Curriculum Vita



Detection of infrared radiation, optical design, and photonics



2003 – 2007

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL


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



Dissertation: Antenna-coupled microbolometer phased array




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



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





Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI


Assistant Professor of  Electrical and Computer Engineering




University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL


Graduate Research Assistant within the College of Optics and Photonics




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



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






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











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.













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.











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





· 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.





 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.




 OSA – Optical Society of America


 SPIE – Society of Optical Engineering


 IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


 HKN – Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society







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





 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).