Edward J Wollack

Edward J Wollack

  • (AST,STELLAR,GALACTIC,EXTRAGALACTIC)
  • 301.286.1379 | 301.286.1617
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 665
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Wollack’s research concentrates on the development and use of precision imaging systems for astrophysics and cosmology. He has contributed to the design, fabrication, and characterization of far-IR sensors, waveguides, optics, and other components for ground, balloon, and space-based radiometric applications.


    RESEARCH:

    Cosmic Microwave Background: spectrum, anisotropy, polarization, dark energy

    Astrophysical Observations: large scale galactic emission, mapping techniques

    Instrumentation: optics, sensors radiometry and precision flux calibration


    EDUCATION:

    Ph.D. Physics (1994), Princeton

    B.S. Physics (1987), University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

    • Wollack, E.J., Cataldo, G., Miller, K.H., Quijada, M.A., “Infrared Properties of High-Purity Silicon”, 2020, Optics Letters, 45:17, 4935-4938.
    • Wollack, E.J., Denis, K.L., Barlis, A., Chang, M.-P., Kutyrev, A.S., Miller, K.H., Nagler, P.C., “Far-Infrared Properties of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer”, 2020, Optics Letters, 45:3, 780-783.
    • Bartlett, J., Rostem, K., Wollack, E.J., “Robust Modeling of Acoustic Phonon Transmission in Nanomechanical Structures”, 2019, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 113101.
    • Rostem, K., de Visser, P.J., Wollack, E.J., “Enhanced Quasiparticle Lifetime in a Superconductor by Selective Blocking of Recombination Phonons with a Phononic Crystal,” 2018, Physical Review B, 98, 014522.
    • U-Yen, K., Rostem, K., Wollack, E.J., “Modeling Strategies for Superconducting Microstrip Transmission Line Structures”, 2018, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 28:6, 1-5.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “A Broadband Micro-machined Far-Infrared Absorber,” 2016, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87:5 054701.
    • Cataldo, G., Wollack, E.J., et al., “Infrared Dielectric Properties of Low-Stress Silicon Oxide,” 2016, Optics Letters, 41:7 1364-1367.
    • Burleigh, M.R., Richey, C.R., Rinehart, S.A., Quijada, M.A., Wollack, E.J., “Spectrometer Baseline Control via Spatial Filtering,” 2016, Applied Optics, 55:29, 8201-8206.
    • McLinden, M.L., Wollack, E.J., Heymsfield, G.M., Li, L., “Reduced Image Aliasing with Microwave Radiometers and Weather Radar through Windowed Spatial Averaging,” 2015, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53:12 6639-6649.
    • Cataldo, G., Wollack, E.J., et al., “Analysis and Calibration Techniques for Superconducting Resonators,” 2015, RSI 86:1 013103.
    • Kusaka, A., Wollack, E.J., Stevenson, T., “Angular and Polarization Response of Multimode Sensors with Resistive Grid Absorbers,” 2014, JOSAA 31:7 1557–1576.
    • Wollack, E.J., Kinzer, R.E., Rinehart, S.A., “A Cryogenic Infrared Calibration Target,” 2014, RSI 85:4 044707.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Impedance Matched Absorptive Thermal Blocking Filters,” 2014, RSI 85:3 034702; (Editor’s Choice).
    • Datta, R., et al., “Large-Aperture Wide-Bandwidth Anti-Reflection-Coated Silicon Lenses for Millimeter Wavelengths,” 2013, Applied Optics, 52:36 8747-8758.
    • Chuss, D.T., Wollack, E.J., Pisano, G., Ackiss, S., U-Yen, K., Ng, M.W., “A Polarization Rotator,” 2012, Applied Optics, 51:28 6824-6830.
    • Cataldo, G., Beall, J.A., Cho, H.-M., McAndrew, B., Niemack, M.D., Wollack, E.J. “Infrared Dielectric Properties of Low-Stress Silicon Nitride,” 2012, Optics Letters, 37:20, 4200-4202.
    • Das, S., et al., “Detection of the Power Spectrum of Cosmic Microwave Background Lensing by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope,” 2011, PRL 107:2 021301; (Einstein Centennial Editor’s Choice).
    • Wollack, E.J., “Millimeter Wave Orthomode Transducers,” 2009, Journal of Physics 155:012006 42-50.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Electromagnetic Properties of a Conductively Loaded Epoxy,” 2008, Int. J. Infrared Millim. Waves 29:1 51-61.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Radiometric Waveguide Calibrators,” 2007, IEEE Trans. on Instr. & Meas. 56:5 2073-2078.
    • Bennett, C.L., Halpern, M., Hinshaw, G., Jarosik, N., Kogut, A., Limon, M., Meyer, S.S., Page, L., Spergel, D.N., Tucker, G.S., Wollack, E., Wright, E.L., Barnes, C., Greason, M.R., Hill, R.S., Komatsu, E., Nolta, M.R., Odegard, N., Peiris, H.V., Verde, L., Weiland, J.L., “Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe: First-Year Results from WMAP,” 2003, ApJS (Special Reprint) 148 1-436.
    • Wollack, E.J., Devlin, M.J., Jarosik, N., Netterfield, C.B., Page, L., Wilkinson, D., “An Instrument for Investigation of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Intermediate Angular Scales,” 1997, ApJ 476 440-457.
    • Staggs, S.T., Jarosik, N.C., Wilkinson, D., Wollack, E.J., “An Absolute Measurement of the Cosmic Background Radiation Temperature at 20 Centimeters,” 1996, ApJ 458 407-418.
    • Wollack, E.J., “High-Electron-Mobility-Transistor Gain Stability and its Design Implications for Wide Band Millimeter Wave Receivers,” 1995, RSI 66:8 4305-4312.
    • Wollack, E.J., Jarosik, N.C., Netterfield, C.B., Page, L.A., Wilkinson, D., “A Measurement of the Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Degree Angular Scales,” 1993, ApJ, 419 L49-L52.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Wollack’s research concentrates on the development and use of precision imaging systems for astrophysics and cosmology. He has contributed to the design, fabrication, and characterization of far-IR sensors, waveguides, optics, and other components for ground, balloon, and space-based radiometric applications.


    RESEARCH:

    Cosmic Microwave Background: spectrum, anisotropy, polarization, dark energy

    Astrophysical Observations: large scale galactic emission, mapping techniques

    Instrumentation: optics, sensors radiometry and precision flux calibration


    EDUCATION:

    Ph.D. Physics (1994), Princeton

    B.S. Physics (1987), University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

    • Wollack, E.J., Cataldo, G., Miller, K.H., Quijada, M.A., “Infrared Properties of High-Purity Silicon”, 2020, Optics Letters, 45:17, 4935-4938.
    • Wollack, E.J., Denis, K.L., Barlis, A., Chang, M.-P., Kutyrev, A.S., Miller, K.H., Nagler, P.C., “Far-Infrared Properties of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer”, 2020, Optics Letters, 45:3, 780-783.
    • Bartlett, J., Rostem, K., Wollack, E.J., “Robust Modeling of Acoustic Phonon Transmission in Nanomechanical Structures”, 2019, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 113101.
    • Rostem, K., de Visser, P.J., Wollack, E.J., “Enhanced Quasiparticle Lifetime in a Superconductor by Selective Blocking of Recombination Phonons with a Phononic Crystal,” 2018, Physical Review B, 98, 014522.
    • U-Yen, K., Rostem, K., Wollack, E.J., “Modeling Strategies for Superconducting Microstrip Transmission Line Structures”, 2018, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 28:6, 1-5.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “A Broadband Micro-machined Far-Infrared Absorber,” 2016, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87:5 054701.
    • Cataldo, G., Wollack, E.J., et al., “Infrared Dielectric Properties of Low-Stress Silicon Oxide,” 2016, Optics Letters, 41:7 1364-1367.
    • Burleigh, M.R., Richey, C.R., Rinehart, S.A., Quijada, M.A., Wollack, E.J., “Spectrometer Baseline Control via Spatial Filtering,” 2016, Applied Optics, 55:29, 8201-8206.
    • McLinden, M.L., Wollack, E.J., Heymsfield, G.M., Li, L., “Reduced Image Aliasing with Microwave Radiometers and Weather Radar through Windowed Spatial Averaging,” 2015, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53:12 6639-6649.
    • Cataldo, G., Wollack, E.J., et al., “Analysis and Calibration Techniques for Superconducting Resonators,” 2015, RSI 86:1 013103.
    • Kusaka, A., Wollack, E.J., Stevenson, T., “Angular and Polarization Response of Multimode Sensors with Resistive Grid Absorbers,” 2014, JOSAA 31:7 1557–1576.
    • Wollack, E.J., Kinzer, R.E., Rinehart, S.A., “A Cryogenic Infrared Calibration Target,” 2014, RSI 85:4 044707.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Impedance Matched Absorptive Thermal Blocking Filters,” 2014, RSI 85:3 034702; (Editor’s Choice).
    • Datta, R., et al., “Large-Aperture Wide-Bandwidth Anti-Reflection-Coated Silicon Lenses for Millimeter Wavelengths,” 2013, Applied Optics, 52:36 8747-8758.
    • Chuss, D.T., Wollack, E.J., Pisano, G., Ackiss, S., U-Yen, K., Ng, M.W., “A Polarization Rotator,” 2012, Applied Optics, 51:28 6824-6830.
    • Cataldo, G., Beall, J.A., Cho, H.-M., McAndrew, B., Niemack, M.D., Wollack, E.J. “Infrared Dielectric Properties of Low-Stress Silicon Nitride,” 2012, Optics Letters, 37:20, 4200-4202.
    • Das, S., et al., “Detection of the Power Spectrum of Cosmic Microwave Background Lensing by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope,” 2011, PRL 107:2 021301; (Einstein Centennial Editor’s Choice).
    • Wollack, E.J., “Millimeter Wave Orthomode Transducers,” 2009, Journal of Physics 155:012006 42-50.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Electromagnetic Properties of a Conductively Loaded Epoxy,” 2008, Int. J. Infrared Millim. Waves 29:1 51-61.
    • Wollack, E.J., et al., “Radiometric Waveguide Calibrators,” 2007, IEEE Trans. on Instr. & Meas. 56:5 2073-2078.
    • Bennett, C.L., Halpern, M., Hinshaw, G., Jarosik, N., Kogut, A., Limon, M., Meyer, S.S., Page, L., Spergel, D.N., Tucker, G.S., Wollack, E., Wright, E.L., Barnes, C., Greason, M.R., Hill, R.S., Komatsu, E., Nolta, M.R., Odegard, N., Peiris, H.V., Verde, L., Weiland, J.L., “Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe: First-Year Results from WMAP,” 2003, ApJS (Special Reprint) 148 1-436.
    • Wollack, E.J., Devlin, M.J., Jarosik, N., Netterfield, C.B., Page, L., Wilkinson, D., “An Instrument for Investigation of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Intermediate Angular Scales,” 1997, ApJ 476 440-457.
    • Staggs, S.T., Jarosik, N.C., Wilkinson, D., Wollack, E.J., “An Absolute Measurement of the Cosmic Background Radiation Temperature at 20 Centimeters,” 1996, ApJ 458 407-418.
    • Wollack, E.J., “High-Electron-Mobility-Transistor Gain Stability and its Design Implications for Wide Band Millimeter Wave Receivers,” 1995, RSI 66:8 4305-4312.
    • Wollack, E.J., Jarosik, N.C., Netterfield, C.B., Page, L.A., Wilkinson, D., “A Measurement of the Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Degree Angular Scales,” 1993, ApJ, 419 L49-L52.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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