Perry Edwards
Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering


Perry grew up in upstate New York (Rome) and orignally came to Penn State in 2003 as an undergraduate.  Since then he has earned a B.S. (2007) and M.S. (2009) in electrical engineering.  Formerly a member of the Penn State Lidar Laboratory, Perry completed his M.S. thesis under the advisement of Dr. Russell Philbrick (PSU Emeritus, now with N.C. State) titled "Measurement and Analysis of Atmospheric Species using a Low Power Supercontinuum Laser."  In 2009, he joined the Ultrafast Optics lab under the advisement of Dr. Liu.

Dissertation Topic:

Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy

Publications and Proceedings:

10. Z. Zhang, H. Li, P. Li, K. Shi, P. Edwards, F. Omenetto, M. Cronin-Golomb, G. Zhang, and Z. Liu, "Supercontinuum trap stiffness measurement using a confocal approach," Opt. Express 18, 26499-26504 (2010).

9. Chuan Yang, Kebin Shi, Perry Edwards, and Zhiwen Liu, “Demonstration of a PDMS based hybrid grating and Fresnel lens (G-Fresnel) device”, Optics Express 18, 23529-23534 (2010).

8. P.S. Edwards, D. M. Brown, A. M. Wyant, Z. Liu, and C. R. Philbrick, "Atmospheric Absorption Spectroscopy Using Supercontinuum Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CFJ3.

7. Edwards, Perry S., Andrea M. Wyant, David M. Brown, Zhiwen Liu, C. Russell Philbrick, “Supercontinuum Laser Sensing of Atmospheric Constituents” Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIV, edited by Monte D. Turner, Gary W. Kamerman, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7323, 73230S (8 pages), 2009.

6. P.S. Edwards, B. Schratz, K. Greenert, G. Reichard, K. McKeever, B. Pomeroy, A. Escobar, “ESPRIT Rocket Payload Investigates Science of the Polar Atmosphere,” Proc. Pennsylvania State University COE CERS, 2007.

5. Philbrick, C. Russell, David M. Brown, Adam H. Willitsford, Perry S. Edwards, Andrea M. Wyant, Zhiwen Z. Liu, C. Todd Chadwick, and Hans Hallen, “Remote Sensing of Chemical Species in the Atmosphere” Proc. of Fourth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications, as part of the 89th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 11–15 January 2009.

4. Wyant, Andrea M., David M. Brown, Perry S. Edwards, and C. Russell Philbrick, “Multi-wavelength, multi-angular lidar for aerosol characterization” Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIV, edited by Monte D. Turner, Gary W. Kamerman, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7323, (8 pages), 2009.

3. A. Wyant, A. Escobar, P. Edwards, S. Bilen, C.R. Philbrick, “Investigation of High Latitude D-Region Effects on RF Propagation,” 12th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium, Poster Presentation, 2008.

2. Edwards, Perry S., C. Russell Philbrick, Magnar G. Johnsen, Ralph Latteck, Gerd Baumgarten, “The ESPRIT Rocket Payload Launch: Initial Comparison with Ground Based Atmospheric Measurements,” in Proc.18th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programs, 3-7 June 2007 Visby, Sweden, ESA SP-647, 139-144, 2007.

1. Brown, David M., Perry S. Edwards, Kebin Shi, Zhiwen Liu, and C. Russell Philbrick, “Supercontinuum LIDAR Measurements of Atmospheric Constituents,” in Proceedings of the 29th Review of Atmospheric Transmission Models, IEEEGRSS, Lexington MA 13-14 June 2007, 2007.

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