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Laboratory for Optical Sensing and Energy Conversion

Current Research

1. Uncooled Infrared Detectors

2. Materials for Solar Cell and Infrared Detection

3. Electroporation Chips for Drug-Delivery and Genomics

4. Bio-molecule Detection


Graduate Students


Undergraduate Students

1. Melony Tudey

2. Keesean Braithwaite

Former Students

1. Md A Muztoba, MS in Applied Optics, Graduation Date: Fall 2013


Courses Taught at Delaware State University

1. ENGR 210 - Combinational Logic Design

2. ENGR 211 - Sequential Logic Design

3. ENGR 340 - Solid State Electronics

4. PHYS 444 - Special Topics (Power System Analysis)

5. ENGR 309 - Electronic Circuit Analysis

6. ENGR 205 - Electrical Circuit Analysis

7. ENGR 403 - Introduction to MEMS

Useful Links

1. ETAP Power Analysis Software



Dr. Mukti M. Rana
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Engineering and
Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-857-6588
Fax: 302-857-7482



Journal, Conference and Technical Papers

21. "Determination of Metals in Leachate by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", Sams Farhana, Jebari Weekes, Sahadat Hossain, Noureddine Melikechi, Daniel Fluman, and Mukti M. Rana, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol 40, no 3, July 2014.   

Research Fundings

Active Grants

1. “MRI: Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at Delaware State University”, $501,000, National Science Foundation, Award Period: 09/2014-08/2017, Role: PI.

2. "Establishment of NASA-MIRO Optics for Space Technology & Applied Research Center (O*STAR Center) at Delaware State University", NASA, Role: Co-PI, Award Period: 09/2015-08/2020, $5 Million. 


Nicholas J. Quigley, Machinist Nick began working in his trade in 1977.  After completing related schooling, he enrolled in a State sponsored Apprenticeship Program.  On completion, he received his Journeyman papers. This program consisted of over 8000 hours of job training and additional schooling.   For 24 years prior to coming to DSU, he worked as Shop Foreman in a machine shop.  His responsibilities included fabrication, project management, consultation, design and research and development for companies such as E.I. Dupont and Gore medical.  As a cabinet and furniture maker, he has been able to blend these two trades and do much of the machining of plastics in the cabinet shop allowing for more speed and versatility in fabrication.   Back to College Home Page


Elizabeth F. McCormack received her bachelor's degree in astronomy and physics from Wellesley College in 1983 and her Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1989. Thereafter, she joined the Laser Photophysics and Photochemistry program at Argonne National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 1990 she was awarded an Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1991 she accepted a permanent staff position in the Laser Photophysics and Photochemistry program, and in 1993 she was promoted to the position of Physicist. In 1995 she joined the faculty at Bryn Mawr College and began a research program in molecular physics with funding from a CAREER award from the NSF. She was promoted with tenure to the associate rank in 2001 and in 2005 was promoted to Professor. In her research she investigates fundamental aspects of molecular excited state-structure and dynamics using a variety of laser spectroscopy techniques. Her interests include Rydberg and ion-pair state dynamics, photoionization, autoionization, predissociation, and photodissociation. Her techniques include resonant multiphoton excitation and detection, time-of-flight mass spectroscopy, and resonant, four-wave mixing in the frequency and time domains. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has received support for her work from the NSF and NASA throughout her time at Bryn Mawr. In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the APS. In 2006-2007 she served as Chair of the Faculty and in 2007 she received the College’s McPherson Prize for Faculty. From 2008-2011 she served as Dean of Graduate Studies at the College. She is a member of the American Physical Society, the Association for Women in Science, the American Association for Physics Teachers, and a Faculty 21 member of Project Kaleidoscope . Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of The Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Board of Advisors to Project Kaleidoscope in association with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and is a consultant to the Scientific Equipment Program at the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.   Back to College Home Page

CMNST Staff-LDavis

As Associate Dean for Students, Dr. Leonard Davis is primarily responsible for helping all the students in the college with academic issues ranging from registration, advising, mentoring, and university policies.  Dr. Davis has over 30 years of research experience in neuroscience and that contributed to the establishment of a graduate degree in neuroscience, initially funded with an NSF grant.  Using his many years of research experience, his focus has been on faculty career development and to significantly upgrade the academic programs to prepare DSU students to successful compete for careers in the global community.  His research interest currently is trying to identify the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease.  Dr. Davis is also Chairperson of the Department of Biological Sciences.   Back to Staff Profile Back to the College Home Page

CMNST Staff-LBrooks

Leslie Brooks joined the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, & Technology in the spring of 2013. She brings a wealth of experience with her having worked in both the corporate and academic settings. Most recently, Leslie worked as a Client Education Specialist with a major international bank where she was instrumental in training corporate clients on the banks’ electronic banking systems. Prior to this, Leslie was an Academic Advisor with Central Piedmont Community College where she was the Manager in Charge of the largest of six campuses, advising College and Career Readiness students. Leslie holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Temple University and a Master in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association. Back to Staff Directory Back to the College Home Page