Prof. John M. Ballato
Professor, Material Science and Engineering at Clemson Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Track Chair | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
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 (47)

Proceedings Article | 10 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11289, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures X
KEYWORDS: Endoscopy, Optical fibers, Waveguides, Scattering, Glasses, Laser development, Laser scattering, Fiber lasers, Random lasers, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11298, Photonic Heat Engines: Science and Applications II

Proceedings Article | 3 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11298, Photonic Heat Engines: Science and Applications II
KEYWORDS: Multimode fibers, Optical fibers, Silica, Fiber Bragg gratings, Luminescence, Fiber lasers, Ytterbium, ZBLAN, Temperature metrology, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 7 October 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11162, High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects III
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Refractive index, Glasses, High power lasers, Fiber lasers, Materials science, Nonlinear optics, Optical engineering, Acoustics, Thermal modeling

Proceedings Article | 14 May 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10981, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XV
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Photoelasticity, Thermal optics, Scattering, Glasses, Laser applications, Laser scattering, Fiber lasers, Raman scattering, Laser systems engineering

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Proceedings Volume Editor (2)

SPIE Conference Volume | 30 June 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 April 2015

Conference Committee Involvement (32)
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
19 April 2021 | Prague, Czech Republic
Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
Sixth Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers
7 November 2019 | Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres
3 April 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic
Fifth Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications
11 October 2017 | Limassol, Cyprus
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