People

Full Time Faculty

Full Time Faculty
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Professor & Chair Grigg 306 704-687-8132
Research Professor Grigg 358 704-687-5897 iaggarwa@uncc.edu
Associate Professor, Sophomore Undergraduate Advisor Grigg 104 704-687-8130 aktas@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 332 704-687-8131 astratov@uncc.edu
Professor, Graduate Coordinator Grigg 235 704-687-8135 adavies@uncc.edu
Assistant Professor Grigg 329 704-687-5872 segusa@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 105 704-687-8136 ffarahi@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 142 704-687-8594 mafiddy@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 344 704-687-8149 nmfried@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 205 704-687-8137 gjgbur@uncc.edu
Lecturer Grigg 342 704-687-7559 agerges@uncc.edu
Associate Professor, Senior Undergraduate Advisor Grigg 107 704-687-8139 ther@uncc.edu
Assistant Professor Grigg 336 704-687-0991 thofmann@uncc.edu
Professor Grigg 343 704-687-8143 djacobs1@uncc.edu
Senior Lecturer, Freshman Undergraduate Advisor Grigg 340 704-687-8140 pleilaba@uncc.edu
Lecturer Burson 135C 704-687-8175 fmohiudd@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Bioinformatics 269 704-687-5886 yuri.nesmelov@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Bioinformatics 231 704-687-8145 irina.nesmelova@uncc.edu
Assistant Professor Grigg 337 704-687-8181 rporrasa@uncc.edu
Assistant Professor Grigg 361 704-687-7299 MenelaosPoutous@uncc.edu
Professor, Junior Undergraduate Advisor Grigg 328 704-687-8156 raja@uncc.edu
Professor, Undergraduate Dual EE Coordinator & Advisor Grigg 208 704-687-8159 tsuleski@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Grigg 333 704-687-8164 srtramme@uncc.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Adjunct Associate Professor
Woodward 246A 704-687-4762 ianf@uncc.edu
Adjunct Professor forbes@qedmrf.com
Grigg 306 704-778-6022 rpingel@carolina.rr.com
Cameron 316 704-687-2291 mosier@uncc.edu
Cameron 204 704-687-2083 tsu@uncc.edu
Grigg 215 704-687-8652 yong.zhang@uncc.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Professor 325 Grigg 704-687-8133 mcorwin@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Emeritus Grigg 306 704-687-8132 twmayes@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Grigg 111 704-687-8145 bfmelton@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Emeritus Grigg 306 704-687-8132
Associate Professor Emeritus Grigg 306 704-687-8132 hmsimpso@uncc.edu
Associate Professor Grigg 329 704-687-8165 rtyson@uncc.edu
Professor Emeritus Grigg 306 704-687-8132 revermil@uncc.edu

Staff

Staff
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Undergraduate Lab Coordinator Burson 135B 704-687-7470 sbhatta7@uncc.edu
Business Manager Grigg 234 704-687-8106 chloe.black@uncc.edu
Administrative Support Associate Grigg 306 704-687-0390 ecolli42@uncc.edu
Research Operations Manager Grigg 225 704-687-8712 mgdhoogh@uncc.edu
IT Support Specialist Grigg 211 704-687-8158 bjames32@uncc.edu
Office Manager Grigg 306 704-687-8132 enicho24@uncc.edu
Observatory Director and Astronomy Lab Manager Burson 102 704-687-7801 cqualtro@uncc.edu

Graduate Student

Graduate Student
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering fabolmaa@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering haryan@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 305 704-687-8161 jbabaie@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics jbarlo10@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering rbikmeto@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 279 704-687-8732 fbodruck@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering abrettin@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 351 mburne10@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering acarmon3@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering nchandr5@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 163 cchang40@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - PhD Optical Science and Engineering kdunnill@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 349 nfarahi1@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering dfullage@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Optical Science and Engineering yfurukaw@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Bioinformatics 249 704-687-5868 jge2@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering sglass6@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 110 704-687-8110 megreen2@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 163 shabibi@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering lhardy9@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering chendr27@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics lhipp5@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering zhossein@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 113 ehurwitz@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering sjain33@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 358 704-687-5897 rjoshi3@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering djoy4@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics skitchin@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering jkoerber@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 232 704-687-8295 jkrause3@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering kkunala@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics gleighto@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering yli91@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 302 704-687-8146 mliu17@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 110 704-687-8110 yliu56@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering smoein@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering cmorenoc@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 110 704-687-8110 znaqvi@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics mnicho35@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering woh1@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 242 jpeller2@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering apeltier@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics mporte30@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Optical Science and Engineering mpotte18@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 102 704-687-8155 apouyafa@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering wsraburn@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics mroger64@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering crosenbu@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering eross17@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering ssedagha@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 302 704-687-8146 jshultz@uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Applied Physics jsimps80@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 113 cstahl3@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 279 704-687-8732 ctayl127@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering otfeily@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering pthewlis@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Duke 135 704-687-8229 jtrout13@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Machine Shop Common Area muwakwe@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Duke 131 / Duke 144 704-687-8497 hvillar1@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering cwils158@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering myoung69@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering bzhang8@uncc.edu

Alumni

Alumni
Name Job Title Office Phone Email
Fall 2013 – Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Compressive Imaging and Dual Moiré Laser Interferometer as Metrology Tools", Fall 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering mabolbas@uncc.edu
Fall 2014 – Awarded PhD Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Management of Optical Absorption in Plasmonic Metamaterials" Grigg 116 704-687-8753 halisafa@uncc.edu
Fall 2007 – Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering Dissertation: “Optical Properties of Polycrystalline Opals and Mesoscopic Systems of Coupled Spherical Cavities”, Current: Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University sashili@gmail.com
Fall 2014 – Awarded PhD in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Dynamic range enhancement in digital fringe projection and laser interferometry" Grigg 305 704-687-8161 gbabaie@uncc.edu
Spring 2013 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Thulium Fiber Laser Lithotripsy", NSF Fastlane Graduate Research Fellowship rlblackm@gmail.com
Fall 2014 – Awarded MS in Optical Science and Engineering, Thesis: “The evaluation of chemical wear on single crystal diamond tools while diamond turning a binary Cu-Ni alloy system” ecbrowy@uncc.edu
Spring 2010 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Current: Radiation Safety Specialist, Carolina's Medical Center - Main AdamBurand@gmail.com
Fall 2011 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering atcannis@uncc.edu
Fall 2012 – MS Optical Science and Engineering ecaskey@student.uncc.edu
Spring 2013 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering nchen4@uncc.edu
Spring 2014 - Awarded MS Degree Optical Science and Engineering achowdh4@uncc.edu
Spring 2012 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Spring 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Visual Systems Engineer, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology cmcilip@student.uncc.edu
Fall 2012 – MS Applied Physics, Radiation Safety Officer/Physicist bcripe@novanthealth.org
Fall 2012 – MS Optical Science and Engineering, Thesis: "Fabrication and Characterization of Index Anti-Guided Planar Waveguide Laser", nLIGHT Photonics - Laser Process Development Engineer asdittli@gmail.com
Fall 2014 – Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Absolute Surface Reconstruction By Slope Metrology And Photogrammetry", Current: Optical Engineer at Nikon Metrology Grigg 102 704-687-8155 micheledong@gmail.com
Summer 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Thesis: "Metamaterials: An overview from theory to practice" rdudley5@student.uncc.edu
Spring 2014 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Thesis: Maximum Entropy Probability Distribution Estimation jfarmer6@uncc.edu
Spring 2015 – Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Displacement scale based on speckles", Current Organization: PerkinElmer, Senior Scientist Mahsa.Farsad@perkinelmer.com
Spring 2004 – Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics Dissertation: “Spectroscopic Studies of Optical Coupling Between Spherical Microresonators”, Current: Orthodox Priest, Holy Trinity Church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. jfranchak@hotmail.com
Fall 2011 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering ygu4@uncc.edu
Fall 2012 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Scalable high-capacity high-fan-out optical networks for constrained environments" alihaider1@outlook.com
Spring 2013 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: “Novel Fiber Optic Tip Designs and Devices for Laser Surgery”, Spring 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering tchutche@uncc.edu
Fall 2013 - Awarded MS in Applied Physics, Thesis: “Myosin recovery stroke detected by intrinsic fluorescence and fluorescence resonance energy transfer” mkankolo@uncc.edu
Spring 2013 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Thesis: "Super-resolution imaging by transport of evanescent waves using metamaterials" mkarami@student.uncc.edu
Spring 2013 – Awarded MS Optical Science and Engineering rkolli@student.uncc.edu
Graduate Student – MS Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 232 704-687-5670 bkucukgo@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 354 704-687-8154 nkudsieh@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering, Fall 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 349 704-687-8297 yli63@uncc.edu
Fall 2013 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: “InGaN/GaN Multiple Quantum Well Structures:  Structural, Optical, Electrical, and Chemical Properties” yli55@uncc.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Grigg 167 704-687-5667 hliu27@uncc.edu
Fall 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering aaron.pung@gmail.com
Spring 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Thesis:"Optimization of Microwave Enhancement in Periodic Meida" jrobe121@gmail.com
Spring 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering sbgray@uncc.edu
Spring 2014 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics Grigg 242 arosent2@uncc.edu
Summer 2012 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Space variant guided mode resonance filters" zacharyroth@alumni.rose-hulman.edu
Graduate Student – PhD Optical Science and Engineering Duke 371 tsheng@uncc.edu
Fall 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics pjsmilie@uncc.edu
2nd Summer 2014 - Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Thesis: Application of a Continuous Markov Chain to Model the Nuclear Decay Switching Mechanism for Stellar Production of Zirconium, Niobium and Molybdenum gwteklew@uncc.edu
Spring 2012 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics stozburu@student.uncc.edu
Spring 2016 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Thesis: "3D Printing of Metamaterials with Conductive Elements", Advisor: Dr. Michael A. Fiddy gtuttle1@uncc.edu
Summer 2013 – Awarded MS Degree in Applied Physics, Thesis: “Understanding the Solar Cell Contact Formation by Digital Inkjet Printing Technique” vunsur@student.uncc.edu
Spring 2012 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering chaofan.wang1989@gmail.com
Spring 2009- Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering Dissertation: “Spectroscopic Study of Optical Confinement and Transport Effects in Coupled Microspheres and Pillar Cavities”, Current: Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University woondongyang@gmail.com
Spring 2012 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering ypyilmaz@student.uncc.edu
Fall 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering lzhao9@uncc.edu
Fall 2013 - Awarded PhD Degree in Optical Science and Engineering, Dissertation: "Positioning Sensor by Combining Optical Projection and Photogrammetry", Fall 2011 - Awarded MS Degree in Optical Science and Engineering bzheng@student.uncc.edu
Graduate Student - MS Optical Science and Engineering mazari@uncc.edu