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Dr. Amin Dharamsi
Laser Applications Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, USA 23529-0246
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Chapter Chair, Hampton Roads Chapter of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-optic Society (IEEE-LEOS)
IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer 2001-2003

E-mail address: adharams@odu.edu     Office phone: (757) 683 4467     Office fax: (757) 683 3220
Ph. D. (Electrical Engineering), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
MS     (Electrical Engineering), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
BS      (Electrical Engineering), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

This site describes on-going research and graduate studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. These pages give references to the research being conducted by Dr. Amin Dharamsi in  non-intrusive laser based sensors. The research involves use of different types of lasers, including tunable diode lasers, in arrangements utilizing the principles of spectroscopy.  Publications on modulation spectroscopy using single-mode diode lasers, including Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), and on other research are given. The latter includes research on optoacoustics, excited state absorption spectroscopy, and interaction of  sub-picosecond laser pulses with semiconductors.

There are opportunities for suitably qualified and highly motivated students who want to pursue the Ph.D. in electrical engineering.  Research and teaching assistantships as well as fellowships are available.

This site also gives details on students who have either obtained, or are still pursuing their doctorates in electrical engineering. All students have received financial aid in the form of one or more of the following: research assistantships, teaching assistantships, doctoral fellowships.

General Research Area:   Interaction of Laser Light with Matter

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Last Update:  December 5, 2005