialty: Laser-tissue interactions, Biomedical optics, Medical applications of high-power fiber lasers
Research Group - Biomedical Optics Laboratory

Greg Gbur

Professor

Grigg 205
704-687-8137

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Theoretical Physics - University of Rochester (2001)
Specialty: Classical optics, Inverse problems, Coherence theory, Singular optics
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Mohamed-Ali Hasan

Associate Professor

Grigg 218
704-687-8589

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden (1990)
Specialty: Electronic Materials, Wide Band Gap Semiconductors, Gas-source MBE and ALE
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Tsing-Hua Her

Associate Professor

Grigg 107
704-687-8139

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Applied Physics - Harvard University (1998)
Specialty: Femtosecond optics, Laser-matter interaction and material processing, Guided-wave optics, Laser nanofabrication
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Tino Hofmann

Assistant Professor

Grigg 336
704-687-0991

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Specialty: Generalized Ellipsometry, THz Optical Hall Effect, Landau Level Spectroscopy

Marcus Jones

Assistant Professor

Burson 138
704-687-6761

Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Cambridge, UK (2001)
Specialty: electronic interactions between nanoscale quantum-confined materials and their local environment
Research Group - Nanoscale Dynamics Group

Brigid A Mullany

Associate Professor

Duke Centennial Hall 233
704-687-8343

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland (2002)
Specialty: Precision Surfaces, Polishing
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Yuri Nesmelov

Assistant Professor

Bioinformatics 269
704-687-5886

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Physics and Mathematics - Kazan State University, Kazan, Russian Federation (1992)
Specialty: Biological molecular motors, elecron paramagnetic resonance/EPR, transient time-resolved fluorescence resonce energy transfer/TR2FRET
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Irina Nesmelova

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics 231
704-687-8145

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Specialty: Experimental biophysics
Research Group - The Nesmelova Lab

Steven R. Patterson

SPX Distinguished Professor and Director, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)

704-687-8207 | Duke Centennial Hall 159

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. Applied Science, University of California at Davis (1987)
Specialty: Precision Machine Design
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Jordan C. Poler

Associate Professor

Burson 143, Grigg 107
704-687-8289

Department of Chemistry
Ph.D: University of NC at Chapel Hill
Specialty: Surface Analysis & Surface Self Assembly
Research Group - Poler Research Group


Assistant Professor

Grigg 337
704-687-8181

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Specialty: Quantitative phase imaging, Optical Metrology, Imaging through scattering media

Menelaos Poutous

Assistant Professor

Grigg 361
704-687-7299

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Specialty: Diffractive Optics, Fabrication of Micro-optics, Microlithography, Optical Surfaces, Chemical Sensing

Yasin Raja

Professor

Grigg 328
704-687-8156

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D.Optical Physics - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1988)
Specialty: Photonic devices, Optical communication networks, VCSELs, Optical amplifiers, High-power lasers
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Thomas A. Schmedake

Associate Professor

Burson 264
704-687-4011

Department of Chemistry
Ph. D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
Specialty: Inorganic Optical Materials and Sol-gels
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Tony L. Schmitz

Associate Professor

Duke Centennial Hall 164
704-687-8421

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering - University of Florida (1999)
Specialty: Machining dynamics, laser micromachining, manufacturing process modeling, Interferometry
Research Group - Advanced Manufacturing

Stuart T. Smith

Professor

Duke Centennial Hall 258
704-687-8351

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, The University of Warwick (1988)
Specialty: Probe Microscopy, X-Ray Interferometry
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Associate Professor

Grigg 221 & 232
704-687-8425

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1996)
Specialty: Semiconductor Light Sources
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Thomas Suleski

Professor

Grigg 208
704-687-8159

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Physics - Georgia Institute of Technology (1996)
Specialty: Diffractive optics, Refractive micro-optics, Nanoreplication, Nano-modeling, Near-field diffraction
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Susan Trammell

Associate Professor

Grigg 333
704-687-8164

Department of Physics and Optical Science
Ph.D. Astronomy - University of Texas at Austin (1994)
Specialty: Optical and near-infrared spectroscopy, imaging, and polarimetry, Planetary nebula formation and evolution
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Raphael Tsu

Professor Emeritus

Grigg 214
704-687-8435

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Physics - Ohio State University (1960)
Specialty: Solid-state physics, Nanodevices, Material science
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Assistant Professor

Burson 254
704-687-8291

Department of Chemistry
Ph.D. Chemistry - Portland State University (2008)
Specialty: Organic polymer solar cells; photoelectrochemistry of organic semiconductors; porphyrin and corrole materials synthesis; electron transfer in organic donor / acceptor systems
Research Group - Walter Research Group


Assistant Research Professor

Duke 279
704-687-8345

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, (2005)
Specialty: Synthesis and characterization of thin films and nanostructures of functional materials
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Yong Zhang

Bissell Distinguished Professor

Grigg 215
704-687-8652

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. Physics - Dartmouth College (1994)
Specialty: Optoelectronics and Nanostructures, Spectroscopy and Computation
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