I am a PhD student in electrical engineering at Purdue University, researching new and exciting ideas in optics and photonics. As a research assistant in Prof. Andrew Weiner’s Ultrafast Optics Group, I have access to state-of-the art equipment enabling me to work on cutting edge scientific experiments. My specific research focuses on pushing the limits of optical pulse shaping, electro-optic frequency comb generation, developing micro-resonator Kerr combs, and topics related to radio frequency photonics.
My quest for knowledge is fueled by my desire to learn and enhanced by the great scientific minds I work with. In addition to my research, I try to introduce and entice younger students to the field of optics by teaching two undergraduate laboratories that focus on basic optical phenomena and photonic devices.
My current research interests are listed below.
Current Research Focus
Two-dimensional line-by-line optical pulse shaping
Optically-assisted radio-frequency arbitrary waveform generation (RF-AWG)
Optical frequency combs
PhD – Purdue University 2015 [expected]
MSECE – Purdue University 2012
BSEE – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2010 summa cum laude