Biography:

 

John M. Taboada, Ph.D., J.D.

 

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
§      J.D. May 2003
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
§     Ph.D., Electrical Engineering;  August 2000
Dissertation “Polymer Electro-Optic and Thermo-Optic Devices for Optical Interconnects”
§     Master of Science, Electrical Engineering;  December 1997
§     Bachelor of Science, Physics;  May 1994
Graduated with Honors

Experience

Taboada Research Instruments, Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas
Co-Founder, April 1999 – Present
§     Research and develop laser tools and instruments for various client applications and needs

 

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Graduate Research Assistant, June 1996 – August 2000
§     Research and develop optical interconnects based on polymer’s thermo-optic and electro-optic properties

 

NASA – Goddard, Greenbelt, Maryland
Research Intern, June 1994 – August 1994
§     Assist in a laser life test program, Accelerated Geoscience Laser Altimeter System Exposure System (AGES)
§      Set-up computer interface with spectrometer

Patent

§      U.S. Patent 5,898,809 – “Projecting a sheet of laser light such as a laser reference plane using a fiber optic bundle”

Skills

§      Proficient in Spanish
§      Knowledgeable in C++, Pascal, Mathcad, and Autocad

Honors

§      Charles and Betti Saunders Texas Leader Scholarship
§      GTE and GEM Graduate School Fellowships
§      Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honor Society

Publications

§      J.M. Taboada, J.J. Maki, S. Tang, L. Sun, D. An, X. Lu, and R.T. Chen, “Thermo-optically tuned cascaded polymer waveguide taps,” Applied Physics Letters, vol.75, no.2, 12 July 1999, pp.163-5.
§      J.M. Taboada, J.J. Maki, S. Tang, L. Sun, X. Lu, and R.T. Chen, “Thermooptically tuned cascaded polymer waveguide taps,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3632, 1999, pp.285-90.
§      J.M. Taboada, G. Cao, H. Tang, J.J. Maki, S. Tang, and R.T. Chen, “Fabrication of LD-3 polymer directional couplers,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.2994, 1997, pp.377-81.
§      L. Sun, J.J. Maki, J.M. Taboada, D. An, Z. Han, X. Lu, R.T. Chen, and S. Tang, “Laser beam deflector based on a domain-inverted electro-optic polymeric waveguide prism array,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3632, 1999, pp.134-41.
§      D. An, S. Tang, Z. Yue, J. Taboada, L. Sun, Z. Han, X. Lu, and R.T. Chen, “Linearized Y-coupler modulator based on a domain-inverted polymeric waveguide,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3632, 1999, pp.220-31.
§      J.J. Maki, G. Cao, J.M. Taboada, H. Tang, S. Tang, and R.T. Chen, “Domain-inverted electro-optic polymeric waveguide beam deflector,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3281, 1998, pp.55-64.
§      D. Sun, X. Lu, D. An, J. Taboada, L. Sun, Q. Zhou, J. Maki, S. Tang, and R.T. Chen, “High-performance unidirectional electrooptic modulator based on polymeric highly multi-mode waveguides,” Optics & Laser Technology, vol.30, no.8, Nov. 1998, pp.481-9.
§      H. Tang, J.J. Maki, J.M. Taboada, G. Cao, D. Sun, and R.T. Chen, “Novel poling and electro-optic measurement methods of cladded nonlinear-optical polymer films,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3147, 1997, pp.156-64.
§      H Tang, G. Cao, J.J. Maki, J.M. Taboada, S. Tang, and R.T. Chen, “Inverse-poling techniques in crosslinkable polymer electro-optic materials,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3006, 1997, pp.472-82.
§      H. Tang, G. Cao, J.M. Taboada, and R.T. Chen, “Fabrication of high quality crosslinked LD-3 nonlinear optical polymer waveguide films,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3007, 1997, pp.136-43.
§      Z.Z. Yue, G. Cao, J.M. Taboada, J.J. Maki, S. Tang, and R.T. Chen, “Design of an electro-optic directional coupler with four sections poled in four perpendicular directions,” SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.3005, 1997, pp.170-81.
§      H. Tang, J.M. Taboada, G. Cao, L. Li, and R.T. Chen, “Enhanced electro-optic coefficient of nonlinear optical polymer using liquid contact poling,” Applied Physics Letters, vol.70, no.5, 3 Feb. 1997, pp.538-40.
§      H. Tang, G. Cao, J.M. Taboada, and R.T. Chen, “Improved optical quality of crosslinkable nonlinear polymer waveguides by anchoring the diffusive small molecules,” Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, vol.35, no.14, Oct. 1997, pp.2385-9.