FIP Seminar: Research at the US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate ... and how the Army wound up imaging historic artwork

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hudson Hall 125

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Dr. Jason G. Zeibel, Physicist at US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate

The US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) has the mission to develop all the equipment that the soldier uses to see.  Located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, NVESD has been providing state-of-art sensors to our soldiers for over 60 years to maintain our overmatch and 'Own the Night'.  Our mission today leads us to research programs in a wide ranging portfolio of electro-optic disciplines.  This includes traditional imaging areas such as optics, coatings, displays, lasers, and focal plane arrays (FPAs), but also new focuses in such diverse topics as neural networks, synthetic aperture radar, strained-layer-supperlattices, quantum dots, digital microelectronics, and hyperspectral sensor development.  This talk will highlight a few of these research areas, and then focus on our long-standing research collaboration with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) where we use cutting edge Army sensors to aid in masterwork conservation

Dr. Zeibel is a physicist at the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Fort Belvoir, VA.  He is the head of the Camera Technology Branch in NVESD’s Science and Technology Division.  In this role, he directs the test and evaluation of emerging camera technologies, to include image intensifiers, Si CMOS cameras, Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) sensors, photon counting thermal systems, and uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) bolometer systems.  He was previously head of the hyperspectral sensor development for NVESD’s Science and Technology Division, where he directed the testing and evaluation of currently fielded and developmental hyperspectral sensors. Dr. Zeibel received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University (1997).  He then entered into graduate work at the University of Virginia, receiving a M.A. in Physics (2001) and a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics (2003).  His dissertation studied the use of ultrashort infrared and terahertz laser pulses to manipulate electron wave functions.   Dr. Zeibel was appointed as a Physicist in the Infrared Camera Technology (IRCT) Group of the NVESD S&T Division in April 2003.  He has been published in various scientific journals including Physical Review A, Journal of Physics B, Physical Review Letters, Applied Optics, and Angewandte Chemie.  Dr. Zeibel has received multiple US Army Research and Development Achievement awards as well as being twice honored with the Best Paper Award by the Military Sensing Symposium conference.


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