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Scott Holmstrom, PhD

Scott Holmstrom, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research, Health, and Safety
Professor of Physics
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Physics and Engineering Physics
918-631-3031 Collins Hall Room 1165


PhD – Australian National University MS – Oklahoma State University BS – Southwest Missouri State University


Research Interests

Experimental, Theoretical, and Computational Optics
Optical Interference
Collective Excitations and Evanescent-field Spectroscopy in Microstructures
Functionalized Optical Waveguides and Resonators

Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Physics
College Physics
Mathematical Physics
Classical Electromagnetic Theory
Musical Acoustics
Nuclear Physics
Classical Optics
Quantum Optics


  • Holmstrom, Scott et al. “Trace Gas Raman Spectroscopy Using Functionalized Waveguides.” Optica 3 (2016): 891–896. Print.

  • Stievater, Todd et al. “Chemical Sensors Fabricated by a Photonic Integrated Circuit Foundry.” Proc. SPIE, Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems X. Vol. 10510. 2018. 105100I. Print.

  • Stievater, Todd et al. “Nanophotonic Waveguides for Chip-Scale Raman Spectroscopy: Theoretical Considerations.” Proc. SPIE, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Sensing XVII. Vol. 9824. 2016. 982404. Print.

  • Stievater, Todd et al. “Suspended Photonic Waveguide Devices.” Appl. Opt. 54 (2015): F164–F173. Print.

  • Stievater, Todd et al. “Trace Gas Absorption Spectroscopy Using Functionalized Microring Resonators.” Opt. Lett. 39 (2014): 969–972. Print.

  • Stievater, Todd et al. “Near-Infrared Waveguide-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Trace Gases.” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Optical Society of America, 2017. SM4D.5. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Dissertation
  • History and Philosophy of Science

Professional Affiliations

  • National Council of University Research Administrators
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
  • The Optical Society