Robert Lindquist, Ph.D.

lindquistProfessor and Associate VP Research
Electrical & Computer Engineering


EB 272
(256) 824-2882
(256) 824-6803




     Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering
     Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering


Professor Lindquist's major research interests include optical networking devices, liquid crystal components, integrated electronics on glass, photonics, planar waveguides, and micro- and nanofabrication technologies. Prior to coming to UAH, Dr. Lindquist worked for Corning Incorporated where he managed a liquid crystal development group and work as a senior research scientist. Prof. Lindquist holds more than 8 US patents and has published more than 40 journal and conference papers.

Research Expertise

  • Liquid crystal device design & fabrication
  • Nano and microfabrication processes
  • Liquid-crystal based chemical and biological sensors
  • Electronics on glass

Honors & Awards

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Recent Publications

R. Lindquist, D. L. Forti, A. Tareki, and J. Guo, “Tunable metamaterial in the terahertz regime using liquid crystal,” SPIE Optics and Photonics Annual Conference, August 25-29, 2013, San Diego, California, USA. (Invited Talk)

Yongbin Lin, Mollye Sanders, Taylor Bono, Krishnan Chittur, Robert Lindquist, “Improved nanofabrication for plasmonic nanostructures on optical-fiber tip for biosensors.” SPIE Optics+Photonics, San Diego, CA, 27 - 29 August 2013. (Invited talk)

R.G. Lindquist, “Roles of Liquid Crystals in Optical Microsystems,” International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics 2013, Beijing, China, May 2013. (Invited Talk)

"Liquid Crystal Sensor Microchip," Hassanzadeh, A.; Lindquist, R.G.,Sensors Journal, IEEE , vol.12, no.5, pp.1536,1544, May 2012 doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2011.2174219

"Design of an a-Si:H Interface Circuit for Liquid Crystal Chemical and Biological Sensor Array," Hassanzadeh, A.; Lindquist, R.G.; Dashen Shen, Sensors Journal, IEEE , vol.12, no.5, pp.1284,1288, May 2012 doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2011.2169402

“Influence of the bias voltage on surface-driven orientational transitions for liquid crystal based chemical and biological sensors,” Y. Zou, J. Namkung, Y. Lin, D. Ke and R. G. Lindquist, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44, 2011

“A reflection-based localized surface plasmon resonance fiber-optic probe for biochemical sensing,” Y. Lin, Y. Zou and R. Lindquist, Biomedical Optical Express, 2, 478-484, 2011

“Interference colors of nematic liquid crystal films at different applied voltages and surface anchoring conditions,” Y. Zou, J. Namkung, Y. Lin, D. Ke and R. Lindquist, Optics Express 19, 3297-3303, 2011

“E-beam patterned gold nanodot arrays on optical fiber tips for localized surface plasmon resonance biochemical sensing,” Y. Lin, Y. Zou, Y. Mo, J. Guo and R. Lindquist, Sensors 10, 9397-9406, 2010

“Gravitational field-induced orientational transition of aligned nematic liquid crystals,” Y. Zou, Y. Lin, J. Namkung, D. Ke and R. Lindquist, Liquid Crystals 37, 1165-1169, 2010 (Shortlisted for the Luckhurst-Samulski Prize 2010)

Y. Zou, J. Namkung, Y. Lin and R. G. Lindquist, “Optical monitoring of anchoring change in vertically aligned thin liquid crystal film for chemical and biological sensor,” Applied Optics 49, 1865-1869 (2010)

Jun Namkung, Yang Zou, Aladdin Abu-Abed, and Robert G. Lindquist, “Capacitive Techniques to Monitor of Anchoring Energy for Liquid Crystal Sensors.” IEEE Sensor Journal, Accepted for publication, 2009.

H. Leong, J. Guo, R. Lindquist, and Q. Liu, "Surface plasmon resonance in nanostructure metal films under the Kretschmann configuration," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 106, p. 124314 (2009).

Y. Lin, J. Guo and R. Lindquist, "Demonstration of an ultra-wideband optical fiber inline polarizer with metal nano-grid on the fiber tip," Optics Express, vol. 17, pp: 17206-18393, Sept. 28, 2009.

“Capacitive Techniques to Monitor Anchoring Energy in Liquid Crystal Based Sensors,”
J. Namkung, Y. Zou, A. Hassanzadeh, A. Abu-abed, and R. Lindquist, IEEE Sensor and
Application Symposium
, page(s): 114-117 (2009).

“Optical tracking of the director axis in liquid crystal Sensors,”Abu-Abed, A.S.;
Lindquist, R.G., IEEE Sensor and Application Symposium, page(s): 245-248 (2009).

“Capacitive Transduction for Liquid Crystal – Based Sensors : Part II,” Alaeddin Abu-
Abed, Robert Lindquist, IEEE Sensor Journal, Vol. 8, No.9, pp 1557-1564, (2008).

“Integration of Liquid Crystal with Interface Circuitry for Sensing Applications,”A.
Hassanzadeh and R. Lindquist, Alabama EPSCoR Annual Conference, August 2008.

“The Polishing of a Concave Optic for the X-ray Mandrel Metrology,” Fei Liu, Pat
Reardon, Joe Geary, Chris Underwood, Ted Rogers, Tim Blackwell, Robert Lindquist,
Alabama EPSCoR Annual Conference, August 2008.

“Relative Humidity Measurement Using Capacitive Sensors,” Alireza Hassanzadeh, Robert G. Lindquist and Abdollah Borghei, Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2008, Huntsville, AL, April 2008.

“Neuro-Fuzzy System to Monitor Uniaxial Nematic Liquid Crystal Profile,”Alaeddin S. Abu-Abed and Robert G.Lindquist, Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2008, Huntsville, AL, April 2008.

“Flat-Top / Distortionless Tunable Filters Based On Liquid Crystal Multi Cavities For DWDM Applications,” Shadi A. Alboon and Robert G. Lindquist, Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2008, Huntsville, AL, April 2008.

“Flat top liquid crystal tunable filter using coupled Fabry-Perot Cavities,” Shadi A. Alboon and Robert G. Lindquist,Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 231-236 (2008).

"Capacitive Transduction in Partially Disordered Systems: Application to LC-Based Biosensors," Alaeddin Abu-Abed and Robert Lindquist, SAS 2007 Proceedings, San Diego, CA, 2007.

"Liquid Crystal Sensors with Capacitive Transduction," Robert Lindquist, Alaeddin Abu-Abed, Woo-Hyuck Choi,IEEE Sensor 2006 Proceedings, Daegu, Korea, October 22-25, 2006.

"Full Spectrum, Multi-cavity Tunable Liquid Crystal Filter," Lindquist, Robert and Chen, Sheng-Wen, presented at the Optics in the Southeast, August 2006.

"Model of a MEMS sensor using a common gate MOSFET differential amplifier," D.J. Coe, J.M. English, T.J. Kaiser and R.G Lindquist, Journal of Physics D, Applied PhysicsVol. 39, pp 4353-4358, 2006.

"Design of a MEMS Accelerometer using an Integrated Common Gate Differential MOSFET Amplifier," D.J. Coe, J.M. English, T.J. Kaiser and R.G Lindquist, Sensor Letters, Vol.4, 1-7, 2006.

"Wavelength Compensation in a WSXC using Off-Voltage control," J. Michael Harris; Robert G. Lindquist, Corning Incorporated, US Patent 6,567,202, Issued May (2003).

"Liquid crystal planar non-blocking NxN cross-connect," Thomas M. Leslie; Robert G. Lindquist, Corning Incorporated, US Patent 6,559,921, Issued May (2003).

"Wavelength selective cross-connect switch using a MEMS shutter array," Robert G. Lindquist, Corning Incorporated, US Patent 6,535,311, Issued March (2003).

"Symmetric wavelength selective switch for interconnecting two WDM rings Corning Incorporate, Inventor(s): P. Brophy, Christopher P.; Robert G. Lindquist, Application No. 09/691426, Filed 20001018, US Patent 6,532,318 B1, Issued March (2003).

"Lateral field based liquid crystal electro-optic polarizer," Lindquist, Robert G., Corning Incorporated, US Patent 6,388,730, Issued May (2002).

"Electronic display device for simultaneously displaying 2D and 3D images," Venkata A. Bhagavatula, Robert L. Carlson, and Robert G. Lindquist, Corning Incorporated, US Patent 6,137,456, Issued October (2000).

"An Optoelectronic Design of the Simultaneous Optical Multiprocessor Exchange Bus," R.G. Lindquist, J. Kulick, W. Cohen, R. Gaede, B. Wells, M. Abushagur, D. Shen, C. Katasinis, and S.T. Kowel, SPIE Photonic West Symposium on Optoelectronic Interconnects, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3005, pp.303-313 (1997).

"A Pixel-Scale Digital-to-Analog Converter for Liquid Crystal on VLSI Displays," A. Thomsen, R.G. Lindquist, J.H. Kulick, P.J. Nasiatka, G.P. Nordin, and S.T. Kowel, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems I, 42(9), (1995).

"A Real-Time 3-D Display Based on the Partial Pixel Architecture," M. Jones, G. Nordin, J. Kulick, R.G. Lindquist, and S. Kowel, Optics Letters, 20 (12), (1995).

"High Resolution Liquid Crystal Phase Grating Formed by Fringing Fields From Interdigitated Electrodes," R.G. Lindquist, J. Kulick, G. Nordin, J. Jarem, S. T. Kowel, M. Friends, and T.M. Leslie, Optics Letters, 19 (9), (1994).

"Dynamics of Picosecond Laser Induced Density, Temperature, Flow and Reorientational Effects in the Mesophases of Liquid Crystals," I. C. Khoo, R. G. Lindquist, R. R. Michael, R. J. Mansfield, and P. G. LoPresti, J of Applied Physics 69 (7), 3853-3859 (1991).