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Daron Westly

Daron Westly is a Research Scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Prior to joining the CNST he worked at the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility as a Process Engineer and Lab Use Manager. His research has included developing techniques for producing high aspect ratio x-ray zone plates, microfluidic fuel cells, and applications of electron beam lithography for nanoscale device fabrication. Daron is working with Kartik Srinivasan and Vladimir Aksyuk on process development and integration of nanophotonic devices for metrology applications. He is also actively involved in the Maker Movement and informal science education and outreach. He is currently involved in mentoring students from Puerto Rico on a project collecting fungal spores from the stratosphere using a high altitude glider.

Selected Publications

  • Improved time dependent performance of hydrogen silsesquioxane resist using a spin on top coat, D. A. Westly, D. M. Tennant, Y. Aida, H. Ohki, and T. Ohkubo, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 29, 06FJ02 (2011).
  • Planar membraneless microchannel fuel cell, J. L. Cohen, D. J. Volpe, D. A. Westly, A. Pechenik, and H. D. Abruna, (US Patent 7,435,503, 2008).
  • A dual electrolyte H-2/O-2 planar membraneless microchannel fuel cell system with open circuit potentials in excess of 1.4 V, J. L. Cohen, D. J. Volpe, D. A. Westly, A. Pechenik, and H. D. Abruna, Langmuir 21, 3544–3550 (2005).
  • Fabrication and preliminary testing of a planar membraneless microchannel fuel cell, J. L. Cohen, D. A. Westly, A. Pechenik, and H. D. Abruna, Journal of Power Sources 139, 96–105 (2005).


Kerr Microresonator Soliton Frequency Combs at Cryogenic Temperatures

Gregory T. Moille, Xiyuan Lu, Ashutosh S. Rao, Qing Li, Daron A. Westly, Leonardo Ranzani, Scott B. Papp, Mohammad Soltani, Kartik A. Srinivasan
We present measurements of silicon nitride nonlinear microresonators and frequency comb generation at cryogenic temperatures as low as 7 K. A resulting two

Terahertz-Rate Kerr-Microresonator Optical Clockwork

Tara E. Drake, Travis Briles, Daryl T. Spencer II, Jordan R. Stone, David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Qing Li, Daron A. Westly, Kartik A. Srinivasan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
Kerr microresonators generate interesting and useful fundamental states of electromagnetic radiation through nonlinear interactions of continuous-wave (CW)
Created February 26, 2019, Updated May 29, 2020