Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Full Name: Jose Amador Mawyin Zapatier

Date of Birth: June 13, 1978. (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Nationality: Ecuadorian

Email: Jose@laser.physics.sunysb.edu, Latonus@hotmail.com

 

Education

  • 2001-2003 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Completed B. Sc. in Physics with a Minor in Optics.
  • 1997-2000 City University of New York at Queens.
  • 1996-1997 Martin van Buren High School.
  • 1992-1995 Liceo Naval del Ecuador, Fisico-Matematico (Guayaquil-Ecuador).
  • 1986-1992 Instituto Particular Abdon Calderon (Guayaquil-Ecuador).

 

Grant Award and Independent Study History

  • Spring 2004 – Study of hydrogen doped amorphous silicon thin films and its possible applications in communications technology and optical computing.
  • Winter 2003 – Study of beam flattening techniques for usage in Bichromatic Forces experiment. CAD design of two dimensional laser cooling chamber for usage in Rydberg Atom Optics experiment.
  • Summer 2003 – Research in Laser Teaching Center, SUNY at Stony Brook. Sponsored by an AGEP fellowship. Worked on improving a Matlab simulation of population transfer process under rapid adiabatic passage conditions. Also mentored High School Simon's students on their summer projects and introduced them to different topics in Optics and Lasers.
  • Winter 2002 – Independent study supported by NSF. Studied different techniques for frequency locking on broad area diode lasers.
  • Summer 2002 – Research in Laser Teaching Center, SUNY at Stony Brook. Sponsored by an AGEP fellowship and a ONR and NSF grant. Researched alternatives for the generation on 389nm laser light by using non-linear processes such as frequency conversion, frequency doubling and stimulated raman scattering.
  • Summer 2001 – Research in Laser Teaching Center, SUNY at Stony Brook. Sponsored by an AGEP fellowship. Researched multiple aspects of CCD sensors with the emphasis of how it can be used for data gathering in an Optics Lab.

 

Public Presentations

  • Stony Brook 2003 Undergraduate Achievement Day, poster presentation. Title: "Simulation of Optical Bloch Equations. Jose Mawyin, John Noe, Harold Metcalf, Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook. "
  • OSA 2002 Conference at Orlando - Florida, oral presentation. Title: “Sum Frequency Generation of Near Ultraviolet Light. Jose Mawyin, John Noe, Harold Metcalf, Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook."
  • Physics Senior Lab oral report. Title: "Mossbauer Spectroscopy of Fe57 nucleus. Jose Mawyin and Fouad Nassradine, Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook."
  • OSA 2001 Conference at Long Beach - California, oral presentation. Title: "Macroscopic Observation of Quantum Mechanical Effects: A study on the formation of interference fringes with polarized light. Jose Mawyin, Mirna Lerotic, John Noe, Harold Metcalf, Laser Teaching Center, Department of Physics and Astromy, State University at Stony Brook."
  • Stony Brook 2001 Undergraduate Achievement Day, poster presentation. Title: "Macroscopic Visualization of Quantum Mechanical Effects. Winner of "Excellence in Research" award.

 

Summary of Upper Level Undergraduate Courses

  • Mechanics: (“Classical Mechanics”, Goldstein et al.)
  • Electricity and Magnetism: ("Electromagnetism", Pollack and Stump)
  • Quantum Mechanics: ("Introduction to Quantum Mechanics", David J. Griffiths)
  • Solid State: ("Introduction to Solid States Physics", Kittel)
  • Optics: ("Optics", Eugene Hecht)
  • Lasers: Theory and applications. ("Lasers", Peter W. Milonni, Joseph H. Eberly)
  • Electronics Lab: Introduction to electrical circuits, low and high pass filters, diodes and operational amplifiers.
  • Senior Lab: Worked with Fouad Nassradine on "Bragg Diffraction", "Binary Stars" and "Mossbauer Spectroscopy" experiments, each project had to be completed within a month.

Fields of Interest

Atom optics, non-linear optics and materials, meta-stable and dark states, high Rydberg states and photonic materials.

 

Computer skills

  • User of Linux, MacOS, DOS and Win9x systems.
  • Experience programming on IDL, Maple, Mathematica and MatLab packages.
  • Experience modeling Gaussian beam propagation on Zemax and Oslo.
  • Experience CAD designing monolithic equipment on SolidWorks.
  • Basic knowledge of FORTRAN 95 and JAVA computer languages.
  • Experience on computer hardware trouble-shooting and components integration.

 

Language skills

  • Spanish (native language): Technical, colloquial, writing and reading proficiency.
  • English: Technical, colloquial, writing and reading proficiency.
  • French: Reading proficiency.