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Mukti M. Rana Ph.D

Mukti M. Rana Ph.Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Physics and Engineering and 
Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
302.857.6588
302.857.7482 fax
mrana [at] desu.edu

Dr. Mukti Rana received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering (KUET), Bangladesh (1992-1997) and his M.S. (2000-2002) and Ph.D. (2003-2007) from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in Electrical Engineering. He worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering of UTA. He performed his graduate research under Professor Donald Butler on properties of radio frequency sputtered GexSi1-xOy thin films for uncooled infrared detection. He also designed, fabricated and tested microbolometers using GexSi1-xOy thin films as sensing layers. He worked as a post-doctoral research associate under Professor Zeynep Celik-Butler between 2007-2008 on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Administration by using tactile sensors based on poly-silicon thin films. In fall 2008, Dr. Rana joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of South Alabama, Mobile. In 2010, he joined in the Department of Physics and Engineering and Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) of Delaware State University. His current research interest includes microsensors, uncooled infrared detectors, applications of electrical technologies for bio-gas production and environmental monitoring, and microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. He has published more than 20 refereed journal articles and conference presentations. Dr. Rana is a member of the IEEE and the founding student advisor of IEEE student branch at Delaware State University.

Teaching

  • ENGR 210 - Combinational Logic Design
  • ENGR 211 - Sequential Logic Design
  • ENGR 340 - Solid State Electronics
  • PHYS 444 - Special Topics (Power System Analysis)
  • ENGR 309 - Electronic Circuit Analysis
  • ENGR 205 - Electrical Circuit Analysis
  • ENGR 403 - Introduction to MEMS

Useful Links

  • ETAPPower Analysis Software

RESEARCH FUNDINGS

Active Grants

  • “Sensors and Infra-red Photodetectorsbased on stacked LayErsof Two Dimensional Materials (2D-SImPLE)”, $450,000, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Award Period: 04/2018-03/2021. Role: PI.
  • “Acquisition of a PhotomaskAligner for Research, Research Training and Education at Delaware State University”, Office of Naval Research, $214,600, Award Period: 09/2016-08/2018, Role: PI
  • “Design and Fabrication of Uncooled Thermal Detectors – An Approach to Use NanomachiningTechnology at an HBCUBy Involving African American Engineering Students in Research and Education Training”, Office of Naval Research, $359,304,AwardPeriod: 09/2015-08/2018, Role: PI
  • “Establishment of NASA-MIRO Optics for Space Technology & Applied Research Center (O*STAR Center) at Delaware State University”, $5 Million, NASA, Award Period: 09/2015-08/2020, Role:PI.
  • “Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications: Promoting Scientific Discoveries, Technological Advances, and STEM Education”, $5 Million, NSF, Award Period: 08/2012-09/2018, Role: PI.

Pending Grants:

  • “Rapid Detection of Salmonella Using Micro-FluidicDevices along with Raman Spectroscopy”, $800,000, NSF, Award Period: 03/2018-02/2021. Role: PI.
  • “Sensors and Infra-red Materials for Photodetection(SIMPLe)”, $600,000, DoD, Award Period: 03/2018-02/2021. Role: PI.

Previous Grants:

  • “MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Delaware State University”, National Science Foundation, Award Period: 09/2014-08/2017, $501,000, Role: PI.
  • “Development of ETAP Power Lab for Teaching Power Systems at DSU”, In kindDonation from Operation Technology Inc., July,2013 - June 2016, In kind value $320,000, Role: PI.
  • “Development of Nanofiber Membrane In-Situ Electroporation Devices for Pharmaco-Genomics Anticancer Drug Screening”, Role PI, NIH INBRE, Period 06/2012-01/2014, $238,000.
  • “Ultra Low Power InAsN Semiconductor Transistors Phase IIA”, SBIR partnership with QuantTera Semiconductor, National Science Foundation, Award Period: 02/2014-07/2014, $65,052.
  • “Next-Generation Sensors for Improving Human Health and Urban Air Quality: A Technology-Driven Business Model for Young Entrepreneurs.” Role: Co-PI, DSU PRIDE, Award Period: 09/2013-08/2014, $20,000.
  • “Integrated Micro-mirrors and Microbolometerfor Mid- and Long-Wave Infrared Detection”, Role: PI, NASA, Award Period: 06/2013-08/2013. $3,500.
  • “US-Mexico International Collaborative Program on Photothermal Imaging and Photothermal Microscopy”, Role: Co-PI, NSF, Award Period: 04/2012-03/2013, $28,600.
  • “Design of a Tunable Microbolometerfor Mid and Long Wave Infrared Detection”, Role: PI, NASA, Award Period: 06/2012-08/2012. $3,500.
  • “Design of a Tunable Integrated Micromirrorfor Mid and Long Wave Infrared Detection”, Role: PI, NSF, Award Period: 06/2012-08/2012. $4,000.
  • Travel Allowance to Johannesburg to Attend South African National Research Foundation PhD Project Meeting, NSF, August 2012, Full Travel Expenses for myself and two graduate students, $20,000.
  • “Nanomachined Pyroelectric Detector- Design and Concepts”, CREST Supplement PI, NSF, Period 9/2011-8/2012, $100,000
  • “Resistivity Imaging and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Analysis for Solid Waste in The Laboratory”, Role PI, NSF CIBER EPSCoRE RII-2, Period 02/2011-01/2012, $30,000.

PUBLICATIONS

Patent

  • “Medium Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) Operating Microbolometerwith Raised Strut Design”, MuktiRanaand Andrew Voshell, Patent Submitted to US Patent and Trademark Office, October 2017, Status- Pending

Books and Books Chapters

  • “Uncooled Infrared Detectors – Applications and Current Status”; MuktiM Ranaand NibirDhar, In Preparation, Taylor and Francis, Expected: August 2018
  • “Applications of RF Sputtered GexSi1-xOyAnd GexSi1-x.Oy Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detectors”, MuktiM. Ranaand Donald P Butler, ISBN: 978-1-61324-357-2-2011, Nova Science Publishing, 2011
  • In Germanium: Properties, Production andApplications edited by Regina V. Germanno, Applications of RF Sputtered GexSi1-xOyAnd GexSi1-xOyThin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detectors, MuktiM. Ranaand Donald P Butler, ISBN: 978-1-61209-205-8, Nova Science Publishing, 2012.

Journal papers and Refereed Conference Proceedings (students name is in italics)

  • “Properties of Reactively Sputtered AlxNy Thin Films for Pyroelectric Detectors”, Nicholas Calvano, Philip Chrostoski, Andrew Voshell, Keesean Braithwaite and Mukti Rana, Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications II, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 10381, 103810J, doi:10.1117/12.2281240.
  • “Materials for microbolometers: vanadium oxide or silicon derivatives”, Andrew Voshell; Nibir Dhar and Mukti M. Rana, Proc. SPIE 10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV, 102090M (April 28, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2263999.
  • “Calcium lead titanate thin films for pyroelectric detection”, Phillip Chrostoski; Nicholas Calvano; Bakare O’Neil; Andrew Voshell; Keesean Braithwaite; Dennis Prather; MurzyJ habvala and Mukti Rana, Proc. SPIE10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV, 102090N(April 28, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2264098.
  • “Radio frequencysputtered AlxNythin films for thermal detectors”, Nicholas Calvano;Phillip Chrostoski; Andrew Voshell; Keesean Braithwaite; Dennis Prather; MurzyJhabvala and Mukti M. Rana, Proc. SPIE 10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV, 102090J (April 28, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2267089.
  • “Classification of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Data”, Mukti Rana, David D. Pokrajac, Poopalasingam Sivakumar, Yuri Markushin, Daniela Milovic, Gary Holness, Jinjie Liu and Noureddine Melikechi; Under Review, May,2018. 
  • “In-situ moisture content measurement of fresh municipal solid waste by Wenner resistivity method”, SamsS. Farhana, Jebari S. Weekes, Noureddine Melikechi, Sahadat Hossain, Daniel A. Fluman and Mukti M. Rana; Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, August,2016.
  • “Design and simulation of pyroelectric detectors with nanometer size spider-web for low thermal conductance”, Md A. Muztoba, Noureddine Melikechi, Mukti M. Rana; Journal of Microsystem Technologies, DOI10.1007/s00542-015-2706-1, October 2015.
  • “Determination of Metals in Leachate by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, Sams Farhana, Jebari Weekes, Sahadat Hossain, Noureddine Melikechi, Daniel Fluman, and Mukti M. Rana, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol 40, no 3, July 2014.  
  • “Rectifying and Schottky Characteristics of a-SixGe1-xOy with Metal Contacts”, Md A. Muztoba, D. P. Butler and Mukti M. Rana, Canadian Journal of Physics, pp. 1-5, June 30, 2014, doi: 10.1139/cjp-2013-0614.
  • “Waste to Energy Conversion in a Bioreactor Landfill-Perspective Bangladesh”, Sahadat Hossain, Noureddine Melikechi, and Mukti M. Rana; Energy and Power, 4th Issue, August 2012.
  • “Noise Performance Evaluation of Uncooled Infrared Detectors”, Hussein P. Oloomi, Mohammad S. Alam and Mukti M. Rana, IEEE Sensors Journal, volume 11, issue 4, February,2011. DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2010.2069559
  • “Noise Behavior of Si1-xGexOy Bolometer and   its Reduction by Forming Gas Passivation”, Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, “Thin Solid Films, vol. 516, issue 18, July,2008, Pages 6499–6503.
  • “High Responsivity a-SixGe1-xOy:H Microbolometers”, Mukti M. Ranaand Donald P. Butler, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 7, no. 10, October,2007, Pages 1413-1419.
  • “RF Sputtered Si1-xGex and Si1-xGexOy Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detectors,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, Thin Solid Films, Volume 514, Issues 1-2, August,2006, Pages 355-360.

Refereed Conference and Technical Papers

  • “Properties of Sputtered AlxNy Thin Films for Pyroelectric Detectors”, Nicholas Calvano, Jessica Patel and Mukti Rana, Emerging Research Network Conference, Washington DC, January 2018.
  • “Opto-electronic Properties of Silicon Germanium Tin Oxide Film”, Larine Mbabit-tebit, and Dr. Mukti Rana, Emerging Research Network Conference, Washington DC, January 2018.
  • “Properties of Reactively Sputtered AlxNyThin Films for Pyroelectric Detectors”, Nicholas Calvano, Philip Chrostoski, Andrew Voshell, Keesean Braithwaite, Dennis Prather, Murzy Jhavhala and Mukti Rana, Presented at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference in San Diego, August 2017.
  • “Radio Frequency Sputtered AlxNy Thin Films for Thermal Detector”, Nick Calvano, Philip Chrostoski, Daemar Casey, Keesean Braithwaite, Dennis Prather, and Mukti Rana; 43rdA nnual Convention, National Society of Black Engineers, Kansas City, MO, March 2017
  • “Modified Lead Titanate Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detection”, Philip Chrostoski, Nick Calvano, Bakare O’Neil, Andrew Voshell, Dennis Prather and Mukti Rana; 43rdAnnual Convention, National Society of Black Engineers, Kansas City, MO, March 2017
  • “Design and Fabrication of a Nano-machined Pyroelectric Detector”, Nicholas Calvano, Keesean Braithwaite, Tyler Rembert, Melanie Tobey, Andrew Voshell and Mukti M Rana, National Society of Black Engineer’s Conference, Boston, March,2016.
  • “Towards Optimal Classifier Of Spectroscopy Data”, David D. Pokrajac, Poopalasingam Sivakumar, Yuri Markushin, Daniela Milovic, Mukti Rana, Gary Holness, Jin jie Liu, and Noureddine Melikechi; 1st International Conference on Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering, IcETRAN 2014, June 2-5, 2014, Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia. 
  • “Design of a Nano-machined Pyroelectric Detector for Low Thermal Conductance”, Md Muztoba, Noureddine Melikechi and Mukti Rana, Proceedings of SPIE, vol 9070, pp. 90701V-1-7, June 24, 2014, doi: 10.1117/12.2053466.
  • “Nanomachined Pyroelectric Detector with Low Thermal Conductance - Design and Concepts”, Md Muztoba, Noureddine Melikechi, Donald P. Butler and Mukti M. Rana”, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Conference, Baltimore, October,2013.
  • “Design of a nano-structured pyroelectric detector with low thermal conductivity”, Md A. Muztoba, D. P. Butler, N. Melikechi and Mukti M. Rana, In the 25th International Conference on Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Semiconductors, August 18-23, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • “Moisture Content Measurement in Fresh Municipal Solid Waste by Four Point Probe Method”, Sams Farhana, Jebari Weekes, Sahadat Hossain, Noureddine Melikechi, Daniel Fluman and Mukti M. Rana, The Twenty-Eighth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, March 10-13, 2013
  • “Characteristics of Delaware’s Municipal Solid Waste for Bio-Gas Production”, Sams Farhana, Jebari Weekes, Mukti M. Rana, Sahadat Hossain, Noureddine Melikechiand Dan Fluman, In the Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, March 10-13, 2013.
  • “Pyroelectric Modified Lead Titanate Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detection”, M. Ahmed, D. P. Butler, Mukti M. Rana and N. Melikechi, IEEE 2012 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, August 2012.     
  • “Noise sources of a-Si1-xGexOy Bolometer and   their Reduction by Forming Gas Passivation,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, 20th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, Pisa, Italy, June 14th-19th, 2009.
  • “Amorphous SixGe1-xOy:H Microbolometers with High Responsivity,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, Sixth IEEE Conference on Sensors, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2007.
  • “Amorphous GexSi1-x and GexSi1-xOy Thin Films for Uncooled Microbolometers,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, SPIE Defense and Security Conference, Orlando, FL, March,2005.

Invited Talk

  • “Uncooled pyroelectric detector with low thermal conductance”, Invited talk, The University of District of Columbia, March 2018.
  • “Materials for microbolometers: vanadium oxide or silicon derivatives”, Invited Talk, SPIE Defense and Security Conference, April 28, 2017.
  • “Review of Microbolometer Materials”, Invited Talk, Second International Conference Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, December,2017.
  • “Engineering Education -What is expected in curriculum”, Invited talk, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December,2017.
  • “Microbolometers– a review from materials to performance perspective”, Invited talk, Bangladesh Physical Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2017.
  • “Engineering Education -Challenges for the 21st Century”, Invited talk, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Detroit, MI, October,2016.
  • “Inspired By Nature – A Spider Web Design for Reducing Thermal Conductance of Uncooled Infrared Detectors and Current Research Opportunities at DSU”, The College of New Jersey, NJ, January,2015.
  • “Integration of Research and Education – Perspective from Physics and Engineering Department at an HBCU”, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, January,2015
  • “Research Opportunities at Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) and Department of Physics and Engineering, Delaware State University”, Invited Seminar Speaker at International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 17, 2013.
  • “Current PhD. Research Opportunities at Optical Science Center for Applied Research of Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware”, Invited Seminar Speaker at South African PhDconference at Johannesburg, South Africa on August 29, 2012.
  • “Current Research on Electrical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste and Infrared Detectors at Delaware State University”, Invited Seminar Speaker at CICATAInstitution, Mexico city, Mexico, May 29, 2012.
  • “Turning Trash into Gold”, Q.E.D Natural Science Symposia Series, Delaware State University, Spring 2012.
  • “SixGe1-xOy– A New Material for Infrared Sensing,” Joint IEEE Mobile and Student Section, Mobile, AL, April,2010.
  • “Thin Films of Si and its Compounds for MEMS Applications,” College of Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, May,2009.
  • “Review of Micromachined Pressure Sensors,” Joint IEEE Mobile and Student Section, Mobile, AL, September,2008.

Non Refereed Symposium/Conference Presentations

  • “Automatic Data Collection using LabVIEW for Power Spectral Density and Optical Measurement”, Andrew Voshell and Mukti Rana, DESU Annual Research Day, April,2018.
  • “Review of Optical Properties of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”, Danzel Hill, Andre Voshell and Mukti Rana, DESU Annual Research Day, April,2018.
  • “Pathogen Separation Chip Based On Dielectrophoresis”, Du Wang, Alexis Nuer and Mukti Rana, DESU Annual Research Day, April,2018.
  • “Modified Lead Titanate Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared Detection”, Jessica Patel, Philip Chrostoski, Nick Calvano and Mukti Rana, DESU Annual Research Day, April,2018.
  • “Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Absorption in Common Bean Review through Laser Scanning Confocal”, DaemarC asey, Lilly Crofton, Venugopal Kalavacharla and Mukti Rana, DESU Annual Research Day, April,2017.
  • “Uncooled pyroelectric detector with low thermal conductance”, Invited talk, The University of District of Columbia, March 2018.
  • “SixGe1−xSnyOzThin Films for Infrared Detection”, Trevor Olsson and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the Annual Summer Symposium, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, July,2017
  • “Study on Optical Properties of Silicon Germanium Tin Oxide Film”, Larine Mbabit-tebit, Demola Onifade, Keesean Braithwaite, Zakaria Juracka, Trevor Olsson and Dr. Mukti Rana, Presented at the Annual Summer Symposium, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, July,2017
  • “Design and Simulation of a Micro Fluidic Based Device for Pathogen Detection”, Gianmarco, Vasquez, Juan Chavez and Mukti Rana, Presented at the Annual Summer Symposium, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, July,2017
  • “Measuring pyroelectric properties of AlN thin films”, Bakare O’Neil and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 44th annual honors day symposium, April,2017
  • “Measuring of electrical properties of lead calcium titanate thin films”, Keesean Braithwaite and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 44th annual honors day symposium, April,2017
  • “Modeling Transmission of Radio-Frequency Sputtered AlN Thin Films in Mid-Long Infrared Region”, Andrew Voshell and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 44th annual honors day symposium, April,2017
  • “Preparing a Temperature Controlled Vacuum Chamber for Device Characterization”, Daemar Casey and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 44th annual honors day symposium, April,2017.
  • “Design and Fabrication of Photomask for Pyroelectric Thin Films”, Andrew Voshell and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 43rd annual honors day symposium, April,2016.
  • “Using COMSOL and Intellisuite Finite Element Analysis Softwares to Design Photomask of Uncooled Infrared Detectors”, Melanie Tobey, Tylor Rembert and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 43rd annual honors day symposium, April,2016.
  • “Measurement Platform for Device Characterization” Keesean Braithwaite and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 43rd annual honors day symposium, April,2016.
  • “Electroporation Using  Interdigitated Electrodes For  DNA  Delivery”, AnupamaBhat, Kurt Deixler, Chantell  Gissendaner, Mukti  Rana and  Dula Man, NIH, NIGMS Fifth Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE), Washington DC, June,2014.
  • “Electroporation of HCT 116-19 Cells Using Interdigitated Electrodes For DNA Delivery”, Anupama Bhat, Kurt Deixler, Chantell Gissendaner, Mukti  Rana and  Dula Man, Presented at the DSU Graduate Research Symposium, 2014.
  • “Characterization of Semiconducting Thin Films using LabView Data Acquisition Software”, Jebari Weekes and Mukti M. Rana, Presented at the 41st annual honors day symposium, April,2014
  • “Design and Simulation of a Two Cavity Uncooled Infrared Detector”, Jason Owens and Mukti M Rana, Presented at the 41st annual honors day symposium, April,2014.
  • “Determination of Trace Elements in a Bio-Reactor Landfill Leachate by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, S. Farhana, P. Sivakumar, J. Weekes, Mukti Rana, N. Melikechi, S. Hossain, D. Fluman, Poster Presentation, Energy and Life Sciences Solutions for Sustainability, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, March 05, 2013.
  • “Two Range Microbolometer with Integrated Micro-mirrors for Infrared Detection”, J. Weekes, L. Campbell, J. Owens, K. Lucas, and Mukti Rana, Poster Presented at DSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2013.
  • “Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Department of Physics and Engineering by Both Direct and Indirect Measurement Methods”, Mukti M Rana and Amal Juracka, First Assessment Symposium at DESU, 2013.
  • “Applications of Electrical Technologies for Renewable Energy and Environmental Monitoring”, Sams Farhana, Jebari Weekes, MuktiM. Rana and Sahadat Hossain, Oral Presentation at Delaware State University Graduate Research Symposium, 2012.
  • “Design of a Microbolometer with Tunable Micro-mirror for Mid- and Long-Wave Infrared Detection,” L. Campbell, J. Weekes, C. Genright, M. Muztoba and Mukti Rana, Poster Presented at DSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2012.
  • “Design of an integrated thermal detector with micromirror”, J. Weekes, China Genwrighta nd Mukti M Rana, DSU honors day presentation 2012.
  • “Nanomachined Pyroelectric Detector Design”, Md. Muztoba, Mukti M Rana, Donald Butler and Noureddine Melikechi, Oral Presentation at Delaware State University Graduate Research Symposium, 2012.
  • “Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste in Delaware for Biogas Production”, Jebari Weekes, Sams Farhana, Mukti M. Rana and Sahadat Hossain, Oral Presentation at Delaware State University Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2011.
  • “Uncooled Si0.135Ge0.85O0.015:H   Microbolometers,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, Tex MEMS VIII conference, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, October,2006.
  • “SixGe1-x andSixGe1-xOyT hin Films for Microsensors Applications,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler IEEE Emerging Technology Conference, Dallas, TX, October,2004.
  • “SixGe1-x and SixGe1-xOy Thin Films for Microbolometer Applications,” Mukti M. Rana and Donald P. Butler, Tex MEMS VI conference, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, September,2004

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SCHOLARLY SERVICES

REVIEWER

  • Middle State Commission on Higher Education
  • National Science Foundation, Panel Reviewer and Proposal Reviewer
  • Office of Naval Research, Panel Reviewer
  • Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Elsevier Publications, UK.
  • Thin Solid Films, Elsevier Publications, UK.
  • Infrared Physics and Technology, Elsevier Publications, UK.
  • International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
  • IET Circuits, Devices andSystems

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT - SERVING AS CHAIRMAN 

  • Assessment Committee of DPE

OTHER SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY - SERVING AS A MEMBER 

  • Faculty senate teaching effectiveness committee
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee

SERVED IN THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES AS MEMBER

  • Post-doctoral Hiring Committee (2010-2011)
  • OSCAR Managing Director Hiring Committee (2010-2011)
  • Optics Building Construction Committee (2011-2012)
  • VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Hiring Committee (2011-2012)
  • Chemistry Faculty Hiring Committee (2011-2012)
  • Physics Faculty Hiring Committee (2011-2012)
  • Director of DSU Imaging Facility Hiring Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member, DPE Open House Delegation (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011)
  • Member, DPE By Laws Committee (Summer 2012)
  • University Admissions Committee (2012-2014) 

SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY

  • Judge for Science Far in Sussex County, Delaware (2011 - Present)
  • Board Member, Delaware Academy of Science (2013-2015)

LABORATORY FOR OPTICAL SENSING AND ENERGY CONVERSION

research teamCURRENT RESEARCH

  • Uncooled Infrared Detectors - Design and Fabrication
  • Materials for Uncooled Infrared Detection
  • 2D Materials for Infrared Detection
  • Electroporation Chips for Drug-Delivery and Genomics
  • Pathogen Detection

Post Doctoral research associate

  • Dr Elham Mafi (PhD. in Physics from University of Seattle, Pullman, WA)

CURRENT STUDENTS

Graduate Students

  • Nicholas Calvano: PhD in Optics, Fall 2015-Now (Research Area: Design and Fabrication of Pyroelectric Detector using AlN thin Films).
  • Jaime Cardona: MS in Applied Optics, Spring 2018-Now (Research Area: Ge and Tin Based Thin Films for Microbolometeric Apptications)
  • Jessica Patel: MS in Applied Optics, Spring 2018-Now (Research Area: Design and Fabrication of Pyroelectric Detector using RF Sputtered Lead Titanate thin Films).
  • Andrew Voshell: MS in Applied Optics, Fall 2017-Now (Research Area: Properties of Stacked 2-D Material Based heterostructures for Infrared Detection).
  • Du Wang: MS in Applied Optics, Fall 2017-Now (Design and Fabrication of Micro-Fluidic Based Devices for Pathogen Detection)

Undergraduate Students

  • Larine Mbabit-Tabit (Summer 2017-Now)
  • Daemar Casey (Fall 2016-Now)
  • Danze lHill (Fall 2017-Now)
  • Bakare O’Neil (Fall 2015-Now)
  • Kesean Birthwaithe (Fall 2014-Now)
  • Alexis Nuer (Fall 2017-Now)

High School Students

  • Amin Zerrad (Fall 2017-Now)

Previous Students

Graduate

  • Anupama Bhat: Fall 2013-Summer 2014, Completed PhD in Optics in Spring 2018.
  • Phillip Chrostosky: Fall 2016 - Summer 2017, Completed MS in Applied Optics in Spring 2018
  • Md Ali Muztoba: Completed with his MS in Applied Optics Thesis. Dissertation title, “Design of a Nano-machined Pyrolectric Detector with low thermal conductance”. Fall 2011-Fall 2013. Now a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.​​​​​​​
  • Sams Sabiha Farhana, Completed her MS in Applied Optics Thesis. Dissertation title, “Four Point Resistivity Measurement of Municipal Solid Waste and Applications of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for leachate of a bioreactor Landfill”. Fall 2011-Fall 2013. Now a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.

Undergraduate

  • Trevor Olsson (Summer 2017)​​​​​​​
  • Demola Alfredo (Summer 2017)
  • Christopher Garland (Fall 2013- Fall 2014)​​​​​​​
  • Tylor Rombert (Fall 2015-Spring 2015)​​​​​​​
  • Nyjil Haward (Fall 2015- Fall 2015, Biology Major)
  • Andrew Voshel (Fall 2015-Spring 2017)​​​​​​​
  • MelanyTubey(Summer 2015-Fall 2015)
  • Natalia Madieta (Spring 2014-Summer 2014)​​​​​​​
  • Jebari Weekes(Fall 2010-Spring 2014, Graduated)
  • Jason Owens (Fall 2012 – Spring 2014)​​​​​​​
  • KeimahMond(Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
  • Louis Campbel(Summer 2012-Summer 2013)
  • China Genwright(Summer - Fall2012)​​​​​​​
  • Linea Davis: (Spring 2012)
  • Sparkle Smith (Fall 2011)

High School 

  • Zakaria Zuracka (Summer 2017, now a DSU student in Physics and Engineering)
  • David John (Summer 2014)​​​​​​​
  • Kary Lucas (Summer 2013)
  • Kenny Elston (Summer 2011, now a DSU senior in Mass Comm.)