MAY 10

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Dr. Keith Veenhuizen
Assistant Professor of Physics & Director of Cooperative Engineering Programs

Academic Areas of Expertise

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics
  • General Physics
  • Independent Studies in Experimental Physics

Courses Taught at LVC

PHY 322  Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 302  Optics
PHY 290  Special Topics: Solid State Physics
PHY 111  Principles of Physics I
PHY 112  Principles of Physics II
PHY 103  General College Physics I
PHY 104 General College Physics II

Research Topics

Dr. Keith Veenhuizen conducts student-faculty research to fabricate crystals in glass using a laser as a heat source. Light can be guided through the crystals, making them potentially useful as optical interconnects in photonic integrated circuits. The crystals are characterized by various means (Raman spectroscopy, piezoresponse force microscopy, etc.) to gather information for practical applications and more fundamental studies.

Professional Leadership & Major Awards

Positions and Awards

  • Director of Cooperative Engineering Programs
  • Referee for International Journal of Applied Glass Science, Optical Materials Express, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Thin Solid Films
  • Himanshu Jain, Volkmar Dierolf, and Keith J. Veenhuizen, ‘’Graded index single crystal active waveguide in glass,’’ U.S. Patent Number 10324313

Scholarly Work and Publications


2019 Sean McAnany, Keith Veenhuizen, Daniel Nolan, Bruce Aitken, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain, Challenges of laser-induced single crystal growth in glass: incongruent matrix composition and laser scanning rate, accepted for publication in Crystal Growth and Design

2019 Keith Veenhuizen, Sean McAnany, Rama Vasudevan, Daniel Nolan, Bruce Aitken, Stephen Jesse, Sergei V. Kalinin, Himanshu Jain, and Volkmar Dierolf, Ferroelectric domain engineering of lithium niobate single crystal confined in glass, MRS Comm. 9, 334

2017 Brian Knorr, Keith Veenhuizen, Adam Stone, Himanshu Jain, and Volkmar Dierolf, Optical properties and structure of Er:LaBGeO5 laser-induced crystals-in-glass, Opt. Mater. Express 7, 4095

2017 Keith Veenhuizen, Sean McAnany, Bruce Aitken, Daniel Nolan, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain, Fabrication of graded index single crystal in glass, Sci. Rep. 7, 44327

2017 Keith Veenhuizen, Gregory A. Stone, Bastian Knabe, Karsten Buse, and Volkmar Dierolf, Dependence of stoichiometry of lithium niobate nanocrystals on initial lithium to niobium ratios in the synthesis step, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 169, 012022

Contact Info

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Neidig-Garber Science Center

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