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 Expert  723677

Expert in Photonics, Fiber Optics, Laser Micromachining, SEM analysis, DWDM, Applied Optics


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Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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His area of expertise is design, modeling, characterization and development of photonic (fiber optic/optoelectronic/electro-optic) components and devices. His experience (50% industrial, 50% academic) includes 10 years in photonics, working with various technologies (glass fibers, InP, silica on silicon, ion exchange, laser micromachining etc.) and devices (lasers, DWDM components, modulators, SOAs, sensors, etc.) for telecom and non-telecom applications. He also has extensive experience in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis of various materials. He has done numerous SEM and ESEM analysis projects and worked with conductive, non-conductive, biological, medical, semiconductor, polymer and other materials.
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acceptance angle

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environmental scanning electron microscopy

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fiber optics

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fiber-chip coupling

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fiber-optic component

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fiber-optic component product design

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fiber-optic component product development

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graded-index fiber

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guided wave

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infrared fiber optics

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integrated optics

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laser ablation

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laser materials processing

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microstructure analysis

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nondestructive testing

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optics

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photonics technology

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scanning electron microscopy

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laser micromachining


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Creative Research, Design, and Development of Optical...
Opto-Mechanical Design
Lasers, Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber-Optics, and...
Optoelectronics, Semiconductors, Microwaves

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   PhD   Physics (Photonics and Fiber Optics)   The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH  
1996   MS   Electronics and RF Physics   Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Consultant (Sr. Optical Design Engineer)

 

Design and modeling of specialty fibers and fiber

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Consultant (Sr. Optical Engineer)

 

Design and development of bio-medical fiber optic sensors. ? Optical system design and optimization, fiber coupling modeling, lens design, tolerance analysis. Prototype development and characterization.

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Science and Mathematics

 

Assoc. Prof. of Applied Physics; Director of ESEM Laboratory

 

He is performing research in the areas of design, fabrication and characterization of integrated photonic devices; modeling and optical characterization of diffusion. He is teaching photonics, fiber optics and general physics. He is managing Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) Laboratory.

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant (Sr. Optical Engineer)

 

Design and characterization of integrated photonic devices. BPM modeling. Mechanical stress modeling. SEM and AFM analysis. CO2 laser material processing.

2008 to 2008

 

GE

 

GE Analitical Instruments

 

Consultant (Sr. Optical Engineer)

 

Design and development of optical water sensors. Lens design, optical system design and optimization, tolerance analysis. Prototype development and characterization.

2002 to 2004

 

Investment Management Group of Bank One

 

IMG, Performance Management

 

Senior Investment Analyst

 

Worked on design, development and implementation of the investment performance system. Performed Investment Analysis. Consulted fund, portfolio and relationship managers.

2001 to 2002

 

Qusion Technologies, Inc.

 


 

Member of Technical Staff (Sr. Optical Design Engineer)

 

Designed and modeled InP based integrated optoelectronic waveguide devices. Designed 10 Gb/s Electro Absorption Modulators, MZI modulators, SOAs, splitters, mode converters etc. Designed Multiple Quantum Well Epitaxial stacks, performed modeling of optoelectronic effects and BPM optical modeling. Designed and implemented optical test setups and experiments. Designed and built “from ground zero” optical setups for measuring insertion/coupling/propagation loss, chirp, polarization sensitivity, reflectivity, extinction ratio, saturation, gain, optical mode profiles etc. Developed and built a setup and procedures for coupling of lens-tip fibers to the waveguide structures. Worked with outside vendors on development of specialty lens-tip fibers to match the optical mode of Electro Absorption Modulators. Characterized prototypes and analyzed results. Performed 0-100 km fiber link measurements of EAM performance, analyzed 10 Gb/s eye diagrams and characterized SOAs, semiconductor lasers, EDFAs, InP based straight, curved and tapered waveguide structures, y-couplers and Mach-Zender structures. Developed criteria for assembly and packaging. Developed techniques for fiber attachment and packaging of EAMs. Performed tolerance analysis. Performed technology assessment for monolithic and hybrid integration approaches. Interfaced with strategic partners and customers. Published/presented scientific findings, prepared invention disclosures/patents.

2000 to 2001

 

Cirrex Corp.

 


 

Optical Engineer

 

Designed and modeled DWDM integrated optical waveguide devices. Designed Optical Add Drop Multiplexers and External Cavity Lasers. Performed BPM modeling. Designed waveguide Bragg gratings, splitters and couplers. Designed and implemented test setups and experiments. Led characterization of prototypes and analyzed results. Designed and built optical setups for measuring insertion/coupling/propagation loss, polarization sensitivity and optical mode profiles. Developed criteria for automated assembly and passive alignment of integrated optical circuits.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Optical Society of America (OSA), Materials Research Society (MRS) and The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Sigma Xi Research Society

Awards/Recognition

Expert's University 2009 Outstanding Applied Research Award for Contributions in Photonics and Integrated Optics Kern-Kettering Entrepreneurship Fellow 2009 Expert's University 2008 Outstanding Teaching Award Expert's University 2006 Outstanding Researcher Award for Contributions in Photonics 1998 Robert and Noreen Stollberg Outstanding Teaching Award


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 30 peer reviewed and invited publications and presentations in photonics and applied optics

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Applied Optics  
 - Electronics Letters  
 - Optical Engineering  
 - International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics  
 - Proceedings of Great Lakes Photonics Symposium  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2006   Missile Defense Agency (MDA)   Principal Investigator   He worked on writing the grant proposal. After the proposal was funded served, as principal investigator and project leader, at Expert's University he was responsible for project management, experiment design, optical and ESEM surface analysis, optical modeling, coordination of work with Beholztech, Inc.
2004 to   Department of Defense (DOD)   Co-Investigator   His role is design and implementation of experiments for optical analysis of diffusion of chemical agents into the porous media. He has also done contact angle measurements and mathematical modeling.
2008 to 2009   NIST   Principal Investigator   "Low-Loss in-Fiber Fabry Perot 860 nm Optical Filter. "
2008 to 2009   US Army   Principal Investigator   "Development of Super Hardened, EMI and Vibration Immune Chemical Biological FTIR Sensor".

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • March 2004 – Present Expert's Firm Inc., Ann Arbor, MIConsultant Design and characterization of integrated photonic devices. BPM modeling. Mechanical stress modeling. SEM and AFM analysis. CO2 laser material processing.
  • August 2009 - Present Expert's University, Inc. Ann Arbor, MIConsultant (Sr. Optical Engineer) Design and modeling of specialty fibers and fiber lasers
  • November 2007 – Present IA, Inc./ Three Fold Sensors Ann Arbor, MIConsultant & Technical Advisor (Sr. Optical Engineer) Design and development of bio-medical fiber optic sensors. Optical system design and optimization, fiber coupling modeling, lens design, tolerance analysis. Prototype development and characterization.
  • April 2008 – December 2008 GE Analytical Instruments Boulder, COConsultant (Sr. Optical Engineer) Design and development of optical water sensors. Lens design, optical system design and optimization, tolerance analysis. Prototype development and characterization.
  • May 2007 – April 2008 Sensicore, Inc. Ann Arbor, MIConsultant & Technical Advisor (Sr. Optical Engineer) Design and development of optical sensors. Lens design, optical system design and optimization, tolerance analysis. Prototype development and characterization.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Multiple times performed Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis for law firms. Wrote expert testimonies. Did not testify in court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Laser safety expert for consulting on products liability claim.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1996   Ukraine (former Soviet Union)   April 1995- August 1996 Utel Telecom Kiev, Ukraine (A National Ukrainian-American-Dutch-German Joint Stock Telecommunication Company). Quality/Implementation Manager Developed and implemented unique technical solutions for customers. Interfaced with strategic partners and customers. Consulted sales team on technical issues.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Russian   Fluent (Native)
Ukrainian   Fluent (Native)

Market Research:
Marketing experience is limited to promoting ESEM laboratory to external customers.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Due to the current nature of employment (University Prof.) he has developed multiple courses and seminars including courses and seminars for industrial customers (i.e. Continuing Education classes for engineers)

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Working for Cirrex Corp., Qusion Technologies and Expert's University, he was/is directly responsibe for locating and dealing with equipment and service vendors in his area of expertise.


 

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