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 Expert  722409

Expert in Light Scattering, Mie Theory, Plasmon Resonance in Nanomaterials, Low-E Materials, Remote Sensing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 20 years experience in the propagation and scattering of electromagnetic radiation. Her research interests were in the area of laser light transmission and scattering through optically dense media. She has expertise in radiative transport, Mie scattering, remote sensing and imaging, non-destructive testing, ultra-fast photography, frequency agile laser eye and sensor protection, photonic crystals, optical phase conjugation, and quantum optics.
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electromagnetic radiation

Expert's primary area of research is in light scattering. She won the award for Best Research Project at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, in 1998. Her award-winning research project, dealing with multiple scattering and optical extinction, led to a breakthrough in understanding light extinction in optically dense media and the limits of applicability of the Beer-Lambert-Bouguer Law. This research resulted in a reliable method for optimizing scattering, based on particle size and material type, for applications such as cavityless lasing and localization. She has further applied this concept to research in surface plasmon resonance in metal nanoparticles.
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light scattering spectroscopy

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Beer's law

Expert has been working in the field of optics for over 20 years. She holds three patents and is the author of over 30 scientific publications. She has worked on numerous basic research projects involving light scattering and radiative transport. In addition, she has worked on many applied projects involving lidar remote sensing in the visible, infrared, and ultra-violet, ultra-fast photography, stereoscopic imaging and more.
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optics


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   Ph.D.   Physics/Optics   The Florida State University  
1988   M.S.   Physics/Optics   University of Oregon  
1986   B.S.   Physics/Math   Western Washington University   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Expert's Firm is a small consulting business specializing in the physics and engineering of optical systems. Expert is responsible for obtaining contracts and performing technical work.

2002 to 2006

 

Western Washington University

 

Physics

 

Research Associate/Adjunct Professor

 

As Research Associate, she is responsible for obtaining grant funding and carrying out research, including overseeing student projects. As Adjunct Professor, she teaches physics and astronomy classes.

2001 to 2001

 

SPIE

 

Technical

 

Technical Director

 

Expert was responsible for organizing the technical content of SPIE conferences, identifying new technical topics, and recruiting conference chairpersons.

1995 to 2000

 

Naval Surface Warfare Center

 

Research and Technology

 

Senior Scientist

 

She was responsible for obtaining funding for research projects, performing technical work, reporting, and supervising junior scientists.

1990 to 1995

 

Naval Coastal Systems Center

 

Research and Technology

 

Research Physicist

 

She was responsible for obtaining funding for research projects, performing technical work, reporting, and supervising junior scientists.

1987 to 1989

 

University of Oregon

 

Physics

 

Research Assistant

 

She performed research in the optics lab.


Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Expert served on the Inter-Laboratory Independent Research panel for five years, evaluating and awarding basic research grants.

Awards/Recognition

Expert won the award for Best Research Project at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, in 1998.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds five patents, is the author of over 30 scientific publications and two books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Nanotechnology  
 - Applied Optics  
 - Journal of the Optical Society of America  
 - Physical Review  
 - Applied Optics  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 2000   Navy (Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Coastal Systems Center)   Senior Scientist and Research Physicist   She was responsible for obtaining funding for research projects, performing technical work, reporting, and supervising junior scientists.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert participated in a field test at the Army Corps of Engineers test site in Duck, N.C. The test was being performed by Summas Ltd., Raleigh, N.C. Expert provided technical expertise in laser imaging systems during the field test.
  • Expert provided technical expertise in laser imaging systems in a field test at the ballistic facilities, White Oak laboratory, MD.
  • Expert provided technical expertise in ultra-fast photography at a ballistics testing facility operated by the Army in Huntsville, AL.
  • Expert provided technical expertise to an oil company in Texas regarding a sensor based on optical transmission and absorption.
  • Expert has provided numerous lens diagrams for various imaging systems.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in light scattering university research for consulting on product development support for diffused transmission filter photometer used to measure phase fractions in oil well flow streams.
  • Expert for consulting on Preliminary study of optical properties of composite material.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert provided a four-hour deposition in a case involving a Naval officer and an alleged laser event involving a Russian merchant marine vessel.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed two seminars. One is designed to help female scientists succeed in corporate politics. The other is to help students decide on career choices.


 

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