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    Rosalind Wynne, Ph.D., Director

    Villanova University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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    Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Ph.D.

    Rosalind Wynne recently received a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Villanova University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Wynne is committed to excellence in teaching, fundamental research, service to the technical community, and the generation of scholarship in students. She will teach a number of engineering courses including: Introduction to Optoelectronics, Introduction to Photonics and Optical Communications. Her teaching style will integrate aspects necessary for the development of scholarship in students: technical excellence, professional conduct and service to society.

    Dr. Wynne aspires to also provide an exciting research environment that promotes academic growth, the exchange of information and innovative ideas in the areas of photonics, fiber optic devices and sensors. Her research interests are in developing fiber optic sensors based on microstructured optical fiber technology for chemical sensing and biomedical applications. Microstructured optical fibers are an alternative to the standard cylindrical shaped optical fiber waveguide. These fibers can be used either as transmission fibers or as sensors.

    Dr. Wynne received her doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in May 2005, a B.S. in Physics from Norfolk State University in 1999 and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 2001. She is a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). She has received a number of honors and awards for her research contributions including the 2005 Boston University College of Engineering Dean's Award, the 2004 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Dissertation Award, the 2004 SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering and the ONR/ HBECU Future Engineering Faculty Fellowship in 2001.

    Outside of the lab, Dr. Wynne enjoys cooking, dancing, martial arts and learning to fly airplanes.