OSTC

Optical Science and
Technology Center

Director

Marc Armstrong

Marc Armstrong

Professor, Collegiate Fellow and Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure
OSTC
319-335-0153
313 Jessup Hall

The Associate Dean for Research & Infrastructure, Marc Armstrong, oversees the development of external support for the College, as well as the College's research centers, institutes, and academic resource centers. He coordinates the College's participation in faculty development and internal research award programs. He also has responsibility for the College's infrastructure, including space assignment and renewal, equipment, technical support, and departmental general expense budgets and requests.

Professor Armstrong served as chair of the Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences (2000–2012) and as interim departmental executive officer for several other CLAS units, including Interim Director of the Optical Science and Technology Center (2017- ), Interim Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (2007–2009), Interim Chair of the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures (2010–2011), Interim Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2010–2011), Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Studies (2011–2013), and Interim Chair of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature (2012–2014). In addition, Armstrong has served as Interim Associate Dean for Research in CLAS (Fall, 2006), as an Administrative Fellow in the College, and as Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Education (2014-2016).

Contact Allison Bierman, (335-3994), to schedule an appointment with Associate Dean Armstrong.

Aju Jugessur

Aju Jugessur

Director, University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility
OSTC
319-353-2342
202 IATL

Aju Jugessur received a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics, Electronic engineering, with a focus on Nanofabrication, from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University, Canada. His expertise is in the area of photonic devices, nanolithography, and nanofabrication. He was a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he spearheaded the establishment and development of the state-of-the-art Nanolithography Facility. He has introduced courses on nanolithography and micro- and nano-fabrication. His research interests are at the crossroads of several areas such as photonic crystals, nanofabrication and optical sensing. He has authored numerous scientific and technical journal publications. He is a Member of IEEE and the American Nanosociety.

 

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