Prof. John M. Ballato
Professor, Material Science and Engineering at Clemson Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Symposium Chair | Conference Program Committee | Track Chair | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
optical materials , optical fiber
Profile Summary

John Ballato is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET), which is a South Carolina Research Center of Economic Excellence. Previously, Dr. Ballato served as the interim Vice President for Research and Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Clemson University where he championed the University’s research and economic development in all areas of advanced materials.

Dr. Ballato earned a BS in Ceramic Science and Engineering (1993) and the PhD in Ceramic and Materials Engineering (1997) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He has published over 200 archival scientific papers, holds 25 US and foreign patents, has given in excess of 125 invited lectures/colloquia, and has co-organized 25 national and international conferences and symposia.

He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).
Publications (61)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Presentation + Paper
Enkeleda Balliu, Bailey Meehan, Mary Ann Cahoon, Thomas Hawkins, John Ballato, Peter Dragic, Tommy Boilard, Lauris Talbot, Martin Bernier, Michel J. Digonnet
Proceedings Volume 12902, 1290203 (2024)
KEYWORDS: Fiber lasers, Fiber amplifiers, Temperature metrology, Optical fibers, Ytterbium, Quenching, Reflectivity, Fluorescence, Single mode fibers, Ions

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Poster
B. Meehan, T. Hawkins, M. Engholm, P. Dragic, J. Knall, M. J. Digonnet, J. Ballato
Proceedings Volume 12902, 1290207 (2024)
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Ytterbium, Silica, Glasses, Fluorescence, Fiber lasers, Chemical composition, Spectroscopy, Quenching, Laser systems engineering

Proceedings Article | 12 March 2024 Presentation + Paper
Maxime Cavillon, Qiong Xie, Imane Ktafi, Jing Kong, Julien Ari, Bertrand Poumellec, Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Thomas Hawkins, John Ballato, Matthieu Lancry
Proceedings Volume 12875, 128750C (2024)
KEYWORDS: Glasses, Thermal stability, Silica, Viscosity, Oxides, Temperature metrology, Optical sensing, Optical components, Femtosecond phenomena

Proceedings Article | 12 March 2024 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12869, 128690D (2024)
KEYWORDS: Nonlinear optics, Photonics, Materials properties, Physics, Engineering

Proceedings Article | 12 March 2024 Presentation + Paper
J. Ballato, A. Peacock
Proceedings Volume 12869, 128690A (2024)
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Silicon, Semiconductors, Optical semiconductors, Silicon photonics

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Proceedings Volume Editor (2)

SPIE Conference Volume | 30 June 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 April 2015

Conference Committee Involvement (39)
25 January 2025 | San Francisco, United States
Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications IV
8 April 2024 | Strasbourg, France
27 January 2024 | San Francisco, United States
Specialty Optical Fibres
24 April 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic
28 January 2023 | San Francisco, United States
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