Aristides Marcano Olaizola Ph.D.
Department of Physics and Engineering
Delaware State University
amarcano [at] desu.edu
Master of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (Honors), Moscow State
University, M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia (1977).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Moscow State
University, M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia (1980).
Area of expertise
Applied and nonlinear optics, fluorescence, Raman, absorption spectroscopy, thermal lensing spectroscopy, characterization of dye solutions, nonlinear absorption and fluorescence, high sensitivity detection system and measurement of ultra-low absorption, fiber optics sensors, four-wave mixing and polarization spectroscopy, nonlinear dynamic induced by lasers in liquids, Z-scan characterization of nonlinear refraction and absorption, characterization of photo-sensitizers and photodynamic therapy studies.
- NSF INCLUDES DDLP: Expanding Diversity in Energy and Environmental Sustainability through the creation of learning opportunities for minority students in the Mid-Atlantic region, Role: PI, Awarded, $ 298,592, period covered: 09/15/2017-09/14/2019.
- NSF HBCU, “Targeted Infusion Project: A MakerLab at Delaware State University, Role Co-PI. Total awarded $399,672. Period covered: October 2017-09/01/2020.
- DoD HBCU/MI (BAA) W911NF-16-R-002, proposal No 70490-RT-REP: “Chemical and Electrical Properties Mapping by Nano FT-IR”. $ 497,700. September 2017-August 2018, Role Co-PI.
- NSF CREST HRD-1242067 (2012-2017) National Science Foundation: “Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications: Promoting Scientific Discoveries, technological Advances, and STEM Education”. Role: Co-PI. 4,996,693USD.
Some latest publications
- Marcano A., “Photothermal determination of absorption and scattering spectra of silver nanoparticles”, Applied Spectroscopy (accepted 2017).
- Marcano A., G. Gwanmesia, and B. Workie, “Photothermal Mirror Method for the Study of Thermal Diffusivity and Thermo-Elastic Properties of Opaque Solid Materials”, International Journal of Thermophysics, 38:136 (2017); DOI: 10.1007/s10765-017-2276-9.
- M. Hlaing, B. Gebear-Eigzabher, A. Roa, A. Marcano, D. Radu and C. Lai, “Absorption and scattering cross section extinction values of silver nanoparticles”, Optical Materials, 58, 439-444 (2016). Time cited: 2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2016.06.013.
- Marcano A., G. Gwanmesia, M. King and D. Caballero; “Determination of thermal diffusivity of opaque materials using the photothermal mirror method,” Opt. Eng., 53(12), 127101 (2014). DOI:10.1117/1.OE.53.12.127101.
- D. Pokrajac, A. Lazarevic, V. Kecman, A. Marcano, Y. Markushin, T. Vance, N. Reljin, S. McDaniel, and N. Melikechi, “Automatic Classification of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Data of Protein Biomarkers “, Applied Spectroscopy, 68 (9), 1067-1075 (2014). DOI: 10.1366/14-07488.
- Marcano O., S. Alvarado, J. Meng, D. Caballero, E. Marin and R. Edziah, “White Light Photothermal lens spectrophotometer for determination of absorption in scattering samples”, Applied Spectroscopy, 68 (6), 680-685, June 2014. DOI: 10.1366/13-07385.
- S. Alvarado, E. Marin, A. Calderon and A. Marcano, “Improvement of an optical fiber sensor for the detection of low concentrations of solutes using the photothermal effect”, Thermochimica Acta, 593, 12-15 (2014) (online August 13, 2014). DOI:10.1016/j.tca.2014.08.012.
- Marcano A., Isaac Basaldua, Aaron Villette, Raymond Edziah, Jinjie Liu, Omar Ziane, and Noureddine Melikechi, “Photothermal lens spectrometry measurements in highly turbid media”, Appl. Spectros. 67 (9), 1013-1018, 2013 (DOI: 10.1366/12-06970).
- Marcano A., “Optimized Photothermal Lens Determination of Nonlinear Absorption”, International Journal of Thermophysics. Published on line 18 November 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s10765-012-1359-x.
- Marcano A., F. Delima, Y. Markushin, and N. Melikechi, “Determination of Linear and Nonlinear Absorption of Metallic Colloids using Photothermal Lens Spectrometry”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 281-287 (2011).
- Y. Markushin, A. Marcano O., S. Rock and N. Melikechi, “Determination of protein hydrogen composition by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy”, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 25, 148-149 (2010), DOI: 10.1039/b920384b
- R. A. Cruz, A. Marcano O., C. Jacinto, and T. Catunda, “Ultra-sensitive Thermal Lens Spectroscopy of Water”, Opt. Lett. 34 (12), 1882-1884 (June 15, 2009). Indexed in TPDSci.
Lectures and Publications