Prof. John M. Ballato
Professor, Material Science and Engineering at Clemson Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Publications Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Conference Co-Chair | Track Chair | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
optical materials , optical fiber
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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 (43)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10683, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Silica, Nanoparticles, Spectroscopy, Ions, Doping, Scanning electron microscopy, Aluminum, Thulium, Lanthanum

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10683, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Silica, Cladding, Glasses, Fiber lasers, Nonlinear optics, Aluminum, Raman scattering, Fluorine

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 14, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10637, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XIV
KEYWORDS: Eye, Silica, Nanoparticles, Laser energy, Laser applications, Fiber lasers, Directed energy weapons, Phonons, Holmium, Laser safety

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 20, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10121, Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids II
KEYWORDS: Resonators, Laser processing, Solid state lasers, Fiber lasers, Solids, Phonons, Current controlled current source

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 7, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10100, Optical Components and Materials XIV
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Silica, Nanoparticles, Ions, Doping, Fiber lasers, Holmium, Lutetium, Neptunium, Absorption

SPIE Conference Volume | June 30, 2016

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Conference Committee Involvement (29)
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
1 April 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic
Fifth Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications
11 October 2017 | Limassol, Cyprus
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
26 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic
Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems
30 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
15 February 2016 | San Francisco, California, United States
Showing 5 of 29 published special sections
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