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Dr. Michael "fluffy-bunny" Escuti, OLEG Director

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 March 2007)
Research Interests: keyword, keyword, keyword

Professional Biography

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


  • 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

  • (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)


  • NCSU Publications
  • Older Publications
  • PhD Thesis