Dr. SERGIO B. MENDES

Professor of Physics

Dept of Physics and Astronomy - University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

phone: (502) 852‐0908

e‐mail: sbmend01@louisville.edu

website: http://www.physics.louisville.edu/sbmendes/

EDUCATION

· Ph.D., Optical Sciences (advisor: James J. Burke), University of Arizona, Tucson, 1997.

· M.S., Optical Sciences (advisor: H. Angus Macleod), University of Arizona, Tucson, 1994.

· M.S., Physics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 1991.

· B.S., Physics, University of o Paulo, o Paulo, Brazil, 1982.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

· Professor 2011 ‐ date, Associate Professor 2006 2011, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; joint appointment with Chemistry Dept., University of Louisville, KY.

· Associate Research Professor 2004 2006, Adjunct 2000 2003, Assistant Research Professor 1997 2000, College of Optical Sciences and Chemistry Dept, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

· Director of Product Development, 20002003, NP Photonics Inc., Tucson, AZ.

· Associate Professor, 2000, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

· Graduate Research Associate, 1991 1996, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 

· Optical Physicist and Technical Manager, 1984 1991, Funbec, o Paulo, SP, Brazil.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

· Co‐Principal Investigator of the project “Rapid Diagnostic Test for Pneumonia and Determination of Causative Agent” supported by Jewish Heritage Funds for Excellence, amount $274.5K, from Nov/2015 to Apr/2018. Principal Investigator: Martin O'Toole (Bioengineering Dept, University of Louisville).

· Principal Investigator of the project “Development of a Field Probe for Analysis of Phytoplankton Carbon Biomasssupported by NASA, amount $80K, from Sept/2013 to Aug/2015.

· CoPrincipal Investigator of the project “Development of Electron State Depletion Microscopesupported by NSF, amount $670K, from Oct/2011 to Sept/2015. Principal Investigator: Bruce Alphenaar (Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept, University of Louisville).

· Principal Investigator of the project “Ultrafast Transient Optical Spectroscopy in Biomolecular Assembliessupported by EVPR University of Louisville, amount of $10K, from Jan/2013 to Dec/2013.

· CoPrincipal Investigator of the project “Engineering Platforms for Exploring Cellular and Molecular Signaling Processessupported by EPSCoR program of the National Science Foundation, amount $6.4M, from Sept/2008 to Aug/2013. Principal Investigator: Andrea Gobin (Bioengineering Dept, University of Louisville).

· CoPrincipal Investigator of the project “Liquid Aperture Coulter Countersupported by NASA, amount $226K, from Oct/2010 to Mar/ 2013. Principal Investigator: Cindy Harnett (Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept, University of Louisville).

· Principal Investigator of the project “Novel UV Optical Waveguides for Sensitive Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Filmssupported by National Institute of Health, amount of $467K, from Sept/2006 to Aug/2011.

· Principal Investigator of the project “Plasmonic Enhancement of Optical Fiber Interfaces for Graphene Interrogation” supported by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, amount of $80K, from Sept/2009 to Dec/2011.

· Principal Investigator of the Research Opportunity Award supported by National Science Foundation, amount of $26.6K, from May‐Dec/2008.

· Principal Investigator of the project “Development of an Electroactive Fiber‐Optic Chip for Optical/Electrochemical Characterization of Planar‐Supported Biological Materials” supported by National Science Foundation, amount of $494K, from July/2004 to Dec/2008.

 

· Co‐Principal Investigator of the project “Ion Channel/Membrane Arrays on Electroactive Waveguide for Biomolecular Assays” supported by National Institute of Health, amount of $1.9M ($303K allocated to Mendes), from Sept/2006 to July/2010. Principal Investigator: S. Scott Saavedra (Chemistry Dept, University of Arizona).

· Co‐Principal Investigator of the project “MRI: Acquisition of a Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition System for Applications in Micro/Nano Technology” supported by National Science Foundation, amount of $425K, from Aug/2007 to Jul/2008. Principal Investigator: Shamus P. McNamara (ECE, University of Louisville).

· Co‐Principal Investigator of the project “Ligand‐Gated, Ion Channel Sensing Membranes Coupled to Novel, Fluorescence‐Based Waveguide Platforms Through Conducting Polymer Supports” supported by National Science Foundation, amount of $600K ($253K allocated to Mendes), from August/2004 to July/2007. Principal Investigator: S. Scott Saavedra (Chemistry Dept, University of Arizona).

· Co‐Principal Investigator of the project “Integrated Optical Spectroelectrochemistry of Protein Films” supported by National Institute of Health, amount of $210K ($79K allocated to Mendes), from April/1999 to March/2001. Principal Investigator: S. Scott Saavedra (Chemistry Dept, University of Arizona).

· Proposal Originator and Project Coordinator for “Ultra Low‐Loss Films by Ion‐Beam Sputtering for Novel Polymer and Glass based Opto‐Electronic Devices” program funded by the Department of Defense (Durip), amount $360K, 1998. Principal Investigator: Nasser Peyghambarian (Opt Sciences, University of Arizona).

 

· Principal Investigator of the project “Optical Waveguide Sensors for Biological Detectionsponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, amount of $30K, from Jan/1999 to Sept/1999.

· Principal Investigator of the project "Waveguide Sensors for the Semiconductor Industry" sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Center, amount $140K, from March/98 to Feb/2000.

· Royalties earned from Research Corporation Technologies for licensing studies on the elected invention “Achromatic PrismCoupler,1997.

· Award for best work presented by graduate student at the Chemical Sensors and Interface Section of the 209th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, 1995.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

· Topical Editor at the Optical Society of America for the journal Applied Optics (20062009).

· Panelist at NSF for proposals review.

· Reviewer of Applied Optics, Optics Express, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Optics Letters, Optical Engineering, IEEE, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Analytical Chemistry, Talanta, etc.

· Conference Session Chair: Photonics East, 09/1999, “Advanced Materials and Optical Systems for Chemical and Biological Detection.

INVITED TALKS

· “Electrochemical Characterization of Redox Process using Single-Mode, Electroactive, Integrated Optic Waveguides”, Pacifichem 2015 Congress, Symposium Session “Optical Waveguide Techniques for the Analyses of Materials and Interfaces”, sponsored by the International Chemical Congress of the Pacific Baisin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 19, 2015.

· A Few Topics on Photonics, four-lectures tutorial, Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 13, 2015.

· “Short Course on Integrated Optics, Perm, Russia, May 05-08, 2015.

· “Photonics for Life Sciences”,  Tokyo, Japan, Dec 16, 2013.

· “Impedance Spectroscopy with Single‐Mode Integrated Optical Waveguides”, Material Research Society of Japan, Yokohama, Japan, Dec 11, 2013.

· Lectures on Photonics Research at the University of Louisville, Perm State University, Perm, Russia, Dec 05‐08, 2012.

· "Integrated Optical Waveguides for Studies of Ultra‐Thin Films", Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Sept. 21, 2011.

· “Advances in Surface Wave Spectroscopies for the Interrogation of Molecular Films”, Pacifichem 2010 Congress, Symposium Session “Optical Waveguide Techniques for the Analyses of Materials and Interfaces”, sponsored by the International Chemical Congress of the Pacific Baisin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 19, 2010.

· “Applications of Photonics for the Optical Interrogation of Molecular Films,” Workshop on Optical Waveguide Spectroscopies, Sapporo, Japan; organized by NIST Japan, July 14 2009.

· “Advanced Approaches for Extracting Molecular Information from Polarized Evanescent‐Wave Spectroscopies,” Dec 2005, Pacifichem 2005, Hawaii.

· “Guided wave modes as spectroscopic surface tools,” March 1999, colloquium at the Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

· “Integration of photonic devices and molecular films: A tool for monolayer studies and a platform for integrated optic sensors,” March 1999, Photoreaction Control and Photo‐Functional Materials Conference, organized by the Center of Excellence of the National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba, Japan.

· “Single‐mode planar optical waveguide sensor for chemical detection,” Photonics East, 1998, Boston, MA.

· “On probing molecular sub‐monolayers: a thin‐film waveguide approach of ultra sensitivity,” OSA Annual Meeting, 1998, Baltimore, MD.

· New optical detection techniques for chemical sensors, Photonics West, 1998, San Jose, CA. Proceedings of SPIE (1998), 3270 (Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection), 42‐49.

 

INVITED ARTICLES

· Bradshaw, J. T.; Mendes, S. B.; Saavedra, S. S. Planar Integrated Optical Waveguide Spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry (2005) 77(1), 28A36A.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott On Probing Molecular Monolayers: a Spectroscopic Optical Waveguide Approach of Ultrasensitivity. Optics Express (1999), 4(11), 449456.

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS

· B.M. Beam, J.L. Burnett, N.A. Webster. Applications of the Planar Fiber Optic Chip, invited book chapter in “Recent Progress in Optical Fiber Research,Editors: M. Yasin, S.W. Harun, and H. Arof; Intech, 2011, ISBN 9789533078236, chapter 18, p. 387

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· S.B. Mendes, S.S. Saavedra, and N.R. Armstrong. Electroactive Optical Waveguide for Chemical and Biosensing, invited book chapter in "Optical GuidedWave Chemical and Biosensors," Editors: Zourob, M. and Lakhtakia, A.; SpringerVerlag book series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors (2010), ISBN 9783540882411.

· D.R. Dunphy, S.B. Mendes, S.S. Saavedra, and N.R. Armstrong. Spectroelectrochemistry of Monolayer and Submonolayer Films using an Electroactive Integrated Optical Waveguide, invited book chapter in “Interfacial Electrochemistry, Theory, Experiment, and Applications,Ed. A. Wieckowski; Marcel Dekker, New York, 1999, chapter 29.

PATENTS

· Jiang, Shibin; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Nunzi Conti, Gualtiero; Nguyen, Dan T.; Wright, Ewan Malcolm; Chavez‐Pirson, Arturo; Kaneda, Yushi Multi‐mode erbium micro fiber amplifier (EMFA). U.S. Pat. 6,738,186 (May 18, 2004).

· Nikolajsen, Thomas; ChavezPirson, Arturo; Kaneda, Yushi; Jiang, Shibin; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Eradat, Nayer Reflective erbiumdoped amplifier. U.S. Pat. 6,700,697 (March 2, 2004).

· Kaneda, Yushi; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Jiang, Shibin Total internal reflection (TIR) coupler and method for sidecoupling pump light into a fiber. U.S. Pat. 6,529,318 (March 4, 2003).

· ChavezPirson, Arturo; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Jiang, Shibin; Kaneda, Yushi; Nikolajsen, Thomas Sidepumped multiport optical amplifier and method of manufacture using fiber drawing technologies. U.S. Pat. 6,778,319 (August 17, 2004).

· Hu, Yongdan; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Jiang, Shibin; Hocde, Sandrine; Kaneda, Yushi Multimode pumped ASE source using phosphate and tellurite glasses. U.S. Pat. Appl. 0109225 A1 (June 10, 2004).

TEACHING

code course semester
PHYS 611 Electromagnetic Theory Spring/2014
PHYS 224 Lab Fund. of Physics II Spring/2014
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Fall/2013
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2013
PHYS 611 Electromagnetic Theory Spring/2013
PHYS 224 Lab Fund. of Physics II Spring/2013
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Spring/2013
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2012
PHYS 224 Lab Fund. of Physics II Fall/2012
PHYS 222 Fundamentals of Physics II Spring/2012
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2011
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Fall/2011
ECE 540 Laser and Electro‐Optics Fall/2011
PHYS 545 Advanced Optics Spring/2011
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2010
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Fall/2010
PHYS 545 Advanced Optics Spring/2010
PHYS 300 Modern Physics Spring/2010
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2009
PHYS 300 Modern Physics Spring/2009
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2008
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Fall/2008
PHYS 355 Optics Fall/2007
PHYS 356 Optics Lab Fall/2007
PHYS 299‐01A Intr. Electr., Mag. & Light Spring/2007
PHYS 299‐01B Intr. Electr., Mag. & Light Spring/2007

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

· Jafar H. Ghithan, Monica Moreno, Guilherme Sombrio, Rajat Chauhan, Martin O'Toole, and Sergio B. Mendes, Influenza Virus Immunosensor with an Electro-Active Optical Waveguide under Potential Modulation, Optics Letters, accepted for publication, in press. (2017).

· Xue Han and Sergio B. Mendes, Electron-Transfer Rate in Potential-Modulated Redox Reactions with Electron-Active Optical Waveguides, Analytical Sciences, accepted for publication, in press (2017).

· Xue Han and Sergio B. Mendes, Spectroelectrochemical Properties of Ultra-Thin Indium Tin Oxide Films under Electric Potential Modulation,  Thin Solid Films (2016), 603, 230–237.

· Uliana O. Salgaeva, Anatoliy B. Volyncev, and Sergio B. Mendes, Surface Modification of Optical Materials with Hydrogen Plasma for Fabrication of Bragg Gratings, Applied Optics (2016), 55, 485-490.

· Han Xue and Sergio B. Mendes, Optical Impedance Spectroscopy with Single‐Mode Electro‐Active Integrated Optical Waveguides, Analytical Chemistry (2014), 86, 1468-1477.

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr and Sergio B. Mendes, Extension of the Broadband Single‐Mode Integrated Optical Waveguide Technique to the Ultraviolet Spectral Region and its Applications, Analyst (2014), 139, 1396-1402.

· Courtney L. Byard, Han Xue, and Sergio B. Mendes, AngleMultiplexed Waveguide Resonance of High Sensitivity and Its Application to Nanosecond Dynamics of Molecular Assemblies, Analytical Chemistry (2012), 84, 9762–9767.

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Geoffrey C. Hoops, and Sergio B. Mendes, Effects of sodium chloride on the properties of chlorophyll a submonolayer adsorbed onto hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces using broadband spectroscopy with singlemode integrated optical waveguides, Optical Engineering (2011), 50, 071109.

· Marcelo B. Pereira, Jill S. Craven, and Sergio B. Mendes, Solid Immersion Lens at the Aplanatic Condition for Enhancing the Spectral Bandwidth of a Waveguide Grating Coupler, Optical Engineering (2010), 49, 124601.

· Mustafa M. Aslan, Nathan A. Webster, Courtney L. Byard, Marcelo B. Pereira, Colin M. Hayes, Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, and Sergio B. Mendes, Lowloss Optical Waveguides for the Near UltraViolet and Visible Spectral Regions with Al2O3 Thin Films from Atomic Layer Deposition, Thin Solid Films (2010), 518, 49354940.

 

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Geoffrey C. Hoops, Mustafa M. Aslan, Courtney L. Byard and Sergio B. Mendes, Investigations of the Q and CT Bands of Cytochrome c Adsorbed onto Alumina Surfaces Using Broadband Spectroscopy with Single‐Mode Integrated Optical Waveguides, J. Phys. Chem. C (2009), 113, 8306‐8312.

· Beam, B. M.; Armstrong, N. R.; and Mendes, S. B. An Electroactive Fiber Optic Chip for Spectroelectrochemical Characterization of Ultra‐Thin Redox Active Films. Analyst (2009) 134, 454‐459, featured article for the issue cover.

· Brooke M. Beam, Adam Simmonds, Peter A. Veneman, Erin Ratcliff, Sergio B. Mendes, S. S. Saavedra, and Neal R. Armstrong. Waveguide‐Based Chemical and Spectroelectrochemical Sensor Platforms, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions (2009), vol 19 (6) 109‐117.

· Kumaran, N.; Donley, C. L.; Mendes, S. B.; Armstrong, N.R. Characterization of the Angular Orientation Distribution of Discotic Molecules in Thin Film Assemblies: Combinations of Polarized Transmission and Reflection‐Absorption Infrared Spectroscopies. J. Phys. Chem. C (2008) 112, 4971‐4977.

· Kraning, C. M.; Benz, T. L.; Bloome, K. S.; Campanello, G. C.; Fahrenbach, V. S.; Mistry, S. A.; Hedge, C. A.; Clevenger, K. D.; Gligorich, K. M.; Hopkins, T. A.; Hoops, G. C.; Mendes, S. B.; Chang, H.‐C.; Su, M.‐C. Determination of Surface Coverage and Orientation of Reduced Cytochrome c on a Silica Surface with Polarized ATR Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C (2007) 111, 1306213067.

· Araci, I. E.; Mendes, S. B.; Yurt, N.; Honkanen, S.; Peyghambarian, N. Highly Sensitive Spectroscopic Detection of Heme‐Protein Submonolayer Films by Channel Integrated Optical Waveguide. Optics Express (2007) 15(9), 5595‐5603.

· Beam, B. M.; Shallcross, R. C.; Jang, J.; Armstrong, N. R.; and Mendes, S. B. Planar Fiber Optic Chips for Broadband Spectroscopic Interrogation of Thin Films. Applied Spectroscopy (2007) 61(6), 585‐592.

· Runge, A. F; Saavedra, S. S.; Mendes, S. B. Combination of Polarized TIRF and ATR Spectroscopies for Determination of the Second and Fourth Order Parameters of Molecular Orientation in Thin Films and Construction of an Orientation Distribution based on the Maximum Entropy Method. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006) 110(13), 6721‐6731.

· Runge, A. F; Mendes, S. B.; Saavedra, S. S.; Order Parameters and Orientation Distributions of Solution Adsorbed and Microcontact Printed Cytochrome c Protein Films on Glass and ITO and their Relationship to the Rate of Electron Transfer. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006) 110(13), 6732‐6739.

· Runge, A. F.; Rasmussen, N. C.; Saavedra, S. S.; Mendes, S. B. Determination of Anisotropic Optical Constants and Surface Coverage of Molecular Films Using Polarized Visible ATR Spectroscopy. Application to Adsorbed Cytochrome Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2005) 109(1), 424‐431.

· Doherty III, W. J.; Simmonds, A.G.; Mendes, S. B.; Armstrong, N.R. Saavedra, S. S. Molecular Ordering in Monolayers of an Alkyl‐Substituted Perylene‐Bisimide Dye by Attenuated Total Reflectance Ultraviolet‐Visible Spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy (2005) 59(10), 1248‐1256.

· Flora, W. H.; Mendes, S. B.; Doherty III, W. J.; Saavedra, S. S.; Armstrong, N. R. Determination of Molecular Anisotropy in Thin‐Films of Discotic Assemblies Using Attenuated Total Reflectance UV‐Visible Spectroscopy. Langmuir (2005) 21(1), 360‐368.

· Bradshaw, J. T.; Mendes, S. B.; Saavedra, S. S. Planar Integrated Optical Waveguide Spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry (2005) 77(1), 28A‐36A.

· Ge, C.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Saavedra, S. Scott Waveguide ATR Spectroelectrochemistry of Ultrathin Poly(Aniline) / Poly(Acrylic Acid) Films Self‐Assembled on Indium‐Tin Oxide. Talanta (2005) 65, 1126‐1131.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Bradshaw, John T.; Saavedra, S. Scott Technique for determining the angular orientation of molecules bound to the surface of an arbitrary planar optical waveguide. Applied Optics (2004), 43, 70‐78.

· Jiang, Shibin; Mendes, Sergio B.; Hu, Yongdan; Nunzi Conti, Gualtiero; Chavez‐Pirson, Arturo; Kaneda, Yushi; Luo, Tao; Chen, Qingyun; Hocde, Sandrine; Nguyen, Dan T.; Wright, Ewan M.; Wang, Jiafu; Tian, Wenyan; Nikolajsen, Thomas; Peyghambarian, Nasser Compact multimode pumped erbium‐doped phosphate fiber amplifiers. Optical Engineering (2003), 42(10), 2817‐2820.

· Bradshaw, John Thomas; Mendes, Sergio B.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Saavedra, S. Scott Broadband Coupling into a Single‐Mode, Electroactive Integrated Optical Waveguide for Spectroelectrochemical Analysis of Surface‐Confined Redox Couples. Analytical Chemistry (2003), 75(5), 1080‐1088.

· Skrdla, Peter J.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Saavedra, S. Scott Planar Integrated Optical Waveguide Sensor for Isopropyl Alcohol in Aqueous Media. Journal of Sol‐Gel Science and Technology (2002), 24(2), 167‐173.

· Bradshaw, John Thomas; Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott A Simplified Broadband Coupling Approach Applied to Chemically Robust Sol‐Gel, Planar Integrated Optical Waveguides. Analytical Chemistry (2002), 74(8), 1751‐1759.

· Penner, R. S.; Bedford, R.; Luo, H.; Mendes, S.; Fallahi, M. High‐power wavelength‐tunable circular‐grating surface‐emitting distributed Bragg deflector lasers. Applied Physics Letters (2000), 76(11), 1359‐1361.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott Comparative analysis of absorbance calculations for integrated optical waveguide configurations by use of the ray optics model and the electromagnetic wave theory. Applied Optics (2000), 39(4), 612-621.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott On probing molecular monolayers: a spectroscopic optical waveguide approach of ultra‐sensitivity. Optics Express (1999), 4(11), 449‐456.

· Mansuripur, Masud; Erwin, J. Kevin; Bletscher, Warren; Khulbe, Pramod; Sadeghi, Kayvan; Xun, Xiaodong; Gupta, Anurag; Mendes, Sergio B. Static tester for characterization of phase‐change, dye‐polymer, and magnetooptical media for optical data storage. Applied Optics (1999), 38(34), 7095‐7104.

· Kelly, Dan; Grace, Karen M.; Song, Xuedong; Swanson, Basil I.; Frayer, Daniel; Mendes, Sergio B.; Peyghambarian, Nasser Integrated optical biosensor for detection of multivalent proteins. Optics Letters (1999), 24(23), 1723‐1725.

· Smolenyak, P. E.; Peterson, R. A.; Dunphy, D. R.; Mendes, S.; Nebesny, K. W.; O'Brien, D. F.; Saavedra, S. S.; Armstrong, N.R. Formation and spectroelectrochemical characterization of multilayer and submonolayer thin films of 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24octa(2‐benzyloxyethoxy) phthalocyninato copper (CuPc(OC2OBz)8). Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (1999), 3(6/7), 620‐633.

· Ayras, P.; Rantala, J. T.; Honkanen, S.; Mendes, S. B.; Peyghambarian, N. Diffraction gratings in sol‐gel films by direct contact printing using a UV‐mercury lamp. Optics Communications (1999), 162(4,5,6), 215‐218.

· Skrdla, Peter J.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Armstrong, Neal R.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Peyghambarian, N. Sol‐Gel‐Based, Planar Waveguide Sensor for Water Vapor. Analytical Chemistry (1999), 71(7), 1332‐1337.

· Beregovski, Yuri; Hennig, Oliver; Fallahi, Mahmoud; Guzman, Francisco; Clemens, Rosalie; Mendes, Sergio; Peyghambarian, Nasser Design and characteristics of DBR‐laser‐based environmental sensors. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (1998), B53(1‐2), 116‐124.

· Luo, T.; Jiang, S.; Conti, G. Nunzi; Honkanen, S.; Mendes, S. B.; Peyghambarian, N. Ag+‐Na+ exchanged channel waveguides in germanate glass. Electronics Letters (1998), 34(23), 2239‐2240.

· Hennig, O.; Beregovskii, Y.; Clemens, R.; Mendes, S.; Fallahi, M.; Peyghambarian, N. Distributed Bragg reflector laser‐based sensor for chemical detection. Optics Communications (1998), 156(4,5,6), 311‐315.

· Schulzgen, Axel; Spiegelberg, Christine; Morrell, Michael M.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Allemand, Pierre‐Marc; Kawabe, Yutaka; Kuwata‐Gonokami, Makoto; Honkanen, Seppo; Fallahi, Mahmoud; Kippelen, Bernard; Peyghambarian, Nasser Light amplification and laser emission in conjugated polymers. Optical Engineering (1998), 37(4), 1149‐1156.

· Schulzgen, A.; Spiegelberg, Ch.; Morrell, M. M.; Mendes, S. B.; Kippelen, B.; Peyghambarian, N.; Nabor, M. F.; Mash, E. A.; Allemand, P. M. Near diffraction‐limited laser emission from a polymer in a high finesse planar cavity. Applied Physics Letters (1998), 72(3), 269‐271.

 

· Dunphy, Darren R.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Armstrong, Neal R. The Electroactive Integrated Optical Waveguide: Ultrasensitive Spectroelectrochemistry of Submonolayer Adsorbates. Analytical Chemistry (1997), 69(15), 30863094.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Li, Lifeng; Burke, James; Saavedra, S. Scott Achromatic prismcoupler for planar waveguide. Optics Communications (1997), 136(3,4), 320326.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Li, Lifeng; Burke, James J.; Lee, John E.; Dunphy, Darren R.; Saavedra, S. Scott BroadBand Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy of a Hydrated Protein Film on a Single Mode Planar Waveguide. Langmuir (1996), 12(14), 33743376.

· Mendes, S. B.; Li, L. F., Burke, J. J.; Lee, J. E.; Saavedra, S.

S. 70nmBandwidth achromatic waveguide coupler. Applied Optics (1995), 34(27), 61806186.

· Horowitz, F.; Mendes, S. B. Envelope and waveguide methods: A comparative study of PbF2 and CeO2 birefringent films. Applied Optics (1994), 33(13), 265963.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, Advanced Photonics, OSA, Barcelona, July 27-31, 2014.

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, American Chemical Society, National Meeting, ANYL 237, Indianapolis, September 2013.

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, SPIE, Optics and Photonics, 8812-6, San Diego, August 2013.

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, The Optical Society of America, Advanced Photonics Congress, Puerto Rico, JT3A.34, July 2013.

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, P13-03, May 2013.

· Han Xue and Sergio B Mendes, SPIE, Optics and Photonics, 8812-6, San Diego, August 2012.

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Geoffrey C. Hoops, and Sergio B. Mendes, "Single‐mode integrated optical waveguides for spectroscopy of molecular sub‐monolayers", SPIE Optics and Optoelectronics 2011, Prague, Czech Republic (2011).

 · Mustafa M. Aslan, Courtney L. Byard, Nathan A. Webster, Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, and Sergio B. Mendes; Fabrication of Low Loss Alumina Waveguides for Near‐UV Biosensing Applications, Photonics West; sponsored by SPIE, January 24 2010. 

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Geoffrey C. Hoops, Mustafa M. Aslan, Courtney L. Byard, and Sergio B. Mendes; Spectroscopic Studies in Protein Films with Highly Sensitivity Single‐Mode Guided‐Wave Platforms; 2009 Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, sponsored by IEEE LEOS; August 16‐20 2009, Florida.

· Courtney L. Byard, Mustafa M. Aslan, and Sergio B. Mendes; Improved Biomolecular Thin‐Film Sensor based on Plasmon Waveguide Resonance; 2009 APS April Meeting.

· Mustafa M. Aslan, Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Courtney L. Byard, Colin M. Hayes, and Sergio B. Mendes, Development of Integrated Optical Waveguides for Applications in the Near‐UV and Visible Spectral Regions, KY EPSCoR Meeting, Louisville, Oct 2008. 

· Nathan A Webster, Robert N Cooper, Mustafa M Aslan, and Sergio B Mendes, Integrated Fiber‐Optic Devices for Biosensors, KY EPSCoR Meeting, Louisville, Oct 2008.

· Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, Mustafa M. Aslan, Courtney L. Byard, Jayson N. Payne and Sergio B. Mendes, Spectroscopic Studies in Protein Films with Highly Sensitive Guided‐Wave Platforms, KY EPSCoR Meeting, Louisville, Oct 2008.

· Colin M. Hayes, Marcelo B. Pereira, Baylor C. Brangers, Mustafa Aslan, Joseph Lake, Rodrigo S. Wiederkehr, and Sergio B. Mendes, Sub‐Micron Integrated Grating Couplers for Single‐Mode Planar Optical Waveguides, IEEE Micro‐Nano Symposium, Louisville, July 2008.

· Wang, L.; Mendes, S. B. Effects of molecular anisotropy and waveguide structure on the emission properties of surface adsorbed fluorophores. Photonics Europe 2008, Strasbourg, France (2008).

· Beam, B.; Saavedra, S.S.; Armstrong, N.R.; Mendes, S.B. Fiber‐Optic Chip Spectrometers: Evaluation of a multifunctional sensor platform. ACS Meeting (2007).

· Wang, L.; Peyghambarian, N.; Mendes, S. B. Evanescent coupling of fluorescence emission into waveguide modes for integrated biochemical sensors. Frontiers in Optics / OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY (2006).

· Craven, J.C.; Mendes, S. B. Absorption spectroscopy of molecular monolayers using single‐mode optical waveguides. The 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting Tucson, AZ (2006) Wang, L.; Peyghambarian, N.; Mendes, S.B. Evanescent coupling of fluorescence emission into waveguide modes for integrated biochemical sensors. Frontiers in Optics / OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY (2006).

· Beam, Brooke M.; Armstrong, N.R.; Mendes, S. B. Spectroscopy on a fiber‐optic chip: Toward the realization of convenient spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical platforms for the analysis of surface confined species. The 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting Tucson, AZ (2006).

· Beam, B.; Saavedra, S.S.; Armstrong, N.R.; Mendes, S. B. Spectroscopy on a fiber‐optic chip: Toward the realization of convenient spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemical platforms for the analysis of surface confined species. 232nd ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2006).

· Beam, B.; Shallcross, R.C.; Orem, D.; Saavedra, S.S.; Armstrong, N.R.; Mendes, S. B. Spectroscopy on a fiber‐optic chip: Toward the realization of convenient spectroelectrochemical platforms for the characterization of interfacial redox processes. Pittsburg Conference, Orlando, Florida (2006).

· Beam, B.; Orem, D.; McBee, T.W.; Ge, C.; Wang, L.; Saavedra, S.S.; Armstrong, N.R.; Mendes, S. B. Electroactive fiber‐optic chip for spectroelectrochemical detection of interfacial biomolecular redox processes. Gordon‐Kenan Graduate/Post‐Doc Research Seminar on Analytical Chemistry, Roscoff, France (2005).

· Araci, I.E.; Yurt, N.; Chris T. DeRose, C.T.; Honkanen, S.; Mendes, S.B.; Peyghambarian, N. Hybrid Glass and Sol‐Gel Integrated Optical Waveguides for Biosensors. Abstracts of Papers of the 89th OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ (2005).

· Runge, A., Saavedra, S. S. & Mendes, S. B. Order in biomolecular assemblies using a combination of polarized evanescent‐wave spectroscopies. Abstracts of Papers of the 89th OSA Annual Meeting, (2005).

· Runge, A., Rasmussen, N. C., Saavedra, S. S. & Mendes, S. B. Rigorous approach for the determination of anisotropic optical constants, surface coverage, order‐parameters, and orientation distribution of molecular films using polarized ATR and TIRF spectroscopies. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 229, U669‐U670 (2005).

· Rasmussen, N. C., Runge, A., Saavedra, S. S. & Mendes, S. B. Iterative root‐finding approach for determination of anisotropic optical constants and surface coverage of cytrochrome C films. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 229, U390‐U390 (2005).

· Runge, A., Rasmussen, N. C., Mendes, S. B. & Saavedra, S. S. Structure‐activity studies of immobilized cytochrome c films on indium tin oxide: Solution adsorbed and microcontact printed films. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 229, U121‐U121 (2005).

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Runge, Anne; Saavedra, S. Scott. Molecular orientation distributions of electroactive cytochrome c films on planar indium tin oxide electrodes. Abstracts of Papers, 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 28‐April 1, 2004 (2004), COLL‐314.

· Joubert, James R.; Runge, Anne; Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott. Tethering proteins to planar supported poly(lipid) bilayers. Abstracts of Papers, 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 28‐April 1, 2004 (2004), ANYL 087.

· Jiang, Shibin; Mendes, Sergio B.; Nunzi‐Conti, Gualtiero; Chavez‐Pirson, Arturo; Kaneda, Yushi; Luo, Tao; Chen, Qingyun; Hocde, Sandrine; Nguyen, Dan T.; Wright, Ewan; Wang, Jiafu; Tian, Wenyan; Hu, Yongdan; Nikolajsen, Thomas; Peyghambarian, Nasser Multi‐mode pumped amplifier using a newly developed 8‐cm long erbium‐doped phosphate glass fiber. Vancouver, Canada, Trends in Optics and Photonics (2002), 77(Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications), 9‐11.

· Robertson, Rebecca T.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Armstrong, Neal R.; Mendes, Sergio. Molecular orientation distributions in submonolayer films corresponding to quasi‐reversible electron transfer behavior. Book of Abstracts, 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26‐30, 2000 (2000), INOR‐697.

· Saavedra, S. Scott; Bradshaw, John T.; Mendes, Sergio B. Development of the waveguide resonance (WGR) sensor. Book of Abstracts, 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26‐30, 2000 (2000), ANYL‐045.

· Saavedra, S. Scott; Bradshaw, John T.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Mendes, Sergio B. Advances in evanescent wave‐based device platforms for studying thin films and interfaces. Book of Abstracts, 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26‐30, 2000 (2000), ANYL‐016.

· Saavedra, Steven Scott; Edmiston, Paul L.; Lee, John E.; Wood, Laurie L.; Dunphy, Darren R.; Robertson, Rebecca T.; Gabbard, Elizabeth A.; Mendes, Sergio Brito Probing structure and function in planar supported protein films. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1999), 3858(Advanced Materials and Optical Systems for Chemical and Biological Detection), 146‐150.

· Kelly, Dan; Song, Xuedong; Frayer, Daniel K.; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Peyghambarian, Nasser; Swanson, Basil I.; Grace, Karen M. Integrated optical toxin sensor. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1999), 3858 (Advanced Materials and Optical Systems for Chemical and Biological Detection), 54‐58.

· Dunphy, D. R.; Mendes, Sergio Brito; Li, Lifeng; Burke, James J.; Lee, J. E.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Saavedra, Steven Scott New planar waveguide attenuated total reflectance techniques for organic thin film spectroscopy and chemical sensing. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1999), 3602(Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology IV), 140‐148.

· Hennig, O.; Mendes, S.; Fallahi, M.; Peyghambarian, N. Chemical sensors based on the modification of a resonator cavity. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1999), 3537(Electro‐Optic, Integrated Optic, and Electronic Technologies for Online Chemical Process Monitoring), 336‐341.

· Bradshaw, John T.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Armstrong, Neal R.; Saavedra, S. Scott New evanescent wave based methods for studying thin films and interfaces. Book of Abstracts, 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., March 21‐25 (1999), ANYL‐078.

· Robertson, Rebecca T.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Dunphy, D. R.; Armstrong, N. R.; Mendes, Sergio Characterization of electron transfer behavior in submonolayer redox protein films as a function of molecular orientation distribution. Book of Abstracts, 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., March 2125 (1999), ANYL‐077.

· Robertson, Rebecca T.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Dunphy, D. R.; Armstrong, N. R.; Mendes, Sergio Molecular orientation distributions in submonolayer films corresponding to quasi‐reversible electron transfer behavior. Book of Abstracts, 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., March 21‐25 (1999), PHYS 090.

· Armstrong, Neal R.; Dunphy, Darren; Robertson, Rebecca; Mendes, Sergio; Saavedra, S. Scott The electroactive integrated optic waveguide (EA‐IOW): Spectroelectrochemical characterization of electron transfer events at monolayer levels, and the orientational changes accompanying those events. Book of Abstracts, 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, Calif., March 2125 (1999), PHYS‐089.

· Mendes, Sergio B.; Burke, James; Saavedra, S. Scott; Li, Lifeng; Peyghambarian, Nasser How to determine spectral properties of a 3‐nm thin film? Technical Digest Series ‐Optical Society of America (1998), (9, Optical Interference Coatings), 397‐399.

· Schulzgen, A.; Spiegelberg, Ch.; Morrell, M. M.; Mendes, S. B.; Allemand, P. M.; Kawabe, Y.; Kuwata‐Gonokami, M.; Honkanen, S.; Fallahi, M.; Kippelen, B.; Peyghambarian, N. Semiconducting conjugated polymers‐light amplification and lasing. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1998), 3281(Polymer Photonic Devices), 192‐201.

· Armstrong, N. R.; Dunphy, D.; Smolenyak, P.; Rengel, H.; Mendes, S.; Saavedra, S. S.; O'brien, D. F.; Wegner, G. Electrochemical processes of the polyphthalocyaninatosiloxanes and related cofacially aggregated phthalocyanine assemblies. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) (1998), 39(1), 723‐724.

· Beregovski, Y.; Ten, S.; Mendes, S.; Honkanen, S.; Fallahi, M.; Peyghambarian, N.; Grace, K.; Swanson, B. In situ chemical detection based on photonic devices. Proceedings of SPIE‐The International Society for Optical Engineering (1997), 3082(Electro‐Optical Technology for Remote Chemical Detection and Identification II), 76‐82.

· Edmiston, Paul L.; Wood, Laurie L.; Lee, John E.; Cheng, Shih‐Song; Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott Spectroscopic studies of molecular order in substrate‐supported protein film assemblies. Book of Abstracts, 214th ACS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 7‐11 (1997), MTLS‐038.

· Dunphy, D. R.; Mendes, S. B.; Saavedra, S. S.; Armstrong, N. R. Spectroelectrochemistry of organic thin films using planar waveguides: The electroactive integrated optical waveguide. Book of Abstracts, 214th ACS National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 7‐11 (1997), MTLS‐032.

· Dunphy, Darren R.; Mendes, Sergio B.; Saavedra, S. Scott; Armstrong, Neal R. Planar waveguide spectroelectrochemistry of thin organic films. Book of Abstracts, 213th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, April 13‐17 (1997), ANYL‐234.

· Dunphy, D.; Mendes, S.; Li, L.; Burke, J.; Saavedra, S. S.; Armstrong, N. R. Electroactive integrated optic waveguides (EA‐IOWs): spectroelectrochemistry in ultrathin film materials. Proceedings ‐Electrochemical Society (1996), 969(New Directions in Electroanalytical Chemistry), 174‐185.

· Mendes, S.; Li, L.; Burke, J. J.; Lee, J. E.; Dunphy, D. R.; Saavedra, S. S. Broadband absorbance spectroscopy of a hydrated heme protein film on a single mode planar waveguide. Book of Abstracts, 212th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 25‐29 (1996), COLL‐036.

· Armstrong, N. R.; Chen, S.‐Y.; Dunphy, D.; Yang, L.; Saavedra, S.; O'Brien, F.; Osburn, E.; Chau, L.‐K.; Mendes, S.; et al. Thin film phthalocyanine‐based molecular assemblies: Electrochemical / spectroelectrochemical / photoelectrochemical characterization. Book of Abstracts, 210th ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 20‐24 (1995), (Pt. 1), ANYL‐002.

· Mendes, S., Li, L., Burke, J. J., Lee, J. E. & Saavedra, S. S. Achromatic Coupling Into A Planar Wave‐Guide ‐Toward Broad‐Band Spectroscopy And Sensing In The Integrated Optical Regime. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 209, 126‐COLL (1995).

· Mendes, S.; Jacobson, M. R.; Feiman, S. F.; Tianji, Z.; Ogloza, A.; Macleod, H. A. Optical, mechanical, and microstructural properties of yttrium trifluoride coatings fabricated by conventional and ion‐assisted deposition. Annual Technical Conference Proceedings ‐Society of Vacuum Coaters (1993), 36th 109‐18.