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.
2009 - PhD in Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2007 - MS in Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2005 - BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
- University Faculty Scholars (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
- Dual-beam potassium Voigt filter for atomic line imaging (2020)
- Optical crosstalk and off-axis modeling of an intrinsic coincident polarimeter (2020)
- Optimization of an intrinsic coincident polarimeter and quantitative architectural comparison of different polarimeter techniques (2020)
- Direct correlation spectrometer using polarized light (2019)
- Dual-beam cross-correlation spectrometer for radial velocity measurements (2019)
- Microbolometer with a multi-aperture polymer thin-film array for neural-network-based target identification (2019)
- Panchromatic All-Polymer Photodetector with Tunable Polarization Sensitivity (2019)
- Phase-shifting interferometry in fiber-based channeled spectropolarimeter (2019)
- Phase-shiftinginterferometry-based Fourier transform channeled spectropolarimeter (2019)
- Polarization: Systems, Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing (2019)