Natalia M. Dushkina
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Physics
Department of Physics, Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Tel: (717) 872-3424; Fax: (717) 872-3985
2004 – present Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Millersville University, PA.
2003 - 2004 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.
2001 – 2003 Director of Laboratory for Laser Applications, TheGem City Engineering Co., Dayton, OH, USA.
2000 – 2001 Visiting Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.
1999 – 2000 Researcher and Lecturer in Optics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 – 1999 Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, MITI, Tsukuba, Japan.
1995 - 1997 Monbusho Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan.
1988 - 1995 Researcher, Central Laboratory of Optical Storage and Processing of Information (CLOSPI), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1985 - 1988 Consultant to the Ministry of Education, Bulgaria.
1984 - 1988 High School Teacher in Optics and Lasers, High Technical School of Fine Mechanics and Optics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Author of one book, two chapters in a handbook of metrology, two monographs, one patent, 29 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, two reviews, two non-refereed publications, 34 presentations at international, national, regional and local conferences and 10 presentations at seminars and workshops. (For the complete list, please, see List of Publications on p. 6 and Conference Presentations on p. 9)
AREA OF PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Optics, Lasers and Material Science: Optical properties of semiconductors, Photorefractive effect, Total internal reflection, Diffraction gratings, Ultrafast nonlinear optical phenomena, Femtosecond laser systems; Nanomaterials, Photoluminescence from nanoparticles, Self assembled nanostructures, Holography; Laser applications, Industrial laser systems, Laser processing of thin foils and semiconductor wafers; Water-jet guided laser technology; Physics education and Physics education research.