Earth Pinrod

Current Position: 
Ph.D. Student (Electrical Engineering), Cornell University
Lab Position: 
Undergraduate Researcher
Office Phone: 
+1 (401) 863-5185
Lab Phone: 
+1 (401) 863-1497
Brief Biography: 

Visarute (Earth) Pinrod received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Brown University in May 2013. Earth joined the lab during his sophomore year, and he was awarded UTRA Fellowships to support his research during the summer of 2011 and 2012. His research focused on engineering light emission in dielectric cavities. During the summer of 2011, Earth worked on a collaborative project with Vaibhav Mathur to study the emission of electric and magnetic dipoles within high quality factor dielectric cavities. Together, they developed their own simulation tools combining a classical self-interference model for Purcell enhancements with a compact transfer matrix formalism. They also designed and fabricated their own multi-layer dielectric mirrors using reactive sputtering and electron-beam evaporation. During 2012, Earth designed and fabricated high-quality distributed Bragg reflectors using atomic layer deposition to control the electric and magnetic dipole transitions of trivalent europium ions. Building on this work, Earth wrote a senior honors thesis on Enhancement of Magnetic Dipole Emission from Trivalent Europium Doped Yttrium Oxide by Distributed Bragg Reflectors.

After Brown, Earth is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University.