Faculty Profile

Dr. Azer Reza

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Syed Azer Reza completed his B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan In-stitute of Engineering in 2003. He completed his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Darmstadt Uni-versity of Applied Sciences in Germany with a specialization in microwave ceramic filter designs. He received his masters and Ph.D in Optics from the University of Central Florida specializing in Photonic Signal Processing appli-cations for communication and sensing applications. Dr. Reza worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Laser Interferometer Space Anten-na (LISA) Labs at the University of Florida worked on the design and implementation of a test-bench to verify the relative phase performance of photodetectors that would be used in the LISA space mission. His works have appeared in more than 20 international conferences and journals.

TitlePublicationAuthorYear
A liquid lens switching-based motionless variable fiber-optic delay lineOptical Fiber TechnologyKhwaja T.S., Reza S.A., Sheikh M.2018
Improved laser-based triangulation sensor with enhanced range and resolution through adaptive optics-based active beam controlApplied OpticsReza S.A., Khwaja T.S., Mazhar M.A., Niazi H.K., Nawab R.2017
Robust motion-free and error-correcting method of estimating the focal length of a lensApplied OpticsReza S.A., Anjum A.2017
A method for fast laser beam spot focus using electrically tunable lensesProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringArshad M.A., Ahsan M., Reza S.A.2017
A MEMS and agile optics-based dual-mode variable optical power splitter with no moving partsProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringKhwaja T.S., Suleman H., Reza S.A.2017
A Novel Method of Wireless Data Transfer Through a Variable Focus Lens-Induced Irradiance Modulation of a Gaussian BeamIEEE AccessReza S.A., Arshad M.A.2017
A high-resolution optical rangefinder using tunable focus optics and spatial photonic signal processingProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringKhwaja T.S., Mazhar M.A., Niazi H.K., Reza S.A.2017
High-efficiency measurement of all orbital angular momentum modes in a light beamJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical PhysicsRathore H.Y., Sheikh M., Javid U., Ahmed H., Reza S.A.2017
A tunable focus lens-based variable optical delay line for free-space and fiber-optic applicationsIEEE Photonics Technology LettersReza S.A., Khwaja T.S., Sheikh M.2016
A non-invasive remote pressure sensor design for extreme environments using tunable optics with conventional manometryIEEE Sensors JournalAnjum A., Reza S.A., Ahsan M.A.2016
Nonbulk motion system for simultaneously measuring the refractive index and thickness of a sample using tunable optics and spatial signal processing-based Gaussian beam imagingApplied OpticsReza S.A., Qasim M.2016
Data transfer through beam steering using agile lensingProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringArshad M.A., Reza S.A., Muhammad A.2016
Toward the design of a motion-free tunable coupling module for varying spatial beam profiles: Foundations of optimal coupling of a Gaussian mode into a fiber collimator with a dynamic two-lens systemApplied OpticsQasim M., Reza S.A.2015
Digital Micro-mirror Device-based broadband optical image sensor for robust imaging applicationsOptics CommunicationsRiza N.A., Reza S.A., Marraccini P.J.2011
Agile lensing-based non-contact liquid level optical sensor for extreme environmentsOptics CommunicationsReza S.A., Riza N.A.2010
Non-contact opto-fluidics-based liquid level sensor for harsh environmentsProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2010
Smart agile lens remote optical sensor for three-dimensional object shape measurementsApplied OpticsRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2010
Variable fiber-optic attenuator using optofluidicsProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringReza S.A., Riza N.A.2009
High dynamic range variable fiber-optical attenuator using digital micromirrors and opto-fluidicsIEEE Photonics Technology LettersReza S.A., Riza N.A.2009
A liquid lens-based broadband variable fiber optical attenuatorOptics CommunicationsReza S.A., Riza N.A.2009
Noncontact distance sensor using spatial signal processingOptics LettersRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2009
High-dynamic-range hybrid analog-digital control broadband optical spectral processor using micromirror and acousto-optic devicesOptics LettersRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2008
Programmable fiber optic splitters using distributed optical MEMSProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2007
Broadband all-digital variable fiber-optic attenuator using digital micromirror deviceIEEE Photonics Technology LettersRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2007
Smart value-added fiber-optic modules using spatially multiplexed processingApplied OpticsRiza N.A., Reza S.A.2007
SemesterTitleCode
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Independent Study1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Optical Engineering1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Independent Study1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Optical Communications1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Directed Research Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Summer Semester 2013-14Doctoral Thesis Research1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14Principles of Optics1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Opto-Electronic Devices1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Electromagnetic Fields & Waves1201