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David Crouse

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156 CAMP Building
Clarkson University
PO Box 5720,
Potsdam, NY 13699-5720

Phone: 315-268-6585
FAX: 315-268-7600

Educational Background
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University (2002)
BS in Honors Physics, Purdue University (1997)

Teaching Interests
Dr. Crouse teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to materials, solid-state physics, electromagnetism, optoelectronics and metamaterials.
Research Interests

Dr. Crouse’s research interest includes light-matter interactions and the development of applications.  Applications include the development of next-generation solar cells, fiber optics, advanced imaging systems, sensors for chemical and biological detection, antennas, directed energy systems plus other applications.  Research fields include metamaterials, photonic crystals, plasmonic structures, nanotechnology, acoustic metamaterials, semiconductor devices and optoelectronics.  Dr. Crouse’s research laboratory performs fundamental research through technology, including device design and simulation, nano/microfabrication, testing and characterization, and interactions with companies to transition technologies through to commercialization.  

Dr. Crouse was the founding Director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM), and continues to serve as the Clarkson University Site Director of the CfM.  The CfM includes Clarkson University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as over 13 member companies.  Dr. Crouse is also the founder and currently senior technical advisor for Phoebus Optoelectronics, a company that performs advanced optoelectronic device development.