As Dan Shifflet ’04 said goodbye to his years at Wittenberg, he took with him the possibility of a patent for his work.
Shifflet, a double major in mathematics and computer science, managed to secure an internship as a research assistant in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base during his time at Wittenberg.
As part of his internship, Shifflet worked with physicist Jonathan Goldstein and researched one-dimensional photonic band gaps.
The accompanying paper on the research is currently pending acceptance in the American Journal of Physics, and once the research leading to the design of a new structural material is completed, a patent application carrying Shifflet’s name will be filed.
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