Peter G. LoPresti

ProfessorJ. Newton Rayzor Hall 1105
918-631-3274
peter-lopresti@utulsa.edu

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1988 

Areas of Research Focus

  • Fiber optic transmission systems
  • Optical Sensors (environmental, instrumentation)
  • Free-space optical systems

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • ASEE

Courses Taught at TU

  • Electronics I (EE 3143)
  • Electronics II (EE 4043)
  • Electronics Laboratory (EE 4041)
  • Electro-Optics (EE 4323)
  • Fiber Optic Transmission Systems (EE 7323)
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering (EE 1001)
  • Linear Electronics (EE 7143)
  • Optical Networking (EE 4273)

Awards & Recognition

  • College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Research, 2002.
  • College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003.
  • Highlighted Poster Award, OSA Annual Meeting, 1997.
  • Nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 1998, 2002, 2005.
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Month, January & September 1997.
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award: 1998.
  • University of Tulsa Faculty of the Year Award: 1998.

Publications


  • P. G. LoPresti, H. Refai, J. Sluss, I. Varela-Cuadrado, “Adaptive Divergence and Power for Improving Connectivity in Free Space Optical Mobile Networks,” Applied Optics, vol. 45, no. 25, 1 Sept. 2006.

  • A. Harris, J. J. Sluss, Jr., H. H. Refai, P. G. LoPresti, “Analysis of beam steering tolerances and divergence for various long range FSO communication links,” Proc. SPIE, vol. 5819, p. 455-462, 2005.

  • P. G. LoPresti, Dilip Jali, Blake Carpenter, Michael Gersztenkorn, “Characterization of a Differential Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor for Oil-Water Boundary Detection,” ISA Transactions, vol. 44, no. 1, 2005.

  • P. G. LoPresti, Dilip Jali, Christopher Shrock, “Differential Strain Measurement Using Multiplexed Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors,” ISA Transactions, vol. 43, no. 2, 2004.

  • P. G. LoPresti, N. Brooks, W. Sumpter, H. Refai, “Fiber bundles in transceivers to mitigate scintillation effects on free-space optical networks,” Proc. SPIE, vol. 6551, April 2007.

  • P. G. LoPresti, W. E. Finn, “Fiber-Optic Sensor System for Rapid Positioning of a Micro-Electrode Array”, Applied Optics, 37, p. 3426-3431, 1998.

  • Harris, J. J. Sluss, Jr., H. H. Refai, P. G. LoPresti, “Free-space optical wavelength diversity scheme for fog mitigation in a ground-to-unmanned-aerial-vehicle communications link,” Optical Engineering, vol. 45, n. 8, August 2006.

  • S. Pomeranz, M. Kessler, W. Potter, P. G. LoPresti, D. Farrior, J. McCoy, L. Keiser, W. A. Hamill, B. Tapp, D. A. Grouws, “Interdisciplinary lively application projects in calculus courses,” Accepted for publication in the Journal of STEM Education, June 2007.

  • P. G. LoPresti, H. Refai, “Mitigating angular misalignment from atmospheric effects in FSO links,” Proc. SPIE, vol. 6551, April 2007.

  • P. G. LoPresti, S. Shennai, V. Mulinti, “Near End Performance Monitoring Optical Test Methodologies,” in Next Generation Network Test Methodologies, Optical Edition, Spirent Communications, Inc., 2003