Lawrence A. Hornak, Ph.D.

Professor

Research focus includes photonic devices

Associate Dean for Research

Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, 1991
  • M.E., Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.S., Physics, Binghamton University, 1982
Professional Appointments
  • Associate Vice President for Research, Integrative Team initiatives, University of Georgia, 2020 – Present
  • Professor and Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Georgia, 2014 – Present
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Georgia, 2016 – 2019
  • Associate Dean for Research, University of Georgia, 2014 – 2016
  • R. C. Byrd Professor, West Virginia University, 1991 – 2014
Other Professional Experience
  • Founding Partner, NexID Biometrics, LLC, 2006 – 2019
  • Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2010 – 2014
  • Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1982 – 1991
Areas of Expertise
  • Photonic devices – photonic crystals, wide band gap optoelectronic devices
  • Integrated optics – novel inorganic and organic guided wave devices
  • Sensor systems – biophotonic integrated sensors, multispectral and biomolecular biometric identification
Patents
  • Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods
    U.S. Patent 9,367,729
  • Fingerprint liveness analysis
    U.S. Patent 8,498,458
  • Regional fingerprint liveness detection systems and methods
    U.S. Patent 8,098,906
  • Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods
    U.S. Patent 8,090,163

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