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Particle Sizing and Light Scattering Instrumentation Consultant

Dr. V. I. Ovod

Résumé

OBJECTIVE:

Position that will allow me to contribute my experimental and theoretical skills and experience in mathematical modeling, software design, research, development, and application optical instruments for particle sizing.

SUMMARY:

  • 20 years experience in research and developing high tech laser instruments for particle sizing (1nm - 5mm) and characterization in powder metallurgy, polishing, meteorology, colloidal chemistry, and medicine.
  • 16 years experience in mathematical modeling, software design, and simulation of multiple light scattering for improving the performance of particle size analyzers.
  • 20 years experience in measurement data interpretation and error correction in Single Particle Interaction with a Laser Beam, Phase Doppler Anemometry, Fraunhofer Diffraction, Light Scattering by Ensemble of Particles, Dynamic Light Scattering, and Electrophoretic Light Scattering.
  • 5 years experience in digital image processing.
  • 2 years teaching experience as an Associate Professor in Optics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

MET ONE, Inc., OR
February 1998 - September 1998
SENIOR SCIENTIST

  • Developed software, performed mathematical modeling, and provided experimental measurements of thermal effects and thermal lensing in solid state lasers to improve performance characteristics of optical sensors for particle detection.

PARTICLE SIZING SYSTEMS, Inc., CA
July 1996-January 1998
R&D SCIENTIST

  • Developed signal-processing algorithms and real-time embedded software for particle size measurements in a Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument.
  • Improved performance characteristics of a Zeta Potential Analyzer.

UNIVERSITY of BRUSSELS
November 1995- June 1996
Department of Theoretical Physical Chemistry
RESEARCHER

  • Responsible for researching the effects of multiple light scattering by dispersions in fiber-optical sensors.
  • Developed algorithms and software for numerical modeling measurements of turbid dispersions in fiber-optic photon correlation spectroscopy.

UNIVERSITY of BREMEN
March 1993-June 1995
Department of Process Engineering
RESEARCHER

  • Responsible for simulations and elaboration numerical tools to improve performance characteristics of phase-Doppler particle size and velocity analyzers, their application for precision measurements in particle technology.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY of UKRAINE, Kiev
November 1983- March 1993
Optical Engineering Department and
Department of Powder Metallurgy
SENIOR SCIENTIST

  • Managed a team of scientists and developers in opto-electronics.
  • Developed fiber-optic sensors for variety measurements.
  • Developed algorithms and software for measurement-data analysis and correction of measurement errors in laser particle size analyzes.
  • Performed experimental measurements and provided customer support for particle analyzers in powder metallurgy, aircraft industry (polishing), and meteorology.
  • Participated in several international projects (University of Chongqing, China; Technical University of Dresden, Germany) related to development of software for improving performance characteristics of particle measuring instruments.
  • Developed image/signal processing software for a passive optical sensor used in target detection and target tracking.
  • Performed mathematical modeling, software design, signal simulations of a navigation radar based on the atmospheric scattering of an infrared laser beam.

INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION KVANT, Kiev, Ukraine
April 1978- November 1983
ENGINEER

  • Designed and developed optical, hydrodynamic, and electrical modules of a light-scattering instrument for biological cell analysis.
  • Measured biological cells using this instrument for early cytological diagnostics.
  • Provided customer support for the laser analyzer.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY of UKRAINE, Kiev
September 1990 - July 1992
Optical Engineering Department
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  • Course titles: Optical Systems, Photodetectors and Emitters, Radiometry.

EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC DEGREES:

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering (1978, Graduation with Honor).
    Technical University of the Ukraine, Kiev.
  • Ph.D. in Optical Engineering (1987).
    Ph.D. Thesis: " Improvement of Performance Characteristics of Laser Analyzers for Particle Sizing".

PUBLICATIONS: Number of papers

  • in peer-reviewed journals - 31,
  • in conference proceedings - 31.

PATENT:

"A device for the continual monitoring of the diameter of filaments during their manufacturing process".

FELLOWSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member of the Optical Society of America.
  • Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1993-1995, Germany).

COMPUTER LANGUAGES: FORTRAN, C, C++, HTML.

LANGUAGES: English, Russian, and German.


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V. I. Ovod
1810 NE Fairview Ave., Suite C
Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA
Phone/Fax: (541) 479-7730
Email: vovod@hotmail.com

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