David J. Starling

e-mail: starling [at] psu [dot] edu

title: Assistant Professor of Physics

I am in my fifth year at the Pennsylvania State University Hazleton campus. My areas of expertise include experimental quantum optics, quantum measurement and information, applied physics and I am just starting to delve into the world of astrophysics. Below you will find some more information about me, but feel free to download my curriculum vitae PDF. For more details on my research, check out the Research page.

  • University of Rochester

    Ph.D., Physics - 2008-2012
    Thesis: Precision Measurement in Quantum Optics PDF

  • University of Rochester

    M.A., Physics - 2006-2008

  • State University of New York at Fredonia

    B.S., Physics and Mathematics - 2002-2006
    Thesis: Connecting the 3-d O(4) Heisenberg Spin Model to the 4-d SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory

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Teaching Experience

  • Physics Professor

    2012 - present
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Physics Lecturer

    2012
    University of Rochester

  • Science and Math Tutor

    2011-2012
    University of Rochester Kearns Center

  • Teaching and Lab Assistant

    2006-2008
    University of Rochester Physics Department

  • Physics and Math Tutor and Instructor

    2004-2006
    SUNY Fredonia Learning Center

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Conference Presentations

  • Tie goes to the runner: the physics and psychology of a close play

    March 2015
    APS Mid-Atlantic Meeting, Morgantown, WV PDF

  • Fast spectrophotometry with compressive sensing

    March 2015
    APS Meeting, San Antonio, TX PDF

  • Single photon detection with an actively quenched light emitting diode

    October 2014
    APS Mid-Atlantic Meeting, Penn State University PDF

  • Testing a Method for De-energizing Solar Panels for Firefighting

    July 2014
    ASES SOLAR 2014, San Francisco, CA PDF

  • Compressive sensing for spatial and spectral flame diagnostics

    March 2014
    APS March Meeting, Denver, CO PDF

  • Efficacy of weak measurement reversal for stochastic amplitude damping

    March 2013
    APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD PDF

  • Null Weak Values and Quantum State Discrimination

    September 2012
    Israel Physics Society Conference at Hebrew University, Jerusalem

  • A Double Resonance Atomic Prism

    October 2012
    Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, NY

  • The Wonderful World of Weak Values

    July 2011
    Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Kauai, HI

  • Extracting an entanglement signature from only classical mutual information

    June 2011
    Cross Border Workshop, Rochester, NY PDF

  • Extracting an entanglement signature from only classical mutual information

    May 2011
    Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, MD PDF

  • Continuous phase amplification with a Sagnac interferometer

    March 2011
    APS March Meeting, Dallas, TX

  • Near Quantum Limited Optical Phase Measurements on a Dark Fringe

    October 2010
    Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, NY PDF

  • Deflection Measurements with Weak Values

    October 2010
    Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, NY

  • Heralded single photon partial coherence

    May 2010
    Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA

  • Weak Value Deflection Measurement

    October 2009
    Sym. on Optical Int. and Quantum Systems, Rochester, NY PDF

  • Slow and Stopped Images

    September 2009
    OSA Slow and Fast Light, Honolulu, HI

  • Storing and manipulating multimode transverse images in hot atomic vapors

    October 2008
    OSA Laser Science, Rochester, NY

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

    2015 - present

  • Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA)

    2013 - present

  • Optical Society of America (OSA)

    2008 - present

  • American Physical Society (APS)

    2005 - present

  • Society for Physics Students (SPS)

    2005 - present

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Professional Service

  • Faculty Affairs Committee

    2014-2016
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Science and Engineering Club Adviser

    2012-present
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Open House, Orientation, Move-in Day & Fun Fest Volunteer

    2012-present
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Educational Technology Committee

    2013-2014
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Research Committee

    2012-present
    Penn State Hazleton

  • Journal Reviewer

    2010-present
    Physical Review (PRL and PRA), Optics Letters

  • Conference Organizer

    2011
    Cross Border Workshop, Rochester, NY

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