Creating a Knowledge Base for Research and Teaching

Riza’s group research and teaching activities use the physics of optics and the information manipulations of mathematics to invent, design, build and test innovative devices, sub-systems, and systems to solve current problems in science and engineering and to provide new approaches to study scientific fields. By nature, these efforts are multidisciplinary, requiring knowledge at both the optical device level and the system application level. In a sense, one intelligently combines optical and electronic building blocks to realize inventions. So far, Riza group innovations have come in the following research areas.

– Aerospace and Defense – Health and Imaging – Communications – Extreme Environment Systems


Guiding Philosophy and its Flow Chart

“We are lawyers in the court of science and engineering”

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Group Members

Nicholas Madamopoulos ( MS. & Ph.D. student; Ph.D awarded 1999)
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn( MS & Ph.D. student; Ph.D awarded 2000)
Jian Chen (MS student, MS awarded 1998, PhD  MIT 2009)
Dr. Jinkee Kim (Postdoc 1996)
Dr. Shifu Yuan (Postdoc 1997-98)
Prof. Azhar Rizvi (Visiting Professor 2000)
Yu Huang (MS student, MS awarded 2001)
Dr. Deepak Sengupta (Postdoc 2000)
Zahid Yaqoob (MS awarded 2001, Ph.D awarded 2003)
Sajjad Khan (MS awarded 2002, Ph.D Nov. 2005)
Dr. M. Junaid Mughal (Visiting Post-Doc and Research Engineer 2000)
Muzammil Arain (MS awarded 2002, Ph.D. Summer 2005)
Mirenda Stratton (1997 NSF undergraduate REU scholar from Univ. of Maryland-College Park)
Jeff Steedle (1998 NSF undergraduate REU scholar from Univ. of Notre Dame)
Doug Jorgenson (2002 NSF undergraduate REU scholar from Univ. of Illinois-Urbana)
Ruud Gileson (2000 International Master Research Project, Technical Univ. of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Martin van Buren (2002 International Master Research Project, Technical Univ. of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Fredrico Pierra (2002 International Master Research Project, Imperial College London, UK)
Jason Karp (2003 NSF undergraduate REU scholar from Univ. of Miami)
Marten Bakker (2003 International Master Research Project, Technical Univ. of Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Tiffany Metzig (2004 NSF undergraduate REU scholar from CREOL)
Matteo Gentili (2006 International Masters Research Project, University of Ancona , Italy)
Farzan Ghauri (2003 MS Awarded, Ph.D. Aug.2007)
Mumtaz Sheikh (2007 M.S., Ph.D. Dec. 2009)
Syed Azer Reza (2007 M.S., Ph.D. April 2010)
Philip Marraccini (2011 M.S., PhD May 2013)
Barry Thompson ( 2014, Undergraduate UCC)
Bobby Bornemann (2015, Undergraduate UCC)
M. Junaid Amin (2012, Ph.D. student – Ph.D. Sept. 2016)
Juan Pablo La Torre (2013, Ph.D. student)
Mehdi Riza  (2015, Undergraduate UCC)