Erik Moro received his Erik Moro received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in December 2007 from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. He had been a student in the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) earlier in 2007, and he returned to LANL after completing his B.S. to spend nine months as a post-baccalaureate researcher. Erik enrolled as a full-time student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in September 2008 to pursue a Ph.D. in structural engineering, under Professor Michael Todd, and with a focus on the implementation and design of high-performance fiber optic sensors. In 2008 Erik was selected as a UCSD Jacob’s School of Engineering Research Fellow. Since 2009, Erik has been concurrently working full-time as a Graduate Research Assistant at LANL, where his dissertation research coincides with the research thrusts of certain LANL staff. Erik’s research interests are in the areas of: optical displacement sensor design, interferometric and intensity-based fiber optic sensing methodologies, applications for fiber Bragg gratings in kinematic sensors, photon dopplar velocimetry, the use of optimization routines for exploring a sensor’s design space, model validation and uncertainty analysis, and digital signal processing.
Erik completed his Ph.D. entitled "Modeling and Validation of the Performance Limitations for the Optimal Design of Interferometric and Intensity-Modulated Fiber Optic Displacement Sensors" in June 2012 and is currently doing research at Los Alamos National Laboratory.