Chris Mihos, Professor of Astronomy
Professor Mihos uses observational data from ground- and space-based observatories, coupled with computer simulations, to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters. He earned a BS in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology in 1987 and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Michigan in 1992. He then held a postdoctoral research position at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Hubble Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University before joining the Astronomy faculty at CWRU in 1998.
Professor Claudia Mieko Mizutani
Professor Carlos E. Crespo-Hernández
Research in Professor Crespo's group focuses on reaction processes of relevance to biology, renewal energy, and to the environment, with the chief aim of understanding their mechanistic aspects at the molecular level. Our group combine advanced photochemical techniques, steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy, and computational methods to produce specific knowledge about the nuclear and electronic factors controlling the photochemistry of these molecules. The research endeavors in Prof. Crespo's group is cross-disciplinary and covers diverse areas of chemistry, exposing undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates to cutting edge research and state-of-the-art technologies. These research experiences contribute towards their integration into mainstream scientific activities
Hongping Zhao, Ph.D
Prof. Zhao’s research works cover the physics of semiconductor optoelectronics materials and devices, the physics of low-dimensional semiconductor nano-materials/devices, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) of III-nitride and II-IV-nitride semiconductor thin films and devices, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of III-nitride and oxide nanomaterials, and device design / fabrication of III-nitride, II-IV-nitride and oxide based optoelectronics devices. Fundamental knowledge from quantum mechanics, quantum electronics / optics, solid state physics, semiconductor physics, and electromagnetics will be used to solve problems related to semiconductor, optoelectronics and energy. Dr. Zhao has published more than 44 refereed journal and 78 refereed conference papers. Dr. Zhao also serves as an editorial board member of the journal Photonics.
Roger French, Ph.D.
Dr. French’s research interest is in optical properties, electronic structure, degradation and durability of optical materials, polymers, ceramics and liquids. He uses vacuum ultraviolet and optical spectroscopies, spectroscopic ellipsometry, computational optics, in combination with data science and analytics.
He is the Director of the SDLE Center and the F. Alex Nason Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with secondary appointments in Macromolecular Science, Biomedical Engineering and Physics. Dr. French is a member of the U. S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee. Before coming to CWRU, Dr. French was a Research Fellow, Central Research and Development, DuPont Co. in Wilmington, Delaware since 1985 and was Adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 1996. He received his B.S. from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science.
Professor Ken Singer
Professor Singer's research centers on the optical and electronic properties of organic materials. The emphasis is on understanding the physical mechanisms involved in the application of organic materials to optoelectronic technology. His group are interested mainly in the properties of organic molecules, liquid crystals and polymers. All of their projects are interdisciplinary in nature, involving chemists from various institutions.