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     Date Submitted:08-05-2017
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant at Center for Metamaterials
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsScattering, optical fibers, Matlab, Labview, COMSOL
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    EDUCATION
    PhD in Optical Science and Engineering (GPA 3.95) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    ○ Dissertation Title: Stratified microresonators - Fabrication, Characterization and Potential Applications ○ Advisor: Dr. Tsing-Hua Her 2012 - present

    MS Applied Physics (GPA 4) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 2016

    Bachelor of Technology, Information Technology (GPA 3.85) Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
    ○ Thesis Title: Simulation of Polarization Mode Dispersion on RZ-DPSK pulses in optical fibers for Bit Error Rate analysis. ○ Advisor: Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur 2010

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Center for Metamaterials. NSF I/UCRC
    ○ Numerically demonstrated wavefront shaping with dielectric fiber arrays in Matlab. ○ Obtained Letters of Support from Ball Aerospace and Corning for NSF AIR-TT grant as Entrepreneurial Lead at NSF I-Corps program ○ Proposed Willow Metasurface using Corning Willow glass as flexible substrate ○ Work led to filing of 2 patents Sept 2015 - May 2017

    Center for Precision Metrology (CPM)
    ○ Seed project: Displacement sensing with Microchip laser ○ Gained maximum votes of CPM Affiliates and full project grant for 18 months Department of Physics and Optical Science ○ Overcame the challenge of non-uniform coating of optical fibers in PECVD. ○ Coated NIST’s microrod resonator with SiNx. Resultant Q factor was 2.2x106 ○ Non-invasively characterized thin films on fibers using their scattering signature. ○ Observed PBG effect in scattering of Bragg Fibers allowing directional suppression and enhancement in scattering. Developed a model to explain the phenomenon. ○ Observed that refractive index and growth rate of films on fibers in PECVD depend on speed of rotation of the fiber. ○ Used transfer matrix method to calculate WGM field in multilayered fibers. ○ Assisted in writing grant proposals. ○ Supervised work of 2 undergraduate students. Spring 2015 2013 - present

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    ○ Project Assistant at Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Computation ○ Built frequency doubler for cooling laser for Calcium ions, Interfaced Photon Detector for background noise subtraction, tested home built Pound Drever Hall Locking circuit, Aligned bow-tie cavities, tapered amplifier, optical fibers, Laser locking with Doppler-free Saturation Absorption Spectroscopy. 2011- 2012

    Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
    ○ Summer Research Fellow at Light and Matter Physics Group ○ Project title : Basics of Polarization and Quantum Communication ○ Realized different interferometers and polarization states. Theoretical study of Quantum Key Distribution Protocols and different attack schemes. June - Aug 2010

    PATENTS FILED
    ○ Her, T., Naqvi, Z., Farahi F.; Grating Metasurface for Phase Shifting Mirrors, U.S. Patent 61/411,175, Filed Oct. 21, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Her T., Naqvi Z., Rosenbury C. and Fiddy M.; Fiber Metasurface for Wavefront Engineering, U.S. Patent 62/330,448, Filed May 2, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Her T., Naqvi Z.; Motion Controlled Refractive Index, U.S. Patent 62/305,193, Filed March 8, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Naqvi Z.; Sliding Block puzzle game with Laser Beam, U.S. Patent 20150367229A1, Filed June 22, 2015, Patent Pending PUBLICATIONS ○ Z. Naqvi, C. Rosenbury, M. Fiddy and T. Her, “Fiber-Metasurface for Wavefront Shaping,” in CLEO, OSA, 2017, paper JTu5A.48 ○ Z. Naqvi, M. Green, C. Wang, and T. Her, "Characterization of Bragg Fibers by Mie scattering," in CLEO, OSA, 2016, paper JTu5A.112. ○ M. Green, Z. Naqvi, K. Smith and T. Her, “Fabrication and characterization of uniform conformal thin films of SiO2 and SiNx on optical fibers. in IEEE HONET (Photonics for Energy). 2014.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    ○ OSA, SPIE, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma

    PRESENTATIONS
    ○ Metafibers and Metafabrics, NSF CfM IAB Meeting at OSA Headquarters, DC and Corning Inc., Corning NY ○ Metafibers, NSF I-Corps Sites program, Ventureprise Charlotte Launch ○ Microchip Lasers for displacement sensing, CPM Affiliates meeting, UNC Charlotte ○ Poster presentations at CLEO conference, San Jose, CA Oct 2015 & Oct 2016 Jul 2016 Apr 2015 2016 & 2017

    AWARDS
    ○ APS-DLS Travel Grant to attend CLEO 2016 ○ Departmental Travel grant for OSA Student Leadership conference at FiO ○ Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Science ○ Merit cum Means Scholarship by State Government in India 2016 2013 2010 2009

    SOFTWARE SKILLS
    ○ MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, C, C++, COMSOL. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE ○ SPIE event: “What quality lighting is and why it matters” ○ Google Fiber sponsored event at Discovery Place ○ Discovery Place and Palisade Park Elementary Girls Science Club ○ Science Educators’ Day at Frontiers in Optics ○ Note Taker for Quantum Mechanics I at Office of Disability Services ○ Math instructor for NGO Shiksha Sopan at IIT Kanpur 2016 2015 2013, 2014, 2016 2013 2012 2009

    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
    ○ OSA/SPIE Chapter Secretary at UNC Charlotte ○ Organized IONS NA 7 - an international student conference at UNC Charlotte ○ Represented UNC Charlotte at Student Leadership Conference, Orlando FL 2013-2014 2013 2013


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