Ms. Du has broad understanding of physics and electrical and computer engineering principles and technologies, with a deep focus on optical networking and optoelectronic devices. She specializes in prosecuting patent applications for complex electronic and computer technologies. Her extensive technical experience enables her to help clients protect sophisticated intellectual property.
• Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
• M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
• M.S., Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
• B.S., Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Ms. Du has expertise in computer networking, optoelectronic devices and systems.
As a research assistant at the UC Davis, she conducted theoretical research on optoelectronic devices for optical communication with an emphasis on optical CDMA. She designed and characterized arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) and Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) integrated photonic devices.
In addition, she conducted experiments at the sub-system level for non-linear thresholding in optical CDMA, and performed numerical simulation with MATLAB to evaluate the network performance of spectral-encoded time-spread optical CDMA.
Publications and patents
Ms. Du is the author or coauthor of more than 20 conference and journal articles documenting research in light scattering spectroscopy, optoelectronic devices and optical-CDMA technologies.
For her doctoral dissertation, Ms. Du examined the influence of a non-linear optical thresholder on high-performance optical CDMA networks.
At Oklahoma State University, she studied velocity difference measurements using a fiber-optic coupler for her master’s degree thesis.
Photo-acoustics and its application in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) of semiconductor materials composed her baccalaureate research topic.
Bar admissions, registrations and memberships
• Member, IEEE
• Technical reviewer for Photonic Technology Letters
• Technical reviewer for Journal of Lightwave Technology
Teaching and research experience
At the UC Davis, Ms. Du was a teaching assistant in courses encompassing device physics, MATLAB programming, optoelectronics and fiber optics.
She taught a course titled Energy and Matter and supervised students in a basic physics laboratory as a lecturer at California State University, Stanislaus.
While she was a research assistant at Oklahoma State University, she conducted an experimental study using light-scattering spectroscopy, in the process developing a system to use a fiber coupler to measure velocity difference in turbulent flow.
She also was a research assistant in the Institute of Acoustics at Nanjing University in China. There she conducted a theoretical and experimental study on photo-acoustics, utilizing a mirage effect to detect sub-surface defects in semiconductor materials.
Honors and awards
• SEGRF fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
• GANN fellowship, UC Davis.
• Yingsong Scholarship, Nanjing University
• People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University
Language proficiency (in addition to English)
• Speaks and writes Chinese fluently
Personal interests and activities
• Reading and hiking