Jeff Jalkio, Associate Professor and Chair, came to St. Thomas after 13 years in industry where in 1984 he co-founded CyberOptics Corporation, a manufacturer of laser-based measuring equipment that has grown to 200 employees and $37 million in annual sales. At CyberOptics, Jalkio directed new product development and research. He holds seven patents. During graduate school and at Cyber Optics his primary research interest was the development of novel optical sensors for process control applications. He teaches courses in electronics, mechatronics, applied mathematics and design.
"Liberal Engineering Education and the Small Company," Jeffrey A. Jalkio, Proceedings of the SME International Conference on Education in Manufacturing, San Diego, Oct. 1998.
"Three Dimensional Inspection Using Multi-stripe Structured Light," Optical Engineering, Vol. 24(6 pp. 966-974, 1985. (This paper was selected in 1995 for inclusion in the SPIE Milestone series of selected reprints on Laser Distance Measurements.)
"Controlling Solder Paste Printing Quality in Board Assembly," Asian Electronics Engineer, November 1995, ASM Group Publishing.