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    Please see the following research topics for available Research Assistant positions. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your resume, including your education background, course transcript, research experience to the following:

    Rosalind M. Wynne, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Director, Laboratory for Lightwave Devices
    TOL 429 Villanova University
    800 Lancaster Ave.
    Villanova, PA 19085-1681
    Office: 610-519-4294
    Fax: 610-519-4436
    Email: rosalind.wynne@villanova.edu or rwynne@ece.villanova.edu 

    Available Research Assistant Positions

    Title: Microstructured Optical Fiber for Urban Sensing

    Description: Detectors for measuring air and surface temperatures at atmospheric boundaries layers. The student must have course background in optics, semiconductor materials or physics and be proficient in LabVIEW, Matlab, Excel, Word, Power Point. The project will be active for AY 2010-2011.

    Topics Covered: Optical Waveguides, Evanescent Waves, Temperature Sensor, Displacement Sensor/ Strain Gauge, Photodetectors, CCD Cameras.

    Title: Nanostructured Optical Fiber for Biodetection

    Description: Detectors for measuring chemical quantities that are markers for medical diseases such as acetone detection for diabetes. The student must have course background in optics, semiconductor materials or physics and be proficient in LabVIEW, Matlab, Excel, Word, Power Point. The project will be active for AY 2010-2011.

    Topics Covered: Optical Absorption Spectroscopy, Evanescent Waves, Fluorescence, Optical Waveguides, Photodetectors, Lasers, Broadband Light Sources.

    Title: High Speed Temperature Sensor for Electronic Materials

    Description: Detectors for the precise measurement of thermal distributions in electronic materials on the micron scale. The student must have course background in optics, semiconductor materials or physics and be proficient in LabVIEW, Matlab, Excel, Word, Power Point. The project will be active for AY 2010-2011.

    Topics Covered: Index of Refraction, Snellís Law, Optical Absorption, Fresnel Reflection, Diffraction, Photodetectors, CCD Cameras.

    Title: Rubidium Vapor Cell

    Description: Development of a microstructured optical fiber based vapor cell for modulation and switching applications such as quantum computing. The student must have course background in optics, semiconductor materials or physics and be proficient in LabVIEW, Matlab, Excel, Word, Power Point. The project will be active for AY 2010-2011.

    Topics Covered: Optical Modulation, Non-linear Optics, Raman Scattering, Two-Photon Absorption, Optical Absorption Spectroscopy.