>RAMKUMAR, MANIAN S.
Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, Ph.D.
Dr. Abushagur is the director of the Ph.D. program in microsystems
engineering and professor of electrical engineering in the Kate
Gleason College of Engineering. He comes to RIT from the University
of Alabama at Huntsville where he was professor of electrical and
computer engineering and professor of optical science and engineering.
At the University of Alabama, Dr. Abushagur led development of the
university’s optical engineering degree program. He also founded
LiquidLight Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical network
systems for the metro-access market, and Photronix, of Malaysia,
a maker of fiber-optic components. He has consulted for the US Army
Missile Command, NASA, Boeing Co. and other firms. He holds one
patent and has applied for three. A specialist in optical communications,
micro-photonic devices, signal processing and computing, Dr. Abushagur
has been principal investigator or co-PI on 25 research grants totaling
more than $12 million. He has published 68 papers and 30 conference
presentations, written five book chapters and edited the book Fourier
Optics, and is presently working on the book Optical Fiber Systems.
Dr. Abushagur earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering
from California Institute of Technology. Top
Stephen Boedo, Ph.D.
Dr. Boedo is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering. He is also General Partner in the software consulting firm
Tribology Associates, Ithaca, New York, which he jointly started and currently
shares with Prof. John F. Booker of Cornell University. Dr. Boedo specializes
in the computer-aided simulation and design of mechanical systems, with
particular emphasis in the design and analysis of fluid-film bearing systems.
Current research (developed initially at Cornell University and continued at
Federal-Mogul Corporation and Tribology Associates) studies the interaction of
thin lubricant films with structurally compliant surfaces, including effects of
geometric irregularity, lubricant supply, and lubricant cavitation on predicted
mechanical system performance. These analysis methods have proven useful in the
real-world understanding of automotive engine bearings, the nonlinear behavior
of fluid-film rotors, and the lubrication of artificial human joints. Dr. Boedo
received a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York
at Buffalo, a M.S. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell
University, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
He is a member of ASME, SAE, ASEE, the Cornell Society of Engineers, and Phi Beta
Alexander Cartwright, Ph.D.
Dr. Cartwright is an Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering, Director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and
Biophotonics, and Co-Director of the Electronics Packaging Laboratory,
both at the University at Buffalo. In 1998, he received a NSF CAREER
Award that supported his research on GaN based optoelectronic devices
and his educational activities. In 2000, he was awarded a Department
of Defense Young Investigator Award for research in piezoelectricity
in III-N materials. Dr. Cartwright's research is focused on III-N
materials, quantum dot materials, optical non-destructive testing
of stress and strain for device reliability, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics.
Dr. Cartwright received his B.S and Ph.D. in electrical and computer
engineering from the University of Iowa. Top
Alexis Clare, Ph.D.
Dr. Clare is Professor of Glass Science, New York State
College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She received her Ph.D.
in Physics from the University of Reading, UK, and studied Glass
Science at the University of Sheffield from 1985-1989. She was awarded
the 2000 Vittorio Gottardi Prize for Glass Science given by the
International Commission on Glass for Research and Education. Dr.
Clare developed a new technique for the measurement of high temperature
density and surface tension of glass melts, which is currently being
used to add to a database funded by DOE for the glass industry to
use in modeling. Dr. Clare hosted and co-wrote an instructional
video for high school students called “What is Ceramic Engineering?”
which has been very positively accepted, and hosts a PBS documentary
on the synergy between ceramic art and science called “Out
of the Fire.” Top
Doreen Edwards, Ph.D.
Dr. Edwards is an associate professor of materials science
and engineering and the School of Engineering Graduate Program Director
for Alfred University. Her principal research interests are in ceramics
for electronic and gas-sensing applications, the effects of defect
chemistry and structure on electrical properties, and electrical
methods for materials characterization and process monitoring. Before
joining Alfred, Dr. Edwards worked as a research scientist for Basic
Industry Research Laboratory (BIRL) and as a research and development
scientist for Gould, Inc. She received her B.S. in chemistry from
the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and her Ph.D. in
Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Top
Dale Ewbank joined the RIT faculty in 2000 and is Visiting
Associate Professor of Microelectronic Engineering, Kate Gleason
College of Engineering. Mr. Ewbank teaches courses in Microlithography,
Optics, and Design of Experiments. His graduate education in Materials
Science and Engineering and in Imaging Science complements over
sixteen years manufacturing experience in microlithography. He has
managed manufacturing engineering and equipment maintenance for
a photomask fabrication facility and participated in state-of-the-art
engineering and research for development of equipment, processes
and products in the semiconductor industry. His research interests
are in the fields of microlithography, optical image formation,
and electro-optic adaptive microlens design and fabrication. He
is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering. Top
Roger Gaborski, Ph.D.
Dr. Gaborski is the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research,
and the Director for the Laboratory for Applied Computing. He is a former
Eastman Kodak Co. senior research associate, National Security Agency
senior electrical engineer, and pollution researcher for Calspan. Dr. Gaborski
has led teams in developing technologies and fostered numerous collaborative
endeavors with both universities and industry. His research interests are in the areas
of artificial intelligence, computer vision, medical imaging, and neural networks.
Dr. Gaborski has been issued 24 patents as inventor or co-inventor and has more than 40
published works. His recent consulting projects have focused on computer vision, machine
learning, image understanding, and neural networks with Kodak, PSC, and Recon/Optical.
Dr. Gaborski received his B.S. and M.S. from State University of New York at Buffalo and
a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, all in electrical engineering. Top
Ian Gatley, Ph.D.
As the dean of the College of Science, Ian Gatley, an internationally
known astronomer and physicist, leads the college to champion the
interplay between technological development and the exercise of
Gatley was interim dean of COS, 2001-02, and director of the Chester
F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, 1997-2001. He guides the
college as it continues to challenge students with expanding research
opportunities and degree programs in the newest sciences. Before
joining RIT, Gatley established an international reputation as an
astronomer and project manager with the United Kingdom Infrared
Telescope at Hilo, Hawaii, from 1979 to 1986, and for the National
Optical Astronomy Observatories in Tucson, Ariz., from 1986 to1997.
The author of more than 125 technical publications and presentations,
Gatley has served on advisory/review committees for the Hubble Space
Telescope, the Kitt Peak National Observatory, the Center for Astrophysical
Research in Antarctica and the National Science Foundation. Gatley,
a native of England, earned a bachelor of science with first-class
honors in physics from Imperial College, University of London, and
a doctorate in physics from California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Gatley is an
expert in Infrared Astronomy. In the course of his research he has
discovered protostars near the Orion Nebula and in the Magellanic
Clouds, found emission from hydrogen molecules in a ring-like structure
around the center of the galaxy, and shown that planetary nebulae
only exhibit emission from hydrogen molecules if they have a characteristic
"hour glass" or "dumb-bell" shape. Top
Thomas Gennett, Ph.D.
Dr. Gennett is a professor of chemistry at RIT and co-director
of the Nanopower Laboratory. In 2002, Dr. Gennett received the Biannual
Inventor of the Year award at RIT for his groundbreaking work in
carbon nanotube applications to energy storage and polymer composites. Top
Karl Hirschman, Ph.D.
Dr. Hirschman is the director of the Semiconductor and
Microsystem Fabrication Laboratory and has been a member of RIT's
microelectronic engineering faculty since 1993. Prior to teaching
at RIT, he worked for IBM at the Advanced Semiconductor Technology
Center in East Fishkill, NY as a process development engineer. His
research interests include silicon-based optoelectronics and tunneling
transport devices, on which he has published over 30 technical papers.
He is an active member in the IEEE EDS and MRS, and has served as
an officer of the Rochester IEEE Electron Device Society local chapter
for the last eight years. He coordinates the IEEE Annual EDS Activities
in Western NY conference, and is also serving on the IEEE/SEMI ASMC
steering committee. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering
in 2000 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Top
Satish Kandlikar, Ph.D.
Satish Kandlikar is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering
Department at RIT for last twenty-two years. He received his Ph.D.
degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 1975
and has been a faculty there before coming to RIT in 1980. His research
is mainly focused in the area of flow boiling. After investigating
the flow boiling phenomena from an empirical standpoint, which resulted
in widely accepted correlations for different geometries, he started
to look at the problem from a fundamental perspective. Using the
high speed photography techniques, he demonstrated that small bubbles
are released at a high frequency under flow conditions. His current
work involves stabilizing flow boiling in microchannels, interface
mechanics during rapid evaporation, and advanced chip cooling with
single-phase liquid flow. He has published over 100 journal and
conference papers. He is a fellow member of ASME and has been the
organizer of the two international conferences on Microchannels
and Minichannels sponsored by ASME. Visit www.rit.edu/~taleme for
further information and publications. Top
Andrew Karam, Ph.D.
Dr. Karam is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department
of Biological Sciences at RIT. His research interests include prevention
and response capabilities for radiological or nuclear emergencies.
Pao-Lo Liu, Ph.D.
Dr. Liu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical
Engineering at the University at Buffalo. His areas of interest are
quantum computing and interconnects, computational
photonics, CAD tools for photonic devices, high speed electro-optic
modulators, and MOCVD of compound semiconductors. He received his
Ph.D. from Harvard University. Top
Mr. McKeown is a Distinguished Researcher at RIT, and has
over 20 years experience in system engineering and project management
of remote systems and related technologies. He has been instrumental
in the formation of the Laboratory for Imaging Algorithms and Systems
(LIAS). Prior to his transition to RIT, he worked for the Commercial
and Government Systems Division of Eastman Kodak Company, where
he was a senior engineer responsible for development of technology
strategies, with particular emphasis on hyperspectral sensors and
data processing as well as advanced CMOS “camera on a chip”
technology. Mr. McKeown also managed a special collection of 7 meter
hyperspectral data over an approximately 400 square mile area in
the southern US. Mr. McKeown holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering
from SUNY Buffalo. Top
P. R. Mukund, Ph.D.
Dr. Mukund is a professor of electrical engineering at
RIT and the director of the RF/AnaIog/Mixed-signal Laboratory. He
is an expert in the area of mixed signal/analog I.C. designer. He
teaches analog I.C. design courses at the graduate level and has
offered short courses on the subject to industry in many parts of
the world. He serves on the analog mixed signal track of the IEEE
Circuits and Systems Society's Technical Program Committee for ISCAS,
and is the steering committee chair of the IEEE International SOC
Conference in 2003. He has served as a consultant to industry and
currently is the principal investigator of four funded research
projects, totaling about $1 Million. NSF, SRC, NYSTAR, Harris Corporation
and LSI Logic fund these projects. Dr. Mukund received his Ph.D.
in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Top
Zoran Ninkov, Ph.D.
Dr. Ninkov is the director of The Laboratory for Sensor
Research and a Professor in RIT's College of Science. He is also
the Associate Director of the C.E.K. Mees Observatory, University
of Rochester. His current research deals with the development of
novel instrumentation for use in astronomy, medical imaging and
remote sensing. This includes; the development of novel two-dimensional
detector arrays for use in space borne and ground based astronomical
imaging and spectroscopy; the design and fabrication of next generation
multi-object spectrometers using micro mirror arrays; the development
of wide field systems to search for planets using the planet transit
technique. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in the Department
of Geophysics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada where he was a Commonwealth Scholar; his M.Sc.
in Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Monash University
in Australia; and his B.Sc.(1st Class Honours) in Physics at the
University of Western Australia. He is also a co-founder of the
company PixelPhysics. Top
Harvey Palmer, Ph.D.
Dr. Palmer became dean of RIT s Kate Gleason College of
Engineering in 2000. After graduating with a doctorate in chemical
engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1971,
he began as assistant professor of chemical engineering at UR. He
was later promoted to associate professor of chemical engineering,
professor of chemical engineering, associate dean for graduate studies
of engineering and applied science, and chair of chemical engineering.
He received the undergraduate teaching award twice. Dr. Palmer has
researched and consulted for Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester Gas and
Electric Corp., Xerox Corp. and numerous other firms. His research
interests include interfacial phenomena, particularly surface tension
driven flows and wettability issues, microfluidics, and biochemical
engineering. He shares seven patents, most related to blood collection
and processing for clinical diagnostic purposes. He sits on the
board of Rochester-based Transcat Inc. Top
Paras Prasad, Ph.D.
Dr. Prasad is the Executive Director of the Institute for
Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo. Dr. Prasad’s
interdisciplinary research in biophotonics and bionanophotonics
has won him international recognition and resulted in several patented
inventions that involve novel biophotonic materials with applications
ranging from photodynamic cancer therapy to bioimaging to new dimensions
in drug therapy made possible by nanomedicine. A 1997 recipient
of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Prasad is a fellow of the Optical
Society of America and the American Physical Society. He has published
more than 425 papers and co-edited six major books in the field
of photonics materials. Dr. Prasad received his B.Sc. and M.Sc.
from Bihar University, India, his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania,
and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Top
Dr. Ryne Raffaelle, Ph.D.
Dr. Raffaelle is a professor of physics and a co-director
of the NanoPower Research Lab at RIT. He has worked as a visiting
researcher at the NASA Glenn Research Center since 1997 and is currently
a member of the AIAA technical committee on Aerospace Power. He
received the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) junior faculty
enhancement award in 1994. He has been PI on 20 federally funded
research programs and has authored over 50 refereed publications
on photovoltaic solar cells, thin film materials and semiconductor
device characterization. He has both a B.S. and M.S. in physics
from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in physics from University
of Missouri at Rolla. Top
Al Raisanen, Ph.D.
Dr. Raisanen is the associate director of the Semiconductor
Micro-systems Fabrication Laboratory and a Distinguished Researcher
at RIT. Dr. Raisanen was a research assistant at the University of
Minnesota where he received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and
Engineering, concentrating on metallization and diffusion barrier
technologies for II-VI optical detector materials. As a postdoctoral
fellow at the Xerox Wilson Research Center he worked on optical and
electronic characterization of III-V materials and metal interfaces.
For 7 years he continued work at Xerox as a Microelectronics engineer
in the thermal inkjet business unit. He is an expert in process
development, equipment engineering, yield management, failure analysis
and manufacturing support. Top
S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D.
Professor Ramkumar is the Director for the Center for Electronics
Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA) and the program chair for the
M.S. program in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). He has
consulted for the Circuit Board Assembly Department at Eastman Kodak
Company, and Delco Electronics, as well as being a technical support
engineer for Allen-Bradley. He serves as the lead instructor for
IPC and SMTA sponsored training courses in surface mount electronics
packaging. His research interests are in surface mount electronics
packaging and computer integrated manufacturing. He received a B.E.
in Mechanical Engineering from India and an M.E. in Manufacturing
Engineering from RIT. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in System
Science and Industrial Enginieering and holds the Russell C. McCarthy
Endowed Chair position in engineering technology. Top
Harvey E. Rhody, Ph.D.
Dr. Rhody is a professor and graduate coordinator for
the MS and PhD programs in imaging science at RIT. He is also
the lead faculty member of the Laboratory for Imaging Algorithms
and Systems. Notable recent LIAS projects include the Data Cycle
System for the SOFIA Astronomical Observatory, algorithms for
hyperspectral image exploitation for the National Imagery and
Mapping Agency, and the development of the Wildfire Airborne
Sensor Program (WASP) camera and processing systems for NASA
and the US Forest Service. Dr. Rhody received his PhD in
electrical engineering from Syracuse University. Top
Mr. Richardson is a Distinguished Researcher at the Center
for Imaging Science at RIT. He has over 20 years experience in design
engineering and project development. Prior to his transition to
RIT, he worked for Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y. There
he held a variety of positions in design engineering, project management,
and business development. Notable projects have included management
responsibility for the pursuit team which won the contract to design
and develop the IKONOS (Space Imaging, Inc., Thorton, CO) camera
payload and program manager for the QuickBird (EarthWatch, Inc.,
Longmont, CO) Sensor Subsystem (the Sensor Subsystem is the flight
focal plane and electronics for the EarthWatch camera payload).
At RIT's Center for Imaging Science, Mr. Richardson’s primary
responsibility has been to assist in the formation of the Laboratory
for Advanced Spectral Sensing (LASS) and has project management
responsibility for the NASA-sponsored FIRES program and the ONR-sponsored
MURI project in physical modeling for processing of hyperspectral
data. Mr. Richardson holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from
Clarkson University. Top
Sean Rommel, Ph.D.
Dr. Rommel’s research interests have been traditionally
focused in three areas: nanoelectronic devices and circuits, photonic/optoelectronic
devices/circuits, and advanced semiconductor fabrication techniques.
At RIT, Dr. Rommel and his colleagues have demonstrated the co-integration
of CMOS devices and resonant interband tunnel diodes (RITDs). Their
strategy has been to integrate the tunnel diodes following all high
temperature steps, but prior to the contact metallization of the
CMOS devices. Dr. Rommel received his Ph.D. at the University of
Delaware and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining RIT,
Dr. Rommel worked on the development of Si-based Resonant Interband
Tunneling Diodes. Top
Carl Salvaggio, Ph.D.
Dr. Salvaggio’s research and development activities
are concentrated in several areas, including radiation propagation
models, atmospheric correction techniques, longwave infrared and
multispectral synthetic scene generation, multi-sensor data merging,
spectral/feature band optimization methods, image integration with
geographic information systems, field and laboratory longwave infrared
data collection, sensor geometry and mensuration models as well
as a wide variety of image processing techniques and algorithm development.
He has served as an evaluator of a wide variety of electro-optical
and photo-chemical imaging systems as well as physics-based phenomenological
John Schott, Ph.D.
Dr. Schott is head of the Digital Imaging & Remote Sensing
Laboratory, and the Frederick and Anna B. Weidman Professor in the
Center for Imaging Science. Dr. Schott has broad research and development
experience in advanced technology for solving problems related to
image analysis. He has served as the project engineer on numerous
programs for both governmental and private sectors, including serving
as a principal investigator for NASA's "Landsat Thematic Mapper
Program." He was also appointed to the NAVY-ASEE summer faculty
program. He was General Chairman of the joint ASP/SPSE conference
on "Techniques for Extraction for Information from Remotely Sensed
Images." Dr. Schott's research has led to over 100 technical publications,
as well as co-inventor status on two patents. Dr. Schott has also
completed a general reference text on quantitative remote sensing
published by Oxford University Press. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental
Science/Remote Sensing from SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
- Syracuse University. Top
Bruce Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
and the Intel Professor of Research/Technology at RIT, a position
funded by Intel Corp. in which he works on engineering and technology
research important to both RIT and Intel. In 1999, he received RIT's
first Creator's Award for six patents filed, including one for new
coating materials used on photomasks to improve the resolution of
computer chips. He holds ten other patents, is co-author of the
textbook Microlithography: Science and Technology, and has written
over 50 research publications. Professor Smith has concentrated his
research in fields of short wavelength optical microlithography and
has become internationally known for his work. Prior to joining RIT,
he was a development engineer with Digital Equipment Corp. and MAI
Semiconductor. Smith has also held visiting scientist positions at
International Semitech, Rutherford Apelton Laboratories (UK), and
IMEC Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center (Belgium). Dr. Smith
received his bachelor's and master's degrees in photographic and
imaging science and his doctoral degree in imaging science at RIT.
Thomas Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith is a Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science. Prior to joining the faculty
at RIT, Dr. SMith spent 28 years in research, and R&D management at the Xerox Corporation. As Manager
of the Office of Quality and Technology Management for the Xerox Corporate Research Group, he reported
directly to the Group Vice President, and had the responsibility for implementation, within the research
organization, of Xerox's Malcolm Baldridge Award-winning quality initiative, "Leadership Through Quality,"
and for the direction of an effort to study and improve management of technology in Xerox.
Dr. Smith's management expertise and interests include research and technology management, stategic
technology selection, application of total quality management principles in R&D, and human resource
management. His research activities have centered around design, synthesis, and study of the reactivity,
physical chemistry, and device applications of functional polymer systems (photoactive materials;
conductive and electroactive polymer composites; organometallic polymers; redox polymers; ion-binding
polymers; and block copolymers). He is the author of 35 papers and 50 U.S. Patents on these topics.
Most recently his research activities were focused ont he synthesis of photoactive polymers for use in
fabrication of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and fluidic pathways in thermal ink jet devices
and the design of inks to be used in these devices. Dr. Smith received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from John
Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Top
Anthony Vodacek, Ph.D.
Dr. Vodacek’s research interests are in environmental
remote sensing, aquatic optics, hyperspectral imaging, remote wildland
fire detection, fire detection using potassium emission, fire optical
propertiesm, and laser remote sensing. He received his bachelor’s
degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his
M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Top
Xingwu Wang, Ph.D.
Dr. Wang is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Alfred
University. His research interests are in fuel cells and fuel processors;
thin film coatings, sputtering, RF plasma, laser, APCVD, and e-beam;
superconductors; and electrical power and instrumentation. He has
published 70 papers and holds 19 U.S. Patents. Dr. Wang received
his Ph.D. in physics from SUNY Buffalo, his M.S. in physics from
Hangzhou University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
the Harbin Naval Engineering Institute. Top