Department of Chemistry

Dalton Research Group  
 

Philip A. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Education  

University of Washington Department of Chemistry, Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry and Nanotechnology 2006
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT - B.S. in Chemistry (Honors) 2001

Employment Record

  • Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Research Scientist, 2010-present
  • University of Washington, Affiliate Assistant Professor, 2010-present
  • University of Washington, Research Assistant Professor, 2008-2010
  • University of Washington, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2006-2008

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Seattle Polymer Company LLC, Managing Partner (Co-Founder), 2007-present

Honors and Awards

  • Intelligence Community (IC) Research Fellowship, University of Washington, 2009-2010
  • B. L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Montana State University, 2000
  • Gilbert Stork Undergraduate Scholarship, Montana State University, 1999

Invited Lectures (2004 - present)

  • 2009: “Integration of Extraordinary Nonlinear Optical Materials into Silicon Photonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterial Devices” Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P. A.; OSA Optics & Photonics Congress; Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research, Slow and Fast Light, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 15th
  • 2008: “Nonlinear optical effects in organic materials” Sullivan, P. A.; STC-MDITR Summer REU mentor tutorials, Seattle, WA, July
  • 2007: “Organic Elelctro-optic/Silicon Photonic Materials and Devices,”,Sullivan P. A.; Dalton L. R., Session Chair, SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA, August 28-30
  • 2006: “NLO Materials Characterization Capabilities; From Molecules to Modulators, ”Sullivan, P. A.; UW DARPA MORPH Team, DARPA MORPH Phase II Kickoff Meeting, Seattle WA, August 15-16
  • 2006: Molecular Engineering of Organic Materials for Enhanced 2nd-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties,” Sullivan, P. A.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, February 21
  • 2005: Organic Electro-Optic Materials." Sullivan P. A.; Dalton, L. R.; SPIE Defence Photonics Symposium, Bruges, Belgium, September 26-29
  • 2005: Organic Polymer Materials with High Electro-Optic Coefficients," Sullivan, P. A.; Dalton, L. R.; Frontiers in Optics, OSA, Tucson, AZ, October 16-20
  • 2004: Organic Materials for Thin-Film Photonics Applications: Rational Design of the Ultimate Electro-Optic       Material” Sullivan, P. A.; Dalton, L. R.; DARPA MORPH Program, DARPA MTO Photonics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, December 30 – January 2

Professional Society/Program Memberships:

  • NSF STC (Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research) (2002-present)
  • Participant, DARPA MORPH program
  • American Chemical Society (2001-present)

Selected Publications (2005 - present)

1. Reduced Dimensionality in Organic Electro-Optic Materials: Theory and Defined Order, Benight, S. J.; Johnson, L. E.; Barnes, R.; Olbricht, B. C.; Bale, D. H.; Reid, P. J.; Eichinger, B. E.; Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P. A.; Robinson, B. H. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114 (37), pp 11949–11956, Cover article.

2. Theory-Inspired Development of Organic Electro-Optic Materials, Sullivan, P. A.; Dalton, L.R. Accts.  Chem. Res., 2010, 43(1), pp. 10-18, Cover article.

3. Electric Field Poled Organic Electro-Optic Materials: State of the Art and Future Prospects, Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P. A.; Bale, D. H. Chem. Rev., 2010, 110 (1), pp. 25–55.

4. Demonstration of a Low VpL Modulator with GHz Bandwidth Based on Electro-Optic Polymer-Clad Silicon Slot Waveguides, Ding, R; Baehr-Jones, T; Liu, Y; Bojko, R; Witzens, J; Huang, S; Luo, J; Benight, S; Sullivan, P; Fedeli, J-M; Fournier, M; Dalton, L; Jen, A; Hochberg, M Opt. Express, 2010, 18(15), pp.15618-15623.

5. Theory-Inspired Development of New Nonlinear Optical Materials and Their Integration into Silicon Photonic Circuits and Devices, Dalton, L. R.; Lao, D.; Olbricht, B. C.; Benight, S.; Bale, D. H.; Davies, J. A.; Ewy, T.; Hammond, S. R.; Sullivan, P. A. Opt. Mater., 2010, 32(6), pp. 658-668.

6. Measuring Order in Contact-Poled Organic Electro-Optic Materials with Variable Angle Polarization-Referenced Absorption Spectroscopy (VAPRAS) Olbricht, B. C.; Sullivan, P. A.; Dennis, P.; Hurst, J.; Johnson, L.; Benight, S.; Davies, J. A.; Chen, A.; Eichinger, B. E.; Reid, P. J.; Dalton, L. R.; Robinson, B. H. J. Phys. Chem., 2010, articles ASAP December 17, DOI: 10.1021/jp107995t.

7. Modeling the Optical Behavior of Complex Organic Media:  From Molecules to Materials, Sullivan P. A.; Rommel, H.; Olbricht, B. C.; Bale, D. H.; Liao, Y.; Rehr, J.; Eichinger, B. E.; Jen, A. K.-Y.; Dalton, L. R.; Robinson, B. H., J. Phys. Chem. B, 2009, 113 (47), pp 15581–15588

8. Organic Photonic Materials, Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P. A.; Bale, D. H.; Hammond, S. R.; Olbricht, B. C.; Rommel, H.; Eichinger, B.; Robinson, B. H. Chapter 16 in Tutorials in Complex Photonic Media, Noginov, M.; Mcall, M. W.; Dewar, G.; Zheludev, N. I., Eds., SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 2009, 525-574

9. Electro-Optics and Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices in The Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering of Responsive Materials (D. Kiserow et al., eds.) Barlow S.; Marder S. R.; Sullivan P.; Dalton L. R. Wiley-Interscience 2009, in press

10. A Hybrid Electro-Optic Microring Resonator-Based 1x4x1 ROADM for Wafer Scale Optical Interconnects, Takayesu, J.; Hochberg, M.; Baehr-Jones, T.; Chan, E.; Wang, G.; Sullivan, P.; Liao, Y.; Davies, J.; Dalton, L. R., Scherer, A.; Krug, W. J. Lightwave Tech., 2009, 27 (4), 440-448

11. Recent Progress in Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Polymers and Dendrimers, Cho, M. J.; Lee, S. K.; Jin, J.-I.; Choi, D. H.; Sullivan, P. A.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Dalton, L. R. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2008, 33, 1013-1058

12. Advances in Organic Materials for Optical Modulation, Sullivan, P. A.; Olbricht, B. C.; Dalton, L. R. J. Lightwave Tech., 2008, 26 (15), 2345-2354.

13. Microring resonators fabricated by electron beam bleaching of chromophore doped polymers, Sun, H.; Chen, A.; Olbricht, B. C.; Davies, J. A.; Sullivan, P. A.; Liao, Y.; Dalton, L. R. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2008, 92, 193305.
14. Polarization selective electro-optic polymer waveguide devices by direct electron beam writing, Sun, H.; Chen, A.; Olbricht, B. C.; Davies, J. A.; Sullivan, P. A.; Liao, Y.; Shi, Z.; Luo, J.; Jen, A. K.; Dalton, L. R. Opt. Express, 2008,16, (12), 8472-8479.

15. Direct Electron Beam Writing of electro-Optic Polymer Microring Resonators, Sun, H.; Chen A.; Olbricht B. C.; Davies, J. A.; Sullivan, P. A.; Liao, Y.; Dalton, L. R. Opt. Express, 2008, 16 (9), 6592-6599.

16. Chromophore-Containing Polymers for Trace Explosive Sensors, Chen, A.; Sun, H.; Pyayt, A.; Zhang, X.; Luo, J.; Jen, A. K-Y.; Sullivan, P. A.; Elangovan, S.; Dalton, L. R.; Dinu, R.; Jin, D.; Huang, D. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112(21), 8072-8078.

17. Synthesis and Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Highly-Active Bis-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-aryl-amine Electron-Donor-Based Chromophores,Davies, J. A.; Sullivan, P. A.; Elangovan, A.; Olbricht, B. C.; Bale, D. B.; Eichinger, B. E.; Robinson, B. H.; Reid, P. J.; Dalton, L. R., J. Am. Chem. Soc.2008, 130(32) 10565-10575.

18. Nonlinear polymer-clad silicon slot waveguide with a half wave voltage of 0.25V, Baehr-Jones, T.; Huang, J.; Sullivan, P. A.; Takayesu, J.; Luo, J.; Kim, T.; Hochberg, M.; Dalton, L.; Jen, A.; Scherer, A., Appl. Phys. Lett., 2008, 92, 163303.

19. Laser-Assisted Poling of Binary Chromophore Materials, Olbricht, B. C.; Sullivan, P. A.; Wen, G-A.; Mistry, A.; Davies, J. A.; Ewy, T. R.; Eichinger, B. E.; Robinson, B. H.;  Reid, P. J.; Dalton, L. R., J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 7983-7988.

20. Guest-Host Cooperativity in Organic Materials Greatly Enhances the Nonlinear Optical Response, Pereverzev, Y. V.; Gunnerson, K.; Prezhdo, O. V.; Sullivan, P.A.; Liao, Y.; Olbricht, B. C.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Jen A. K.-Y.; Dalton, L. R. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112(11), 4355-4363.

21. Towards a milli-Volt optical modulator, Hochberg, M.; Baehr-Jones, T.; Wang, G.; Huang J.; Sullivan, P.; Dalton, L. R.; Scherer, A. Opt. Express 2007, 15(13); 8401.

22. Theory-Guided Design and Synthesis of Multichromophore Dendrimers: An Analysis of the Electro-Opitc Effect, Sullivan, P. A.; Rommel, H.; Liao, Y.; Olbricht, B. C.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Firestone, K. A.; Kang, J.-W.; Luo, J.; Choi, D. H.; Eichinger, B. E.; Reid, P.; Chen, A.; Robinson, B. H.; Dalton, L. R.,. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 7523-7530.

23. Tri-component Diels-Alder Polymerized Dendrimer Glass Exhibiting Large, Thermally Stable, Electro-optic Activity, Sullivan, P. A.; Olbricht, B. C.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Mistry, A. A.; Liao, Y.; Dalton, L. R. J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 2899-2903.

24. Second and Third Order Nonlinear Optical Materials, Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P.; Jen, A. K. Y., in Gupta, M. C.; Ballato, J., The Handbook of Photonics, Second Edition. CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2007.

25. Influence of Isomerism on Nonlinear Optical Properties of Molecules, Kinnibrugh, T.; Bhattacharjee, S.; Sullivan, P.; Isborn, C.; Robinson, B.; Eichinger, B. E. J. Phys. Chem. B., 2006, 110(27); 13512-13522.

26. Electro-Optical Properties of Alternating Polymers of NLO Chromophores and Bulky Spacers, Liao, Y.; Anderson, C. A.; Sullivan, P. A.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Robinson, B. H.; Dalton L. R., Chem. Mater. 2006, 18 (4), 1062-1067.

27. Theoretically-Inspired Rational Design of Electro-Optic Materials, Dalton, L. R.; Jen, A. K. Y.; Sullivan, P.; Eichinger, B.; Robinson, B. H.; Chen, A., Nonlinear Optics Quantum Optics 2006, Vol X, pp. 1-19.

28. Terahertz all-optical modulation in a silicon-polymer hybrid system, Hochberg, M.; Baehr-Jones, T.; Wang, G.; Shearn M.; Harvard, K.; Luo, J.; Chen B.; Shi Z.; Lawson, R.; Sullivan, P., Jen, A. K-Y.; Dalton, L. R.; Scherer, A. Nature Materials 2006, 5, 703-709.

29. Novel Dendritic Chromophores For Electro-optics: Influence of Binding mode and Attachment Flexibility on EO Behavior, Sullivan, P. A.; Akelaitis, A. J. P.; Lee, S. K.; McGrew, G.; Lee, S.; Choi, D. H.; Dalton, L. R. Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 344-351.

30. Optical Modulation and detection in slotted Silicon waveguides, Baehr-Jones, T; Hochberg, M.; Wang, G.; Lawson, R.; Liao, Y.; Sullivan, P. A., Dalton, L. R.; Jen, A. K.-Y. ; Scherer, A. Optics Express 2005, 13 (14), 5216-5226.

Publications in Progress

1. Organic Non-Linear Optics: Molecules, Polymers and Crystals, Dalton, L. R.; Sullivan, P. A.; Gunter, P., Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, 2011, in preparation.

2. Matrix-Assisted Poling in an Organic Electro-Optic Coumarin-Pendant Modified Chromophore Materials, Benight, S. J.; Knorr, D. B.; Sullivan, P. A.; Sun, J.; Kocherlakota, L. S.; Robinson, B. H.; Overney, R. M.; Dalton, L. R., 2011, in preparation.

3. Ka-band Reconfigurable Metamaterials Based on Row and Column Addressing of Liquid Crystal Loaded Complimentary ELC Resonators, Kundtz, N.; Sullivan, P.; Biley, A.; Nash, D., 2011, in preparation.    

Patents

  • Electro-optic Dendrimer-Based Glass Composites, Jen, K-Y.; Luo, J.; Kim, T-D.; Chen, B.; Kang, J-W.; Sullivan, P. A.; Akelaitis, A.; Dalton, L. R.; Cheng, Y-J. U.S. Pat. 7749408
  • Hydrogenated Bisphenol-A-Based Polymers as Substitutes for Bisphenol-A-Polymers, Phelan, G. D.; Carlson, W. B.; Sullivan, P.A. U.S. Pat. Appl. 2010, Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/049290
  • Partially Hydrogenated Bisphenol-A-Based Polymers As Substitutes for Bisphenol-A-Based Polymers Phelan, G. D.; Carlson, W. B.; Sullivan, P.A. 2010, US Patent Application No. US-700613-01-US-PCT, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/049316
  • Supercritical Noble Gases and Coloring Methods, Carlson, W. B.; Phelan, G. D.; Sullivan, P.A. 2010, US Patent Application No. US-800561-01-US-PCT, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/044759
  • Supercritical Noble Gases and Cleaning Methods Carlson, W. B.; Phelan, G. D.; Sullivan, P.A. 2010, US Patent Application No. US-800495-01-US-PCT, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/044757
  • Crosslinked Cellulosic Polymers, Carlson, W. B.; Phelan, G. D.; Sullivan, P.A. 2010, US Patent Application No. US-800562-01-US-PCT, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/054292
  • Biocompatible Polymerizable Acrylate Products and Methods, Carlson, W. B.; Phelan, G. D.; Sullivan, P.A. 2010, US Patent Application No. US-800573-01-US-PCT, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2010/054267

Grant Activity (2005 - present)

  • “Soft” intermolecular interactions for engineering molecular order in solution-processable organic photonic materials.” NSF DMR: $534,340 over three years, (submitted), 2010
  • “Accelerated Development of Materials and Devices for Extremely High-Bandwidth Optical Data Processing Through Integrated Theory and Experiment” Intelligence Community Research Fellowship: $360,000 over three years (awarded), 2009
  • “Electric Field Sensor” Hochberg, UW EE Dept.; DARPA, Microsystems Technology Office DARPA-BAA-09-34, approx. $1.5x106 over 33 months, (submitted), 2009

Assisted in writing and submission

  • Dalton NSF single investigator renewal, three years, (awarded) 2008
  • Dalton AFOSR renewal, three years, (awarded) 2008
  • Dalton AFOSR “Metamaterials”, five years, (awarded) 2008
  • DARPA MORPH Supplemental, (awarded) 2007

 
 
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