Allison Browar

browarMechanical Engineering
PhD Student
IGERT Fellow

Hopeman 403
585-275-9343

abrowar [at] ur [dot] rochester [dot] edu

Interests
Additive manufacturing, optical fabrication, optics, laser manufacturing, optical tweezers

Biography
I was born and raised in Utica, New York. In 2010 I received a bachelor of science in Physics from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Following my bachelors, I worked for a laser manufacturing company on Long Island where I built solid state lasers in the IR, Visible and UV spectrum. I also worked on quality control of incoming optics and built various sub-assemblies. In 2013 I started graduate school at the University of Rochester pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. During the summer of 2015, I interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory building a massively parallel optical tweezers system for additive manufacturing. I am currently collaborating with LLNL to research holography and mass manufacturing of micro-scale objects using optical tweezers.

Research
Using optical tweezers for additive manufacturing