Chris Winstead

Professor and Interim Dean


Ph.D., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995

Research Interests

Application of pulsed and continuous-wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy, advanced optical detection and signal processing, and plasma diagnostics

Recent Publications

A.E. Leybourne, S. Creasey, J. Dixon, J. Lee, G. Messer, S. Neal, G. H. Rayborn, D. Speaks, J. Stephens, T. Strange, C. D. Walker, W.C. West, H. F. Woodruff, and C. B. Winstead, “Long Range Detection of Radiation Induced Air Fluorescence,” Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, 2010, 1-9.

C. Wang, G. P. Miller, C. B. Winstead, “Cavity Ringdown Laser Absorption Spectroscopy”,  for Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, R. A. Meyers, ed.,  John Wiley and Sons., Chichester, England (Invited 2002, 2008 revision).

A. Buchanan, R.  Dannemann, C. B. Winstead, "Simulated Gas", InTech Magazine, 56(2), February, 2009. 20-25 (Invited, unrefereed)

Y. Duan, C. Wang, S. T. Scherrer, C. B. Winstead, “Development of Alternative Plasma Sources for Cavity Ring-Down Measurements of Mercury,” Analytical Chemistry, 77(15),  4883-4889, (2005).

C. Wang, S. P. Koirala, S. T. Scherrer, Y. Duan, and C. B. Winstead, “Diode Laser Microwave Induced Plasma Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer: Performance and Perspective,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 75(5), 1305-1313, (2004).

C. Wang, F. J. Mazzotti, S. P. Koirala, C. B. Winstead, and G. P. Miller, “Measurements of OH Radicals in a Low-Power Atmospheric Inductively Coupled Plasma by Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy,” Applied Spectroscopy, 58(6), 734-740, (2004). 

S. Tao; C. B. Winstead, R. Jindal, and J. P. Singh, “Optical-Fiber Sensor Using Tailored Porous Sol-Gel Fiber Core,” IEEE Sensors Journal, 4(3), 322-328, (2004). 

C. Wang, F. J. Mazzotti, G. P. Miller, and C. B. Winstead, “Isotopic Measurements of Uranium Using Inductively Coupled Plasma - Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy,” Applied Spectroscopy, 57(9), 1167-1172, (2003)

V. N. Rai1, J. P. Singh, C. B. Winstead, F. Y. Yueh and R. L. Cook, “Laser Induced Breakdown and Emission Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Fueled Flame and Rocket Engine Simulator Plume,” AIAA Journal, 41(11), 2192-2200, (2003).

Y. Duan, C. Wang, and C. B. Winstead, “Exploration of Microwave Plasma Source Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Highly Sensitive Elemental Measurements,” Analytical Chemistry, 75, 2105 (2003).

C. Wang, F.J. Mazzotti, G.P. Miller, and C.B. Winstead, "Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy for Diagnostic and Analytical Measurements in an Inductively Coupled Plasma," Applied Spectroscopy, 56(3), 386 (2002).

S. Tao, C.B. Winstead, J.P. Singh, R. Jindal, "Porous Solgel Fiber as a Transducer for Highly Sensitive Chemical Sensing," Optics Letters, 27(16), 1382 (2002).

S. Tao, C.B. Winstead, X. Hui, and K. Soni, "A Highly Sensitive Hexachromium Monitor Using Water Core Optical Fiber with UV LED," Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 4(5), 815 (2002).