Education

Education
Sep 1992 - present

Ph.D.

The Ohio State University

Dissertation

Instrumental Improvements in MHz Amplified Ultrafast Laser Systems with Applications to Picosecond Transient Vibrational Spectroscopy

Advisor

Professor Terry L. Gustafson

May 1988 - present

B.S.

http://www.sru.edu

Magnum Cum Laude

Advisors

Professor David C. Taylor (Chemistry)

Professor James H. Fearday (Physics)

Work History

Work History
2008 - present

Associate Professor

http://www.lasalle.edu

Department of Integrated Science, Business and Technology

1996 - 1999

Analytical Chemist

Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.

Supervisor

Dr. Larry P. Goss

Optical Diagnostics Group

Responsible for design and development of commercial data-acquisition and -analysis systems for emerging optical diagnostics including Two-Color Particle Image Velocimetry (TCPIV), Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) and Strain-Sensitive Skin (S3)

1993 - 1996

Research Chemist

Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.

Supervisor

Dr. Larry P. Goss

Ultrafast Photonics Group

Involved in the application of ultrafast laser spectroscopy to the development and deployment of advanced turbine-engine combusion and aviation-fuel diagnostics including Thin-Filament Pyrometry (TFP), Thin-Filament Velocimetry (TFV), Ultrafast Pump/Probe Spectroscopy, Picosecond Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Fluoresence Spectroscopy (PITLIF) and Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring in Fuel (USPTO 5,919,710) as an On-site Contractor for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

1988 - 1992

Graduate Teaching Associate

The Ohio State University Department of Chemistry

Supervisor

Professor Terry L. Gustafson

Department of Chemistry

Recitation and laboratory instruction, grading and experimental preparation for both undergraduate and graduate level courses

Skills

Skills

COBOL

Pascal

SQL

FORTRAN

Microsoft Visual BASIC

Microsoft Visual C/C++

FORTH

ANSI C

National Instruments LabWindows/CVI

National Instruments LabVIEW