Dr. Kudenov completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, AK in 2005. Upon graduation, his personal interest in astronomy and photography lead him to obtain his PhD in Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, AZ in 2009. Following his PhD, he remained as an Assistant Research Professor at the UA until departing for North Carolina State University in 2012. Research performed at the UA included visible and infrared imaging polarimetry, spectroscopy, 3D profilometry, interferometry, active learning, and lens design.
His current research is focused on developing novel imaging systems, interferometers, detectors, and anisotropic materials related to polarization and spectral sensing, for wavelengths spanning ultraviolet through the thermal infrared. He is particularly interested in developing novel anisotropic materials and detector technologies that better enable snapshot systems, which are capable of maximizing the spatial, spectral, and/or polarimetric information contained within a single image. Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, food safety, 3D Imaging, and atmospheric monitoring.
Dr. Kudenov has authored 13 journal articles, 15 conference proceedings, 2 patents (pending), 1 book contribution, and is in the process of writing a new book on instrumentation. He is currently interested in obtaining undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics
- Cephalopod-inspired snapshot multispectral sensor based on geometric phase lens and stacked organic photodetectors (2022)
- Drone-based polarization imaging for phenotyping peanut in response to leaf spot disease (2022)
- Multistatic fiber-based system for measuring the Mueller matrix bidirectional reflectance distribution function (2022)
- Practical spectral photography II: snapshot spectral imaging using linear retarders and microgrid polarization cameras (2022)
- StarNAV with a wide field-of-view optical sensor (2022)
- Bio-inspired spectropolarimetric sensor based on tandem organic photodetectors and multi-twist liquid crystals (2021)
- Computer vision approach to characterize size and shape phenotypes of horticultural crops using high-throughput imagery (2021)
- Computer vision for detecting field-evolved lepidopteran resistance to Bt maize (2021)
- Fieldable Mueller matrix imaging spectropolarimeter using a hybrid spatial and temporal modulation scheme (2021)
- Internal defect scanning of sweetpotatoes using interactance spectroscopy (2021)
Awards & Honors
- 2009 - College of Optical Science's Graduate Valedictorian
- 2006 - Arthur G. DeBell Memorial Award
- 2005 - University of Alaska Fairbanks ECE Achievement Award
- 2003 - University of Alaska Fairbanks IEEE Achievement Award
- 2001 - Alaska Airlines Travel Award
Iqbal Husain and Michael Kudenov Receive 2022 ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award
Posted on April 28, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards and News
Congratulations to Iqbal Husain and Michael Kudenov for receiving the 2022 ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award!
Posted on January 29, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty
Congratulations to Ismail Guvenc and Michael Kudenov on being named University Faculty Scholars this year, recognizing their outstanding achievements in research and teaching.
Posted on July 1, 2020 | Filed Under: Research
An interdisciplinary collaboration across three colleges at NC State are working together to identify and analyze beneficial fungi in the core crops of North Carolina.
Researchers Devise New Tool to Measure Polarization of Light
June 24, 2016
NC State researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies. Michael Kudenov, et al., engineering, featured.