Who ?

DIRECTOR

Rajesh Menon, USTAR Associate Professor

rajeshmenon2016Rajesh Menon combines his expertise in nanofabrication, computation and optical engineering to impact myriad fields including super-resolution lithography, metamaterials, broadband diffractive optics, integrated photonics, photovoltaics and computational optics. His research has spawned over 100 publications, over 40 patents, and 4 spin-off companies. Rajesh is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and senior member of the IEEE. Among his other honors are a NASA Early Stage Innovations Award, NSF CAREER Award and the International Commission for Optics Prize. He currently directs the Laboratory for Optical Nanotechnologies (http://lons.utah.edu/) at the University of Utah. He received S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.


Postdoctoral Scientists

Levi Bourke

Levi_Bourke_smallLevi Bourke completed his Ph.D in Physics at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2017. Previously he has completed a MSc and BSc hons. in Physics, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics. His expertise is in the areas of thin-film optics, nanolithography, and nanofabrication; having carried out research into: evanescent field interference lithography, evanescent field coupled antireflection coatings, genetic algorithm optimization of grating coupled interference lithography systems, and chiral thin film polarizers. His current research topic is on nanopatterning using optically saturable transitions. Outside of the University his interests include family, music, guitar, baseball, cricket, and exploring what the USA has to offer. Levi.Bourke [at] Utah.edu.

Apratim Majumdar

Apratim Majumder graduated with his Ph.D from the ECE department at the University of Utah in 2017. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology in India (2011). His major interest lies in developing systems to efficiently generate patterns in the nanoscale. His present research is on fabricating nanopatterns using optically saturable transition. Besides academia he takes keen interest in the fine arts and cinema. apratim88 [at] gmail.com


PhD Students

Ruipeng Guo

Zhimeng Pan

Zhimeng Pan is a Ph.D. student of School of Computing of University of Utah since 2017. Before joining Utah, he obtained his B.S. in Macromolecule Physics in University of Science and Technology of China, doing research on computational bio-physics. He is currently working on computational microscopy of deep-brain imaging. His broad research interests include machining learning, data mining and medical imaging. In his free time, he enjoys playing table tennis, traveling, photography, and video games. z.pan[at]utah.edu

Monjurul Meem

Monjurul Meem is currently a PHD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He got his B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Monjurul joined Menon group in fall 2016. He is currently working on design, fabrication and characterization of diffractive optical devices such as flat lens and 2D/3D holograms. Monjurul enjoys soccer, cricket, movies and travelling in his free time. monjurul.meem [at] utah.edu

Jason Martineau

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Jason’s current research is in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, specifically in improving the temporal and spatial resolution of the stochastic super resolution techniques (PALM, STORM). More broadly, he is interested in developing methods that will allow scientists to probe not just the spatial structure of cells and organelles at the smallest levels, but also measure other physical observables that can be used to characterize living systems. This include developing force and EM field sensing techniques that are sufficiently noninvasive and that can operate with high enough precision so as to be used in living cells. jtmartineau.work [at] gmail.com


Undergraduate Students

Allison Kachel

AllisonAllison Kachel is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. Allison is currently working on reconstructing images that have been blurred due to light scattering effects in the presence of a diffuser. Her goal is to use this research in order to see through a biological tissue sample. In her spare time, Allison enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and playing video games.

 

Brian Rodriguez

Brian Rodriguez is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. Brian hopes to apply his knowledge in deep learning to classify different types of lensless images using convolutional neural networks. He also aims to use deep learning to reconstruct cannula images for human consumption without the need of solving an inverse problem. Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games and loves turtles. brod4910[at]gmail.com.


Past Members

Ganghun Kim

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Ganghun is with Apple, Inc. in CA.

Nabil Mohammad

photoNabil Mohammad is currently with Intel Corp. in OR.

 

 

 

Xiaowen Wan  is an optical engineer at LightSmyth Technologies, OR.

Alexandra Zhudova 

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Alexandra (Sasha) Zudova is a Bioengineering PhD student.

 

 

Jacqueline Cooke

 

 

 

Peng Wang

Peng is currently a post-doctoral scientist in Prof. Lihong Wang’s group at Caltech.

 

 

Farhana Masid 

Farhana is currently with IM Flash in Lehi, UT.

fqm5015 [at] gmail.com

 

Bing Shen

photoBing is currently a research engineer at Macom in NY.

 

 

 

Precious Cantu 

Precious is doing a Fulbright fellowship at EPFL.

pcantu03 [at] gmail.com

 


Sama Alkilani

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Rachael Palmer

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Rachael was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2017.

 

 

 

Lukas Ingenhorst

Lukas was a RISE scholar from Germany in Fall 2017.

 

 

 

Stefan Kapetanovic

Stefan was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2017.

 

 

 

Monica Barton

Monica_BartonMonica was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2016.

 

 

Jacob Packer

jacob_packerJacob was an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2016.

 

 

Daniel Voigt
profile-pictureDaniel was a RISE DAAD exchange student from Germany in Summer/Fall 2016.

 

 

 

Eyal Shafran. Research Engineer. 

Marissa Schulz, Visiting (DAAD) Undergraduate Researcher Summer 2015

Nikole Palmieri, Undergraduate researcher.

Roxanna Julian, Undergraduate researcher.

Hunter Grayson, Undergraduate researcher.

Phillip Helms, Undergraduate researcher.

Kristina Lundgren, Undergraduate researcher.

Bryan Arbil, Undergraduate researcher.

Tom Rust. Research Engineer.

Amihai Meiri. Research scientist at Bar-llan University.

Kai Wang, Post-doctoral scientist ORNL.

Chaitanya Ullal. Dr. Chaitanya Ullal is currently a Professor at RPI.

Carl G. Ebeling is currently with Vutara Inc. (acquired by Zeiss).

Ian Sohl, Undergraduate researcher.

Caitlin Arndt, Undergraduate researcher.

Friedhelm Adler, RISE DAAD visiting student.

Sam Judd, Undergraduate researcher.

Rafael Kimora, Visiting undergraduate student from Brazil

Nathan Godfrey, Undergraduate researcher.

Vinicius Carvalho, Visiting undergraduate student from Brazil

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