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Optics & Infrared Sensing

Warren Harper

Research Interests

  • Chemical sensors
  • Modeling and data fitting
  • Spectroscopy
  • LIDAR implementation/development
  • Infrared lasers (quantum cascade lasers)


  • Post-doctoral, University of Colorado/JILA
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Kentucky
  • B.S., Chemistry, Minors in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Appalachian State University


  • National Research Council Research Associate Fellowship (2001-1999)
  • Visiting Distinguished Faculty Program Award (1998) (Dissertation award)
  • University of Kentucky awards: Departmental Fellowship (1997), Research Award (1997), Fast Start Award (1995), Ashland Oil Fellowship (1994), Outstanding First Year Student (1994), Franklin E. Tuttle Fellowship (1993-1995)
  • Appalachian State University: Outstanding Senior Award (1993)

Optics & Infrared Sensing