Dr. Robert Lindquist

Professor, ECE


301 Sparkman Drive
Optics Building
Room 400
Huntsville, AL 35899
Campus Map

256.824.2882 / 256.824.6100


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.

Dr. Robert Lindquist's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1986


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

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