Dmitry Vorobiev

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First attempt to fabricate a MPA-based polarimeter

DMITRY VICTOR VOROBIEV
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
I work on the development and characterization of instrumentation for astronomy and remote sensing, particularly devices that measure the spectrum and polarization of light. I'm also interested in precise photometry and error propagation, especially in automatic data reduction pipelines.
EDUCATION
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
PhD Astrophysical Sciences and Technology 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
MS Imaging Science 2015
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
BS Astrophysics 2010
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Rochester Institute of Technology
Teaching Assistant 2013 - 2015
Assisted students during laboratory work, held weekly office hours and graded assignments 2011 - 2012
The University of New Mexico
Teaching Assistant 2010
Developed and proctored laboratory exercises and the final project for an upper undergraduate course. Lead a team of students in a month-long observing project at the UNM Campus Observatory.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Rochester Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Assistant 2012 - 2017
Research areas: polarization measurement in astronomy and remote sensing; polarimeter design; multi-object spectroscopy; space-qualification of electronic devices; tuneable filters for astronomy; detector calibration; high resolution FDTD modeling of subwavelength optics.
The University of New Mexico
Professional Intern 2010 - 2011
Carried out research in the fields of CCD calibration, atmospheric measurements using elastic LIDAR and photometry.
Research Assistant 2009 - 2010
Carried out research independent research and assisted graduate students on projects involving fabrication of microstructured optical fibers, fiber lasers and fabrication of quantum dot-based nanostructures.
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
New York Space Grant / AST Graduate Student Fellow 2014 - 2015
New York Space Grant / AST Graduate Student Fellow 2013 - 2014
American Astronomical Society International Travel Grant 2014
RIT CIS Innovative Student Research Grant 2013 - 2014
Primary Investigator, "High Resolution FDTD Simulations of Photonic Devices."
RIT CIS Innovative Student Research Grant 2012 - 2013
Primary Investigator, "Imaging Polarimetry with Microgrid Polarizer Arrays."
RIT CIS Innovative Student Research Grant 2012 - 2013
Co-PI, "Power by Day - Astronomy by Night: Evaluation of the Imaging Quality of Heliostats at Concentrated Solar Power Facilities"
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE
RIT OSA Student Chapter
President 2015 - 2016 2013 - 2014
Vice President 2014 - 2015
OSA - Rochester Section
House Committee Co-Chair 2014 - 2016
DISSERTATION
Imaging Polarimetry with Polarization-Sensitive Focal Plane Arrays
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Dmitry Vorobiev & Zoran Ninkov, "High resolution 2D and 3D modeling of wire grid polarizers and micropolarizer arrays," Submitted to Optical Engineering.
Anton Travinsky, Dmitry Vorobiev, Zoran Ninkov, Alan Raisanen, Manuel Quijada, Stephen Smee, Jonathan Pellish, Timothy Schwartz, Massimo Robberto, Sara Heap, Devin Conley, Carlos Benavides, Nicholas Garcia, Zach Bredl, Sebastian Yllanes, "Evaluation of Digital Micromirror Devices for use in space-based Multi-Object Spectrometer application," Submitted to Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems.
Anton Travinsky, Dmitry Vorobiev, Zoran Ninkov, Alan D. Raisanen, Jonathan A. Pellish, Massimo Robberto, and Sara Heap, "The effects of heavy ion radiation on digital micromirror device performance," Opt. Eng. 55 (9), 094107 (Sep 29, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.9.094107
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Dmitry Vorobiev, Zoran Ninkov, Neal Brock and Ray West, "On-sky performance evaluation and calibration of a polarization-sensitive focal plane array," Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99125X (July 22, 2016. doi:10.1117/12.2233333
Dmitry Vorobiev, Anton Travinsky, Zoran Ninkov, Alan D. Raisanen, Zoran Ninkov, Timothy A. Schwartz, Massimo Robberto, and Sara Heap, "Shock and vibration testing of digital micromirror devices (DMDs) for space-based applications," Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99125M (July 22, 2016). doi:10.1117/12.2233591
Anton Travinsky, Dmitry Vorobiev, Zoran Ninkov, Alan D. Raisane, Jonathan A. Pellish, Massimo Robberto, and Sara Heap, "The effects of heavy ion radiation on digital micromirror device performance," Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99125W (July 22, 2016). doi:10.1117/12.2233240
Dmitry Vorobiev, Anton Travinsky, Manuel A. Quijada, Zoran Ninkov, Alan D. Raisanen, Massimo Robberto, and Sara Heap, "Measurements of the reflectance, contrast ratio, and scattering properties of digital micromirror devices (DMDs)," Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99125U (July 22, 2016). doi:10.1117/12.2233638
Dmitry Vorobiev and Zoran Ninkov, "Design, fabrication and characterization of a polarization-sensitive focal plane array," Proc. SPIE, 9403, Image Sensors and Imaging Systems 2015: Sensors, Color and Spectroscopy, 9403-9 (February 08, 2015).
Dmitry Vorobiev and Zoran Ninkov, "Compact polarimeters based on polarization-sensitive focal plane arrays," Proc. SPIE. 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91435F. (August 02, 2014).
Dmitry Vorobiev, Michael Gartley and Zoran Ninkov, "Polarization in a snap: imaging polarimetry with microgrid polarizer arrays," Proc. SPIE. 9099, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XI, 909904. (May 21, 2014).