Professor Bochinski earned his BS in Physics from MIT and worked for several years in research and development for GTE Laboratories, Inc., before receiving a PhD in 2000 from the University of Oregon. Following postdoctoral research at JILA/University of Colorado, he joined NC State University as a Research Professor in 2005.
Area(s) of Expertise
Professor Bochinski's research interests are broad. He is a co-author of eight issued U. S. patents concerning electrodeless high intensity discharge lighting. His PhD work investigated dressed atom dynamics and lasing without inversion processes in bichromatic excitation fields. His postdoctoral research involved generation of cold polar molecules utilizing time-varying, spatially inhomogeneous, electric fields. Other work has explored fundamental characterization and spectroscopic measurements of cold alkaline earth-like atoms within magneto-optical traps. Most recently, his research has focused on the development of novel, nanoscale experiments such as sensitive optical and dielectric measurements, to study the dynamical processes of molecules on surfaces.
- Increasing ionic conductivity within thermoplastics via commercial additives results in a dramatic decrease in fiber diameter from melt electrospinning , SOFT MATTER (2021)
- Nanoparticle-based photothermal heating to drive chemical reactions within a solid: using inhomogeneous polymer degradation to manipulate mechanical properties and segregate carbonaceous by-products , Nanoscale (2020)
- Photothermally-driven thermo-oxidative degradation of low density polyethylene: heterogeneous heating plus a complex reaction leads to homogeneous chemistry , Nanotechnology (2019)
- Facile measurement of surface heat loss from polymer thin films via fluorescence thermometry , Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics (2018)
- In situ curing of liquid epoxy via gold-nanoparticle mediated photothermal heating , Nanotechnology (2017)
- Nanoscale steady-state temperature gradients within polymer nanocomposites undergoing continuous-wave photothermal heating from gold nanorods , Nanoscale (2017)
- Enhanced crystallinity of polymer nanofibers without loss of nanofibrous morphology via heterogeneous photothermal annealing , Macromolecules (2016)
- Blending with non-responsive polymers to incorporate nanoparticles into shape-memory materials and enable photothermal heating: The effects of heterogeneous temperature distribution , Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (2014)
- Control of the electric field-polymer solution interaction by utilizing ultra-conductive fluids , Polymer (2014)
- Spatial temperature mapping within polymer nanocomposites undergoing ultrafast photothermal heating via gold nanorods , Nanoscale (2014)
Honors and Awards
- He received the Leslie H. Warner Award for Technical Achievement from GTE and was a recipient of a Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship as well as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America.