Dr. Azer Yalin
Principal Investigator
Director, Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics

(970) 491-2813
Fax: (970) 491-3827

Research Interests
Research focuses on laser-based diagnostics and non-intrusive measurement of gases, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions. These tools are developed and used for studies of atmospheric pressure plasmas, low-pressure plasmas, and plasma sputtering, with application towards plasma science, plasma-processing, and electric propulsion.

Interests also include laser combustion diagnostics of engines, laser ignition of engines, and laser sensing for security, environmental, and health applications.

Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 6/2000, Princeton University M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 4/1997, Princeton University B.Sc. (Honors) 1st Class, Engineering Physics, 5/1995, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada