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Dr. Sacharia Albin

Dr. Sacharia Albin
Graduate Program Coordinator

RTC Suite 410
Office Phone: (757) 823-2843
FAX: (757) 823-2698

Brief Biography
Dr. Sacharia Albin joined Norfolk State University in July 2011 as the Chair of the Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Kerala, India, in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Poona, India, in 1976. He was a design engineer in microelectronics at Hindustan Aeronautics, India for three years. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Council at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Albin conducted research on Si and GaAs electronic devices and semiconductor lasers at the research laboratories of GEC and ITT and published numerous articles in this field. He joined Old Dominion University as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Fall of 1986. He was appointed as full professor in 1996 and he subsequently served as the Graduate Program Director of the department. He has advised 14 PhD and 20 MS students. He received numerous awards: Doctoral Mentor Award 2010; Excellence in Teaching Award 2009; Most Inspiring Faculty Award 2008; Excellence in Research Award 2004; and Certificate of Recognition for Research - NASA, 1994. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the Electrochemical Society. He is a member of the Editorial Board (Optics) of the journal International Scholarly Research Network.

Detailed CV of Dr. Albin

Research Interests
His research interests include:

  • 2D Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices – Graphene and Its Analogs
  • Diamond Photonics
  • Semiconductor nanowires
  • Fiber-Optic sensors
  • Photonic-Crystals & Fibers
  • Nano Photonics

Recent Publications

  • Qiang Liu, Luigi Bibbó, Sacharia Albin, Qiong Wang, Mi Lin, Huihui Lu and Zhengbiao Ouyang, “Plasmonic waveguide design for the enhanced forward stimulated Brillouin scattering in diamond,” Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 88 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18507-3,
  • S. L. DeHaven, R. A. Wincheski, and S. Albin, "Alkali halide microstructured optical fiber for X-ray detection," American Institute of Physics Proceedings, 1650, 571-578 (2015).
  • Stanton Dehaven, Russel Wincheski, and Sacharia Albin, “Anthracene Fibers Grown in a Microstructured Optical Fiber for X-ray Detection,Materials, 7(9), 6291-6303 (2014).
  • Qiang Liu, Zhengbiao Ouyang, and Sacharia Albin, “Photonic crystal nano-cavities for enhancing zero-phonon line emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond,” Optics & Laser Tech. 48, 128-134 (2013).
  • Qiang Liu, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Sacharia Albin, "Designs of Photonic Crystal Nanocavities for Stimulated Raman Scattering in Diamond," Applied Physics B 113, 457-462 (2013).

(Updated 9/11/2019)