GARET G. NENNINGER
Ph.D. Graduate Student

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
449 EE/CSE Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel: (206) 543-2178
Fax: (206) 543-3842
Email: ggn@u.washington.edu

Research Interests:

Fiber optic sensors, optical sensors, instrumentation system design, novel optical devices.



Education:

1998 M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washignton, Seattle, Washington

1992 Westinghouse Bettis Reactor Engineering School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1991 B.S. Electrical Engineering (minor in Political Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts



Work Experience:

1996-present Graduate Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1991-1996 Lieutenant, United States Navy. Instrumentation and Control Engineer at the Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., working on naval propulsion systems.

1990-1991 Consultant, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts. Designed diffractive microlens arrays for laser beam-steering systems.

1988-1990 Summer Intern, Rockwell Space Operations Company, Houston, Texas. Developed enhancements to NASA orbital-prediction software to account for solar radiation pressure and atmospheric drag. Developed techniques to track the space shuttle orbiter during deployment of the Teathered Satellite System.



Professional Activities:


Chair of the Graduate Student Association, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

Graduate Student Representative, Graduate Studies Faculty Committee, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington.

Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington, 1997-1999.

Member of:

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Optical Society of America
  • American Physical Society




  • Publications:

    G.G. Nenninger, J.B. Clendenning, C.E. Furlong, S.S. Yee. "Reference-compensated biosensing using a dual-channel surface plasmon resonance sensor system based on a planar lightpipe configuration." Sensors and Actuators B (Chemical). B51: 38-45 (1998).

    G.G. Nenninger. "Referenced Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor Using a Dual-Channel Planar Lightpipe," MSEE Thesis, University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (1998).

    G.G. Nenninger, J. Guo, S.S. Yee. "Dual-channel surface plasmon resonance sensor based on an optical lightpipe," paper presented at Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, October 12-17, 1997, Long Beach, CA (1997).

    G.G. Nenninger. "The Meeting Place of Art and Science," invited keynote address at the Shell Awards Banquet for the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (1996).

    G.G. Nenninger. "ROBS 2: Agile Beam Steering Using Binary Optics Microlens Arrays," BSEE Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991).

    G.G. Nenninger. "Letters Home: Life in Japan," series published in the Houston Bay Area Citizen (1986).

    G.G. Nenninger. "Ordered Behavior in Chaotic Regions," paper presented at the 36th International Science and Engineering Fair, Shreveport, LA (1985).

    G.G. Nenninger, J.B. Clendenning, C.E. Furlong, S.S. Yee, Reference-compensated biosensing using a dual-channel surface plasmon resonance sensor system based on a planar lightpipe configuration, Sens. Act. B 51 (1998) 38-45.