Lucas J. Koerner portrait

Lucas J. Koerner

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Cornell University
Office
FDC 311
Phone
651-962-7742
Mail
Mail OSS100
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Education

  • Ph.D., 2010, Physics, Cornell University.
  • M.S., 2006, Physics, Cornell University.
  • B.A., 2003, Integrated Science Program, Physics and Mathematics, Northwestern University.

 

Research Interests

Instrumentation for photon detection, electronics for point-of-care and low-cost medical diagnostics, high-speed x-ray detectors, open source hardware, and CMOS imagers.

Career

Lucas develops electronics instrumentation for novel detection applications. At Cornell, he designed CMOS readout circuits for new x-ray detectors that opened windows to single particle x-ray diffraction measurements and time-resolved measurements of combusting metallic foils. During his time at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab he created radiation-hardened CMOS electronics for a time-of-flight based charged particle spectroscope destined for civilian space missions. Most recently, he led an electrical test team for cameras in mobile devices at a Fortune 500 company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Courses

ENGR 350 Introduction to Electronics

ENGR 480/481 Senior Design Clinic

Selected Publications

Boutet, S.; Lomb, L.; Williams, G. J.; Barends, T. R. M.; Aquila, A.; Doak, R. B.; Weierstall, U.; DePonte, D. P.; Steinbrener, J.; Shoeman, R. L., … Koerner, L.J.; & others (2012), 'High-resolution protein structure determination by serial femtosecond crystallography', Science 337(6092), 362--364.

Meshot, E. R.; Verploegen, E.; Bedewy, M.; Tawfick, S.; Woll, A. R.; Green, K. S.; Hromalik, M.; Koerner, L. J.; Philipp, H. T.; Tate, M. W. & others (2012), 'High-speed in situ X-ray scattering of carbon nanotube film nucleation and self-organization', Acs Nano 6(6), 5091--5101.

Kelly, S. T.; Trenkle, J. C.; Koerner, L. J.; Barron, S. C.; Walker, N.; Pouliquen, P. O.; Tate, M. W.; Gruner, S. M.; Dufresne, E. M.; Weihs, T. P. & others (2011), 'Fast X-ray microdiffraction techniques for studying irreversible transformations in materials', Journal of synchrotron radiation 18(3), 464--474.

Koerner, L. J.; Gillilan, R. E.; Green, K. S.; Wang, S. & Gruner, S. M. (2011), 'Small-angle solution scattering using the mixed-mode pixel array detector', Journal of synchrotron radiation 18(2), 148--156.

Koerner, L. J. & Gruner, S. M. (2011), 'X-ray analog pixel array detector for single synchrotron bunch time-resolved imaging', Journal of synchrotron radiation 18(2), 157--164.

Philipp, H. T.; Hromalik, M.; Tate, M.; Koerner, L. & Gruner, S. M. (2011), 'Pixel array detector for X-ray free electron laser experiments', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 649(1), 67--69.

Philipp, H. T.; Koerner, L. J.; Hromalik, M. S.; Tate, M. W. & Gruner, S. M. (2010), 'Femtosecond radiation experiment detector for x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) coherent x-ray imaging', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 57(6), 3795--3799.

Trenkle, J. C.; Koerner, L. J.; Tate, M. W.; Walker, N.; Gruner, S. M.; Weihs, T. P. & Hufnagel, T. C. (2010), 'Time-resolved x-ray microdiffraction studies of phase transformations during rapidly propagating reactions in Al/Ni and Zr/Ni multilayer foils', Journal of Applied Physics 107(11), 113511.

Koerner, L. J.; Tate, M. W. & Gruner, S. M. (2009), 'An accumulating pixel array detector for single-bunch synchrotron experiments', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 56(5), 2835--2842.

Koerner, L. J.; Philipp, H. T.; Hromalik, M. S.; Tate, M. W. & Gruner, S. M. (2009), 'X-ray tests of a pixel array detector for coherent x-ray imaging at the Linac Coherent Light Source', Journal of Instrumentation 4(03), P03001.

Rodricks, B.; Fowler, B.; Liu, C.; Lowes, J.; Koerner, L. J.; Tate, M. W. & Gruner, S. M. (2009), ‘A quantum-limited CMOS-sensor-based high-speed imaging system for time-resolved x-ray scattering’, in SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, pp. 74490Y--74490Y.

Trenkle, J. C.; Koerner, L. J.; Tate, M. W.; Gruner, S. M.; Weihs, T. P. & Hufnagel, T. C. (2008), 'Phase transformations during rapid heating of Al/Ni multilayer foils', Applied physics letters 93(8), 081903.

Philipp, H. T.; Koerner, L. J.; Hromalik, M.; Tate, M. W. & Gruner, S. M. (2007), ‘Pixel array detector for the capture of femtosecond duration x-ray images’, in Proc. SPIE, pp. 67030O.

Vernon, W.; Allin, M.; Hamlin, R.; Hontz, T.; Nguyen, D.; Augustine, F.; Gruner, S. M.; Xuong, N. H.; Schuette, D. R.; Tate, M. W. & others (2007), ‘First results from the 128x128 pixel mixed-mode Si x-ray detector chip’, in Proc. SPIE, pp. 67060U.

Liu, X.; Im, K.-S.; Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Hung, D. L. S.; Winkelman, J. R.; Tate, M. W.; Ercan, A.; Koerner, L. J.; Caswell, T. & others (2006), 'Quantitative characterization of near-field fuel sprays by multi-orifice direct injection using ultrafast x-tomography technique', Technical report, SAE Technical Paper.

Patents

Koerner, L.J.; Current recycling voice-coil-motor (VCM) driver circuit, US patent 9621096B1

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