EE Graduate Seminar by Dr. Islam Ashry

EE Graduate Seminar: Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors

Optical fiber sensors possess numerous advantages including immunity to electromagnetic interference, harsh environment operation, and miniature size. One attractive category of them is the distributed optical fiber sensors which can measure several parameters, such as temperature and vibration, along the entire. Such distributed optical fiber sensors are used in a myriad of important applications such as oil and gas industry, real-time structural health monitoring, and aerospace transportation, among others. In this talk, we summarize the operation principles of the optical fiber distributed acoustic sensor (DAS) and distributed temperature sensor (DTS), along with their applications.
Bio: Islam Ashry is a postdoctoral research fellow at Photonics Laboratory, KAUST. He received his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, and the PhD degree from Virginia Tech, VA, USA, in December 2012. His research interests include optical sensors, fluorescence dynamics, nanopatterning, plasmon sensing, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, optical communications, optical networks, and polymeric thin films. Before joining KAUST, Islam Ashry was a Senior Research Associate at Virginia Tech.