Areas of Research
The Kuebler Group develops new chemistry, materials science, and optical methods for creating functional 3D micro-scale devices. Students use a laser-based 3D printing method to create devices that control light in novel ways, with applications in photonics, imaging, sensing, and solar energy. The team works with a wide range of chemistries and materials systems that includes photopolymers, nanoparticles, inorganics, and electroless metallization. Students learn many interdisciplinary skills − that go beyond traditional chemistry − such as scanning electron microscopy, spectroscopy, optical characterization, surface analysis, lasers, and instrumentation development and control.
December, 2009: Teaching Incentive Program Awards 2008-2009 recipient: Stephen Kuebler February, 2008: Dr. Stephen M. Kuebler was awarded a CAREER Grant by the National Science Foundation. This award (no. 0748712) is supported jointly by the Division of Materials Research and the Chemistry Division of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate. The award, entitled “CAREER: Three-Dimensional Multi-Scale Metallodielectric Materials”, provides support over a period of five years for the investigation of new processes for creating optically functional three-dimensional metallo-dielectric meta-materials. September, 2006: Dr. Stephen Kuebler’s research group has developed a new approach for fabricating three-dimensional metal-polymer composite micro-structures. The approach opens new routes to photonic materials and devices with novel optical properties. This research was featured on the Aug. 2006 cover of “Advanced Functional Materials”. To learn more about the Kuebler group, go to their home page at http://npm.creol.ucf.edu. December, 2005: 2005 Outstanding Four Year College Teacher Award , Orlando Chapter of the American Chemical Society.
- P. Golvari, K. Alkameh, S. M. Kuebler*. “Si-H surface groups inhibit methacrylic polymerization: Thermal hydrosilylation of allyl methacrylate with silicon nanoparticles.” Langmuir 2022, 38(27), 8366-8373, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c00891. This work was featured on the Journal’s cover.
- C. Xia, E. Bustamante, S. M. Kuebler*, R. C. Rumpf and J. Touma. “Binary-lens-embedded photonic crystal based on self-collimation.” Opt. Lett. 2022, 47(12), 2943-2946; https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.458854.
- C. Xia, J. J. Gutierrez, S. M. Kuebler*, R. C. Rumpf, J. Touma. “Cylindrical-lens-embedded photonic crystal based on self-collimation.” Opt. Express 2022, 30, 9165-9180, https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.452467.
- H. Cheng, P. Golvari, C. Xia, M. Sun, M. Zhang, S. M. Kuebler, X. Yu*. “High-throughput microfabrication of axially tunable helices.” Photonics Res. 2022, 10, 303-315; https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.439592. This paper was selected as an Editor’s Pick.
- R. Sharma, J. L. Digaum, H. West, C. M. Schwarz, and S. M. Kuebler*, “Gentle method for removing metal and restoring function after scanning electron microscopy,” J. Micro/Nanopattern., Mater. Metrol. 2021, 20(2), 023601-1 – 023601-11; https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JMM.20.2.023601.
- P. Golvari and S. M. Kuebler*, “Fabrication of functional microdevices in SU-8 by multi-photon lithography.” Micromachines 2021, 12(5), 472-1 – 472-24; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12050472.
- C. Xia, S. M. Kuebler*, N. P. Martinez, M. Martinez, R. C. Rumpf, and J. Touma, “Wide-band self-collimation in low refractive index hexagonal lattice.” Opt. Lett. 2021, 46(9), 2228-2231, https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.421860.
- J. Beever*, S. M. Kuebler, and J. Collins, “Where ethics is taught: An institutional epidemiology.” J. Ethics Educ., 2021, 121, 1-24; https://doi.org/10.1007/s40889-021-00121-7.
- H. Cheng, C. Xia, S. M. Kuebler, P. Golvari, M. Sun, M. Zhang, X. Yu*. “Generation of Bessel-beam arrays for parallel fabrication in two-photon polymerization.” J. Laser Appl. 2021, 33, 012040-1 – 012040-6; https://doi.org/10.2351/7.0000313.
- C. M. Schwarz,* S. M. Kuebler, C. Rivero-Baleine, B. Triplett, M. Kang, Q. Altemose, C. Blanco, K. A. Richardson, Q. Du, S. Deckoff-Jones, J. Hu, Y. Zhang, Y. Pan, C. Ríos. “Structurally and morphologically engineered chalcogenide materials for optical and photonic devices.” J. Opt. Microsys. 2021, 1(1), 013502-1 – 013502-13; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JOM.1.1.013502. This paper was profiled in an SPIE Highlight dated 13 July 2021, https://spie.org/news/seeing-glass-in-a-new-light?SSO=1.
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