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Cosme Furlong

Cosme Furlong received his BEng from the University of the Americas, Mexico, in 1989, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. He was visiting Post-doctoral investigator at BIAS, Bremen, Germany in 2002. He held the positions of Research Professor and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI where he currently is Associate Professor working in the field of Nanoengineering, Science, and Technology (NEST). His professional interests and involvement include: combination of modeling and simulation with quantitative optical metrology, fiber optics sensors, digital holography, NDT, materials characterization, and optimization of mechanical and microelectromechanical components and systems. He has received the Sigma Xi Junior Researcher Faculty, WPI’s Morgan and Russell M. Searle Distinguish Instructorships, A.J. Durelli Award from SEM, and he has been named a research affiliate of the Department of Otology and Laryngology at the Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and a Lecturer on Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of more than 100 technical publications and he actively participates, as organizer and co-organizer, in national and international conferences on optical metrology and mechanics.

Research Interests

  • Modeling and simulation with quantitative optical metrology
  • Fiber optics sensors, digital holography
  • NDT
  • Materials characterization
  • Design optimization of mechanical and microelectromechanical components and systems (MEMS)

Education

  • BS, University of the Americas, 1989
  • MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1992
  • PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1999
  • Visiting Post-doctoral investigator at BIAS, Bremen, Germany, 2002

Featured Publications

  • I.T. Dobrev, C. Furlong, M. Flores, P. Hefti, E. Harrington, “Design of a shearography-based defect detection system for structural health monitoring,” Proc. SEM, in-print, 2012
  • E. Tripp, F. Pantuso, L. Zhang, E. Harrington, C. Furlong, “Opto-mechanical characterization of a MEMS sensor for real-time infrared imaging,” Proc. SEM, in-print, 2012
  • J.J. Rosowski, J.T. Cheng, S.N. Merchant, E. Harrington, C. Furlong, “New data on the motion of the normal and reconstructed tympanic membrane,” Otol. Neurotol., 32(9):1559-67, 2011
  • I. Dobrev, J.M. Flores, C. Furlong, E. Harrington, J.J. Rosowski, “Design of a mechatronic positioning system for a holographic otoscope,” Proc. SPIE - Interferometry XV: Applications, 77910D1-12, 2010
  • C. Furlong, “Analysis and optomechanical characterization of a MEMS micromirror device,” Strain, 45:259-266, 2009
  • C. Furlong, “Optoelectronic holography for testing electronic packaging and MEMS,” in Optical Inspection of Microsystems, W. Osten, ed., Marcel Dekker, NY, 2006

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Professional Highlights

  • Sigma Xi Junior Researcher Faculty
  • WPI’s Morgan and Russell M. Searle Distinguish Instructorships
  • A.J. Durelli Award from SEM
  • Research Affiliate of the Department of Otology and Laryngology at the Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI)
  • Lecturer on Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School
 
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