Laser Nanotechnology Fabrication Consultant: RF Microwave Circuit Design

Technical Consultant #815


Expertise

  • Nanotechnology.
  • Laser cooling and trapping - Diode laser systems and producing atoms used in nano fabrications.
  • RF-Microwave Circuit/System Design - narrow and broadband small signal and high power low noise amplifiers.
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems - monitor RF power output.
  • Writing - research reports, proposals, grants, instructional materials, operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Antenna system for air-to-ground communication.
  • Nuclear particle gas detectors.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Expert witness for reconstruction of auto accidents.

Experience

Undisclosed Firm, Physicist and Engineer, 1999 - Present

  • Developing tabletop nanomanufacturing system, to directly pattern a substrate with nanoparticles of metals, semiconductors, dielectric and biomolecules, with nanometer resolution.
  • Develop a serial, laser writing nanomanufacturing process.
  • System uses sub-wavelength optics, to improve resolution.
  • Performed preliminary research to develop nanorobots for a nano medical imaging system.
  • Wrote proposal (Proposal for a Vascular Cartographic Scanning Nanomedical Imaging Device) to fund project.
  • Ball milling process to produce nanoparticles.
  • Researched the use of ink jet printing to produce RFID tags.
  • Nanofabrication techniques can be used to develop projects for the sustainability program.

Superior Alternative Energies, Laurium, MI, Physicist and Engineer, 2006 - Present

  • Developing 10 kW vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) for home/business markets.
  • Modeled and simulated VAWT using Matlab to calculate rotor size, rotational speed and power output.
  • Built prototype rotor and tested its operation at different wind speeds.
  • Designing NdFeB (Neodymium) permanent magnet generator to produce 3-phase power.
  • Developing PEM fuel cell that uses a nanostructured catalyst to increase energy efficiency.
  • Developing high efficiency, flexible, low cost, printable solar cells.

Tennessee Tech University, Cookville, TN, Visiting Assistant Physics Professor, 2002 - 2003

  • Initiated interdisciplinary nanotechnology research at the university.
  • Coauthored NSF NIRT proposal to develop a direct writing nanolithography process, incorporating a self-assembling polymer template.
  • Developed piezoelectric nano surface machining process.
  • Co-authored several journal articles with colleagues and graduate students.
  • Supervised nanotechnology research projects of several graduate students, including research on using nano coatings on artificial hip joints to extend the life of the prosthesis.
  • Analyzed Biological samples in the microscopy lab using a Quanta environmental SEM and a EDAX mass spectrometer made by FEI Company.

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, Research and Graduate Student,1996 -1999

  • Developed computer models and ran simulations of laser, optical forces, on nanoparticles inside hollow optical fibers.
  • Analyzed spectrum of nanoparticles particles in a 3D optical trap.
  • Patterned substrates with nanoparticles using laser guidance in hollow optical fibers.
  • Built tunable 780nm external cavity diode laser and electronic laser control circuitry.
  • Built magnetic-optical trap (MOT) to produce a cold atomic beam.
  • Built ultra low vacuum system to pump down the MOT.
  • Made metal parts for MOT in the machine shop.
  • Wrote dissertation: Laser Guidance of Mesoscale Particles.

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Graduate Research Assistant, 1992 - 1995

  • Built nuclear particle, multiwire, gas detector for giant nuclear resonance experiment.
  • Used detector in experiments at Michigan State and GANIL Labs, Caen France.
  • Collected data for future analysis.
  • Wrote thesis: A Light Ion Focal Plane Multiwire Detector.

BIF Accutel (General Signal), Camarillo, CA, System Engineer, 1985 - 1986

  • Designed supervisory control data acquisition (SCDA) systems.
  • Wrote ladder logic to control the SCDA systems.
  • Built SCDA systems for Chicago, Dallas and others smaller cities.

California Amplifier, RF/Microwave Engineer, Camarillo, CA, Electrical Engineer, 1983 - 1984

  • Designed low noise block down converter (LNBC) for satellite TV systems.
  • Modeled/simulated LNBC with Touchstone microwave CAD software.
  • Designed electrical filters to shape response of LNBC.
  • Used Smith charts and s-parameters to design Bipolar and FET amplifiers.
  • Designed oscillator and mixer.
  • Analyzed prototype with a HP network analyzer.
  • Design of narrow and broadband and stripline technology.

Phelps Dodge Communications, Phoenix, AZ, Electrical Engineer, 1981 - 1983

  • Designed electronic instrumentation to monitor RF power output and VSWR (voltage standing wave ratio) of communication systems.

Goodyear aerospace, Goodyear, AZ, Engineering Technician, 1981

  • Worked on various classified counter measure and counter-counter measure projects.

Rockwell Collins, Cedar rapids, IA, Engineering technician, 1979 - 1981

  • Built and tested antenna tuner for frequency hopping communications system.

Educator

  • Michigan Tech University, Physics Department, Houghton, MI, Adjunct Assistant Professor.
  • Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI, Instructor.
  • Tennessee Tech University, Cookville, TN , Instructor.
  • Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, Instructor for courses: College Physics, Electronics Instrumentation for Physicist.
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, Instructor.
  • Mid Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Instructor.
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Instructor.
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, Instructor.
  • Houghton, MI, Physics Department, Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Certified Electronics and Communications Technology

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • AAPT
  • MAAPT
  • American Physical Society
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society
  • Physics Honor Society

Publications and Patents

  • National and International Publications: Thesis, Abstract, Dissertation, Research Papers and Articles.
  • National Presentations
  • 2 U.S. Patents and 1 Invention Disclosure

Education

  • Ph.D. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Michigan Technological University, Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.S. Nuclear Physics, Central Michigan University, Aberdeen, MD
  • B. S. Physics and Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Aberdeen, MD
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