is a leading photonics and electro-optic materials expert pioneering the development of polarization-independent devices and transformational diffractive optics. He currently directs applied and fundamental research
for applications including ultra-efficient/portable liquid crystal displays
, opto-fluidics, ultra-efficient beam steering
for high energy applications and laser communications, IR/MIR polarimetry imaging, and novel diffractive lenses.
His work is principally supported by the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER Award) and US Air Force Research Laboratory, along with several strong partnerships with industry (including Raytheon, Boulder Nonlinear Systems, MZA Associates, and ImagineOptix
As of mid-2011, he advises 3 PhD students, 1 undergraduate researcher, 2 post-docs, and has authored 28 journal articles, 50 refereed conference proceedings, 15 invited research presentations, 2 book contributions, and 3(+9) patents issued(+pending). He has also served as an expert witness in patent litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).