CHRISTOPHER T. MIDDLEBROOK

Curriculum Vita

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Detection of infrared radiation, optical design, and photonics

EDUCATION

 

2003 – 2007

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

 

Ph.D. Optics, CREOL – The College of Optics &Photonics

 

 

Dissertation: Antenna-coupled microbolometer phased array

 

 

2000-2002

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN

 

M.S. Applied Optics, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering

 

 

Thesis: Design and implementation of a laser rangefinder/designator beam metrology system for beam characteristic analysis through environmental and atmospheric conditions

 

1997-1999

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

 

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

 

Focus Areas: Electromagnetics and Communications

 

 

1994 – 1997

Southwestern Michigan College

Dowagiac, MI

 

A.S. Pre-Engineering

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2007-present

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

 

Assistant Professor of  Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

 

2003-2007

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

 

Graduate Research Assistant within the College of Optics and Photonics

 

 

1999-2003

NAVSEA – Crane Division – Night Vision Electro-Optics (NVEO)

Crane, IN

 

Electrical Engineer – Systems Analyst/Lead Test Engineer

 

 

 

Co-founded a start up Science and technology team charged with increasing R&D workload

 

 

Developed governmental proposals

 

 

Certified and implemented the NVEO Outdoor Laser Test Range

 

1998-1999

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Advisor Noel Schulz

 

 

 

Performed research in power systems, ultimately leading to a published technical paper and delivering a poster presentation at the 1999 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Power Meeting in NY

 

1994 - 1997

K & F Manufacturing

Granger, IN

 

Electrician

 

 

 

Constructed and wired control panels for various Printing machines

 

1990 - 1994

U.S. Navy

Norfolk, VA

 

Aviation Electronic’s Mate

 

 

 

Performed intermediate level repair of various avionic equipment

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Middlebrook, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, “Comparison of air-side vs. substrate-side response on a silicon immersion lens for infrared coupled antennas,” Submitted to International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves,  Jan. 2008

 

 

 

 

 

W. Yang, M. Roggemann, K. Cooper, W. Buller, N. Subotic, C. Middlebrook, G. Boreman, “The IR antenna pair coupled sensor element and its potential application in wavefront sensing,” Submitted to Journal of Infrared and Physics Technology , Dec 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

C. Middlebrook, P. Krenz, B. Lail, and G. Boreman, “Infrared Phased-array Antenna,” Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 719-723, March 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

C. Middlebrook, K. Cooper, W. Buller, W. Yang, N. Subotic, M. Roggemann, and G.D. Boreman, “Measurement of the mutual coherence function of an incoherent infrared field with a gold nano-wire dipole antenna array,” Accepted for publication in International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves , Vol. 29, pp 179-187, Dec 2007

 

 

 

 

 

C. Middlebrook, G. Zummo, and G. Boreman, “Direct write electron beam lithography of an IR antenna coupled microbolometer onto the surface of a hemispherical lens,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, Volume 24, Number 6, pp. 2566-2569, Nov/Dec 2006.

 

 

 

Middlebrook, C., Ranganathan, V., and Schulz, N.N. “A Case Study on Blackout Restoration as an Educational Tool” in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 15, Number 2, pp. 467-471, May 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

PROCEEDINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middlebrook, C., Bunch, R, and Helms, B., “The design and implementation of a laser Rangefinder/designator beam metrology system for beam characteristic analysis through environmental and atmospherc conditions at the crane division Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)” in Laser Systems technology II – Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 5413, pp. 58-69, Sept 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

Middlebrook, C. and Smith J., “Acqisition-based simulation and modeling for multisensor systems” in Enabling technologies for Simulation Science – proceedings of SPIE, Volume 5091, pp. 471-483, Sept 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

Middlebrook, C. and Smith J., “Testing and evaluation of tactical electro-optical sensors” in Infrared and passive Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing – Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 4719, pp. 134-143, April 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

Smith, J. and Middlebrook, C., “Evaluation of the AN/SAY-1 thermal imaging sensor system” in Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Technology and the Mine Problem, April 2002.

 

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

EE3291 Lightwave Devices - MTU Spring 2008

 

EE3190 Optical Sensing and Imaging – MTU Fall 2007

 

OSE 5203 Geometric Optics (Lecturer/Teaching Assistant) – Spring 2005, 2006 UCF/CREOL

 

OSE 5115 Interference and Diffraction (Lecturer/Teaching Assistant) –  Fall 2005 UCF/CREOL

 

 

 AWARDS AND HONORS

 

· Aug. 2003-Aug. 2007 Recipient of College of Optics & Photonics Research Fellowship

 

· May 2002 NAVSEA Crane On-The-Spot Monetary Award for speaker participation at the Mine Warfare Symposium

 

· May 2002 NAVSEA Crane On-The-Spot Monetary Award for speaker participation at the SPIE conferences

 

· July 2000 NAVSEA Crane On-The-Spot Monetary Award for development of the laboratory capability for H-60 AN/AAS-44(V) Forward Looking Infrared Laser Rangefinder/Designator System.

 

· July 2000 NAVSEA Crane On-The-Spot Monetary Award for performing three critical tasks back to back for the H-60 Armed Helicopter program

Oversaw acceptance testing on two H-60 Armed Helo Core B installations at NAS Atsugi Japan.

Completed AN/AAS-44(V) Software Upgrades at NAS Jacksonville, FL

Supervised cross deck installation of the AN/AAS-51A Forward Looking Infra-Red installation at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

 

· Feb. 1999 Honorable mention for presenting the poster/paper at the student-Paper Poster Session and Contest at the Winter Meeting of the Power Engineering Society New York City.

 

 

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

 

 Extensive clean room experience

 

 Nano-fabrication using e-beam lithography, sputtering and evaporation of thin film deposition techniques

 

 Laboratory experience including optical alignment and measurement

 

 

 

 

Professional Development Courses

 

 Graduate teaching Assistant Training Course offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Florida, August 2005

 

 Laser Beam Propagation for applications in Laser Communications, Laser Radar, and Active Imaging, taught by Larry Andrews and Ronald Phillips at the SPIE Aer-sense conference in April 2002.

 

 Limitations to Imaging and Laser propagation in the Atmosphere, taught by Michael F. farmer at SPIE’s Aerosense conference April 2002.

 

 MTF in Optical and Elctro-optical Systems, taught by Glenn Boreman at SPIE’s Annual meeting, July 2001.

 

 Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Sensors, taught by Terrance S. Lomheim at SPIE’s Annual meeting, July 2001.

 

 Infrared technology and Applications, taught by David E. Schmieder and William Owens conducted by Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

 OSA – Optical Society of America

 

 SPIE – Society of Optical Engineering

 

 IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

 

 HKN – Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Laser Safety Specialist (LSS) – U.S. Navy Certified to perform calculations and measurements of laser safety parameters such as NOHDs and Required optical densities for laser eyewear, classify lasers, conducted technical aspects of laser incident investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

Range Laser Safety Specialist (RLSS) – U.S. Navy Certified to conduct laser radiation hazard surveys and evaluations for commanding officer certification, perform the calculations and measurements required to certify a laser range

 

 

VOLUTEER / SERVICE

 

 Science fair judge at Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, FL (2005).

 

 SPIE treasurer for CREOL student branch (2005).

 

 Optics/Science presentation to 4-5th grade students at Deerwood Elementary, Orlando, FL (2004-2005).

 

 Engineering/Science career representative at Washington High School (multiple school attendance) career fair, Washington, IN (2003).

 

 Optics/Science presentation to 3rd-4th grade students at Dugger Elementary, Dugger, IN (2002).

 

 Co-Op presentation, organized EE students from a variety of specialties to discuss their co-ops as a means of providing an idea of career options available to upcoming EE graduates, Houghton, MI (1999).