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Revision as of 10:50, 27 September 2011

Contact Information for Dr. Michael Escuti

Office: MRC room 322-A
Montieth Research Engineering Center
(Map) on Centennial Campus
Phone: +1 (919) 513-7363
Fax: +1 (919) 515-1450
Address: Contact Us Page
Resume: PDF Format (updated on September 2011)
Research Interests: photonics, optoelectronics, liquid crystals, functional polymers, diffractive optics, computational electromagnetics, optical remote sensing, optofluidics

Professional Biography

Dr. Michael Escuti, OLEG Director Prior to joining NCSU in 2004, he spent two years with the functional-polymers group at Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) as a post-doctoral fellow. His PhD research at Brown University on organic electro-optical materials and their use in photonics and flat-panel displays has been recognized by the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) with the Glenn H. Brown Award (2004) and by the Optical Society of America with the OSA/New Focus Student Award (2002) at the CLEO/QELS Conference. He continues to pursue interdisciplinary research topics in photonics, organic electronics, optics, biophotonics, and flat-panel displays.

Professional Background

Fun Facts About Dr. Escuti

  • Completed the Honolulu Marathon
  • Has lived inside the USA only slightly more than half his life
  • First language was Lingala, later replaced with some English and later Spanish
  • Online since 1989


  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers PECASE (2011)
  • Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, NC State University (2011)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (2010)
  • Glenn H. Brown Prize for Outstanding PhD Dissertation, Intern. Liquid Crystal Soc. (2004)
  • OSA/New Focus Student Award, Top Winner, CLEO/QELS Conference (2002)
  • Graduate Student Award, Mater. Research Soc. (MRS) Fall Meeting (2001)
  • Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Brown University (2001)
  • Best Student Paper Award, Soc. Information Display (SID), International Symposium (1999)
  • NASA GSRP Fellowship, Glenn Research Center (2000-2001)
  • NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Fellowship (1999)
  • GAANN Fellowship, US Department of Education (1997-1998)
  • Citation of Excellence in Engineering Design, Drexel University (1997)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1988)

Sponsored Research Projects

  • ... needs updating ...
  • (2007-2009, Air Force Research Laboratory, SBIR Phase II)

Wide-Angle Nonmechanical Beam-Steering Development (with Boulder Nonlinear Systems, CO)

  • (2007-2008, The Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, NCSU Centennial Campus)

Ultra-efficient Microdisplays Using LC Polarization Gratings and Reflective Silicon Backplanes

  • (2007-2009, National Science Foundation, Course/Curriculum/Lab Improvement, DUE Div)

Modular Laboratory Experiments on Organic Electronics and Liquid Crystal Displays for Undergraduates

  • (2006-2007, Air Force Research Laboratory, SBIR Phase I)

Thin Wide-Angle Beam Steerer that Operates in Transmission (with Boulder Nonlinear Systems, CO)

  • (2006-2009, National Science Foundation, Unsolicited, ECCS Div)

Liquid Crystal Polarization Gratings for Photonics Applications

  • (2005-2006, National Science Foundation, STTR Phase I, IIP Div)

High Light Efficiency Liquid Crystal Microdisplay Systems (with Southeast TechInventures, NC)