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action-photoFrank Wise

Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering Applied and Engineering Physics
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Frank Wise received a BS in Engineering Physics from Princeton University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Applied Physics from Cornell University. Before PhD studies, he worked on advanced integrated circuits at Bell Laboratories. Since receiving the PhD in 1988, he has been on the faculty in Applied Physics at Cornell. From 2007 to 2011 he served as Director of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics.

Current Members

Pavel Sidorenko

Post-doc (ps865) Ph.D. Physics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Research interests: high-harmonic generation, coherent diffractive imaging, and super-resolution imaging. Currently working on nonlinear ultrafast fiber lasers for hyper-spectral nonlinear microscopy.

Michael Buttolph

PhD student (mlb348)

Coming from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, he wants to use physics to make a difference. His interests are always expanding, and currently include development of fiber sources, plasma physics, and computation. Also loves to travel in the quest for new experiences.

Yi-Hao Chen

PhD student (yc2368)

Loves judo, physics, and math. Also a practitioner of the principles of judo, seiryoku zen’yō (maximum efficiency, minimum effort) and jita kyōei (mutual welfare and benefit). He is currently working on nonlinear fiber optics hoping to make something different.

Yuhang Wu

PhD Student (yw974)

He comes from Shenyang, Liaoning, China. Playing the guitar and reading Kung fu novels are his hobbies. Guided by many human wisdoms, he is always pursuing a better state of life, for an example, the “Third State” of life proposed by Guowei Wang. His research interest is both linear and nonlinear effect in multimode fibers.

Henry Haig

PhD Student (tsh67)

From Connecticut and more recently Maine. Henry wants to learn new physics and applications to be shared with others. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and sports of all kinds.

Yishai Eisenberg

PhD Student (ye44)

Yishai hopes to learn new and old physics, then manipulate it to create new technologies. When he’s not working on that he enjoys hiking and doing nothing.

Chris Schwarze

Undergraduate Student (cs977)

Chris grew up just outside of Boston, MA, and loves anything involving math, physics, or computer science. Recent interests include Fourier optics, information theory, and machine learning. In his free time he likes to play ice hockey, jazz piano, and read. He is currently working on dispersion scan methods for pulse characterization.

Past Members

Graduate Students:

Name Graduation Experience Thesis
Bob Proctor 1992 Consultant, McKinsey and McKinsey
Janet Machol 1992 Research Staff, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mark Gitin 1993 Vice-President and General Manager, Diodes, Fibers and Systems Business Unit, Coherent Laser, Inc. Now Senior Vice-President and General Manager, MKS Instruments, Inc.
Andrew Davidson 1994 Technical Staff Member, New Focus Corporation
Todd Krauss 1997 Postdoctoral associate in Chemistry, Columbia University Now, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Inuk Kang 1998 Postdoctoral Associate in Physics at University of California, Berkeley Now, Principal optical investigator LGS Innovations
Sylvia Smolorz 2000 Research Scientist, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Berlin, Germany
Xiang Liu 2000 Technical Staff Member, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel Now at Futurewei Technologies
F. Ömer Ilday 2004 Postdoc at MIT Now, Professor of Physics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey Thesis
Kale Beckwitt 2004 Technical Staff Member, Intel Corporation Thesis
Hyungsik Lim 2005 Postdoctoral Associate at Harvard Medical School Now, Assistant Professor, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
Jeffrey Harbold 2005 Technical Staff Member, The Aerospace Corporation Thesis
Yi-Fan Chen 2005 Technical Staff Member, Intel Corporation Now, Google Thesis
Stephen Clark 2006 Colorado Laser Thesis
Joel Buckley 2006 Sandia National Laboratories Now, Senior Physics Engineer, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Thesis
Shian Zhou 2007 Research Scientist,SUNX Ltd. and Cornell University Now, Gauss Laser, Shanghai, China
Jeff Moses 2008 Postdoctoral Associate in MIT Now, Assistant Professor at Cornell University
Lyuba Kuznetsova 2008 Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard University. Now, Associate Professor of Physics, San Diego State University Thesis
Andy Chong 2009 Now, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Dayton Thesis
Adam Bartnik 2010 Staff scientist at Cornell Synchrotron, Cornell University Thesis
Simon Lefrancois 2012 Post-doctoral research associate, CUDOS, University of Sydney Now, Computer Analyst at Université de Montréal Thesis
Heng Li 2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Stanford University Now, postdoc at Caltech Thesis
William Renninger 2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Yale University Now, Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Thesis
Hui Liu 2013 Post-doctoral researcher, Boston University. Now, scientist at Candela, Inc. Thesis
Erin Lamb 2015 Postdoc at NIST, Boulder, Colorado Now at OFS Thesis
Jun Yang 2015 Postdoc at Corning, Incorporated, Sullivan Park, NY Now, Research Scientist, Corning, Incorporated
Yuxing Tang 2017 Associate at Wells Fargo. Now, Research Scientist at Facebook
Zhanwei Liu 2017 CoAdna Photonics
Logan Wright 2018 Post-doctoral researcher at Stanford
Walter Fu 2019 Scientist, Singular Genomics
Zimu Zhu 2019 Optical Investigator, LGS Innovations (subsidiary of CACI)

Postdoctoral Associates:

NAME EXPERIENCE
Yang (Henry) Pang Director of Engineering, Scientific Business Unit, Coherent Inc. Now, Chief Operating Officer,Lighthouse Photonics
Victor Yanovsky Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan
Yung-Chun Lee Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Liejia Qian Professor,Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Peer Fischer Rowland Junior Fellow, Harvard University Now, Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
Khanh Kieu Research Professor, Optical Sciences Center Now, Assistant Professor, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona
Liangfeng Sun Now, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University
Luming Zhao Professor, Jiangsu Normal University, China. Now, Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Byung-Ryool “Yul” Hyun Now, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen
Haitao Zhang Corning, Incorporated, Sullivan Park, NY Now, Research Scientist, Corning, Incorporated
Hamed Pourbeyram Kaleibar Optical Scientist, LyteLoop Technologies