Daniel D. Hernandez

M.S. Physics candidate
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: (415) 338 - 3865 (Lab), (925) 360 - 6752 (Cell)
danh_cuesta@yahoo.com

Education:

M.S. Physics Candidate

2009 - Present San Francisco State University, San Francisco

B.S. in Physics

B.S. in Mathematics

2002-2007 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Research Interest:

Nonlinear Optics, Optical Trapping and Manipulation, Optical and Acoustic Waveguide Propagation, Ocean Acoustics, Soft Condensed Matter.

Work Experience:

2009 - present San Francisco State University, Quantum Optics Laboratory, Student Researcher

2009 - present San Francisco State University, Department of Physics, Graduate Teaching Assistant

2007 - 2009 Heat, Light, and Sound Research Inc., Underwater Acoustic Propagation, Physicist

2003 - 2005 California Polytechnic State University, Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Group (Saunders), Student Researcher

2005 - 2007 California Polytechnic State University, Optical Trapping Group (Sungar), Student Researcher

2003 - 2007 California Polytechnic State University, Department of Mathematics, Teaching Assistant

Selected Publications, Talks, and Abstracts:

1. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Generation and nonlinear self-trapping of optical propelling beams. Optics Letters (2010).

2. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Disordering to Order: de Vries Behavior from a Landau Theory for Smectic Phases. Physical Review Letters. PRL 98, 197801 (2007)

3. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Controlled rotation of micro-particles with multi-trap rotating tweezers generated by Moiré technique. (Oral Presentation) Frontiers In Optics 2010

4. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Controlled rotation of micro-particles with multi-trap rotating tweezers generated by Moiré technique. (A) Frontiers In Optics (2010)

5. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Generation and self-trapping of optical propelling beams. (Oral Presentation) CLEO/QELS (2010)

6. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Generation and self-trapping of optical propelling beams. (A) CLEO/QELS (2010)

7. Daniel Hernandez, et al. Methods for computing the impact of sonar on the marine environment. (A) J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 125, Issue 4, pp. 2518-2518 (April 2009)

8. Daniel Hernandez, Optical Trapping and Manipulation. Colloquium Speaker, SFSU, Dept. of Physics (Spring 2010).

9. Daniel Hernandez, Optical Trapping and Controlled Rotation of Micro-Particles. Colloquium Speaker, SFSU, Dept. of Physics (Fall 2010).

10. Daniel Hernandez, Effects of Sound on the Marine Environment. Colloquium Speaker, 2008, Ca. Poly SLO, Dept. of Physics.

Awards and Memberships:

1. First Place Winner of SFSU Student Research Competition, Graduate Physical Science Category, Optical Trapping and Manipulation (2010).

2. Vice President, Optical Society of America SFSU Student Chapter (2010-2011).

3. Optical Society of America Student Member (Since 2009).

4. Acoustical Society of America Member (Since 2007).

4. American Physical Society Member (Since 2005).

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