Home Page of Dr. Aaron Wade

 

 

 

Education:

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physics (2008 – 2010)
University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH
Specialization: Opto-electronics characterization of nano-devices

Ph.D, Physics (2003 – 2008)
Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL
Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics
Thesis: Quantum Cascade Lasers in High Magnetic Fields

B.S., Physics (1999 – 2003)
University of West Florida; Pensacola, FL
Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics

Courses Taught:

Current Projects:

SCALE-UP:

I am currently implementing the SCALE-UP method of teaching here at UWF. You can find out more information at the following links:

This is a presentation given by Robert Beichner on SCALE-UP

Student-Centered Active Learnign Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies.

Research:

My students are building capacitance cells in order to measure the electronic properties of liquid crystals. In addition, they are building an optical microscopy set-up in order to investigate their optical properties.

 

Publications:

  1. Prayaga, L., Prayaga, C., Wade, A., Suri, N., Whiteside, A., Hawthorne, J., Kulich, M. & Přeučil, L. (2012), "RILE -- Robotic Interactive Learning Environment", In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Robotics in Education, RiE2012. September 2012., pp. 121-126. MatfyzPress, Czech Republic link
  2. Montezeri, M; Wade, A; , L.M.; Jackson, H.E.; Yarrison-Rice, J.M. PHotomodulated Rayleigh Scattering of Single Semiconductor Nanowires: Probing Electronic Band Structure. Nano Lett., 11, 4329-4336 (2011).
  3. Kumar, P.; Wade, A.; Smith, L.M.; Jackson, H.E.; Yarrison-Rice, J.M.; Choi, Y.J.; Park, J.G., Photocurrent spectroscopy of single CdS nanosheets: Valence band structure and two photon absorption. App. Phys. Lett., 98, 143102 (2011).
  4. Maharjan, A.; Pemasiri, K.; Kumar, P.; Wade, A.; Smith, L.M.; Jackson, H.E.; Yarrison-Rice, J.M.; Kogan, A.; Paiman, S.; Gao, Q.; Tan, H.H.; Jagadish, C., Room temperature photocurrent spectroscopy of single zincblende and wurtzite InP nanowires, Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 193115 (2009).
  5. Wade, A; Fedorov, G; Smirnov, D; Kumar, S; Hu, Q and Williams, B.S., Magnetic-field-assisted terahertz quantum cascade laser operating up to 225 K, Nature Photonics, vol. 3, pp. 41-45 (2009).
  6. Faugeras, C.; Leuliet, A.; Vasanelli, A.; Sirtori, C.; Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Teissier, R.; Baranov, A.N.; Barate, D. and Devenson, J., Quantum efficiency of a 2-level InAs/AlSb quantum cascade structure, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B, 21 (8&9), 1471 (2007).
  7. Leuliet, A.; Wade, A.; Vasanelli, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Giovannini, M.; Faist, J.; Bastard, G.; Vinter, B. and Sirtori, C., Electron scattering spectroscopy by high magnetic field in mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers, AIP Conf. Proc., 893, 497 (2007).
  8. Faugeras, C.; Wade, A.; Leuliet, A.; Vasanelli, A.; Sirtori, C.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Teissier, R.; Baranov, A. N.; Barate, D. and Devenson, J., Radiative quantum efficiency in an InAs/AlSb intersubband transition, Phys. Rev. B, 74 (11), 113303 (2006).
  9. Leuliet, A.; Vasanelli, A.; Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Bastard, G. and Sirtori, C., Electron scattering spectroscopy by a high magnetic field in quantum cascade lasers, Phys. Rev. B, 73 (8), 085311 (2006).
  10. Vasanelli, A.; Leuliet, A.; Sirtori, C.; Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Bastard, G.; Vinter, B.; Giovannini, M. and Faist, J., Role of elastic scattering mechanisms in GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett., 89, 172120 (2006).
  11. Choi, E.S.; Jobiliong, E.; Wade, A.; Goetz, E.; Brooks, J.S.; Yamada, J.; Mizutani, T.; Kinoshita, T. and Tokumoto, M., Fermiology and superconductivity studies on the non-tetrachalcogenafulvalene structured organic superconductor b-(BDA-TTP)2SbF6, Phys. Rev. B, 67, 174511 (2003).

Presentations

  1. Wade, A; Montezeri, M; Jackson, H.E.; Smith, L.M., Photomodulated Reflectance Spectroscopy of GaAs and GaP Nanowires, American Physical Society March Meeting, Dallas, Texan, March 21-25 (2011).
  2. Smirnov, D.; Kim, Y.; Wade, A.; Williams, B.S.; Kumar, S.; Hu, Q.; Reno, J.L., Sub-THz emission from quantum cascade lasers. 30th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, Seoul, Korea, July 25-30 (2010).
  3. Wade, A.; Kumar, P.; Jackson, H.E.; Smith, L.M.; Choi, Y.J.; Park, J.G., Spatially-resolved photoluminescence and photocurrent spectroscopy of CdS nanosheet devices, American Physical Society March Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 15-19 (2010).
  4. Wade, A; Fedorov, G; Smirnov, D; Kumar, S; Hu, Q and Williams, B.S.; Reno, J., Magnetic field assisted sub-THz Quantum Cascade Lasers, American Physical Society March Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 16-20 (2009).
  5. Wade, A; Fedorov, G; Smirnov, D; Kumar, S; Hu, Q and Williams, B.S., Magnetic field controlled sub-THz Quantum Cascade Laser, 29th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27-August 1 (2008).
  6. Wade, A; Fedorov, G; Smirnov, D; Kumar, S; Hu, Q and Williams, B.S., Magnetic field controlled sub-THz emission in Quantum Cascade Lasers, American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 10-14 (2008).
    6. Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Williams, B.S.; Kumar, S.; Hu, Q., Strong, magnetic field controlled sub-THz multi-wavelength emission in a Quantum Cascade Laser, 9th Int. Conf. on Intersubband Transitions in Quantum Wells, Ambleside, Cumbria, U.K., September 9-14 (2007).
  7. Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Leuliet, A.; Vasanelli, A. and Sirtori, C., Effects of high magnetic fields on the scattering rates of GaAs/AlGaAs and GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade lasers, American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 13-17 (2006).
  8. Wade, A.; Fedorov, G.; Smirnov, D.; Leuliet, A.; Vasanelli, A.; Marcadet, X. and Sirtori, C., Magneto-spectroscopy of MIR quantum cascade lasers, 12th Int. Conf. on Narrow Gap Semiconductors, Toulouse, France, July 3-7 (2005); Published in Institute of Physics Conference Series (187).
  9. Wade, A. and Smirnov, D., Characterization of Quantum Cascade Lasers at High Magnetic Fields, 16th Int. Conf. on High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics, Tallahassee, FL, August (2004)

Student Presentation

Grants/Proposals

2012