Research topics

Femtosecond laser surface processing (FLSP)
Ultrafast Material Characterization
Femtosecond Laser Direct Writing
Functionalization of surfaces by FLSP

Understanding/modeling of self-organized micro/nanostructures formed by FLSP

FLSP for ehanced heat transfer characteristics of metals

FLSP for enhanced electrolysis
Ultrafast pump-probe for characterization of electrical and thermal properties of materials

Femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Writing long period and fiber Bragg gratings in optical fibers

Direct writing of channels in sapphire
Current funded research grants
Institution: Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO)
Funded Amount: $781,000
Dates: 4/28/14 - 4/27/15
Title:Damage Assessment of Optical Sensors

Institution: NASA EPSCoR
Funded Amount: $750,000
Dates: 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2017
Title: Highly permanent biomimetic micro/nanostructured surfaces by femtosecond laser surface processing for thermal management systems

Institution: NASA Space Grant
Funded Amount: $20,000
Dates: 9/1/2014 - 3/31/2015
Title: Fabrication of Stable, High-temperature superhydrophobic metallic surfaces via femtosecond laser surface processing

Institution: Nebraska Center For Energy Sciences Research (NCESR)
Funded Amount: $230,000
Dates: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016
Title: Numerical modeling of the formation of micro/nanostructures on metals using femtosecond laser surface processing