Reviewers from Stevens Institute of Technology
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. My research develops and studies the use of information-based tools for engineering design in domains with distributed system architectures such as aerospace, defense, and critical infrastructure.
I am, Santosh Kumar, currently working at the Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA. My ultimate goal is to become a good academician and researcher in the well reputed institute. This would allow me to teach, conduct world-class research, mentor students, supervise their work, and contribute significantly to the technological development of our nation. These goals have been fueled by my collective experiences. In my Ph.D. career, I investigated some specific paradigms in the area of coherent nonlinear atom- light interactions. The study of atom-light interaction and understanding of the underlying physics have made it possible to control and manipulate the optical properties of atomic media using coherent laser light. My Ph. D. thesis title was “Coherent Optical Manipulation and Processing via the Dark States in Multi-Level Atomic Systems”. I have worked substantially on the theory and the experiment of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and coherent population oscillations (CPO) for room temperature metastable helium in Orsay under a joint Indo-French project of Prof. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University with Prof. F. Bretenaker, Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Orsay, France. We studied the role of atomic coherence for the realization of phenomena, such as EIT and slow light, with possible application in magnetometer and magneto-optic switch and the role of population oscillation for the realization of ultra-narrow resonance that cannot be attributed to EIT, which is known as CPO. We also believe that this new phenomenon, insensitive to inhomogeneous magnetic field, might also be used for photon pair generation. I theoretically developed a scalable quantum network used to transfer quantum states as well as to create quantum entanglement among nodes. This model could be realized experimentally in optical nano-fiber or micro cavities. During my postdoctoral training at the University of Oklahoma USA, with Prof. James Shaffer, I was working on two main projects: (1) Microwave and Radiowave frequency electric-field sensing and imaging using Rydberg atom EIT and (2) Collective state synthesis in a high-finesse optical cavity using cold Rydberg atom dipole-blockade. We have shown for the first time that Rydberg atom EIT can be used to image MW electric field with unprecedented precision. To demonstrate the near- field subwavelength imaging, we investigated the MW electric field above a coplanar waveguide. This method promises to have a wide range of applications, particularly in characterizing metamaterials and small MW circuits. We have also analyzed the role that the Rydberg blockade mechanism can play in synthesizing non-classical states of light. We have shown that a cold atomic cloud can be transported into a high-finesse optical cavity by using a focus-tunable lens and that a Rydberg-blockaded collective state can be created inside the cavity. It is useful to realize collective quantum states in this system and study the interesting dynamics of the correlated photon emission. Also, in collaboration with Prof. Deepak Kumar (JNU) and Dr. Saikat Ghosh (IIT Kanpur), I studied the quantum routing of photons in an atom-cavity-fiber network. Recently, at the Stevens Institute of Technology, we have created the quantum correlated photons in finite-energy Airy spatial modes via spontaneous parametric down conversion and subsequential spatial light modulation. We show the non-diffracting parabolic trajectory of Airy optical photons. These results lay the groundwork for exotic quantum applications using spatially structured photons. My on-going research interest is in the field of “Laser Physics, Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics” which covers various fundamental and applicative aspects, in particular to understand, control and utilize practical atomic systems for quantum communication network.
Dr. Eui-Hyeok (EH) Yang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D degree from Ajou University, Korea. After his postdoctoral training at University of Tokyo, Japan (Fujita Lab, from 1996 to 1998), Dr. Yang joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, where he later became a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff (see his research at JPL). At JPL, he received a number of awards, including NASA ICB Space Act Awards, Bonus (Level B and C) Awards and Class 1 NASA Tech Brief Awards. In particular, he received the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence at JPL in 2003, in recognition of his excellence in advancing the use of MEMS-based actuators for NASA's space applications.
Since joining Stevens in August 2006, his research has been aimed at understanding some of the basic principles of smart microfluidics and 1D/2D material growth, solving complex problems in the implementation of these materials. The goal is to develop new routes of nanofabrication strategies that would lead to advanced materials and devices, with broad implications in fields ranging from electronics and photonics to energy, environment and medicine.
Luca Iandoli is a Visiting Research Professor of Engineering Management here at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also an Associate Professor of Engineering and Innovation Management, School of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB).
Iandoli received his MSE in Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II in October 1998, completed an Executive Master program in Human Resources Management at the ISMO (Interventi e Studi Multidisciplinari nell’Organizzazione, - Intervention and Multidisciplinary Studies in Organization, www.ismo.org) in November 2000, and received a Ph.D. in Business and Managerial Engineering at the University of Roma Tor Vergata in December 2002.
His research activities can be positioned at the interface between Technology, Business and Society. The fundamental quest that he believe underlies most of his research work can be described with a single question: How can we design better socio-technical systems in a way that individual action can be aggregated so that the collective system behave in a more intelligent way?
He has received several awards over the course of his career. Within the past five years, he has won the ICSB Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Best Case Study Award at the ECSB Case Study Competition, Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship as a Research Visitor at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
Dr. Cloutier is a Professor and Systems Engineering Program Chair at the University of South Alabama (USA) and holds a concurrent appointment at University College of Southeast Norway, Kongsberg, Norway. His research interests include application of systems engineering to healthcare delivery, concept of operations, system architecting, model based systems engineering, complex patterns for systems engineering. He has 19 peer reviewed journal articles and a published monograph: “Systems Engineering Simplified” with CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Before joining USA, Dr. Cloutier was an Associate Professor and Director of Systems & Software Programs at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken NJ. His research and doctoral mentoring has resulted in the awarding of 6 Systems Engineering Ph.D. degrees at Stevens. Prior to Stevens, he spent over 20 years at Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company (where he was an Associate Technical Fellow). Professional roles included system architect, enterprise architect, and principal systems engineer. Dr. Cloutier served eight years in the U.S. Navy & Navy Reserve. He received his BS from the US Naval Academy, his MBA from Eastern University, and his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology.