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Ronald Reano

  • Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • 205 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-7204

About

Education

Ph.D. 2004, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Areas of interest

Integrated optics, electro-optics, and hybrid RF/optical devices for innovation in sensors, communications systems, and computing; planar lightwave circuits; device fabrication in polymers, semiconductors, amorphous glasses, and ceramics; nanoimprint lithography; bionanotechnology.

Office

213 Caldwell Laboratory

Honors

  • 2009

    College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. The Ohio State University.

  • 2003

    Distinguished Achievement Award, Electrical Engineering PhD Program (one award given annually to the top Electrical Engineering PhD student in each academic year). .

  • 2001

    First Place - Student Paper Competition, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques International Microwave Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona (selected from 242 competing papers)..

  • 2000

    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (awarded to top 5% of teaching assistants for excellence in teaching as determined via formal student evaluations of instruction). University of Michigan.

  • 1995

    Air Force Commendation Medal (Awarded for distinguishing oneself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service). .

Journal Articles

2014

  • Wood,Michael,G; Chen,Li; Burr,Justin,R; Reano,Ronald,M, 2014, "Optimization of electron beam patterned hydrogen silsesquioxane mask edge roughness for low-loss silicon waveguides." JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS 8, 083098 -

2013

  • Chen,Li; Wood,Michael,G; Reano,Ronald,M, 2013, "12.5 pm/V hybrid silicon and lithium niobate optical microring resonator with integrated electrodes." OPTICS EXPRESS 21, no. 22, 27003 - 27010.
  • Burr,Justin,R; Gutman,Nadav; de Sterke,C,Martijn; Vitebskiy,Ilya; Reano,Ronald,M, 2013, "Degenerate band edge resonances in coupled periodic silicon optical waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 21, no. 7, 8736 - 8745.

2012

  • Chen,Li; Reano,Ronald,M, 2012, "Electric Field Sensors based on Hybrid Silicon and Lithium Niobate Microring Resonators." 2012 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)
  • Hoffman,Galen,B; Reano,Ronald,M, 2012, "Electron beam direct write of chalcogenide glass integrated optics." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 30, no. 6, 06F301 -
  • Wood,Michael; Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2012, "Compact cantilever couplers for low-loss fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." OPTICS EXPRESS 20, no. 1, 164 - 172.
  • Wood,Michael; Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2012, "Compact Silicon Strip Waveguide Cantilever Couplers for Low-Loss and Broadband Fiber-to-Chip Coupling." 2012 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)
  • Chen,Li; Reano,Ronald,M, 2012, "Compact electric field sensors based on indirect bonding of lithium niobate to silicon microrings." OPTICS EXPRESS 20, no. 4, 4032 - 4038.

2011

  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2011, "Vertical Chip-to-Chip Coupling Using Silicon Strip Waveguide Cantilever Couplers." 2011 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO)
  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2011, "Vertical chip-to-chip coupling between silicon photonic integrated circuits using cantilever couplers." OPTICS EXPRESS 19, no. 5, 4722 - 4727.

2010

  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Low-power optical bistability in a free-standing silicon ring resonator." OPTICS LETTERS 35, no. 8, 1124 - 1126.
  • Ruege,Alexander,C; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Sharp Fano Resonances From a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single-Mode Ring Resonator." JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 28, no. 20, 2964 - 2968.
  • Ruege,Alexander,C; Baas,Larry; Blue,Thomas,E; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Geometries for the Sensitive Optical Detection of Photogenerated Carriers in Silicon." IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 46, no. 5, 818 - 826.
  • A. C. Ruege* and R. M. Reano, 2010, "Sharp Fano Resonances from a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single-Mode Ring Resonator." Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • A. C. Ruege*, L. Baas, T. Blue, and R. M. Reano, 2010, "Geometries for the Sensitive Optical Detection of Photogenerated Carriers in Silicon." IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 46, no. 5, 818 - 826.
  • P. Sun* and R. M. Reano, 2010, "Submilliwatt thermo-optic switches using free-standing silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides." Optics Express 18, no. 8, 8406 - 8411.
  • P. Sun* and R. M. Reano, 2010, "Low power optical bistability in a free-standing silicon ring resonator." Optics Letters 35, no. 8, 1124 - 1126.
  • Sun,Peng; Reano,Ronald,M, 2010, "Submilliwatt thermo-optic switches using free-standing silicon-on-insulator strip waveguides." OPTICS EXPRESS 18, no. 8, 8406 - 8411.

2009

  • HOFFMAN,G,B; Zhou,W; Sooryakumar,R; Reano,R,M, 2009, "Direct write of optical waveguides on chalcogenide thin films using electron beams." JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 27, no. 6, 2737 - 2741.
  • A. C. Ruege* and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Multimode Waveguides Coupled to Single Mode Ring Resonators." Journal of Lightwave Technology 27, no. 12, 2035 - 2043.
  • A. Ruege* and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Multimode waveguide-cavity sensor based on fringe visibility detection." Optics Express 17, no. 6, 4295 - 4305.
  • K.-Y. Jung*, F. L. Teixeira, and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Surface plasmon coplanar waveguides: mode characteristics and mode conversion losses." IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 21, no. 10, 630 - 632.
  • P. Sun* and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Cantilever couplers for intra-chip coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." Optics Express 17, no. 6, 4565 - 4574.
  • G. B. Hoffman*, W. Zhou, R. Sooryakumar, and R. M. Reano, 2009, "Direct write of optical waveguides on chalcogenide thin films using electron beams." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 27, no. 6, 2737 - 2741.

2008

  • W. C. Liu, G. B. Hoffman*, W. Zhou, R. M. Reano, P. Boolchand, and R. Sooryakumar, 2008, "Slab waveguides and nanoscale patterning of pulsed laser-deposited Ge0.2Se0.8 chalcogenide films." Applied Physics Letters 93, no. 4, 041107 - 1.
  • Hoffman, G. B.*; Liu, W.; Zhao, W.; Sooryakumar, R.; Boolchand, P.; Reano, R. M., 2008, "Relief and Trench Formation on Chalcogenide Thin-Films Using Electron Beams." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B 26, no. 6, 2478 - 2483.
  • G. B. Hoffman* and R. M. Reano, 2008, "Vertical coupling between gap plasmon waveguides." Optics Express 16, no. 17, 12677 - 12687.

2007

  • K.-Y. Jung*; Teixeira, F. L.; Reano, R. M., 2007, "Au/SiO2 nanoring plasmon waveguides at optical communication band." Journal of Lightwave Technology 25, no. 9, 2757 - 65.

2006

  • R. L. Jones, H. Tengjiao, C. L. Soles, E. K. Lin, R. M. Reano, S. W. Pang, D. M. Casa, 2006, "Real-time shape evolution of nanoimprinted polymer structures during thermal annealing." Nano Letters 6, no. 8, 1723 - 8.
  • R. L. Jones, C. L. Soles, E. K. Lin, W. Hu, R. M. Reano, S. W. Pang, S. J. Weigand, D. T. Keane, and J. P. Quintana, 2006, "Pattern fidelity in nanoimprinted films using critical dimension small angle x-ray scattering." Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems 5, no. 1, 013001 - 1.

2005

  • E. K. F. Yim, R. M. Reano, S. W. Pang, A. F. Yee, C. S. Chen, C. S., and K. W. Leong, 2005, "Nanopattern-induced changes in morphology and motility of smooth muscle cells." Biomaterials 26, no. 26, 5405 - 13.
  • R. M. Reano and S. W. Pang, 2005, "Sealed three-dimensional nanochannels." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 23, no. 6, 2995 - 2999.
  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, and L. P. B. Katehi, 2005, "Vector-component isolation of an arbitrary modulating electric field in zincblende electro-optic probes." Journal of the Optical Society of America B (Optical Physics) 22, no. 8, 1719 - 22.
  • W. Hu, E. K. F. Yim, R. M. Reano, K. W. Leong, and S. W. Pang, 2005, "Effects of nanoimprinted patterns in tissue-culture polystyrene on cell behavior." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 23, no. 6, 2984 - 2989.

2004

  • R. M. Reano, Y. P. Kong, H. Y. Low, L. Tan, F. Wang, S. W. Pang, and A. F. Yee, 2004, "Stability of functional polymers after plasticizer-assisted imprint lithography." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 22, no. 6, 3294 - 3299.
  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, and L. P. B. Katehi, 2004, "Nonlinear thermo-optic model for the characterization of optical self-heating in electro-optic semiconductors." IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 40, no. 9, 1195 - 202.

2003

  • J. F. Whitaker, K. Yang, R. Reano, and L. P. B. Katehi, 2003, "Electro-optic probing for microwave diagnostics." IEICE Transactions on Electronics E86-C, no. 7, 1328 - 37.

2002

  • W. Batty, C. E. Christoffersen, A. B. Yakovlev, J. F. Whitaker, M. Ozkar, S. Ortiz, A. Mortazawi, R. Reano, K. Yang, L. P. B. Katehi, C. M. Snowden, and M. B. Steer, 2002, "Global coupled EM-electrical-thermal simulation and experimental validation for a spatial power combining MMIC array." IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 50, no. 12, 2820 - 33.

2001

  • R. M. Reano, K. Yang, L. P. B. Katehi, and J. F. Whitaker, 2001, "Simultaneous measurements of electric and thermal fields utilizing an electrooptic semiconductor probe." IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 49, no. 12, 2523 - 31.

Presentations

  • "Optical interferometer for radiation detection." 2010, Presented at NSF/DNDO Academic Research Initiative Grantees Conference, Washington DC, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." 2010, Presented at University of Michigan,
  • "(Invited) Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." 2010, Presented at University of Maryland,
  • "Photonics based nuclear radiation sensor." 2008, Presented at NSF/DNDO Academic Research Initiative Grantees Conference, Washington DC, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Two and Three-Dimensional Structuring Using Nanoimprint Lithography." 2008, Dayton, US|USA
  • "(Invited) All-dielectric doubly resonant RF/optical degenerate band-edge crystal antenna." 2009, Presented at DARPA EMPIRE program review, San Diego, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Two and Three-Dimensional Fabrication Technologies for Integrated Optics." 2010, Presented at Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Nanoimprint lithography and integrated optics." 2006, Midland, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimensional structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2006, Taipei,
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimenisonal structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2006, Hsinchu City,
  • "Photonics based nuclear radiation sensor." 2009, Presented at NSF/DNDO Academic Research Initiative Grantees Conference, Washington DC, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Electromagnetic pulse intolerant RF receiver." 2009, Presented at Optical metamaterials kick-off meeting, Dayton, US|USA
  • "(Invited) Two and three dimensional structuring using nanoimprint lithography." 2005, Lincoln, US|USA
  • "Plasmonic Gap Waveguide Vertical Coupling." 2007, Presented at Ohio Nanotechnology Summit, Akron, US|USA
  • "Nanoimprint Lithography of Photonic Integrated Circuits." 2007, Presented at Ohio Nanotechnology Summit, Akron, US|USA

Papers in Proceedings

2010

  • R. M. Reano and P. Sun* "(Invited) Cantilever couplers for fiber coupling to silicon photonic integrated circuits." in SPIE Silicon Photonics V (Photonics West). San Francisco, (1 2010).
  • P. Sun* and R. M. Reano "Free-standing silicon ring resonator for low power optical bistability." in IEEE/OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). San Jose, (5 2010).
  • A. C. Ruege* and R. M. Reano "Realization of Near Optimally Sharp Lineshapes from a Two-Mode-Coupled Single-Mode Ring Resonator." in IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting. Denver, (11 2010).

2009

  • P. Sun* and R. M. Reano "Fiber Coupling to Silicon Waveguides Using Cantilever Couplers." in IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting. Belek-Antalya, (10 2009). Paper MJ3 -
  • G. B. Hoffman*, W. Zhou, R. Sooryakumar, and R. M. Reano "Fabrication of rib waveguides in germanium selenium chalcogenide glass through electron beam direct writing." in Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics). San Jose, (10 2009).
  • A. Ruege* and R. M. Reano "Tunable Lineshapes from a Two-Mode Waveguide Coupled to a Single Mode Resonator." in IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting. Belek-Antalya, (10 2009). Paper WL1 -
  • G. B. Hoffman*, W. Liu, W. Zhao, R. Sooryakumar, P. Boolchand, R. M. Reano "Direct Write Reliefs in Excess of One Micrometer on Chalcogenide Thin-Films Using Electron Beams." in 53rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. Marco Island Beach, (5 2009).
  • G. B. Hoffman* and R. M. Reano "Bend Loss Characterization of Direct Write Rib Waveguides Induced in Ge0.2Se0.8 Chalcogenide Glass Using Electron Beams." in IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting. Belek-Antalya, (10 2009). Paper TuX2.2 -
  • W. Zhou, G. Hoffman*, H. O. Colin, R. M. Reano, R. Sooryakumar, and P. Boolchand "Investigation of electron beam induced changes in glassy GexSe1-x thin films." in American Physical Society March Meeting Session T14: Disordered Systems, Glassy Dynamics, and Jamming. Pittsburgh, (3 2009). Paper T14.00013 -
  • A. C. Ruege* and R. M. Reano "Multimode Waveguide-Cavity Integrated Optics for Sensors Based on Fringe Visibility Detection." in OSA Topical Meeting: Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications (IPNRA). Honolulu, (7 2009). Paper IMD1 -
  • A. Ruege* and R. M. Reano "Demonstration of a Multimode Waveguide-Cavity Biosensor Based on Fringe Visibility Detection." in IEEE/OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). Baltimore, (6 2009). Paper CFV5 -

2008

  • F. L. Teixeira, K.-Y. Jung*, B. Donderici, and R. M. Reano "(Invited) FDTD/FETD Modeling of Plasmonic Structures for Optical /CMOS Integration (Abstract)." in Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS). Cambridge, (7 2008).
  • G. B. Hoffman*, W. Liu, W. Zhao, R. Sooryakumar, P. Boolchand, and R. M. Reano "Relief and Trench Formation on Chalcogenide Thin-Films Using Electron Beams." in 52th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. Portland, (5 2008).
  • R. M. Reano and A. C. Ruege* "(Invited) Sensors based on multimode waveguide cavity systems." in Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (co-sponsored by IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society). Wuhan, (11 2008).
  • A. C. Ruege* and R. M. Reano "Sharp visibility lineshapes from the multimode interaction of a two-mode waveguide coupled to a single mode resonator." in 21st Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-optics society (LEOS). Newport Beach, (11 2008). 380 - 381.
  • W. C. Liu, W. Zhou, G. Hoffman*, R. M. Reano, R. Sooryakumar, P. Boolchand "Growth and properties of amorphous GeSe films prepared by pulsed laser deposition (Abstract)." in American Physical Society March Meeting, Session W24: Glassy and Amorphous Systems. New Orleans, (3 2008).

2007

  • A. Ruege*, and R. M. Reano "Nanoimprint lithography of embedded multi-mode integrated optical resonators (Abstract)." in International Union of Radio Science, North American Radio Science Meeting, Special Session on Microscale and Nanoscale Electromagnetics (URSI Commission B). Ottawa, (7 2007).

2006

  • R. M. Reano and D. Daniel* "Extending electrical engineering research to undergraduates through a multi-media technology internship program." in American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition. Chicago, (6 2006).

2005

  • R. L. Jones, C. L. Soles, E. K. Lin, W. Hu, R. M. Reano, and S. W. Pang "Thermal Stability of Nanoimprinted Polymer Films." in 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. Orlando, (5 2005).
  • R. L. Jones, C. L. Soles, E. K. Lin, W. Hu, R. M. Reano, S. W. Pang, S. J. Weigand, D. T. Keane, J. P. Quintana "Pattern fidelity in nanoimprinted films using CD-SAXS." in SPIE Conference on Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX. San Jose, (3 2005). 415 - 422.
  • C. L. Soles, R. L. Jones, H. Ro, E. K. Lin, A. Karim, W. Hu, R. M. Reano, S. W. Pang, D. Casa "Melting behavior of imprinted polymer nanostructures." in 230th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Washington DC, (8 2005). U3544 - U3545.
  • W. Hu, E. Yim, R. M. Reano, K. W. Leong, and S. W. Pang "Direct Imprint on Thick Polystyrene Cell-Culturing Dishes to Fabricate Three-Dimensional Nanotopography for Tissue Engineering." in 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. Orlando, (5 2005).

2004

  • C. L. Soles, R. L. Jones, R. M. Reano, and S. W. Pang "(Invited) Nanoimprint Lithography: Basic Materials Science for High Fidelity Patterning." in Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Symposium C: Innovations for Sub-100nm Lithography-Materials and Processes. (12 2004).

2003

  • R. M. Reano, D. Peroulis, J. F. Whitaker, and L. P. B. Katehi "Electro/thermal measurements of RF MEMS capacitive switches." in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Symposium Digest. Philadelphia, (6 2003). 1923 - 1926.

2002

  • J. F. Whitaker, K. Yang, R. M. Reano, and L.P.B. Katehi "Electro-optic field-mapping as a diagnostic tool for microwave circuits and antenna arrays." in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. Awaji, (11 2002). 73 - 76.
  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, and L. P. B. Katehi "Field-tunable probe for combined electric and magnetic field measurements." in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Symposium Digest. Seattle, (6 2002). 1513 - 1516.
  • R. M. Reano, W. Thiel, L. P. B. Katehi, and J. F. Whitaker "Measured and simulated electric, magnetic, and thermal field distributions of a patch antenna operating at high power." in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium Digest. San Antonio, (6 2002). 886 - 889.
  • R. M. Reano, L. P. B. Katehi, J. F. Whitaker "Resonant-cavity magnetic-field probe for millimeter-wave frequency-domain spatial field mapping." in Optical Society of America 13th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena Digest. Vancouver, (5 2002). 129 - 130.
  • W. Thiel, K. Tornquist, R. M. Reano, and L. P. B. Katehi "A study of thermal effects in RF-MEM-switches using a time domain approach." in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Symposium Digest. Seattle, (6 2002). 235 - 238.

2001

  • R. M. Reano, K. Yang, J. F. Whitaker, L. P. B. Katehi "Integrated electro-thermal probe." in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society International Symposium Digest. Phoenix, (5 2001). 1523 - 1526.

2000

  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, L. P. B. Katehi "Near-field characterization of parasitic and slotline mode coupling in a quasi-optical unit cell via electro-optic sampling." in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium Digest. Salt Lake City, (7 2000). 1734 - 1737.

Patents

  • R. M. Reano, J. F. Whitaker, L. P. B. Katehi. "Method and apparatus for simultaneous measurement of electric field and temperature using an electrooptic semiconductor probe." Patent number: 6906506
  • R. M. Reano and P. Sun*. "Cantilever couplers for intra-chip coupling to photonic integrated circuits." Patent number: 12/692,346