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Education

University of Rochester, Institute of Optics, Ph.D. Optical Engineering 1995–2003

My doctoral dissertation in the Electronic Imaging Systems group, under the sponsorship of Dr. Nicholas George, centered on methods to design, analyze, and fabricate interference filters in photopolymer films. Digital copies of my dissertation are available from the University of Rochester library. During this time I also informally copy-edited Emil Wolf’s 7th edition of Principles of Optics.

University of Chicago, B.A. Physics 1990–1994

In addition to the physics curriculum, I completed the requirements for a mathematics degree. I also managed the Crystal Laboratory for Fermilab’s “Kaons at the TevaTron” (KTeV) project.