Jason A. Deibel, Ph.D.

Jason A. Deibel is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at Wright State University. From 2014-2016, he served as the Director of Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning for the College of Science and Mathematics. For the 2015-16 academic year, Dr. Deibel also served as the Interim Associate Director for the Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences & Mathematics (IASM) Ph.D. Program.

Prior to joining the faculty at WSU in 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University where he was a Director of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellow. During this time, he also spent two months at the University of Leeds as a Royal Society Visiting Fellow. Jason completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and also holds a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Transylvania University. His research interests include ultrafast and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging, computational electromagnetics, and the characterization of novel materials. His work has been published in over 35 refereed journals and conference proceedings. A significant number of these publications have included undergraduate co-authors. Jason’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Air Force Research Laboratory as well as several private research and development companies. Jason is also committed to advancing his teaching via the implementation of active learning strategies in the classroom. He is a member of the IEEE, OSA, AAPT, and APS as well as the Council for Undergraduate Research.

2004    Ph.D, Applied Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1997    B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY


Professional Activities & Awards:
Intl. Jnl. of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, Editorial Board (2012-current)

Committee Chair, OSA Optical Sensors Meeting 2012 “Terahertz Sensors”

Organizing Committee, “Materials Research for Terahertz Technology Development Symposium,” Spring 2009 Materials Research Society Meeting

Member, Local Planning Committee, Fall 2008 Meeting of the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (hosted by Wright State University)

Montgomery County Educational Service Center STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Higher Education Fellow (2008, 2010)

Reviewer: Optics Express, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Sensors Journal,  International Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, SPIE Optical Engineering, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, IEEE Journal on Terahertz Science and Technology, Applied Optics

Grant reviewer: US Defense Threat and Reduction Agency, Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund, National Science Foundation

Co-Recipient of Wright State University Learning Community 2013 award for Outstanding Collaboration between a faculty member and a peer instructor

Recognition for Faculty Contribution to the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Wright State University (Nominated by students), April 2013

Recognition for Faculty Contribution to the University General Education Program at Wright State University (Nominated by students), April 2013


Professional Career:

2013-present Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Wright State University

2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Wright State University

2004-2007  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

2006- Visiting Fellow, Royal Society North America Incoming Short Visit Program, University of Leeds


Scholarly Activities:

Publications & Refereed Conference Proceedings: 38

Presentations and Invited Lectures: 27
Graduate Dissertations and Theses Directed: 6
Funding: $4,800,000 (National Science Foundation, Ohio Board of Regents, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Private Corporations)

Publications: (11 recent)

1. H. Huang, I. Pavel Sizemore, S.R. Higgins, J. Deibel, “Experimental Nanomaterials and Nanoscience: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications—Teaching Nanotechnology Through an Inter- disciplinary Laboratory Course,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Nano Education (2015).     

2. Deibel, J.A., Jones, H.R., Fosnight, A., Shaver, R., Best, E., Langley, D., Starman, L.A., and Coutu, R.A.: ‘Flexible Terahertz Metamaterials for Frequency Selective Surfaces’, in Shaw Iii, G., Prorok, B.C., Starman, L., and Furlong, C. (Eds.): ‘MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 5’ (Springer International Publishing, 2014), pp. 129-134.

3.      L. Owens, D. T. Petkie, and J. A. Deibel, "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Aerospace Materials using Terahertz Time-Domain Imaging," in Optical Sensors, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper SW4C.4.

4.      S. Ganti, Z. Gault, S. Smith, J.A. Deibel, I. Kemp, N. Schroeder, C. Druffner, “Characterization and Modeling of Laser Micro-Machined Periodically Corrugated Metallic Terahertz Wire Waveguides,” Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 33, 1104 – 1116 (2012).

5.      B. Scherger, M. Reuter, M. Scheller, K. Altmann, N. Vieweg, R. Dabrowski, J. A. Deibel, and M. Koch, “Discrete Terahertz Beam Steering with an Electrically Controlled Liquid Crystal Device,” Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 33, 1117 – 1122 (2012).

6.      S.T. Fiorino, J.A. Deibel, P.M Grice, M. H. Novak, J. Spinoza, L. Owens, and S. Ganti, “A Technique to Measure Optical Properties of Brownout Clouds for Modeling Terahertz Propagation,” Applied Optics 51, 3605-3613 (2012).

7.      L. Ma, S. B. Zhang, W. Cai, J. R. Gord, S. Roy, N. Schroeder, S. Ganti, S. Smith, IV, and J. A. Deibel, "Demonstration of Tomographic Imaging of Chemical Species Using THz Time-Domain Absorption Spectroscopy," in Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper LWA4. 

8.      F. Eichhorn, P. U. Jepsen, N. Schroeder, G. Kozlowski, J. A. Deibel, and K. K. Koziol, "Scattering of Terahertz Radiation from Oriented Carbon Nanotube Films," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IThC7.

9.      J.A. Deibel, M. Escarra, N. Berndsen, K. Wang, and D.M. Mittleman, “The excitation and emission of terahertz surface plasmon polaritons on metal wire waveguides,” Proceedings of the French Academy of Science (Comptes Rendus Physique) (invited article), 9, 215-231 (2008).

10.      H. Zhan, V. Astley, M. Hvasta, J. A. Deibel, D. M. Mittleman, and Y. –S. Lim, “The metal-insulator-transition in VO2 studied using terahertz apertureless near-field microscopy,” Applied Physics Letters, 91, 162110 (2007).

11.  J.A. Deibel, M. Escarra, N. Berndsen, K. Wang, and D.M. Mittleman, “Finite element method simulations of guided wave phenomena at terahertz frequencies,” Proceedings of the IEEE (invited article), 95, pp. 1624-1640 (2007).



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