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EDUCATION
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, Dallas, TX Dissertation: “Adaptive Methods for Reducing Sidelobe Levels Thesis: “Gallium Arsenide Surface Acoustic Wave Propagation” B.S., Electrical Engineering EMPLOYMENT
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, Louisville, KY Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (95-date) Distinguished University Scholar (2005-date) Director 3D Nanoscale Core Facility (98-date) Director ElectroOptics Research Institute & Nanotechnology Center (96-date) Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Faculty (89-date) Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (89-95) Member of Technical Staff, Image Processing Laboratory, Defense Electronics Systems Division (87-89) Member of Technical Staff, Optical Information Processing Branch, Central Research Laboratories (85-87) Member of Technical Staff, Wideband Acoustic Wave Processors Branch, Central Research Laboratories (84-85) Electrical Design Engineer (81-84) and Electronics Engineer (78-81), Microwave Laboratory, Defense Systems Electronics Division PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, HONORS, AWARDS
Honors and Awards
Director Board of Advisors, NaugaNeedles, LLC (2007-date)
Co-Founded NaugaNeedles, LLC (7 July 2007)
Appointed U. Louisville Distinguished University Scholar (2005)
Speed Scientific School Alumni Scholar for Research (2000)
U. Louisville, President’s Award Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (2000)
Invited Talk, Gordon Research Conference: Optical Signal Processing & Holography, (July 1997)
Finalist Speed Scientific School Alumni Scholar for Research (1997)
ASEE Southeastern Region Research Award (1995) for paper in Applied Optics (7/10/94)
Commendation from U. S. Army for research contributions. (1994)
Recognitions for publications
Nanotechnology (1/23/08)

summarized in journal’s nanotechweb http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/lab/32477 Nanowerk Spotlight article: http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2711.php Applied Physics Letters (10/18/04) reprinted in: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology--10(19). (8 November 2004)
Nano Letters (10/13/04) reported in: Science Concentrates of Chemical and Engineering News pg. 24, 13 Sep 2004 Technology Review pg. 29 November 2004 MRS Bulletin pgs. 789-790 November 2004 Veille stratégique Instrumentation pour la biologie n°21 MicroNano pg. 8 January 2005 Applied Physics Letters (8/30/04) selected for cover illustration of the journal reprinted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 10(11) (13 Sep 2004)
Applied Optics (7/10/94) selected for cover illustration of the journal Applied Optics (2/10/93) reprinted in Selected Papers on Optical Pattern Recognition, F. T. S. Yu and S. Yin, eds., Vol. MS157, SPIE Press. (1999)
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Fellow, Optical Society of America, OSA (1999), Member (1989)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE (1988), Member (1979)
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (1998)
Member, Am. Assoc. of Univ. Profs., AAUP (1997), UofL Chapter Exec. Committee (2004-2006)
Auxiliary Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Kentucky (1994)
Registered Professional Engineer, Texas (1988)
Member, Society of Photooptical Instrumentation Engineers, SPIE (1987)
UNIVERSITY TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Course Director, Lecturer in courses: Optical Signal Processing; Optical Computer Architectures; Fundamentals of Photonics; Fiber and Integrated Optics; Digital Signal Processing; Linear Control Systems; Signals and Linear Systems; Networks I; Networks for non EEs; Statistical Signal Processing. (89-date), Director, Ph.D. Seminar Program, Computer Science & Engineering. (90-91) Survey of Nanotechnology (2000,2002,2006,2008); Laboratory Practice in Nanotechnology (2000, 2002); Electromagnetics I (2003); Electromagnetics II (2004); Foundations of Polymer MEMS (2004, 2007); Nanostructure Self-Assembly (2005,2008) REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
S. Pabba, M. M. Yazdanpanah, B. H. Fasciotto, V. V. Dobrokhotov, J. M. Rathfon, G. N. Tew and R. W. Cohn, “Biopolymerization-driven self-assembly of nanofiber air-bridges,” (manuscript in preparation. To be submitted around 15 October 2008) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Micro-Wilhelmy and related liquid property measurements using constant diameter nanoneedle-tipped AFM probes,” Langmuir. (accepted 30 September 2008) J. M. Rathfon, Z. M. Al-Badri, R. Shunmugam, S. M. Berry, S. Pabba, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, G. N. Tew, “Fluorimetric nerve gas sensing based on pyrene imines incorporated into films and sub-micron fibers,” Advanced Materials (submitted July 2008) A. N. Sidorov, S. Pabba, K. P. Hewaparakrama, R. W. Cohn and G. U. Sumanasekera, “Side-by-side
comparison of Raman spectra of anchored and suspended carbon nanomaterials,” Nanotechnology
19(19) 195708 (6pp). (14 May 2008)
V. V. Dobrokhotov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, A. Safir and R. W. Cohn, “Visual force
sensing with flexible nanowire buckling springs,” Nanotechnology 19(3), 035502 (9pp). (23
January 2008)
S. Pabba, A. N. Sidorov, S. M. Berry, M. M. Yazdanpanah, R. S. Keynton, G. U. Sumanasekera and
R. W. Cohn, “Oriented nanomaterial air-bridges formed from suspended polymer-composite
nanofibers,” ACS Nano 1(1), 57-62. (15 August 2007)
A. N. Sidorov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, R. Jalilian, P. J. Ouseph, R. W. Cohn and G. U. Sumanasekera,
“Electrostatic deposition of graphene,” Nanotechnology. 18(13), 135301 (4 pgs). (4 April 2007)
S. M. Berry, S. A. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn and R. S. Keynton, “Characterization of micromanipulator-
controlled dry spinning of micro- and sub-microscale polymer fibers,” Journal of Micromechanics
and Microengineering
16(9) 1825-1832. (1 September 2006)
J. Conklin, J. Hellfrich, R. W. Cohn, K. M. Walsh and H. L. Cox, “A noninvasive, on wafer method
to determine the intrinsic stress of a polymer layer,” Experimental Mechanics. 46(3) 307–311 (June
2006)
X. Xun, D. J. Cho and R. W. Cohn, “Spiking voltages for faster switching of nematic liquid crystal
light modulators,” Applied Optics. 45(13) 3136-3143. (1 May 2006)
M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, A. Safir and R. W. Cohn, “Selective self-assembly at room
temperature of individual freestanding Ag2Ga alloy nanoneedles,” J. Applied Physics. 98(7), 073510
(7 pgs). (1 October 2005)
X. Xun and R. W. Cohn, “Phase calibration of spatially nonuniform spatial light modulators,”
Applied Optics 43(35) 6400-6406. (10 December 2004)
M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Chakraborty, S. A. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn and B. W. Alphenaar, “Formation
of highly transmissive liquid metal contacts to carbon nanotubes,” Applied Physics Letters. 85(16),
3564-3566. (18 October 2004)
S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, E. W. Nelson, S. M. Berry, A. W. Isham, M. M. Crain, K. M.
Walsh, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Direct drawing of suspended filamentary micro- and nano-
structures from liquid polymers,” Nano Letters 4(10), 1931-1937. (13 October 2004)
M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist and R. W. Cohn, “Gallium-driven assembly of gold nanowire
networks,” Applied Physics Letters 85(9), 1592-1594. (30 August 2004)
C. Y. Lim, Q. Huang, X. Xie, A. Safir, S. A. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn and E. J. Podlaha, “Development
of an electrodeposited nanomold from compositionally modulated alloys,” Journal of Applied
Electrochemistry
34(8), 857-866. (August 2004)
X. Xun, X. Chang and R. W. Cohn, “System for demonstrating arbitrary multi-spot beam steering
from spatial light modulators,” Optics Express 12(2), 260-268. (26 January 2004)
S. A. Harfenist, M. M. Yazdanpanah and R. W. Cohn, “High aspect ratio etching of AFM-patterned
nitrided silicon,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 21(3), 1176-1180. (May 2003)
T. A. Ramadan and R. W. Cohn, “Pseudo-reversibility condition for minimizing radiation loss at
discontinuities of coupled waveguides,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 15(1), 63-65. (January
2003)
R. W. Cohn, “Fundamental properties of spatial light modulators for the approximate optical
computation of Fourier transforms: A review,” Optical Engineering 40(11), 2452-2463. (November
2001)
S. Sharma, M. K. Sunkara, M. M. Crain, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. A. Harfenist, K. M. Walsh and R. W.
Cohn, “Selective plasma nitridation and contrast reversed etching of silicon,” J. Vacuum Science and
Technology B
19(5), 1743-1746. (September 2001)
J. Chen, A. M. Rao, S. F. Lyuksyutov, M. E. Itkis, M. A. Hamon, H. Hu, R. W. Cohn, P. C. Eklund,
D. T. Colbert, R. E. Smalley and R. C. Haddon, “Dissolution of full-length single-walled carbon
nanotubes,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105(13), 2525-2528. (5 April 2001)
L. Ge, M. Duelli and R. W. Cohn, “Enumeration of illumination and scanning modes from real-time
spatial light modulators,” Optics Express 7(12), 403-416. (4 December 2000)
L. Ge, M. Duelli, and R. W. Cohn, “Improved fidelity error diffusion through blending with
pseudorandom encoding,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A 17(9), 1606-1616.
(September 2000)
M. Duelli, L. Ge and R. W. Cohn, “Nonlinear effects of phase blurring on Fourier transform holograms,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A 17(9), 1594-1605. (September 2000)
Y. Yang, H. Stark, D. Gurken, C. L. Lawson and R. W. Cohn, “High-diffraction-efficiency
pseudorandom encoding,” Journal Optical Society of America A 17(2), 285-293. (February 2000)
J. Gotpagar, S. F. Lyuksyutov, R. W. Cohn, E. A. Grulke and D. Bhattacharyya, “Reductive
dehalogenation of trichloroethylene with zero-valent iron: Surface profiling microscopy and rate
enhancement studies,” Langmuir 15(24), 8412-8420. (23 November 1999)
M. Duelli, M. Reece and R. W. Cohn, “Modified minimum-distance criterion for blended random
and nonrandom encoding,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16(10), 2425-2438.
(October 1999)
R. W. Cohn, S. F. Lyuksyutov, K. M. Walsh and M. M. Crain, “Nanolithography considerations for
multi-passband grating filters,” Optical Review 6(4), 345-354. (July/August 1999)
M. Duelli and R. W. Cohn, “Pseudorandom encoding for real-valued ternary spatial light
modulators,” Applied Optics 38(17) 3804-3809. (10 June 1999)
R. W. Cohn, “Analyzing the Encoding range of amplitude-phase coupled spatial light modulators,”
Optical Engineering
38(2), 361-367. (February 1999)
R. W. Cohn and M. Duelli, “Ternary pseudorandom encoding of Fourier transform holograms,”
Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16(1), 71-84 and “errata,” 16(5), 1089-1090. (January
1999)
R. W. Cohn, “Pseudorandom encoding of complex-valued functions onto amplitude-coupled phase
modulators,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A 15(4), 868-883. (April 1998)
M. Duelli, D. L. Hill and R. W. Cohn, “Frequency swept measurements of coherent diffraction
patterns,” Applied Optics 37(34), 8131-8133. (1 December 1998) Originally appeared in
Engineering & Laboratory Notes, 3-5. Supplement to Optics and Photonics News 9(2). (February
1998)
R. W. Cohn, A. A. Vasiliev, W. Liu and D. L. Hill, “Fully complex diffractive optics by means of
patterned diffuser arrays: Encoding concept and implications for fabrication,” Journal of the Optical
Society of America A
14(5), 1110-1123. (May 1997)
R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Pseudorandom phase-only encoding of real-time spatial light
modulators,” Applied Optics 35(14), 2488-2498. (10 May 1996)
L. G. Hassebrook, M. E. Lhamon, R. C. Daley, R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Random phase encoding
of composite fully-complex filters,” Optics Letters 21(4), 272-274. (15 February 1996)
R. W. Cohn, “Performance models of correlators with random and systematic phase errors,” Optical
Engineering
34(6), 1673-1679. (June 1995)
R. W. Cohn and J. L. Horner, “Effects of systematic phase errors on phase-only correlation,” Applied
Optics
33(23), 5432-5439. (10 August 1994)
R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Approximating fully complex spatial modulation with pseudo-random
phase-only modulation,” Applied Optics 33(20), 4406-4415. (10 July 1994)
R. W. Cohn, “Adaptive real-time architectures for phase-only correlation,” Applied Optics 32(5),
718-725. (10 February 1993)
R. W. Cohn, “Link analysis of a deformable mirror device based optical crossbar switch,” Optical
Engineering
31(1), 134-140. (January 1992)
R. W. Cohn and R. S. Wagers, “Multiparameter tuning of surface-acoustic-wave filters,” IEEE
Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
, 37(2), 255-264. (May 1990)
R. W. Cohn and J. B. Sampsell, “Deformable mirror device uses in frequency excision and optical
switching,” Applied Optics 27(5), 937-940. (1 March 1988)
D. A. Gregory, R. D. Juday, R. Gale, J. B. Sampsell, R. W. Cohn and S. E. Monroe, Jr., “Optical
characteristics of a deformable mirror spatial light modulator,” Optics Letters 13(1), 10-12. (January
1988)
R. W. Cohn and R. S. Wagers, “Compensation of SAW filters by experimental perturbation of
IDTs,” Electronics Letters 22(2), 76-78. (16 January 1986)
R. W. Cohn and R. S. Wagers, “In situ compensation of surface acoustic wave filter response,”
Applied Physics Letters 47(12), 1269-1271. (15 December 1985)
R. S. Wagers and R. W. Cohn, “Residual bulk mode levels in (YXl) 128o LiNbO3,” IEEE Trans.
Sonics and Ultrasonics
SU-31(3), 168-174. (May 1984)
J. A. Salvato, R. W. Cohn and G. Melnykovych, “Binding of wheat germ agglutinin by HeLa cells:
Effects of prednisolone (38011),” Proceedings Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 145,
1348-1352. (1974)
PATENTS AND INVENTIONS
Pending U. S. Patent, R. W. Cohn, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, F. P. Zamborini, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir and B. H. Fasciotto, “Metallic nanostructures self-assembly and testing methods.” (Filed 2 June 2008) U.S. Patent 6322938, R. W. Cohn, “Nanolithography for multi-passband grating filters.” (27 November 2001) U.S. Patent 6275310 R. W. Cohn, “Modified minimum distance criterion for blended random and nonrandom encoding.” (14 August 2001) U.S. Patent 6248487, R. W. Cohn and S. B. Bidiwala, “Extensions and improvements of method of producing an optical wave with a predetermined function.” (19 June 2001) R. W. Cohn and Li Ge, “Method of producing complex valued optical modulation from limited range light modulating arrays by blending error diffusion with pseudorandom encoding.” (U. S. Patent Pending, Ser. No. Patent 09/917585, 27 July 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Method of producing continuous optical modulation with discrete level or other non-continuous light modulating arrays.” (U. S. Patent Pending, Ser. No. 09/301788, 29 April 1999) U.S. Patent 5363186, R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Method of producing an optical wave with a predetermined optical function.” (7 November 1994) U. S. Patent 5276636, R. W. Cohn, “Method and apparatus for adaptive real-time optical correlation.” (4 January 1994) U. S. Patent 4859012, R. W. Cohn, “Optical interconnection networks.” (22 August 1989) BOOK CHAPTERS AND MAJOR TECHNICAL REPORTS
R. W. Cohn, “Encoding of complex valued composite functions onto spatial light modulators in real-time.” Final report for Office of Naval Research contract N00014-96-1-1296. (7 December 2000) R. W. Cohn and L. G. Hassebrook, “Representations of fully complex functions on real-time spatial light modulators,” Ch. 15, pp. 396-432 in Optical Information Processing, F. T. S. Yu and S. Jutamulia, eds. Cambridge U. Press. (1998) R. W. Cohn, “Speckle generation by phase-only spatial light modulators: Random phase properties that produce fully complex modulation and that model optical processor performance.” Final report for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract F19628-92-K-0021. Rome Laboratory Report RL-TR-96-153 (DTIC order number: ADA315727). (September 1996) D. W. Oxley, A. D. McAulay, R. W. Cohn, J. D. Provence, E. Parsons and D. Casasent, “Optical crossbar interconnected signal processor.” Final report for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract N00014-85-0755. (May 1987) R. W. Cohn and J. B. Sampsell, “Technological requirements and design principles for 3 Gbps 1000 channel crossbar switch.” Milestone report 2 for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract N00014-85-0755. (April 1986) FULL-LENGTH CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
R. W. Cohn, “Bottom up microsystem construction strategies built upon 3D directed self-assembly of metallic and polymeric nanostructures,” 17th Biennial IEEE UGIM (University Government Industry Micro/nano) Symposium, Louisville, KY. (13-16 July 2008) S. M. Berry, S. D. Cambron, S. P. Warren, S. Pabba, R. W. Cohn, and R. S. Keynton, “Direct write fabrication of polymer fibers for microscale applications,” 17th Biennial IEEE UGIM (University Government Industry Micro/nano) Symposium, Louisville, KY. (13-16 July 2008) S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov and R. W. Cohn, “Biopolymerization-driven self-assembly of nanofiber air-bridges,” 11th Annual NSTI Nanotech, Boston, MA. (1-5 June 2008) M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, S. Pabba, D. Rojas and R. W. Cohn, “Room temperature growth of single intermetallic nanostructures on nanoprobes,” 11th Annual NSTI Nanotech, Boston, MA. (1-5 June 2008) M. Hosseini, M. M. Yazdanapanah, S. Siddique and R. W. Cohn, “Viscosity measurements of PEO solutions by AFM with long nanowires,” 11th Annual NSTI Nanotech, Boston, MA. (1-5 June 2008) M. M. Yazdanapanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Nanoneedles for biomaterial synthesis and materials characterization of live cells,” Nanomaterials and Device Applications, Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Cincinnati, OH. (30 October 2007) V. V. Dobrokhotov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, A. Safir, R. W. Cohn, “Comparing generalized elastica model to experimental buckling characteristics of nanowires,” Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (3-6 June 2007, Springfield, MA) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, A. Safir, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, “Probing viscoelastic properties of single cells through their entire thickness,” Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (3-6 June 2007, Springfield, MA) S. M. Berry, T. J. Roussel, S. D. Cambron, R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, “Fabrication and electroosmotic flow analysis of freely-suspended, three-dimensional microchannels from sacrificial polymer fibers,” Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (3-6 June 2007, Springfield, MA) S. M. Berry, S. Pabba, J. L. Fernandes, J. M. Rathfon, K. A. Aamer, G. N. Tew, A. S. Gobin, R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, “Brush-on fabrication of suspended PLLA-PEO-PLLA triblock copolymer microfibers for cell culture scaffolds,” Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (3-6 June 2007, Springfield, MA) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, “Rheological measurements by AFM of the formation of polymer nanofibers,” Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. (3-6 June 2007, Springfield, MA) P. Lisherness, K. Nguyen, M. Melnichuk, R. W. Cohn, “High-speed target detection and localization using a digital micromirror device and pattern generation logic,” Conference on Reconfigurable Systems, Microsystems, and Nanotechnology. (9 May 2007, Redstone Arsenal, AL) S. M. Berry, S. Pabba, J. L. Fernandes, J. M. Rathfon, G. N. Tew, A. S. Gobin, R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, “Direct fabrication by manual brushing of suspended microscale fibers for cell culture scaffolds,” Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting. (18-21 April 2007, Chicago, IL) R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, G. H. McKinley and G. N. Tew, “Directed self-assembly of suspended polymer fibers in the fabrication of three-dimensional nanodevices,” NSF Nanoscale Science and Technology (NSE) Grantee Conference. (4-6 December 2006, Arlington, VA) A.Safir, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, S. D. Cambron, F. P. Zamborini, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Fabrication of an insulated probe on a self-assembled metallic nanowire for electrochemical sensing inside cells,” 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, 898-900 (19 July 2006, Cincinnati, OH). S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, M. M. Yazdanpanaah, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Nanotube suspension bridges directly fabricated from nanotube-polymer suspensions by manual brushing,” 6th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, 565-568 (18 July 2006, Cincinnati, OH). S. M. Berry, T. J. Roussel, S. D. Cambron, S. A. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn, and R. S. Keynton, “Micromanipulator controlled fabrication of micro- and nanoscale polymer fibers and application as sacrificial structures in the production of microchannels,” Hilton Head 2006: A Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (4-8 June 2006, Hilton Head, SC) S. M. Berry, T. J. Roussel, S. D. Cambron, R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, “Fabrication of freely-suspended, three-dimensional microchannels from sacrificial polymer fibers,” Microtechnology in Medicine & Biology Conference (9-12 May 2006, Okinawa, Japan). X. Xun, W. Su, R. W. Cohn and L. G. Hassebrook, “Expanding range of pulsed range sensors with active projection from spatial light modulators,” Proc. SPIE 6220:622000I (April 2006, Orlando, FL). S. M. Berry, S. A. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn and R. S. Keynton, “Characterization of micromanipulator controlled dry spinning of micro- and nanoscale polymer fibers,” 3rd Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine & Biology, WA15 (12-14 May 2005, Oahu, Hawaii). X. Xun, X. Chang, D. J. Cho and R. W. Cohn, “Arbitrary multi-beam laser scanning and trapping by use of SLM and manual scripting interface,” Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation, K. Dholakia and G. C. Spalding, eds. Proc. SPIE 5514, 143-149. (3 August 2004, Denver, CO). L. Yeary, G. Cunningham, N. Panduga, C. Darvennes, K. M. Walsh, M. M. Crain, R. W. Cohn, S. A. Harfenist and J. Frolik, “Design, analysis, and testing of electrostatically actuated micromembranes,” Proc. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 583-588. (16 November 2003, Washington, D.C.) S. A. Harfenist, S. D. Cambron, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Custom fabrication of freestanding and suspended three-dimensional polymer structures,” Third IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 557-560. (14 August 2003, San Francisco). J. Stockley, S. Serati, X. Xun, and R. W. Cohn, “Liquid crystal spatial light modulator for multispot beam steering,” Free Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III. Proc. SPIE 5160, 208-215. (August 3-8, 2003 San Diego, CA) L. G. Hassebrook, C. Guan and R. W. Cohn, “Active Spot Pattern Projection and Calibration,” M. Nitti and L.G. Hassebrook, eds. The 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 39-43. (15 July 2002, Orlando, FL) M. M. Crain, S. A. Harfenist, K. M. Walsh and R. W. Cohn, “Fluorocarbon reinforcement of a self-assembled monolayer by plasma processing,” Fourteenth Biennial University/Government/Industry Microelectronics Symposium, 40-41. (17 June, 2001, Richmond, VA) L. G. Hassebrook and R. W. Cohn, “Dynamic spot pattern projection to detect and track object motion,” Optical Pattern Recognition XII, D. P. Casasent and T. H. Chao, eds. Proc. SPIE, (21 April 2001, Orlando, FL) R. W. Cohn, “Fundamental properties of spatial light modulators for Fourier transform applications,” invited talk to Symposium on Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing II, K. M. Iftekharuddin and A. S. Awwal, eds., Proc. SPIE 4114, 1-12. (2 August 2000, San Diego, CA) D. L. Hill, M. Duelli and R. W. Cohn, “Improved spot-array generation using diffuser pixels to represent complex valued modulations,” Diffractive/Holographic Technologies and Spatial Light Modulators, R. L. Sutherland, ed., Proc. SPIE 3633, 260-268. (29 January 1999, San Jose, CA) R. Cohn and W. Liu, “Encoding of fully-complex values onto amplitude-phase coupled spatial light modulators,” Proc. OII’98, Optics for Information Infrastructure. G. G. Mu, ed., J. Optoelectronics, Laser (JOEL), Vol. 9, supp., pp. 325-327. (6 August 1998, Tianjin, China) R. W. Cohn, “Analyzing the encoding range of amplitude-phase coupled spatial light modulators,” Spatial Light Modulators, R. L. Sutherland, ed. Proc. SPIE 3297, 122-128. (29 January 1998, San Jose, CA) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time multispot beam steering with electrically controlled spatial light modulators,” Optical Scanning Systems: Design and Applications, L. Beiser and S. F. Sagan, eds. Proc. SPIE 3131,145-155 (30 July 1997, San Diego, CA) L. G. Hassebrook, R. W. Cohn, and R. R. Duncan, “Strategy for autonomous control of correlation-based trackers,” Optical Pattern Recognition VIII, D. P. Casasent, ed. Proc. SPIE 3073, 45-55 (21 April 1997, Orlando, FL) R. W. Cohn and W. Liu, “Pseudorandom encoding of fully complex modulation to bi-amplitude phase modulators,” in Detectors Focal Plane Arrays, and Applications, Proc. SPIE 2894, 42-45 (1996). R. W. Cohn and W. Liu, “Pseudorandom encoding of fully complex modulation to bi-amplitude phase modulators,” Optical Society of America Topical Meeting on Diffractive Optics and Micro Optics. 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series, Vol. 5, 237-240 (30 April 1996, Boston, MA) R. W. Cohn and J. L. Horner, “Performance models of correlators with random and systematic phase errors,” in Advances in Optical Information Processing VI, D. R. Pape, ed., Proc. SPIE 2240, 270-277. (7 April 1994, Orlando, FL) L. G. Hassebrook, M. E. Lhamon, R. C. Daley, R. W. Cohn, and M. Liang, “Using Pseudorandom phase-only encoding to approximate fully complex distortion-invariant filters,” in Optical Pattern Recognition V, D.P. Casasent, ed., Proc. SPIE 2237, 204-211. (5 April 1994, Orlando, FL) R. W. Cohn and J. L. Horner, “Limited phase modulation and its effect on phase-only correlation,” in Optical Pattern Recognition V, D.P. Casasent, ed., Proc. SPIE 2237, 147-151. (5 April 1994, Orlando, FL) R. W. Cohn, “Random phase errors and pseudorandom phase modulation of deformable mirror spatial light modulators,” in Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures IV, Bahram Javidi, ed., Proc. SPIE 1772, 360-368. (21 July 1992, San Diego, CA) R. W. Cohn and R. J. Nonnenkamp, “Statistical moments of the transmittance of phase-only spatial light modulators,” in Miniature and Micro-Optics: Fabrication and System Applications II, U. Roychoudhuri and W.B. Veldkamp, eds., Proc. SPIE 1751, 289-297. ( 20 July 1992, San Diego, CA) R. W. Cohn, “Using electro-optic effects in the fabrication and processing of devices,” Proc. Second Workshop on Electro-Optical Materials, GACIAC PR 91-03, IIT Research Institute, 221-229. (9 October 1991, Huntsville, AL) R. W. Cohn, “Link analysis of a deformable mirror device based optical crossbar switch,” in Spatial Light Modulators and Applications II, Uzi Efron, ed., Proc. SPIE 825, 178-187. (18 August 1987, Los Angeles, CA) R. W. Cohn and R. S. Wagers, “In situ analysis and optimization of SAW filters,” IEEE 1985 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 83-87. (18 October 1985, San Francisco, CA) R. S. Wagers and R. W. Cohn, “Development of SAW filter perturbation techniques,” IEEE 1983 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 5-10. (31 October 1983, Atlanta, GA) R. W. Cohn and C. M. Panasik, “Sidelobe compensation of double electrode saw transducers on lithium niobate,” IEEE 1982 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 18-22. (27 October 1982, San Diego, CA) TALKS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES
S. Pabba, M. M. Yazdanpanah, B. H. Fasciotto and R. W. Cohn, “Self-assembled fibrin fiber and membrane air bridges: Fluid mechanical, adhesive and elastomeric properties,” MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (3 December 2008) S. M. Berry, S. Pabba, S. D. Cambron, R. W. Cohn, and R. S. Keynton, “Direct-write fabrication of polymer nanocomposite fibers,” MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (2 December 2008) R. W. Cohn, “Bottom up microsystem construction strategies built upon 3D directed self-assembly of metallic and polymeric nanostructures,” MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (1 December 2008) M. M. Yazdanapanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “AFM probes with selectively attached and oriented ultra-high aspect ratio metal nanoneedles and their applicability to in situ measurements and manipulations of soft biomaterials,” AFM Biomed Conference, Monteray, CA. (16 October 2008). R. W. Cohn, “Defining nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology and their roles in biophysical and biomedical research,” Nanotechnology Workshop, 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium for Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Meeting, Washington, DC. (8 August 2008) V. V. Dobrokhotov, M. M. Yazdanapanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Liquid property measurements using constant diameter nanoneedle-tipped AFM probes,” 6th Intl. Symp. on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Orono, ME. (14-16 July 2008) Mehdi M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, D. Rojas, B. H. Fasciotto, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, Invited talk: “Directed Self-Assembled Nanostructures and Their Applicability to Intracellular Probing,” Gordon Research Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication, Tilton, NH. (15 July 2008) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, B. H. Fasciotto, R. S. Keynton, and R. W. Cohn, “Ultra-high aspect ratio AFM probes for property measurements of liquids,” Intl. Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference, Seattle, WA. (23 June 2008) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. Berry, V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Directed self-assembly of nanostructures to develop AFM-based biomaterial-to-electronic interface,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Session C1, New Orleans, LA. (10-14 March 2008) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. Berry, V. Dobrokhotov, R. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Rheological measurements by AFM of the formation of polymer nanofibers,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Session H36, New Orleans, LA. (10-14 March 2008) V. Dobrokhotov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, A. Safir, and R. W. Cohn, “Mechanical sensing with flexible metallic nanowires,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Session V30, New Orleans, LA. (10-14 March 2008) A. Safir, D. Mudd, M. M. Yazdanpanah V. Dobrokhotov G. Sumanasekera and R. W. Cohn, “Field emission enhancement and the field-screening effect reduction using carbon nanopipettes as cold cathodes,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Session Y30, New Orleans, LA. (10-14 March 2008) M.M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, A. Safir, S. Pabba, S.M. Berry, V.V. Dobrokhotov, R.S. Keynton and R.W. Cohn, “Probing viscoelastic properties of single cells through their entire thickness,” Seeing at the Nanoscale V, Session 3, Next Generation Materials and Polymer Systems, Santa Barbara, CA. (24 - 27 June 2007) R. W. Cohn, M. M. Yazdanpanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, B. H. Fasciotto, R. S. Keynton, “Rugged nanoneedle probes for live intracellular sensing, in-situ biomaterials synthesis and characterization of complex fluids,” Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security, Crystal City, VA. (18 June 2007) A. N. Sidorov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, R. Jalilian, P. J. Ouseph, R. W. Cohn, and G. U. Sumanasekera, “Electrostatic deposition of graphene,” American Physical Society March Meeting, J26-11, pg. 512, Denver, CO. (4 March 2007) A. Safir, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, V. Dobrokhotov, S. D. Cambron, F. P. Zamborini, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “An insulated nanowire probe for electrochemical sensing in cells,” ISOTT-2006, 34th annual conference of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue, Louisville, KY. (15 August 2006) S.P.Kotova, V.G.Volostnikov, X. Xun, R. W. Cohn, “Spiral Type Beams Based Laser Manipulator” 15th International Laser Physics Workshop, LPHYS’06. (24 July 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland) M. M. Yazdanpanah, A. Safir, S. Pabba, S.A. Harfenist, F. P. Zamborini, and R. W. Cohn, “Nanostructure self-assembly by gallium-metal reactions at room temperature,” Gordon Research Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication, Tilton, NH. (16-21 July 2006) P. K. Dasari, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S.A. Harfenist, R.W. Cohn, and G.A. Schick, “Effects of stabilizers on the shapes and sizes of tungsten oxide nanorods,” Abstract No. 934788, 231: 463-inor, 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (March 26, 2006) V. de Silva, A. Chamberlain, S. Kortikar, M. Yazdanpanah, R. Cohn, P. Huettl, F. Pomerleau, G.A. Gerhardt, J.T. Hastings, “Nano-structured microelectrode arrays with enhanced sensitivity and limit of detection for in vivo enzymatic sensing,” Neuroscience 2005, the 35th Annual Meeting Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C. (November 2005) M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, A. Safir, R. W. Cohn, “Individually and selectively grown Ag-Ga nanowires and their applications in nanomechanics and nanolithography,” Integration Strategies and Applications of Nanowires session, 1st Topical Symposium on Nanowires, Annual Meeting American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Cincinnati, OH (2 November 2005) S. A. Harfenist, T. Olaleye, S. M. Berry, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, “Suspended polymer nanofiber arrays of long range order fabricated by manual brush-on,” Polymer and Biological Nanowires session, 1st Topical Symposium on Nanowires, Annual Meeting American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Cincinnati, OH. (2 November 2005) R. W. Cohn, “Nanowire overview: systems enabling materials, Workshop C: Nanowires for functional devices and microsystems,” Nanotechnology for Defense, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, Georgetown University, VA. (25 July 2005) R. W. Cohn, “Nanowire systems integration: Strategies and platform concepts, Workshop C: Nanowires for functional devices and microsystems,” Nanotechnology for Defense, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, Georgetown University, VA. (25 July 2005) M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, A. Safir and R. W. Cohn, “Room temperature, selectively self-assembled, freestanding alloy nanoneedles of Ag2Ga,” Physical Electronics Conference, Madison, WI. (20 June 2005) M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, A. Safir and R. W. Cohn “Room temperature in-situ growth of individual Ag2Ga nanoneedle as AFM tips,” American Physical Society March Meeting, paper J26-11, pg. 512, Los Angles, CA. (22 March 2005) P.K. Dasari, D.L. Purdom, S.A. Harfenist, R.W. Cohn, and G.A. Schick, “Effects of conditions on the sol-gel synthesis of tungsten trioxide nanoparticles,” 56th Southeast Regional ACS Meeting, Paper No. 282, Research Triangle Park, NC. (11 November 2004) R. W. Cohn, S. A. Harfenist, M. M. Yazdanpanah, A. Safir, T. Olaleye, P. Gopinath, S. Chakraborty, S. M. Berry, S. D. Cambron, E. A. Nelson, R. S. Keynton, and B. W. Alphenaar, “Directed and self-assembled nanowire formation at room temperature for rapid nanoprototyping,” Gordon Research Conference on Nanostructure Fabrication, Tilton, NH. (18-23 July 2004) M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Chakraborty, S. Harfenist, R. W. Cohn, and B.W. Alphenaar, “Direct Measurement of Nanotube Conductance during Contact Formation,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Montreal, Canada. (24 March 2004) Q. Huang, R.W. Cohn and E.J. Podlaha, “Electrodeposited FeCoNiCu nanostructures,” 204th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society Electrodeposition Division, Orlando, FL. (13 October 2003) M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist and R. W. Cohn, “Nanoimprint and dip pen lithography of gallium,” First Intl. Conf. on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology, San Francisco, CA. (11 December 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Rapid prototyping processes for highly vertical nanostructured optical elements,” Army Research Office Optics Workshop, Research Triangle Park, NC (16 October 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time multi-spot laser beam steering system (RAMS-LBS),” Army Research Office Optics Workshop, Research Triangle Park, NC (16 October 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman that ‘All I really needed to know (about nanotechnology) I learned in kindergarten’,” Invited talk to NSF - ECS/EPSCoR National Grantees Conference, Fayetteville, AR. (16 August 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time multi-spot laser beam steering (RAMS-LBS),” Liquid Crystal Beamsteering Coordination Meeting, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. (13 July 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Nanolithographic fabrication and prototyping of high aspect ratio photonic components,” Workshop on Microsystems Technology and Applications, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL. (11 July 2001) A. R. Johnson and R. W. Cohn, “Patterned diffuser arrays as grayscale lithography masks,” Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA. (14 October 2001) S. A. Harfenist and R. W. Cohn, “Scanning probe lithography of nitrogen-passivated silicon for patterning of trenches,” Electron, Ion, and Photon Beams and Nanotechnology Conference, Washington, D.C. (30 May 2001) S. A. Harfenist and R. W. Cohn, “AFM-defined nanotrenches on nitrogen-passivated silicon,” Sackler Colloquium on “Nanoscience - Underlying Physical Concepts and Phenomena,Washington, D.C. (18 May 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Blue-sky biotechnology: Nanoscale molecular probes and devices.” Invited talk to 43rd Annual Meeting Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C. (21 November 2000) R. W. Cohn, S. F. Lyuksyutov, and M. M. Crain, “A curriculum in nanotechnology,” Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry and Physics of Nanostructure Fabrication, Tilton, NH. (24 July 2000) S. Sharma, M. M. Crain, S. F. Lyuksyutov, K. M. Walsh, R. W Cohn, E. C. Dickey, M. K. Sunkara, “Selective nitridation of silicon substrates using microwave nitrogen plasma,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, paper 191i. (3 November 1999) R. W. Cohn, M. Duelli, and M. Reece, “A modified minimum distance criterion for blended random and nonrandom encoding,” Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA, paper WLL60. (29 September 1999) R. W. Cohn, S. F. Lyuksyutov, M. M. Crain, S. Sharma, P. Koduri, K. M. Walsh, and M. K. Sunkara, “Nanolithography considerations for multi-passband grating filters,” Symposium on Trends in Guided Wave Devices. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA, paper WJ6. (29 September 1999) R. W. Cohn and M. Duelli, “Fully complex encoding of quantized spatial light modulators,” Symposium on Pattern Recognition: 5 - Hardware. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, paper ThSS2. (8 October 1998) M. Duelli and R. W. Cohn, “Nonlinear effect of resolution loss on phase-only spatial light modulators,” Symposium on Pattern Recognition: 5 - Hardware. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, paper ThSS4. (8 October 1998) R. W. Cohn, S. F. Lyuksyutov, M. M. Crain and K. W. Walsh, “Nanofabricated gratings for wavelength division multiplexing,” Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry and Physics of Nanostructure Fabrication, Tilton, NH. (22 June 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Rationale for pseudorandom encoding of real-time spatial light modulators,” Invited Talk. Gordon Research Conference on Optical Signal Processing and Holography, Meriden, NH. (3 July 1997) D. L. Hill and R. W. Cohn, “Statistically based complex-valued recording in photoresist,” Symposium on Diffractive Optics Fabrication. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, paper TuW3. (22 October 1996) R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Spot array generator designed by the method of pseudorandom encoding,” Joint Symposium on Diffractive Optics: 1. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, paper MH5. (21 October 1996) R. W. Cohn, A. A. Vasiliev, D. L . Hill, W. Liu and K. M. Walsh, “Patterned diffusers in photoresist for full-complex modulation,” Symposium on Diffractive Optics Fabrication. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, paper WB4. (13 September 1995) R. W. Cohn, M. Liang, A. A. Vasiliev, W. Liu, D. L. Hill and K. M. Walsh, “Recent advances in pseudorandom encoding of full-complex modulation,” Invited Talk Gordon Research Conference on Optical Signal Processing and Holography, Plymouth, NH. (28 June 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Speckle generation by phase-only SLMs,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Materials Technology Office Optoelectronics Program Review, Monteray, CA (17 June 1994) R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Approximating fully complex spatial modulation with pseudo-random phase-only modulation,” Symposium on Binary and Diffractive Optics. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Technical Digest 16, ThU2, p. 184. (7 October 1993) R. W. Cohn, “Optoelectronic correlator architectures using a single spatial light modulator,” Symposium on Miniaturization and Packaging of Optical Computing Systems. Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Technical Digest 16, MKK5, p.43. (4 October 1993) R. W. Cohn and M. Liang, “Approximation of full-complex filters by pseudo-random phase-only modulation,” Invited Talk Gordon Research Conference on Optical Signal Processing and Holography, Plymouth, NH. (29 June 1993) R. W. Cohn, “Speckle generation by phase-only SLMs,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Optics Review, Hilton Head, S.C. (10 February 1993) R. W. Cohn and R. J. Nonnenkamp, “Speckle generation by phase-only spatial light modulators,” Symposia on Defects in SLMs and Their Remedy, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, N.M., Technical Digest 23, TuS2, p. 64. (22 September 1992) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time optical correlators for automatic target recognition systems,” Invited Talk presented to Technology Committee, Automatic Target Recognition Working Group, held at Night Vision and Electro-Optics Directorate, U.S. Army, Ft. Belvoir, VA. (19 March 1992) NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS IN MAGAZINE OF SOCIETY
M. Duelli, W. Guo, D. L. Hill, and R. W. Cohn, “Interferogram and derived images of a bubbled aluminum thin film,” After Image column of Optics and Photonics News, 8(9), 64. (September
1997)
R. W. Cohn and G. Courson, “Three laser interference patterns,” After Image column of Optics and
Photonics News
, 4(8), 64. (August 1993)
R. W. Cohn, Book review of A.D. McAulay, Optical Computer Architectures, Optics and
Photonics News
, 45-46. (July 1992)
GRANTS AND PROPOSALS
Awarded
R. W. Cohn, J. F. Kielkopf, J. F. Naber (UofL), L. G. Hassebrook (U. Kentucky), J. Trenkle
(Michigan Aerospace), “Optical intrusion alarm for defense of critical infrastructure under conditions
of fog, smoke or fire,” National Institute for Hometown Security, $1,610,350. (1 August 2008 to 31
July 2011)
A. S. Gobin, C. Harnett, M-J. Lee, S. McNamara, S. Mendes, P. Sethu, B. W. Alphenaar, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, K. M. Walsh (UofL) and M. Saunders, A. Patwardhan and D. Puleo (U. Kentucky), “Engineering platforms for exploring cellular and molecular signaling processes,” Kentucky NSF EPSCoR thru NSF cooperative agreement 0814194, $5,451,351. (19 September 2008 to 18 September 2013) R. W. Cohn, “Market development and manufacturability scale up of nanoneedle probes,” Kentucky Commercialization Fund, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, Commfund-1045-RFP-007, $75,000. (1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009) R. W. Cohn, “Multichannel ladar system,” U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory, FA8718-08-C-0001, $108,777. (7 December 2007 to 17 February 2009) M. M. Yazdanpanah (NaugaNeedles) and R. W. Cohn “Multiconductor nanoelectrodes for semiconductor and bioelectrochemical nanoprobing,” Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero Program, $2,000. (4 October 2007 to 5 December 2007) M. M. Yazdanpanah and R. W. Cohn “Manufacturability and yield of biosensing nanoneedles-probes,” University of Louisville, Office of Technology Transfer, Proof of Concept Grant, University of Louisville, $25,000. (30 September 2007 to 30 September 2008) C. K. Harnett and R. W. Cohn, “Thin-film bimorphic components for shock-mounting and actuation of lunar micro-rovers,” Kentucky NASA EPSCoR, $41,000. (1 August 2007 to 30 April 2009) electrochemical/mechanical nanoprobes for in vivo bioimaging,” Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero program, $4,000. (20 July 2007 to 5 Aug 2007) E. Grulke (Project Manager), S. Rankin, B.J. Hinds, M. Menon and P. Menguc (U. Kentucky) and M. K. Sunkara (PI), G. U. Sumanasekera, G. Willing, H. Rypkema, R. W. Cohn and B. Alphenaar (U. Louisville), “Nanoscale materials and architectures for energy conversion,” U.S. Department of Energy DE-FG02-07ER46375 and Kentucky EPSCoR $2,650,000 (15 July 2007 to 14 July 2010). R. W. Cohn and M. K. Sunkara, “Nanomorphological sensing elements for lunar mineral prospecting and site preparation for human habitation,” Kentucky NASA EPSCoR, $42,000. (1 July 2006 to 31 May 2007) R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, G. H. McKinley (MIT) and G. N. Tew (U. Mass Amherst), “NIRT: Directed self-assembly of suspended polymer fibers in the fabrication of three-dimensional nanodevices,” National Science Foundation, ECCS-0506941, $1,297,001. (1 September 2005 to 31 August 2009) M. K. Sunkara, G. U. Sumanasekera, T. L. Starr, R. W. Cohn and G. Willing, “Institute for Advanced Materials at University of Louisville,” US Department of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64071, $3,340,000. (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2008) J. F. Kielkopf, R. W. Cohn and J. F. Naber, “Space technology center for national security research on signature exploitation,” U.S. Air Force, FA8718-05-C-0055, $3,296,300. (7 June 2005 to 30 September 2008) B. W. Alphenaar, R. S. Keynton, K. M. Walsh, R. W. Cohn, S. Y. Wu, C. Jayanthi, G. U. Sumanasekera, W.G. McGregor, W. Ehringer, S. Chien, F. P. Zamborini, J. Naber, and W. Bush, “Kentucky partnership in nanobiotechnology,” Kentucky NSF EPSCoR through University of Kentucky, EPS-0447479, $2,773,758. (1 June 2005 to 31 May 2008) T. L. Starr, B. W. Alphenaar, P. Quesada, W. Karwoski, J. F. Naber A. A. Farag and R. W. Cohn, “Asymmetric warfare - Intelligence analyst advanced tool (AW-IAATS): Biometrics signature research,” U.S. Army thru EWA Government Systems Inc, GS-23F-0377K/GST0905DN0012, $524,511. (2 May 2005 to 2 May 2006) D. L. Lau, L. G. Hassebrook, C. Jaynes, R. Yang, R. W. Cohn (UofL) and R. Byrd (York College, Nebraska), “Active and passive range sensor fusion for automated surveillance and face recognition,” Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice thru Eastern Kentucky University, 2004-IJ-CX-K055, $654,668. (UofL portion is $124,216) (15 February 05 to 30 June 2008) (The first 4 Investigators are from U. Kentucky) V. G. Volostnikov (Lebedev Institute, Samara Branch, Russian PI) and R. W. Cohn (U.S. PI), “Dynamic generation of wave fields with predetermined intensities,” U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, RUP1-2623-SA-04, $54,000 of which UofL portion is $10,800. (1 February 2005 to 31 January 2007) R. W. Cohn, B. W. Alphenaar, S. Y. Wu, G. U. Sumanasekera, M. K. Sunkara and C. K. Jayanthi, “Nanowire technology for missile defense,” U. S. Army Space Missile Defense Command, W9113M-04-C-0024, $7,293,330. (15 January 2004 to 31 December 2008) M. K. Sunkara, E. A. Grulke (U. Kentucky), U. M. Graham, (U. Kentucky), R. W. Cohn and T. L. Starr, “Toward university/industry collaborative research center in materials nanotechnology,” Kentucky EPSCoR, $40,000. (1 August 2003 to 30 July 2005) R. W. Cohn (PI), J. Stockley (BNS, Inc.), L. G. Hassebrook (U. Kentucky), B. Welsh (Mission Research Corporation), “Real-time adaptive multi-spot laser beam steering system (RAMS-LBS),” Phase II STTR, Missile Defense Agency, F19628-02-C-0083, $986,213 ($627,586 to UofL). (21 August 2002 to 31 August 2005) R. W. Cohn, B. W. Alphenaar, M. K. Sunkara and F. P. Zamborini, “Acquisition of a virtual presence surface profiling microscope for nanomanipulation and nanoassembly,” National Science Foundation, ECS-0216347, $159,553. (15 August 2002 to 14 August 2005) R. W. Cohn, E. J. Podlaha (Louisiana State U.) and K. M. Walsh, “Fabrication of masters for extreme precision nanoimprinting of optical gratings,” National Science Foundation, ECS-0202766, $80,000. (March 2002 to February 2004) K. M. Walsh, R. W. Cohn and M.M. Crain, “Ultra small microphone (USM) project,” Southwest Research Institute, $144,741. (1 October 2001 to 26 April 2004) R. W. Cohn and B. W. Alphenaar, “Nanofabrication of photonic crystals, nanotube spin electronics and nano electro-mechanical structures,” NASA through Western Kentucky University, NCC5-571, $850,000. (1 August 2001 to 31 May 2007) R. W. Cohn, “Nanofabrication and rapid prototyping of high aspect ratio photonic components,” Army Research Office, DAAD19-01-1-0489, $210,000. (16 April 2001 to 15 April 2005) K. M. Walsh, J. F. Naber, R. Baldwin, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, et al., “Implementation of deep reactive ion etching technology,” National Science Foundation, ECS-79650, $333,000. (1 August 2000 to 31 July 2002) M. K. Sunkara, R. W. Cohn, E. C. Dickey, R. Miranda and A. Dozier, “In-vacuo research facility for the characterization of materials, processes and nanostructures,” National Science Foundation, EPS-83103, $499,999. (1 August 2000 to 31 July 2003) R. W. Cohn, “Patterned diffuser arrays for holograms and grayscale lithography masks,” Kentucky Space Grant Consortium, $34,000. (15 June 2000 - 31 June 2002) R. W. Cohn and S. F. Lyuksyutov, “Practicum in nanometer-scale science and technology,” National Science Foundation, Supplement to ECS-9724371, $15,550. (15 April 2000 to 30 September 2000) R. W. Cohn, “Surface chemistry experiences in nanolithography: Summer research experience for EKU student and faculty,” subgrant of NSF/Kentucky EPSCoR, EPS-9874764, $8,650. (1 March 2000 to 30 September 2000) R. W. Cohn, M. K. Sunkara, K. M. Walsh, S.F. Lyuksyutov, and M. M. Crain, “Large area nanolithographic fabrication processes for photonic components,” Army Research Office, DAAD19-00-1-0164, $101,698. (15 April 2000 to 14 April 2004) J. Stockley (PI, Boulder Nonlinear Systems) and R. W. Cohn, “Spatial light modulator based subsystems for real-time pattern generation and multi-spot beam steering,” Phase I STTR, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization thru Air Force Research Laboratory, F19628-99-C-0084, $64,991 (Subgrant to UofL $32,738). (20 October 1999 to 19 October 2000) R. W. Cohn, D. L. Chenoweth, K. M. Walsh, L. G. Hassebrook (U. Kentucky), “Technology Base in photonic components and their applications,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Western Kentucky University, supplement to NCC5-222, $225,000 (1 July 1999 to 31 January 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Photonic nanostructures: Design and fabrication,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Western Kentucky University, NCC5-396, $25,000 (1 June 1999 to May 2001). R. W. Cohn, “Research initiative in nanometer-scale science and technology,” subgrant of Kentucky/NSF EPSCoR, EPS-9874764 $600,000. (February 1999 to February 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Development of spatial light modulators for optical communications by wavelength division multiplexing,” Kentucky/EPSCoRSBIR/STTR Phase 0 Seed Funding, $4,000. (1 February 1999 to 1 December 1999) R. W. Cohn, M. K. Sunkara, J. K. Lumpp (U. Kentucky), P. W. Faguy, W. K. Pitts, “Acquisition of versatile non-contact surface profiling microscopes for characterizing microtopographic surfaces,” National Science Foundation, ECS-9724371, $150,000. (1 October 1997 to 30 September 2000) R. W. Cohn, “Development of a prototype helium separation filter,” True Molecular Sieve, LLC, $47,440. (1 September 1997 to 31 August 1998) R. W. Cohn, D. L. Chenoweth, K. M. Walsh, L. G. Hassebrook (U. Kentucky), “Extension of technology base in optical and opto-electronic correlators,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Western Kentucky University, NCC5-222, $250,000. (1 July 1997 to 30 June 1999) R. W. Cohn, A. A. Vasiliev, and H. Stark (Illinois Institute of Technology), “Encoding of complex valued composite functions onto spatial light modulators in real-time,” Office of Naval Research, N00014-96-1-1296, $303,159. (1 September 1996 to 30 August 2000) R. W. Cohn, “Equipment grant of a video teleconferencing network for New Academic Building,” VideoTwist Corporation, $25,865. (21 February 1996) R. W. Cohn and K. M. Walsh, “Laser beam shaping using micro-topographic relief patterns in photoresist,” Kentucky Space Grant Consortium, $3,500. (1 June 1995 to 31 May 1996) A. A. Farag, D. L. Chenoweth, R. W. Cohn, “Laboratory for computer vision and image processing,” National Science Foundation, CDA-9422094, $75,000. (15 April 1995 to 31 March 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Influence of non-ideal spatial light modulators on the performance of optical processors,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency through Army Research Office, DAAH04-94-G-0358, $137,050. (20 September 1994 to 19 September 1998) R. W. Cohn, D. L. Chenoweth, K. M. Walsh, L. G. Hassebrook (U. Kentucky), “Technology base in optical and opto-electronic correlators,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Western Kentucky University, NCCW-60, $375,000. (1 July 1994 - 31 October 1997) R. W. Cohn, “Testbed for precision characterization of spatial light modulators and optical processors,” Army Research Office, DAAH04-93-G-0467, $68,714 (1 September 1993 to 31 August 1994) R. W. Cohn, “Equipment grant of a laser beam profiler,” Spiricon, Inc. $3,995. (5 August 1993) D. L. Chenoweth and R. W. Cohn, “Advanced gun weapon system,” Naval Air Warfare Center, Indianapolis, N00163-93-D-0005, $193,668. (25 January 1993 to 24 January 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Speckle generation by phase-only spatial light modulators,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency through Rome Laboratory, F19628-92-K-0021, $137,053. (26 June 1992 to 25 December 1994) R. W. Cohn and S. V. Bell, Jr., “Equipment grant of a liquid crystal light valve,” Hughes Aircraft Corporation, $15,000. (1992) R. W. Cohn, “Optical signal interconnection and computing using AT&T's Photonic switching array,” Bell South Foundation through the South Central Bell/ UofL Telecommunications Research Center, $12,240. (July 1990 - July 1991) R. W. Cohn, “Equipment grant of a symmetric-self electrooptic effect device (S-SEED),” AT&T, $20,000. (1990) R. W. Cohn, “Equipment grant of a photorefractive BSO holography camera,” Newport Corporation, $33,280. (1989) Pending
R. W. Cohn, C. K. Harnett and B. W. Alphenaar, “Micron and nanometer scale 3D artificial muscle
actuators with embedded position encoders,” NASA EPSCoR, $500,000. (1 August 2008 to 31 July
2011)
Contracts while with Texas Instruments
Investigator on “Optical crossbar interconnected signal processor,” Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency funded through Office of Naval Research, N00014-85-C-0755. (9/85 - 2/87)
Principal Investigator on “Programmable optical matched filter correlator,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NAS9-17201. (1/85 - 1/87) SELECTED SEMINARS AND TALKS AT REGIONAL MEETINGS
R. W. Cohn, “Nanoscale self assembly and probing of complex liquids and soft matter,” Physics Colloquium, University of Louisville. (10 October 2008) R. W. Cohn, “How the scientific community can rescue K-12 math education,” Sigma Xi, Louisville, KY. (23 September 2008) R. W. Cohn, “Nanobiotechnology research at UofL,” to visiting Lexington Dunbar High School MST students, Louisville, KY. (23 September 2008) R. W. Cohn, G. U. Sumanasekera, B. W. Alphenaar and M. K. Sunkara, “Nanowire technology for missile defense,” Exhibitor Booth at 2008 Space and Missile Defense, Huntsville, AL. (12-14 August 2008) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Platform technologies for integrating nanomaterials into highly functional devices,” Invited Talk to Hatsopoulos Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. (2 June 2008). R. W. Cohn, “What can faculty do to improve K-12 math content?,” Sigma Xi, Louisville, KY. (14 April 2008) R. W. Cohn (Chair), H. McNally F. P. Zamborini, G. Willing and M. M. Yazdanpanah, “BioAFM: Atomic Force and Scanning Probe Microscopies for Life Sciences Research,” Workshop presented at KyNanomat 2008, Louisville, KY. (18 March 2008) M. Hosseini, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, S. M. Berry, A. Safir, V. V. Dobrokhotov, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Rugged nanoneedle probes for live intracellular sensing, in-situ biomaterials synthesis and characterization of complex fluids,” KyNanomat 2008, Louisville, KY. (17 March 2008) A. Safir, V. V. Dobrokhotov, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba and R.W. Cohn, “Visual force sensing with flexible nanowire buckling springs,” KyNanomat 2008, Louisville, KY. (17 March 2008) S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov and R. W. Cohn, “Self-assembly of nanostructured air-bridges by initiated polymerization of biological proteins,” KyNanomat 2008, Louisville, KY. (17 March 2008) R. W. Cohn, “Nanotechology made easy,” Invited Talk to the University of Louisville Women’s Club. (1 February 2008) S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov and R. W. Cohn “Self-assembly of nanostructured air-bridges by initiated polymerization of biological proteins,” 6th Annual Brown Cancer Center Retreat. (28 November 2007) R. W. Cohn, “Engineering nanotechnologies that enable real-time interactive biosensing and drug delivery inside individual cells,” Seminar to Dental School, University of Louisville. (27 November 2007) R. W. Cohn, “Commercial translation of ultraflexible nanoneedles to the biomedical researcher,” Invited Talk to 2007 Kentucky Translation Research Forum, Louisville, KY. (18 October 2007) S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov and R. W. Cohn “Self-assembly of nanostructured air-bridges by initiated polymerization of biological proteins,” Research! Louisville, Louisville, KY. (16-19 October 2007) Awarded 2nd prize in the Engineering Collaboration category R. W. Cohn, C. K. Harnett, B. W. Alphenaar, “Micron and nanometer scale 3D artificial muscle actuators with embedded position encoders,” 13th Annual EPSCoR Conference. (2 October 2007) S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, M. M. Yazdanapanah, V. V. Dobrokhotov and R. W. Cohn “Self-assembly of nanostructured air-bridges by initiated polymerization of biological proteins,” 13th Annual EPSCoR Conference. (2 October 2007) R. W. Cohn, R. S. Keynton, G. H. McKinley and G. N. Tew, “Directed self-assembly of polymers and nanotubes into air-suspended bridges,” 13th Annual EPSCoR Conference. (2 October 2007) M. M. Yazdanpanah, M. Hosseini, S. Pabba, B. H. Fasciotto, S. M. Berry, V. V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Rugged nanoneedle probes for live intracellular sensing, in-situ biomaterials synthesis and characterization of complex fluids,” 13th Annual EPSCoR Conference. (2 October 2007) R.W. Cohn, “NanoCanary: A NanoBio technology base for realtime ChemBio threat detection,” Molecular Target Program and Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville. (6 September 2007) J. H. Lake, M. M. Crain, R. S. Keynton, R. W. Cohn, B. W. Alphenaar, K. M. Walsh, “University of Louisville Nanotechnology Fellows Symposium: Extending Engineering Excitement to High School Educators,” American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY. (1 April 2007) R. W. Cohn, “The next big thing in nanotechnology,” Joint Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, University of Louisville. (2 February 2007) A. Safir, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. Pabba, V. V. Dobrokhotov, S. D. Cambron, F. P. Zamborini, R. S. Keynton, S-U Gorr and R. W. Cohn, “An insulated nanowire probe for electrochemical sensing in cells,” Fifth Annual Brown Cancer Center Retreat, Louisville, KY. (29 November 2006) R. W. Cohn, “Nanotechnology,” Invited Plenary Talk at 92nd Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Morehead, KY. (10 November 2006) R. W. Cohn, “Everything you wanted to know about nanotechnology*, *But were afraid to ask (Or what to say when your students ask),” talk at High School Teachers’ Workshop in Nanotechnology, University of Louisville, Lousville, KY. (27 July 2006) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Directed self-assembly of polymer and metal nanostructures,” Huntsville ElectroOptics Society, Huntsville, AL. (15 June 2006) R. W. Cohn, “Everything you wanted to know about nanotechnology*, *But were afraid to ask (Or what to say when your kid asks),” Invited luncheon talk to Industrial Board of Advisors, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Lousville, KY. (4 November 2005) R. W. Cohn, “Current optics research at the ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center,” Invited talk at Optics in the Southeast, Atlanta, GA. (6-8 October 2005) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Directed self-assembly of polymer and metal nanostructures,” Physics Department, St. Andrews University, Scotland and Nanoparticle Institute, University of Leeds, UK. (May 2005) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Directed self-assembly of polymer and metal nanostructures,” Nanotechnology Interdepartmental Seminar Series, University of Kentucky. (8 April 2005) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Directed self-assembly of polymer and metal nanostructures,” Electrical Engineering Department, University of Nebraska. (30 March 2005) R. W. Cohn, “MEMS from the bottom up: Directed self-assembly of polymer and metal nanostructures,” ChE 500:Nanomaterials Course, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Louisville. (30 March 2005) R .W. Cohn, “Architectural requirements for nanotechnology research,” Quarterly Employees Meeting, Meusser and Associates, Inc. (22 March 2005) S. A. Harfenist, M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. M. Berry, S. D. Cambron, E. A. Nelson, P. Gopinath, A. Safir, T. Olaleye, S. Chakraborty, A. W. Isham, U. R. Gowrishetty, M. M. Crain, K. M. Walsh, B. W. Alphenaar, R. S. Keynton and R. W. Cohn, “Directed and self-assembled nanowire formation at room temperature for rapid nanoprototyping,” International Workshop in Nanomaterials, Lexington, KY. (20 September 2004) Awarded runner up prize and $250 for best poster by a professional. M. M. Yazdanpanah, S. A. Harfenist, A. Safir and R. W. Cohn, “Directed self-assembly of surface-oriented and freestanding Ag2Ga alloy nanoneedles,” International Workshop in Nanomaterials, Lexington, KY. (20 September 2004) R. W. Cohn, “AFM-directed assembly of three-dimensional polymer fiber networks and microdevices,” Chemistry Department, University Louisville. (27 February 2004) R. W. Cohn, “AFM-directed assembly of three-dimensional polymer fiber networks and microdevices,” Invited talk at Conference on Materials and Modeling for Information Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. (20 February 2004) R. W. Cohn, “AFM-directed assembly of three-dimensional polymer fiber networks and microdevices,” Physics Department, University of Akron, Akron, OH. (5 February 2004) R. W. Cohn, “Towards device rapid prototyping at the nanoscale,” Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky. (1 May 2003) R. W. Cohn, “Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman that ‘All I really needed to know (about nanotechnology) I learned in kindergarten’,” Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology. (25 October 2002) R. W.Cohn, “How to write winning proposals,” Seminar to Chemical Engineering Seminar, University of Louisville. (10 October 2002) R. W. Cohn, “Preparing K-12 students for academic competitions on nanotechnology,” Kentucky Association of Academic Competition Annual Conference of Academic Coaches. (27 July 2002, Louisville, KY) R. W. Cohn, “Molecular-scale detection, manipulation and sculpting,” Research! Louisville 2001, University of Louisville. (31 October 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman that ‘All I really needed to know (about nanotechnology) I learned in kindergarten’,” Physics Department, University of Indiana Purdue at Indianapolis. (6 October 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Nanoscale biomolecular probes and devices,” Bio-Micro-Sensors for Biology and Medicine, Louisiana Tech University. (9 May 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Nanoscale molecular probes and devices,” National Institute of Aging Workshop on Functional Senescence, University of Louisville. (25 April 2001) R. W. Cohn, “Maskless three dimensional device lithographies,” to Huntsville ElectroOptics Society. (15 July 1999) R. W. Cohn, “Kentucky research initiative in nanometer-scale science and technology,” KY State EPSCoR conference. (11 May 1999) R. W. Cohn, “Technology base in optoelectronic processors,” KY State EPSCoR conference. (11 May 1999) R. W. Cohn, “Targets of opportunity for UK Electrical Engineering,” to Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky. (23 March 1999) R. W. Cohn, “The Kentucky research initiative in nanometer-scale science & technology,” to Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville. (5 March 1999) R. W. Cohn, “Maskless three dimensional device lithographies,” to Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Experience Seminar (IGERT), including departments of Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky. (13 November 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Random quantization and stochastic sequences for spectral design and quasi-linearization of nonlinear devices,” to Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. Program, University of Louisville. (1 October 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Introduction to ERI: The ElectroOptics Research Institute,” College of Precision Instrument & Optoelectronic Engineering, Tianjin University, China. (2 August 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Adventures in inventions and licensing by the university researcher,” KY State EPSCoR conference. (11 May 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Advances in Kentucky’s technology base in optoelectronics processors,” KY State EPSCoR conference. (11 May 1998) R. W. Cohn, “Statistically-based encoding of full complex values onto partially complex spatial light modulators,” (Optical Research Associates, Pasadena CA, 28 July 1997) R. W. Cohn, “Statistically-based encoding of full complex values onto partially complex spatial light modulators and applications,” (Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. 15 July 1997) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time beam steering functions with electrically-controlled spatial light modulators,” Wright Laboratory, Avionics Lab, Dayton, OH. (12 December 1996) R. W. Cohn, “How optical supercomputers will make it to the desktop,” to ACM chapter and Physics Department, Northern Kentucky University. (20 November 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Testbed for precision characterization of spatial light modulators,” KY State EPSCoR conference. Poster (6 May 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Technology base in optical and optoelectronic correlators,” KY State EPSCoR conference. Paper and Poster (6 May 1996) D. L. Hill and R. W. Cohn, “Recording complex-valued optical modulation in photoresist,” KY State EPSCoR conference. Paper and Poster (6 May 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Statistically based design and analysis of SLM based optical processors,” U. S. Air Force Rome Laboratory, Boston, MA (1 May 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Applications of statistics to the real-time design of computer generated holograms,” to Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky. (27 March 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Laser optical demonstrations of stochastics,” to EE Stochastic Systems Course, University of Kentucky. (27 March 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Blending MEDOF with pseudorandom encoding for complex composite functions,” NASA JSC, Houston, TX. (15 March 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Novel diffractive optics designs based on customized roughness patterns,” NASA JPL Diffractive Optics Microfabrication Group, Pasadena, CA (23 February 1996) R. W. Cohn, “Novel surfaces for diffractive optics design and fabrication,” to Ophthalmology Department, University of Louisville. (8 November 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Pseudorandom micro-topography: Novel surfaces for diffractive optics design and fabrication,” to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. ( Huntsville, AL 26, October 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Algorithms that improve the performance of MEDOF,” to Weapons Directorate, U. S. Army Missile Command. (Huntsville, AL, 25 October 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Approximating fully complex spatial modulation with pseudo-random phase-only modulation,” 1995 Research Award Address at ASEE Southeastern Region Annual Meeting as part of ASEE Research Award for best 1994 refereed journal paper. (Biloxi, Miss. 10 April 1995) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time multispot beam steering with randomly phased arrays,” to Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. (7 October 1994) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time multispot beam steering with randomly phased arrays,” to Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. program, University of Louisville. (25 August 1994) R. W. Cohn, “The information superhighway and the required optical interconnection technologies,”Keynote Speaker ISA IEEE Kentuckiana Technical Symposium and Expo. (25 May 1994, Louisville, KY) R. W. Cohn, “Phase-only spatial light modulators: Effects of phase errors on optical processor performance,” to Electrical Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. (11 May 1994) R. W. Cohn, “Phase-only spatial light modulators: Effects of phase errors on optical processor performance,” to Physics and Optics Department, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terra Haute, IN. (8 February 1994) R. W. Cohn, “Phase-only spatial light modulators: Effects of phase errors on optical processor performance,” Seminar to Physics Department, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL. (9 November 1993) R. W. Cohn, Briefing to Physics Division of Army Research Office and the Weapons Directorate of U.S. Army Missile Command, in Huntsville, Al. Travel funds provided by Army Research Office. (8 November 1993) R. W. Cohn, “Motivations for microelectronics materials processing,” two seminars to Chemical Engineering class CHE694, Solid State Processing, UofL. (Fall 1992) R. W. Cohn, “Real-time optical correlators,” Seminar, Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. program, University of Louisville. (23 April 1992) D. L. Chenoweth, C. A. O'Connor, A. Farag, P. K. Sahoo, A. H. Desoky, R. W. Cohn, J. Lilly, “Panel discussion: Research directions in image processing,” Seminar, Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. program, University of Louisville. (3 October 1991) R. W. Cohn, “Optics in computing and telecommunications,” Invited talk, TRC Celebration of Research, Telecommunications Research Center. (20 September 1991) R. W. Cohn, “Lasers and optics in the telephone system of the future,” Invited talk, UofL Sigma Xi chapter, at Telecommunications Research Center. (29 August 1991) R. W. Cohn, “Higher rate information processing through electro-optic interactions,” Seminar to Physics Department, University of Louisville. (12 April 1991) R. W. Cohn, “Optical telecommunications,” Invited talk and demonstration at Telecommunications Research Center, Opening Day Ceremonies (22 February 1990). SERVICE ACTIVITIES
University
Member, Research Advisory Council to Senior Vice President for Research (2004-date)
Participant in public sector focus group on Kentucky Science and Technology Strategy for Kentucky
Participant on Committee for Challenge for Excellence, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences (1997-8) Participant on Committee for formation of Logistics Institute (1997) Graduate School Representative to Faculty Council Information Technology (FACIT) (1995) University Representative, Graduate Student Recruiting Fair, Oakridge National Lab (1994) University Representative, Graduate Student Recruiting Fair, Rose Hulman (1994) Engineering School
Member, Distinguished Faculty Research Award Committee (2008-2010)
Chair, Nanotechnology Endowed Chair Search Committee (2001-2006)
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee for the Engineering School (2001-2004)
Member, Associate Dean Decanal Review Committee (2001)
Chair, Search Committee for Assoc. Dean for Research (1994-1995)
Faculty Council Representative for Electrical Engineering (1992-1993)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Member, ECE Search Committee for Micro/Nano Faculty Member (2004-2006)
ECE Parliamentarian (2003-2005)
Member, ECE ABET Assessment Committee (2003-date)
Member, Search Committee for ECE Faculty Member in Communications (1998-2002)
Chair, ECE Equipment Committee (1991-date)
Chair, Search Committee Eminent Scholar in Nanometer-Scale Science & Technology (1998-2000)
Establishment of the Three Dimensional NanoImaging Facility (1998)
Discussions with Hendersons on setting up Henderson Scholarship (1997)
Proposal and establishment of The ElectroOptics Research Institute (1996)
Design and relocation of ElectroOptics Laboratory to new building Lutz Hall (1995-1996)
Regularly hosts tours of laboratory for industry, government, and education
Regularly hosts distinguished seminar speakers from academia and industry
Society and Professional
Reviews and Evaluations

Periodic Review of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U. Kentucky (2006)
Proposal reviews for AAAS of DoD EPSCoR draft proposals from SD and TN (2005)
Committee of Visitors review of ECS division of National Science Foundation (3/16-18/05)
Panel reviews for National Science Foundation: Nanoscale Exploratory Research (2002,2006),
CAREER (2000, 2001), XYZ on a Chip, (1999, 2000), MRI (2003,2007), IGERT (2004), National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (2003 panel review & reverse site visit) Panel Review National Institutes of Health: BRP (2007) Site visit for NSF of National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (2004, Atlanta, GA) Panel reviews for National Academy of Science: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (2003-2006) Regular reviews for journals Applied Optics, J. Optical Society of America A, Optical Engineering, Optics Letters, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control, Optics Express, J. Pure and Applied Optics A, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, Ultramicroscopy, Optics Communications, J. Electronic Imaging, Nano Letters Reviews of proposals to Israel Science Foundation, U.S. CRDF and North Dakota EPSCoR, Book reviews for publishers Cambridge, Oxford, Academic Press, Prentice Hall
Tenure and promotion evaluations of faculty from various universities

Conference Activities

Organizing Committee, University Government Industry Micro/nano (UGIM) Symposium,
co-Chair of session, Symposium Mems & Nanotechnology: Micro/Manufacturing, Society for Experimental Mechanics (Springfield, MA, 6/4/07) Organizing Committee Member, 1st Topical Symposium on Nanowires, and co-Chair of session Polymer and Biological Nanowires, at Annual Meeting American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Cincinnati, OH, 10/31-11/5/05) Chaired and organized Workshop C: Nanowires for functional devices and microsystems, Nanotechnology for Defense, Institute for Defense and Government Advancement, Georgetown Organizing Committee and Session Chair, Kentucky Nanomaterials Workshop, (Louisville, KY 9/03, Lexington, KY 9/04, Louisville, KY 3/08) Invited and raised funds for Banquet Speaker Ira Flatow, NPR (2004) Organized and Delivered Workshop on BioAFM/SPM in Life Sciences (2008) Session Chair: Kentucky Research Institutes and Centers (2008) Session Chair, “Symposium on Diffractive Optics Fabrication: 2,” 1995 OSA Annual Meeting Program Committee and Session Chair, Spatial Light Modulators, SPIE Symposium 1/98, Program Committee, “Diffractive/Holographic Technologies and Spatial Light Modulators,” Session Chair, Optoelectronics and Interconnections, International Commission of Optics Meeting: OII’98 Optics for Information Optics. (6 August 1998, Tianjin, China) Consulting
Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, Louisville, CO (2005)
MedVenture Medical Products, Louisville, KY (2002)
Center for Biomedical Engineering & Rehab. Science, Louisiana Tech U., Ruston, LA (2001)
IVisionary, LLC, Lexington, KY (2000)
Oblan et. al. law firm, Baltimore, MD. (1997)
True Molecular Sieve, LLC, Louisville, KY (1996-1997)
Rodey Law Firm, Albuquerque, NM (1995-1996)
Electrical Engineering Department, University of Kentucky (1995)
Camoriano and Smith, Patent attorneys, Louisville, KY (1993)
Filtronetics, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Public Outreach
R. W. Cohn and P. Mengüç interviewed about nanotechnology on “State of Affairs,” J. Kredens, Host, WFPL public radio station. (30 August 2005) Public Outreach

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