My lab, the Optical
Science Laboratory (OSL) is located in room 334 of the Egan
Engineering and Science Research Center. You can find directions at at http://www.ece.neu.edu/groups/osl/directions.html.
My office is in 216 Lake Hall. You can enter Nightingale from
Forsyth Street. Walk straight ahead to the elevator or turn left
before the elevator for the stairs. At the second floor turn right
180 degrees from the elevator, and walk away from Forsyth Street
into Lake Hall. 216 is the first office on the left.
Some food for thought...
A friend sent me an
article. I do not recognize the name of the author, but I
gather he is not an engineer, from the first paragraph.
The title is "America Needs More Scientists and Engineers," but the
content of the article says, "In 2010, only 4.9 percent of American
jobs were in science and engineering, down from 5.3 percent in
2000 --- the first such decline since 1950." It seems to me that this is
evidence that the country needs less scientists and engineers, rather
Previous Course Notes:
| Spring 2006
|| Quantum Optics with Prof. Devaney
|Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2007,08,09,10:
|| Introduction to Electronics
|Fall 2001, Fall 2003, Fall 2007,09,12:
(Formerly ECE4646, ECEG105, ECE-3582)
||Optics for Engineers (grad)
|Spring 2005, 6, Fall 2008:
||Optics for Engineers (advanced undergrad elective)
|Summer II 2005:
|Intro to ECE Laboratory
||Engineering Design (Freshman Course)
|Winter 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006. Spring
||Introduction to Subsurface Sensing and
Detection (With Prof. Stephen McKnight)
|SU II and SP, Since 2005:
|| Capstone Design
| Fall 2012:
|| Freshman Seminar
Our group, the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL)
particularly interested in those optical imaging techniques which involve
coherent detection, multi-modal imaging, multi-wave imaging (where light
is used in combination with another type of wave such as
ultrasound). Our applications include
and medical imaging, including embryos, skin, collagen, and lung.
Here is my weekly schedule for the present term:
My normal hours on campus are from 9AM through 6PM, but this varies
considerably, and I am usually fully scheduled every day, so the
chance of catching me with a free moment is very small. For that
reason, I prefer to arrange meeting times in advance.
Send an email first, and schedule a meeting time.
To the extent possible, I try to keep Friday afternoons from, 3:30 to
5, free for people to visit me in the lab. Often I will stay
until about 6, but please don't count on this. This time is open to
any students, faculty, staff, friends, visitors, without appointment.
It would be nice (but not necessary) to let me know you are coming.
Look for me in either 334 or 352 Egan.
Some Personal Information
I live in Cambridge, with my wife, Sheila, a large number of
plants and assorted tropical fish.
We enjoy travel almost anywhere, attending plays, concerts, and the
For outdoor activities, I enjoy running (see Greater Boston Track Club for running
information in Boston), bicycling, both for getting around the city (in
weather at least), and for pleasure (see my page on car-free biking
Boston, http:// http://www.ece.neu.edu/faculty/dimarzio/bike/
), and skiing (especially Squaw Valley, CA, various areas in Utah, and
Some pictures of leisure activities: Our annual bike trip from Plymouth to
Provincetown (25-26 July 09, thanks to Joseph for the photo),
skiing at Alta in 2008 (Thanks to Rob),
our annual mountain biking trip to
Vermont (24 Jul 06, Thanks to Timon), and my first time on a horse
(30 May 2010, thanks to Dave for photo, and to Jason and Reno for
"This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized
yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the
world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion
that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my
privilege - my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be
thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I
rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is
sort of splendid torch which I’ve got a hold of for the moment and I
want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to
--George Bernard Shaw
To Contact Me
You can reach me in any of the following ways. Electronic
mail is usually the easiest and fastest. e-mail: dimarzio
Phone: +1 617-373-2034
Charles A. DiMarzio
440 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
334 Egan Building (see http://www.ece.neu.edu/groups/osl/directions.html)
ABOUT THE BACKGROUND: My favorite winter passtime is
skiing. I put this background together from a detail of a photograph
taken at Park City, in 2003. There are four copies in different
orientations so that the tracks (and more importantly, the brightness
levels) line up as the pattern repeats.
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