Research opportunities: Undergraduate Research and Graduate Research Associate (GRA) positions are periodically available for studies at OSU. Please contact Prof. Reano directly if you are interested in joining the team to do exciting research in integrated optics and photonics.
Ronald M. Reano, Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University
205 Dreese Laboratory, 2015 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Biography: Ronald M. Reano received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University, Columbus, where he leads the Integrated Optics Laboratory. Prof. Reano’s research focuses on chipscale integrated photonics for innovation in sensors, communications systems, and computing. Prof. Reano served as The Optical Society (OSA), Frontiers in Optics, Integrated Photonics Subcommittee Chair in 2013 and 2014. He served as Program CoChair for the 2015 OSA Annual Meeting. Prof. Reano is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Optics Express. He is also the faculty advisor for the OSA Student Chapter at The Ohio State University and is an OSA Traveling Lecturer. Prof. Reano is the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the ARO Young Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Ohio State University College of Engineering McCarthy Teaching Award.
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1996
- B.S., Physics, University of California, Los Angeles 1991
- 2017-Present: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- 2011-2016: Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- 2005-2011: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- 2004-2005: Post Doctoral Research Fellow with Professor Stella W. Pang in the area of nanotechnology, Solid State Electronics Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- 1999-2004: Graduate Student Research Assistant with Professor Linda P. B. Katehi and John F. Whitaker, Radiation Laboratory and Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- 1998-1999: Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- 1996-1998: Research Assistant, Microelectronics Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of New Mexico.
- 1992-1996: Aircraft Systems Reliability Analyst (US Air Force Active Duty), Systems Analysis Division, Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Honors and Awards
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award
- Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award
- Ohio State University College of Engineering Lumley Research Award
- Ohio State University College of Engineering McCarthy Teaching Award
Membership in professional societies
- Optical Society (OSA)
- SPIE (International Society Advancing Light-Based Research)