David Crouse

David Crouse

Associate Professor
Director, CUNY CAT Electrical Engineering
Director, Center for Metamaterials NSF I/UCRC
City College of New York
140th St. at Convent Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10031
Tel: (212) 650-5330 Fax: (212) 650-7760
crouse@cunycat.org
dcrouse@ccny.cuny.edu

 

Education

Cornell University

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

2002

Purdue University

B.S. Physics

1997


Research Interest and professional summary

My teaching and research focuses on developing advanced metamaterials and other optoelectronic materials and devices that have practical applications in renewable energy devices, solar cells, sensors, advanced imaging systems, optical coatings, and advanced optical materials.  I am the Director of two industry/university cooperative research organizations, the National Science Foundation IUCRC Center for Metamaterials (CfM) and the New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT).  Our research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, with faculty and researchers from numerous fields of engineering and science involved in the projects, and with our labs regularly interacting with over 30 large and small companies.  The CAT and CfM have developed a small business incubator/accelerator for CUNY spin-off technology companies, entrepreneurship training sessions, and lead CUNY in developing policies supporting and managing the creation of spin-off companies.  The companies I have spun-off from my academic research laboratories have generated over $8M in revenue from SBIR and STTR awards, large government contracts and product sold to large companies.  I bring these critcal industry-relevant experiences and real-life emphasis of engineering and science to the classroom.  By integrating modern engineering techniques and tools into the curriculum, I have successfully placed many of my students in corporate internships and full-time employment.

Selected PublicationS

[1]     Mandel, Isroel M., Andrii B. Golovin, and David T. Crouse. "Fano phase resonances in multilayer metal-dielectric compound gratings." Physical Review A 87.5 (2013): 053847.

[2]     Mandel, I. M., Golovin, A. B., & Crouse, D. T. (2013). Analytical description of the dispersion relation for phase resonances in compound transmission gratings. Physical Review A87(5), 053833.

[3]     Mandel, I., Gollub, J., Bendoym, I., & Crouse, D. (2013). Theory and Design of A Novel Integrated Polarimetric Sensor Utilizing a Light Sorting Metamaterial Grating.

[4]     Enemuo, A., Nolan, M., Uk Jung, Y., Golovin, A. B., & Crouse, D. T. (2013). Extraordinary light circulation and concentration of s-and p-polarized phase resonances. Journal of Applied Physics113(1), 014907-014907.

[5]     Lansey, E., Hooper, I. R., Gollub, J. N., Hibbins, A. P., & Crouse, D. T. (2012). Light localization, photon sorting, and enhanced absorption in subwavelength cavity arrays. Optics express20(22), 24226-24236.

[6]     Mandel, I., Lansey, E., Gollub, J. N., & Crouse, D. T. (2012, October). An effective cavity resonance model for enhanced optical transmission through a periodic array of subwavelength square apertures. In SPIE NanoScience+ Engineering (pp. 845735-845735). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

[7]     Bendoym, I., Golovin, A. B., & Crouse, D. T. (2012). The light filtering and guiding properties of high finesse phase resonant compound gratings. Optics Express20(20), 22830-22846.

[8]     Lansey, E., Pishbin, N., Gollub, J. N., & Crouse, D. T. (2012). Analytical analysis of the resonance response of subwavelength nanoscale cylindrical apertures in metal at near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared frequencies. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics29(3), 262-267.

[9]     Lansey, E., Mandel, I., Gollub, J., & Crouse, D. (2012). A new theoretical model for enhanced optical transmission through thin films. Bulletin of the American Physical Society57.

[10]       Bendoym, I., Pishbin, N., Lansey, E., & Crouse, D. T. (2011). Rapidly optimizing optoelectronic devices using full wave 3d simulation software. Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices19(7933), 793327.

[11]       Lansey, E., & Crouse, D. T. (2010, August). Design of photonic metamaterial multi-junction solar cells using rigorous coupled wave analysis. In SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology (pp. 777205-777205). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

[12]       Crouse, D. (2009, January). Polarization independent lensing and superbeaming in plasmonic crystals and applications to focal plane arrays. InIEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Meeting Series, 2009 (pp. 50-51). IEEE.

[13]       Crouse, D. (2008, August). Controlling and measuring the polarization state of light using compound gratings and other plasmonic/photonic crystal structures and applications to polarimetric sensors. In Optical Engineering+ Applications(pp. 70650G-70650G). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

[14]       Crouse, M. M., James, T. L., & Crouse, D. (2008, August). Fabrication, characterization of II-VI semiconductor nanowires and applications in infrared focal plane arrays. In Optical Engineering+ Applications (pp. 70950J-70950J). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

[15]       Crouse, D., Jaquay, E., Maikal, A., & Hibbins, A. P. (2008). Light circulation and weaving in periodically patterned structures. Physical Review B77(19), 195437.

[16]       Crouse, D., Hibbins, A. P., & Lockyear, M. J. (2008). Tuning the polarization state of enhanced transmission in gratings. Applied Physics Letters92(19), 191105-191105.

[17]       Ikram, A. A., Crouse, D. T., & Crouse, M. M. (2007). Electrochemical fabrication of cadmium telluride quantum dots using porous anodized aluminum on a silicon substrate. Materials Letters61(17), 3666-3668.

[18]       Crouse, D, "X-ray Diffraction and the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. A Tutorial and Historical Account of James Watson and Francis Crick's Use of X-ray Diffraction in Their Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA." Journal of Chemical Education 84, no. 5 (2007): 803.

[19]       Crouse, D., & Keshavareddy, P. (2007). Polarization independent enhanced optical transmission in one-dimensional gratings and device applications. Optics Express15(4), 1415-1427.

[20]       Crouse, D., & Crouse, M. (2006). Design and numerical modeling of normal-oriented quantum wire infrared photodetector array. Infrared physics & technology48(3), 227-234.

[21]       Crouse, D. (2006). Phonon modes and electron-phonon interactions in cylindrical quantum wires: Macroscopic and microscopic analyses for device applications. Journal of applied physics100(1), 014509-014509.

[22]       Crouse, D., Arend, M., Zou, J., & Keshavareddy, P. (2006). Numerical modeling of electromagnetic resonance enhanced silicon metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors. Optics express14(6), 2047-2061.

[23]       Crouse, D., & Keshavareddy, P. (2006). A method for designing electromagnetic resonance enhanced silicon-on-insulator metal–semiconductor–metal photodetectors. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics8(2), 175.

[24]       Crouse, D. (2005). Numerical modeling and electromagnetic resonant modes in complex grating structures and optoelectronic device applications. Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on52(11), 2365-2373.

[25]       Crouse, D., & Solomon, R. (2005). Numerical modeling of surface plasmon enhanced silicon on insulator avalanche photodiodes. Solid-state electronics,49(10), 1697-1701.

[26]       Crouse, D., & Keshavareddy, P. (2005). Role of optical and surface plasmon modes in enhanced transmission and applications. Optics Express13(20), 7760-7771.

[27]       Crouse, M. M., Miller, A. E., Crouse, D. T., & Ikram, A. A. (2005). Nanoporous alumina template with in situ barrier oxide removal, synthesized from a multilayer thin film precursor. Journal of The Electrochemical Society152(10), D167-D172.

[28]       Crouse, D. (2005). Optoelectronics, Displays, and Imaging-Numerical Modeling and Electromagnetic Resonant Modes in Complex Grating Structures and Optoelectronic Device Applications. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices,52(11), 2365-2373.

[29]       Crouse, M. M., Miller, A. E., Crouse, D. T., & Ikram, A. A. (2005). Electrochemical Synthesis and Engineering-Nanoporous Alumina Template with In Situ Barrier Oxide Removal, Synthesized from a Multilayer Thin Film Precursor. Journal of the Electrochemical Society152(10), D167.

[30]       Crouse, D. T., & Lo, Y. H. (2004). Nonsteady-state surface plasmons in periodically patterned structures. Journal of applied physics95(8), 4163-4172.

[31]       Sundararajan, S. P., Crouse, D., & Lo, Y. H. (2002). Gallium nitride: Method of defect characterization by wet oxidation in an oxalic acid electrolytic cell. Journal of vacuum science & technology b: microelectronics and nanometer structures,20(4), 1339-1341.

[32]       Crouse, D., Lo, Y. H., Miller, A. E., & Crouse, M. (2000). Self-ordered pore structure of anodized aluminum on silicon and pattern transfer. Applied Physics Letters76(1), 49-51.

[33]       Crouse, D., Lo, Y. H., Miller, A. E., & Crouse, M. (1999). Self-assembled nanostructures using anodized alumina thin films for optoelectronic applications. In LEOS'99. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 1999 12th Annual Meeting(Vol. 1, pp. 234-235). IEEE.

[34]       Crouse, D., Zhu, Z. H., Lo, Y. H., & Hou, H. (1998, December). Fabrication of photonic devices on Si using pick-and-place multi-wafer technology. In Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, 1998. LEOS'98. IEEE (Vol. 1, pp. 87-88). IEEE.

[35]       Zhou, Y. C., Zhu, Z. H., Crouse, D., & Lo, Y. H. (1998). Electrical properties of wafer-bonded GaAs/Si heterojunctions. Applied physics letters73(16), 2337-2339.

[36]       Zhu, Z. H., Zhou, Y. C., Crouse, D., & Lo, Y. H. (1998). Pick-and-place multi-wafer bonding for optoelectronic integration. Electronics Letters34(12), 1256-1257.

[37]       Lo, Y. H., Zhu, Z. H., Zhou, R., Zhang, J., Dagel, D., Srivatsa, L. N., ... & Crouse, D. (1998). Compliant substrate technology for heterogeneous integration. Critical reviews of optical science and technology, 56-79.

[38]       Chang, J. C. P., Ye, J., Melloch, M. R., Crouse, D. T., & Nolte, D. D. (1997). Formation of elemental Ag precipitates in AlGaAs by ion implantation and thermal annealing. Applied physics letters71(24), 3501-3503.

[39]       Crouse, D., Nolte, D. D., Chang, J. C. P., & Melloch, M. R. (1997). Optical absorption by Ag precipitates in AlGaAs. Journal of applied physics81(12), 7981-7987.

Selected patents

[1]     KODER, Ronald, and David CROUSE. "PATTERNED COMPOSITE LIGHT HARVESTING STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING." WIPO Patent No. 2010121189. 22 Oct. 2010.

[2]     CROUSE, David, Thomas JAMES, and Michael CROUSE. "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES COMPRISING ANTIREFLECTIVE CONDUCTIVE LAYERS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING." WIPO Patent No. 2010078014. 9 Jul. 2010.

[3]     CROUSE, David, and Pavan Kumar REDDY. "SUB-WAVELENGTH STRUCTURES, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR LIGHT CONTROL IN MATERIAL COMPOSITES." WIPO Patent No. 2009076395. 19 Jun. 2009.

[4]     CROUSE, David, Michael CROUSE, and Thomas JAMES. "OPTICAL DEVICE WITH ARRAY OF APERTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE OPTICAL DEVICE." WIPO Patent No. 2010099261. 3 Sep. 2010.

[5]     Crouse, David. "Method and device for concentrating light in optoelectronic devices using resonant cavity modes." U.S. Patent No. 7,701,025. 20 Apr. 2010.

[6]     CROUSE, David, and Thomas JAMES. "HORIZONTALLY DISTRUTIBUTED ARRAY OF SOLAR CELLS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING." WIPO Patent No. 2010028358. 12 Mar. 2010.

[7]     CROUSE, David, and Thomas JAMES. "OPTICAL STRUCTURES WITH REDUCED DIFFRACTION AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING." WIPO Patent No. 2010017400. 12 Feb. 2010.

[8]     CROUSE, David, and Pavan Kumar REDDY. "SUB-WAVELENGTH STRUCTURES, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR LIGHT CONTROL IN MATERIAL COMPOSITES." WIPO Patent No. 2009076395. 19 Jun. 2009.

[9]     CROUSE, David, Thomas JAMES, and Ataul IKRAM. "METHOD OF ELIMINATING AND MONITORING THE ELIMINATION OF ALUMINUM OXIDE AND OTHER MATERIALS AT THE BASE OF PORES IN POROUS ANODIZED ALUMINUM." WIPO Patent No. 2009026592. 27 Feb. 2009.

[10]       AREND, Mark, and David CROUSE. "HIGH RESPONSIVITY HIGH BANDWIDTH METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR-METAL OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE." WIPO Patent No. 2005092037. 7 Oct. 2005.

[11]       Arend, Mark, and David Crouse. "HIGH RESPONSIVITY HIGH BANDWIDTH METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR-METAL OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE." European Patent No. EP 1735842. 27 Dec. 2006.

[12]       Arend, Mark, and David Crouse. "High responsivity high bandwidth metal-semiconductor-metal optoelectronic device." U.S. Patent No. 7,423,254. 9 Sep. 2008.

[13]       Crouse, Michael M., et al. "Enabling nanostructured materials via multilayer thin film precursor and applications to biosensors." U.S. Patent No. 6,869,671. 22 Mar. 2005.

[14]       CROUSE, David, et al. "NANOSTRUCTURE LIGHT EMITTERS USING PLASMON-PHOTON COUPLING." WIPO Patent No. 2001039285. 1 Jun. 2001.