Team


Postdoctoral Associates

  • Dr. Franck Assogba-Onanga, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2020 – Present)
    Research topic: MEMS-enabled non-Hermitian quantum systems

Ph.D. Dissertations Advised

  • Lt Col David D. Lynes, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2019 – Present)
    Dissertation title: Modeling the radiation effects on aluminum nitride microelectromechanical resonators
  • Lt Col Edward J. Hurd, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2018 – Present)
    Dissertation title: Colloidal quantum dot single photon sources on silicon photonic integrated circuits

Served as a Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member:

  • Capt Matthew J. Vincie, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2016 – 2019)
    Dissertation title: The challenges of low-energy secondary electron emission measurement

M.S. Theses Advised

  • Capt Samuel B. DeWhitt, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2020 – 2022)
    Thesis title: Influence of materials and design parameters on Zinc Oxide surface acoustic devices
  • Capt Karanvir Singh, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2019 – 2021)
    Thesis title: Feasibility study of radio frequency microelectromechanical filters for space applications
  • Capt Kyle T. Bodily, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2019 – 2021)
    Thesis title: Design and fabrication of zinc oxide optofluidic laser elements
  • 1st Lt Israel Dunk, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2019 – 2021) Co-advised with Capt Matthew J. Vincie
    Thesis title: Robust scandium aluminum nitride MEMS filters for L-Band operation in orbital environments
  • 2nd Lt Jeremiah C. Williams, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2018 – 2020)
    Thesis title: Dynamic micromechanical Fabry–Pérot cavity sensors fabricated by multiphoton absorptiononto optical fiber tips
  • Capt Jonathan W. Smith, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: 3-D Multifunctional sensors fabricated on fiber tips using a two photon polymerization process
  • Capt Michael T. Dela Cruz, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: Designing liquid crystal for optoacoustic detection

Served as a M.S. Thesis Committee Member:

  • Capt Jason J. Buranich, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2020 – 2022)
    Thesis title: Magnetic field effects on space charge region of silicon devices
  • 1st Lt Jacob E. Song, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2020 – 2022)
    Thesis title: Simultaneous actuation and sensing electrostatic MEMS
  • 2nd Lt Dylan T. Martin-Abood, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2018 – 2020)
    Thesis title: Characterization of reactive ion etching chemistries using direct write lithography
  • 2nd Lt Michael D. Sherburne, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2018 – 2020)
    Thesis title: X-Ray detection and strain sensing applications of colloidal quantum dots
  • Capt Tory E. Robinson, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: Characterization of metal contacts on hydrothermally synthesized uranium dioxide for novel
    semiconductor applications
  • 2nd Lt Enoc Flores, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: Improved fabrication for micromirror arrays
  • 2nd Lt Paul L. J. Michaud, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: Micro-contacts with 3-D surfaces made with grayscale lithography
  • 2nd Lt George C. Underwood, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: A MEMS dual vertical electrometer and electric field-mill
  • 2nd Lt Blaine Z. Underwood, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, (2017 – 2019)
    Thesis title: Plasma treatment method for ohmic contacts on zinc oxide thin film transistors

Undergraduate Research Associates

  • Cody Thomas Brown, AFIT/ORISE, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2021–Present)
    Research topic: Two-photon nanomachining
  • Justin Mack Brown, AFIT/ORISE, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2020–2021)
    Research topic: Static and dynamic alignments of liquid crystals
  • Christina Scott, AFIT/SOCHE, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2019)
    Research topic: Liquid crystalline optoacoustic sensors
  • Sangha Cho, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2016–2017)
    Research topic: Non-contact photoacoustic imaging using optical ring resonators
  • Jorge Alfaro, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2016–2017)
    Research topic: Computer-aided design and modeling of optical and biophotonic devices
  • Conor Eldred Manley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2013–2014)
    Research topic: 3-D Nanomachining optical devices using femtosecond lasers