University Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.
Her research bridges from material to optical sciences. She is engaged in the growth and characterization of high bandgap oxide materials for the engineering of interference coatings for high power lasers, and is also actively involved in using bright coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10-50 nm for optics applications such as imaging, spectrometry and ablation.
Winner of an R&D 100 Award for the invention of a table-top 46.9 nm wavelength microscope that can capture images in a single nanosecond with wavelength spatial resolution, e.g. 50 nm, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physical Society , the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Optical Society of America, and Founding Editor and former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Photonics Journal.