Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Applications of Acoustics and Optics - An Engineering Physics Perspective

Marc Lukacs
Department of Physics, Queen's University

Monday, November 18, 2002
10:30 AM @ Stirling 401

Abstract:

By understanding the technical problems in front of industry today, research paths towards building smaller devices of increased functionality can be defined.

Research and development involving piezoelectric and optical materials for device applications will be presented. Examples of current technological limitations impeding the development of active devices in the medical imaging and in the wireless and optical telecommunications industries will be used to give a current perspective on the benefits of linking the fields of acoustics and optics in the academic research environment. Where possible, a larger system perspective will also be given. The issues presented for material processing, device design and device packaging are based on personal experiences in both academic and industrial environments.

Professor Mark Lukacs is a candidate for the ATOP-funded Assistant Professor position in the Department.

Refreshments will be served in the lounge after the talk.