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Opto-Mechanical System Design, Performance Modeling, Electrooptics, Lasers

ID: 724748 California, USA

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He has extended expertise in advanced geometrical as well as wave optics as evidenced by years of successful optical design experience using industry-standard ZEMAX and OSLO optical design packages.

Expert's experience in biomedical imaging is based on two years of rigorous research and development efforts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / Department of Physics. While at Upenn, he learned imaging related to the radiation oncology DICOM standard as well as designed a multispectral spectroscopic imaging system for studies of optical properties of tissues in vivo. Significant part of his experience at Upenn was writing NIH proposal for a multimillon funding for PDT dosimetry research.

While with the University of Pennsilvania, he developed a fiber-optics based method of measurement of blood oxygen saturation organs during debulking cancer surgery in vivo.

Example of his knowledge of Coherent lasers are the tunable, low bandwidth dye 899 and 699 lasers, as well as the Ti:Sph laser built on the same base, as well as a family of Coherent Ar+++ lasers. The tunable dye lasers are one of the most advanced and difficult to maintain lasers in the industry.

Expert did extensive computer modeling of optical aberrations and light scattering / propagation phenomena. He created a model that allowed to map optical aberrations of lenses without the use of phase-sensitive imaging techniques, as well as a Boltzman simulated annealing model of light propagation in tissues. The latter allowed for determination of organs drug concentration in vivo.

While with Advent Optronics, he lead a group of engineers in development of advances computer vision-based test and robotics systems. These devices, such as testers for MEMS-based optical switches, were developed, delivered and installed at customer factory floors.

Development of computer-based, automated data acquisition and analysis systems is one of his major areas of expertise. Expert has been developing the data acquisition / analysis systems using LabVIEW and MATLAB environments almost since the very appearance of those in 1994. Examples include, but not limited to, automation of spectrometers / lasers while doing his Ph.D. thesis work at Temple University, processing of large volumes of imaging data at University of Pennsylvania and at Cymer Inc.

During last four years, Expert's primary responsibility is electrooptical system design. This includes requirements development using DOORS environment, actual optics design using Zemax, electronics component specification and conceptual design of major mechanical components. This work resulted in successful development of electrooptical communication imager for Navy as well as electrooptical imaging device for Airforce.

He has designed a Twyman-Green interferometer-based instrument for measuring quality of intraocular lenses. Prototype of such device, with original, robust phase-unwrapping mechanism, was tested at Advent Optronics Corp. in 2003.

Expert's experience with lasers goes above usual. He has in-depth knowledge of tunable dye laser design and issues, as well as expertise in lithographic XLA-100 and XLA-105 lasers developed by Cymer gained while working for this company as a System Scientist. His most recent expertise relates to the design and specification of compact, high-power IR solid state pulsed laser.

While with Employer 9formerly Apogen Technologies), Expert developed original optical designs for a range of high NA, high resolution telescopes and imagers, including an afocal anamorphic beam expanders, for free space telecom applications.

He is an expert manager of a result-oriented product development and/or R&D team. Based on basic project goals and financial constrains, he leads the team through the design process using appropriate design review meetings for key decisions and progress monitoring. This way, the design process is always transparent for the upper management, problem areas are flagged early and mitigation measures can be deployed in a timed fashion.

Consulted Apogen Technologies / QinetiQ regarding creation of advanced space telecommunication systemConsulted Measurement Specialities Inc. regarding calibration and application issues of disposable blood oxymetersNIRCM: design, performance analysis and improvements of confocal-microscope based multiplate scanner

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physics Institution: Temple University
Year: 1996 Degree: M.A. Subject: Physics Institution: Temple University
Year: 1994 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Physics Institution: Texas Tech. University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Principal Engineer Department: Maritime
Responsibilities:
Performance modeling, system design, test design, optical design and oversight of engineering for advanced laser-based maritime communication systems
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Apogen Technologies Title: Electrooptical Systems Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Lead system engineer on a defence-related multimillion optical telecommunication project. System modeling, opto-mechanical design, system engineering, functional management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Cymer Inc. Title: System Scientist Department: Technology Division
Responsibilities:
System engineering of optical metrology systems for XLA-105 and KrF line of Cymer lasers for lythography
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Advent Optronics Title: Chief Scientist Department:
Responsibilities:
Lead a team of 4 to 12 people in manufacturing of prototypes of testers for MEMS-based optical switches
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: University of Pennsylvania Title: Research Associate Department: Physics / Radiation Oncology
Responsibilities:
Development of optical dosimetry systems for photodynamic therapy. Investigation of optical properties of tissues in vivo.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 1991 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Expert has consulted chromatography equipment manufacturer KNAUER GmbH regarding laser detectors for HPLC and electrophoresis.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Coherent Dye Laser Use Certified (1995)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 13 publications in peer-reviewed journal, multiple conference presentations and two patent applications.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Performed functions of a lead vendor / supplier expert for optical and electrooptical systems and lasers for Apogen Technologies / QinetiQ Technology Division, Advent Optronics and University of Pennsylvania with total supplier location experience of more than 7 years.
Marketing Experience
Expert has large experience in the areas of lasers (excimer, dye and DPSS, pulse and CW) and optical telecommunication areas, supplemented by biomedical areas related to application of lasers and optical methods in medicine. He also has 2+ years experience in defence-related optical sensor applications and is well familiar with the landscape in the area.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is an expert in ZEMAX optical design, Matlab system modeling and data collection and analysis using LabVIEW platform, including LabVIEW vision systems and vision-based system control. He is also an expert in creating DOORS -based, traceable system requirements documents.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian He is a native speaker in Russian language
German Expert can carry simple conversation on everyday topics in German
Italian

Fields of Expertise

advanced geometrical optics, biomedical imaging, medical instrument, optical sensor, proposal writing, blood oxygen level, medical product, coherent laser, computer modeling, computer simulation, biophotonics, computer vision, imaging, machine vision, optical inspection, real-time imaging, research management, technology management, data acquisition, data analysis, automatic test equipment, electrooptical systems design, electrooptics, infrared imaging application, engineering specification, interferometer, laser, specification documentation process, lens design, optical system, optics, acceptance angle, design review, engineering, engineering management, engineering project management, manufacturability design review, project management, project planning, project review, project scheduling, research and development management, system modeling, oxygen therapy, automatic vision system, business development, business strategy, new technology (percentage), self-directed work team, line of sight, fiber-optic blood gas sensor, project assessment, cost evaluation, work team, atmospheric interference, fiber-optic switch, laser focusing, acceptance test, calibration software, index-matching gel, infrared systems engineering, image anamorphosis, Airy disk, adaptive optics, angle of reflection, angular aperture, beam angle, beam optics, laser beam, laser-tube bore hole, anamorphic system, atmospheric refraction, biprism interference, binocular magnifier, project scheduling software, electrooptic test equipment, Microsoft Project Manager, integrating-sphere photometer, project cost management, blood gas analyzer, adaptive image filtration, color sensor, Fresnel diffraction, fiber-optic component product design, corporate strategic planning, project cost engineering, engineering economics, diffraction theory, computer system cost modeling, cost reduction, electrooptic device, apodizer, crystal optical material, laser optical material, liquid crystal optics, imaging science, computational physics, computer algorithm optimization, computer-aided engineering, three-dimensional machine vision, design optimization, data communication, medical visualization, cost control, illumination measurement, computer mathematics, optical projection system, medical science, medical equipment, integrated optics, infrared imaging, industrial process, geometrical optics, engineering cost, control system, coherent optics, blood

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